Hauntings Author:Ellen Datlow (Editor) The spookiest of specters inhabit this spine-tingling anthology -- compiled by an acclaimed editor of the horror genre -- that collects the most chilling ghost stories from the past 25 years. The human obsession with the mysteries of the afterlife is explored in these supernatural tales of haunted houses, lost souls, unexplained phenomena, and &... more »ldquo;good” neighbors.
Neil Gaiman’s “Closing Time” is a troubling tale recounted by an elderly man on a cold drizzly night in London while Joyce Carol Oates’ “Haunted” is a chilling story of two young girls drawn to abandoned houses and what they find in one. Francis Wardwell is eager to inform readers that everything they think they know about ghosts is wrong in Peter Straub’s “Hunger: An Introduction,” and George R. R. Martin’s "Remembering Melody” stresses the importance of keeping promises -- no matter the consequences. Fans of a good ghost story will find this collection the ideal go-to for chills.
Introduction / Ellen Datlow -- Eenie, meenie, ipsateenie / Pat Cadigan -- Hunger: a confession / Dale Bailey -- Cargo / E. Michael Lewis -- Delta Sly Honey / Lucius Shepard -- Nothing will hurt you / David Morrell -- The Ammonite violin (Murder ballad No. 4) / Caitlín R. Kiernan -- Haunted / Joyce Carol Oates -- The have-nots / Elizabeth Hand -- Closing time / Neil Gaiman -- Anna / F. Paul Wilson -- Mr. Fiddlehead / Jonathan Carroll -- The fooly / Terry Dowling -- The toll / Paul Walther -- The Pennine Tower Restaurant / Simon Kurt Unsworth -- Distress call / Connie Willis -- The horn / Stephen Gallagher -- Everybody goes / Michael Marshall Smith -- Transfigured night / Richard Bowes -- Hula Ville / James P. Blaylock -- The bedroom light / Jeffrey Ford -- Spectral evidence / Gemma Files -- Two houses / Kelly Link -- Where angels come in / Adam L. G. Nevill -- Hunger, an introduction / Peter Straub.« less