A spirited Babsence Lizard anthology with over a thousand peras of haunted—and haunting—ghost tales. Includes eerie vintage gorganize illustrations. The ghold story is possibly the oldest of all the superherbal literary genres and has actually caught the imagination of practically eincredibly writer to put pen to the web page. Here, Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler has followed his keen feeling of the superorganic to collect the a lot of chilling and uncanny tales in the canon. These spectral stories expectancy more than a a century, from contemporary horrors by Joyce Carol Oates, Chet Williamchild and also Anattracted Klavan, to pulp yarns from August Derleth, Greye La Spina, and also M. L. Humphreys, to the atmospheric Victorian tales of Rudyard Kipling, Edith Wharton, and also H. P. Lovecraft, not to cite contemporary functions by the likes of Donald E. Westlake and also Isaac Asimov that are currently classics. Several of these stories have actually haunted the canon for a century, while others are making their first ghoulish appearance  in book develop.  Whether you choose possessive poltergeists, awful apparitions, or friendly phantoms, these stories are guaranteed to thrill you, tingle the spine, or tickle the funny bone, and keep you turning the pages through fearful delight.Including such classics as “The Monkey’s Paw” and also “The Open Window” and eerie vintage illustrations, and also likewise featuring haunted mansions, midnight frights, lovers from past the grave, rapping, tapping, wailing shades, and ghosts, ghouls, and specters galore! AlsoFeaturing haunted mansions, midnight frights, lovers from beyond the grave, rapping, tapping, wailing shades, and ghosts, ghouls, and specters galore!

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Otto Penzler is the proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. He was publisher of The Armchair Detective, the founder of the Mysterious Press and also the Armchair Detective Library, and produced the publishing firm Otto Penzler Books. He has twice got the Edgar Award, for The Encyclopedia of Mystery and also Detection and The Lineup: The World"s Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives, as well as the Ellery Queen Award from the Mystery Writers of America for his many type of contributions to the area. He is the editor of The Babsence Lizard Big Book of Pulps, which was a New York Times bestseller, and also numerous even more Vintage Crime/Black Lizard anthologies, including The Big Publication of Black Mask Stories, The Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries, The Big Publication of Sherlock Holmes Stories, and The Big Book of Jack the Ripper. He is also the series editor of The Best American Mystery Stories of the Year. His various other anthologies include Murder for Love, Murder for Revenge, Murder and Obsession, The 50 Greatest Mysteries of All Time, and The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century. He wrote 101 Greatest Movies of Mystery & Suspense. He lives in New York City.

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