Haunted legends

Format: Print Book 2010
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Winner of the 2010 Bram Stoker Award for Best Anthology!

Darkly thrilling, these twenty new ghost stories have all the chills and power of traditional ghost stories, but each tale is a unique retelling of an urban legend from the world over.

Multiple award-winning editor Ellen Datlow and award-nominated author and editor Nick Mamatas recruited Jeffrey Ford, Ramsey Campbell, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlin Kiernan, Catherynne M. Valente, Kit Reed, Ekaterina Sedia, and thirteen other fine writers to create stories unlike any they've written before. Tales to make readers shiver with fear, jump at noises in the night, keep the lights on.

These twenty nightmares, brought together by two renowned editors of the dark fantastic, are delightful visions sure to send shivers down the spines of horror readers.

Knickerbocker holiday / Richard Bowes
That girl / Kaaron Warren
Akbar / Kit Reed
The spring heel / Steven Pirie
As red as red / Caitlin R. Kiernan
Tin cans / Ekaterina Sedia
Shoebox train wreck / John Mantooth
Fifteen panels depicting the sadness of the Baku and the Jotai / Catherynne M. Valente
La Llorona / Carolyn Turgeon
Face like a monkey / Carrie Laben
Down Atsion Road / Jeffrey Ford
Return to Mariabronn / Gary A. Braunbeck
Folliwng double-face woman / Erzebet YellowBoy
Oaks Park / M. K. Hobson
For those in peril on the sea / Stephen Dedman
The foxes / Lily Hoang
The Redfield girls / Laird Burton
Between heaven and hull / Pat Cadigan
- Chucky comes to Liverpool / Ramsey Campbell
The folding man / Joe R. Lansdale.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Datlow (Lovecraft Unbound) and Mamatas (Spicy Slipstream Stories) collect 20 original stories based on ghost legends from around the world. A few famous figures appear (such as the mysterious hitchhiker in Kaaron Warren's "That Girl" and Gary A. Braunbeck's "Return to Mariabronn"), and lesser-known regional tales inspire two top-notch stories: Jeffery Ford's intriguing "Down Atsion Road," set in southern New Jersey, and Laird Barron's incredibly creepy "The Redfield Girls," about a haunted lake in Washington State. International entries include Ekaterina Sedia's disturbing "Tin Cans," about girls murdered by Stalin aide Lavrenty Beria, and Catherynne M. Valente's "15 Panels Depicting the Sadness of the Baku and the Jotai," a whimsical and dreamy foray into Japanese myth. Another standout is the riveting "The Folding Man" by Joe Lansdale, featuring a mysterious, murderous pack of nuns. Only a few weak choices feel more like rehashings than retellings. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Ghost stories, American.
Ghost stories, English.
Urban folklore -- Fiction.
Legends -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Tor,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Datlow, Ellen.
Mamatas, Nick.
Language English
Notes "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description 347 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 9780765323002 (hardcover)
0765323001 (hardcover)
9780765323019 (pbk.)
076532301X (pbk.)
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