Best Horror Anthologies Books

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1. Whispering Pines Mysteries Box Set: Books 1-3: Whispering Pines Mysteries

Author: by Shawn McGuire
August 6, 2018

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Meet Jayne O’Shea and all the quirky characters in the village you’ll never want to leave despite the dead bodies This digital box set contains books one, two, and three. Family SecretsFormer detective Jayne O’Shea goes to prepare her grandparents’ lake house for sale and finds a dead body in the backyard.

When it becomes obvious the sheriff isn’t going to investigate the death, Jayne jumps right in. Her list of suspects grows faster than the plants in the village commons’ pentacle garden. Could it be the local Wiccan green witch with her stash of deadly plants?

The shopkeeper who foretells death? Or maybe the visitor determined to learn black magic? Kept SecretsOne month after arriving in the Northwoods, Jayne has settled comfortably into small-town life. Then one of the circus performers is found dead, and the villagers look to Jayne for help.

The last thing she wants is to get involved but when a second carney dies, and the newly hired sheriff dismisses the death as an accident, Jayne has no choice but to step in. Original SecretsExhausted from being the only law enforcement official on duty while also trying to open a bed-and-breakfast, Jayne escapes into her grandmother’s journals.

2. Joyland (Hard Case Crime Book 112)

Author: by Stephen King
Hard Case Crime
April 8, 2014

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June 24, 2008

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The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft collects the great horror author’s novel, four novellas, and fifty-three short stories. Written between the years 1917 and 1935, this collection features Lovecraft’s trademark fantastical creatures and supernatural thrills, as well as many horrific and cautionary science-fiction themes, that have influenced some of today’s important writers and filmmakers, including Stephen King, Alan Moore, F.

Paul Wilson, Guillermo del Toro, and Neil Gaiman. Included in this volume are The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Call of Cthulhu, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, At the Mountains of Madness, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Color Out of Space, The Dunwich Horror, and many more hair-raising tales.

Essential volumes for the shelves of every classic literature lover, the Chartwell Classics series includes beautifully presented collections from some of the most important authors in literary history. Offering the most complete compilation of each set of works, Chartwell Classics are the editions of choice for the most discerning literature buffs.

5. Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe

Author: by Thomas Ligotti
Penguin Classics
October 6, 2015

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Two terrifying classics by the best kept secret in contemporary horror fiction (The Washington Post) Thomas Ligotti’s debut collection, Songs of a Dead Dreamer, and his second, Grimscribe, permanently inscribed a new name in the pantheon of horror fiction. Influenced by the strange terrors of Lovecraft and Poe and by the brutal absurdity of Kafka, Ligotti eschews cheap, gory thrills for his own brand of horror, which shocks at the deepest, existential, levels.

Ligotti’s stories take on decaying cities and lurid dreamscapes in a style ranging from rich, ornamental prose to cold, clinical detachment. His raw and experimental work lays bare the unimportance of our world and the sickening madness of the human condition.

Like the greatest writers of cosmic horror, Ligotti bends reality until it cracks, opening fissures through which he invites us to gaze on the unsettling darkness of the abyss below. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

6. Merfolk (World's Scariest Legends)

Author: by Jeremy Bates
252 pages

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From USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author Jeremy Bates comes the latest book in the bestselling WORLD’S SCARIEST LEGENDS series. A renowned marine biologist’s search for creatures known only in myths and legends turns deadly when the hunters become the hunted.”Jeremy Bates knows how to sneak up on readers and scare them senseless.

In Merfolk Bates unleashes a chilling adventure tale that’s loaded to the gills with suspense, mystery, and scientific terror. If you love old-school movie monsters, don’t miss outMerfolk is Creature from the Black Lagoon for the Netflix generation.”Brandon McNulty, author of BAD PARTS and ENTRY WOUNDSA terrifying page-turner, Merfolk gives readers yet another reason not to swim in the ocean.

Jeremy Bates is the real deal. Flint Maxwell, author of THE DARK WINTERPraise for Jeremy Bates:”Old-school horror story reminiscent of Stephen King” “Best book I’ve read to date” “Perfect for Laymon fans!” “Definitely recommend to all fans of modern horror” “A master storyteller!” “I sort of fell into Jeremy Bates by accident, and I’m so glad I did.

7. Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction

Author: by Mike Mignola
Dark Horse Books
368 pages

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The Hellboy saga begins-with over 300 pages drawn by Mignola! For the first time, Hellboy’s complete story is presented in chronological order for the ultimate reading experience. The story jumps from Hellboy’s mysterious World War II origin to his 1994 confrontation with the man who summoned him to earth, and the earliest signs of the plague of frogs.

Avoiding his supposed fate as the herald of the end of the world, Hellboy continues with the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, fighting alongside Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and drafting Roger Homunculus into his own ill-fated service with the B.P.R.D.

The four volume Hellboy Omnibus series along with the two volumes of The Complete Short Stories collect all of Mignola’s award-winning Hellboy stories in chronological order for a definitive reading experience. This 368-page volume covers Hellboy’s adventures from 1994 to 1997, reprinting Seed of Destruction, Wake the Devil, and “Wolves of St August,” “The Chained Coffin,” and “Almost Colossus,” from The Chained Coffin and The Right Hand of Doom.”Mignola, Byrne, and Chiarello have created a perfect introduction to Mignola’s Hellboy, his mysterious surroundings, and the unanswered questions that surround his origin.”-Comics Authority

8. Books of Blood, Vols. 1-3

Author: by Clive Barker
507 pages

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Rediscover the true meaning of fear in this collection of horror stories from New York Times bestselling author Clive Barker. The most provocative tales of terror ever published. The Washington PostEverybody is a book of blood; wherever we’re opened, we’re red…

With the publication of Books of Blood, Clive Barker became an overnight literary sensation. His tour de force collection of brilliantly disturbing tales demonstrated a genius for dark invention that rivaled Poe and Sade. He was hailed by Stephen King as the future of horror, and won both the British and World Fantasy Awards.

Now, with his numerous bestsellers, graphic novels, and hit movies like the Hellraiser films, Clive Barker has become an industry unto himself. It is his powerful writing style and arresting imagery that have made Books of Blood a classicand Clive Barker a cult phenomenon.

9. It Calls From The Forest: An Anthology of Terrifying Tales from the Woods Volume 1

Author: by Michelle River
April 15, 2020

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Whatever you do, do not listen. Ignore that pull, the need to escape from drudgeries of life and find peace and solitude within nature. It is not the cool breeze and the scent of pine that whispers your name. No, these things within the forest will rip out your heart and devour your soul.

You will tremble as they revel in your madness, taking everything from you and leaving you with nothing. Delve inside this anthology of what truly lurks within the shadows of the trees. Created by award-winning horror and fiction authors around the world.

We dare you to take this journey with us and find out what horrors await you. The Forest Is Calling. Will you answer?”A Wail of a Tail” By Emma K. Leadley – A starving hunter and his dog leave for a routine hunting trip, but what he brings back is anything but routine.”The Thing In The Woods” By D.R.

Smith – A group of young boys discover something strange and otherworldly in the forest. Compelled by forces unseen to take it home with them, disaster quickly unfolds. Will anyone survive?”The Hike” By E.E.W. Christmas – A weekend getaway turns disastrous for Steph, when she wakes to find Becca missing and their car destroyed.”Forest Man” By Holley Cornetto – A group of old friends reminisce about the summer that changed their lives forever and they soon realize some things should be left in the past.”Hollow Woods” By Brian Duncan – Making friends is hard, but Emma soon realizes that her new friends aren’t who she thinks they are, and the Florida Everglades can be a dangerous place.

10. The Lunatic Cafe: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel

Author: by Laurell K. Hamilton
January 2, 2008

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First time in trade paperback: the fourth novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. Vampire hunter and zombie animator Anita Blake is an expert at sniffing out the bad from the good. But in The Lunatic Cafe-now in trade paperback for the first time-she’s about to learn that nothing is ever as it seems, especially in matters of the not-so-human heart.

Dating a werewolf with self-esteem issues is stressing Anita out. Especially when something-or someone-starts taking out the city’s shapeshifters.

11. Shirley Jackson: Novels and Stories (The Lottery / The Haunting of Hill House / We Have Always Lived in the Castle)

Author: by Shirley Jackson
Library of America
832 pages

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In one volume: The Haunting of Hill House, The Lottery, and much more, including We Have Always Lived in the Castle, now a major motion picture starring Taissa Farmiga and Sebastian Stan”The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable,” writes A.M.Homes.

“It is a place where things are not what they seem; even on a morning that is sunny and clear there is always the threat of darkness looming, of things taking a turn for the worse.” In this Library of America volume Joyce Carol Oates, our leading practitioner of the contemporary Gothic, presents the essential works of Shirley Jackson, the novels and stories that, from the early 1940s through the mid-1960s, wittily remade the genre of psychological horror for an alienated, postwar America.

She opens with The Lottery (1949), Jackson’s only collection of short fiction, whose disquieting title story-one of the most widely anthologized tales of the 20th century-has entered American folklore. Also among these early works are “The Daemon Lover,” a story Oates praises as “deeper, more mysterious, and more disturbing than ‘The Lottery,’ ” and “Charles,” the hilarious sketch that launched Jackson’s secondary career as a domestic humorist.

12. H. P. Lovecraft: The Complete Collection

Author: by H.P. Lovecraft
July 12, 2021

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Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre.

Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where he spent most of his life. Among his most celebrated tales is “The Call of Cthulhu”, canonical to the Cthulhu Mythos. Never able to support himself from earnings as author and editor, Lovecraft saw commercial success increasingly elude him in this latter period, partly because he lacked the confidence and drive to promote himself.

He subsisted in progressively straitened circumstances in his last years; an inheritance was completely spent by the time he died at the age of 46.

13. Six Scary Stories

Author: by Stephen King
128 pages

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Number 1 bestselling writer Stephen King introduces and presents six gripping and chilling stories in this captivating anthology:Stephen King discovered these stories when he judged a competition run by Hodder & Stoughton and the Guardian to celebrate publication of his own collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.

He was so impressed with the entries that he recommended they were published together in one book. Reader beware: the stories will make you think twice before cuddling up to your old soft toy, dipping your toe into the water or counting the spots on a leopard

14. Hellboy Omnibus Volume 2: Strange Places (Hellboy Omnibus: Strange Places)

Author: by Mike Mignola
Dark Horse Books
416 pages

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Hellboy’s complete story is presented for the first time in chronological order for the ultimate reading experience. This 416-page volume covers Hellboy’s adventures from 1998 to 2005, reprinting Conqueror Worm, Strange Places, Into the Silent Sea, and “The Right Hand of Doom, “Box Full of Evil,” and “Being Human” from The Right Hand of Doom and B.P.R.D.Being Human.

Hellboy loses faith in the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense when they strap a bomb to one of his fellow not-quite-human agents. He gets answers about his destiny, like it or not, in over 300 pages of comics mostly drawn by Mignola, featuring award-winning guests Gary Gianni and Richard Corben.

The four volume Hellboy Omnibus series along with the two volumes of The Complete Short Stories collect all of Mignola’s award-winning Hellboy stories in chronological order for a definitive reading experience.

15. Ghost Hunter (Ghost Hunters, Book 3) (Harmony)

Author: by Jayne Castle
Berkley (May 30, 2006)

May 30, 2006

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Local Guild boss and powerful ghost hunter Cooper Boone is everything botanist Elly St. Clair could ask forthe handsome, strong and silent type.Maybe too silent. For when Guild secrets threaten her career at the college, Elly has to call off their marriageand leave small-town life behind…

But starting over in the thriving metropolis of Cadence City isn’t easy, especially when one of Elly’s new friends disappears in the eerie catacombs beneath the streets. Cooper turns up just in time to help Elly investigate. And as the mystery deepens and dangerous ghost myths and legends come to light, Cooper makes it clear he intends to stick aroundand this time he’s holding nothing back

16. The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories

Author: by Jeff VanderMeer
Tor Books

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From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of dark and strange stories that transcend all known genre boundaries. Together these stories form The Weird, and its practitioners include some of the greatest names in twentieth and twenty-first century literature.

Exotic and esoteric, The Weird plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities. You won’t find any elves or wizards here… But you will find the biggest, boldest, and downright most peculiar stories from the last hundred years bound together in the biggest Weird collection ever assembled.

The Weird features 110 stories by an all-star cast, from literary legends to international bestsellers to Booker Prize winners: including William Gibson, George R.R. Martin, Stephen King, Angela Carter, Kelly Link, Franz Kafka, China Miville, Clive Barker, Haruki Murakami, M.R.

James, Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake, and Michael Chabon. The Weird is the winner of the 2012 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology