Author(s): Louise Welsh
Haunted houses, mysterious Counts, weeping widows and restless souls, here is the definitive anthology of all that goes bump in the night. Hand-picked by award-winning author Louise Welsh, this beautiful collection of 100 ghost stories will delight, unnerve, and entertain any fiction lover brave enough...
Here are gothic classics, modern masters, Booker Prize-winners, ancient folk tales and stylish noirs, proving that every writer has a skeleton or two in their closet.
The all-star cast of authors inlude:
Hilary Mantel, William Faulkner, Kate Atkinson, Henry James, Kazuo Ishiguro, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Franz Kafka, Ruth Rendell, Edgar Allan Poe, William Trevor, Helen Simpson, Haruki Murakami, Dylan Thomas, Bram Stoker, H.P Lovecraft, Lydia Davis, Sir Walter Scott, Annie Proulx, Bram Stoker, Angela Carter and Stephen King.
'Madness, governesses, dead children and gloomy planets provide the chills in Louise Welsh's comprehensive collection of haunting stories ranging from the far past to the near future' Sunday Express. 'An excellent and varied collection of spectral tales and unsettling yarns ... it will delight any lover of the ghost story genre' The National. 'This massive anthology [...] features a dream list of legendary authors from Mary Shelley and Stephen King, to Hilary Mantel and Kate Atkinson. It's a beautifully presented hardback of gothic classics and stylish noirs that should be read from the safety of an armchair!' Creative Boom. 'A superb thousand-page collection of spooky stories that began with Mary Shelley and M R James and continued, via Kafka and Flann O'Brien, right through to chillers by modern luminaries such as Ali Smith, Hilary Mantel, J G Ballard and Haruki Murakami' Daily Telegraph. 'Fans of sleepless nights will covet this beautiful, heavy hardback of 100 creepy stories, full of classics of the ghost story genre ... At one a day it'll keep you awake for months' Diva. 'Ghost, edited by award-winning author Louise Welsh, features 100 spooky tales from such masters of the art as H.P. Lovecraft, M.R. James and Henry James, as well as contemporary writers like Hilary Mantel, Lydia David and Stephen King' Choice Magazine. 'What's so nice about this collection is they have included the old-fashioned favourites with stories from Wilkie Collins, Bram stoker and Oscar Wilde. But also more modern authors like Fay Weldon' Lincolnshire Echo.
Louise Welsh is the author of six novels, including THE CUTTING ROOM, THE GIRL ON THE STAIRS and A LOVELY WAY TO BURN. She has been awarded a CWA Dagger and the Glenfidditch/ Scotland on Sunday award.