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Head of Zeus
09 Dec 2021 * TRADE PAPERBACK * £18 * 9781800249677

A special edition of an anthology of the 100 best ghost stories ever written, selected by award-winning author Louise Welsh.

Fiction / DQ (Anthologies)
Extent: 816 pages  Format: 240 x 170 mm
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Ghost: 100 Stories to Read with the Lights OnAnthosedited by Louise Welsh

A special reissue from Head of Zeus's bestselling anthology collection of 100 scary stories to read with the lights on, selected and introduced by award-winning author 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.

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 Glenfiddich/Scotland on Sunday award.

Each story handpicked by author Louise Welsh, winner of a CWA Dagger award and shortlisted for the Orange Prize.

One of ten special reissues for HoZ's anniversary: handsome flexi-bound editions with foil detailing and specially commissioned cover illustration.

HoZ's bestselling anthology series has sold 250,000 copies across all formats.

MARKET: Edgar Allen Poe; Susan Hill; gift buyers.

'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

A superb thousand-page collection of spooky stories' Daily Telegraph

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

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

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