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The Century's Best Horror Fiction    The Century's Best Horror Fiction
(Cemetery Dance)

Beth's story, "Stephen," winner of the Bram Stoker Award in 1992, is included in this newly released, mega-anthology.



 
Exotic Gothic 2    Exotic Gothic 2
edited by Danel Olson (Ash-Tree Press)

"Los Penitentes" is a cross-generational story of terror, desire, and sacrifice in an isolated western community. 



 
Cover of 'Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women'    Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women
edited by Stephen Jones (Carroll & Graf)

In “Forever, Amen,” a young woman living during the French Revolution meets and falls in love with a mysterious stranger. Little does she know he has been cursed since the time of Christ to be reincarnated and executed time and again into eternity. And so, she must find a way to travel with him throughout the years to intervene in his fate.



 
Cover of 'Kolchak: The Night Stalker Casebook'    Kolchak: The Night Stalker Casebook
edited by Joe Gentile (Moonstone Press)

“They Came From the Dark Ride” pits our brave and mouthy reporter Carl Kolchak against ghosts trapped inside a burned Coney Island amusement park ride from 1911.



 
Cover of 'Best New Horror 17'    Best New Horror 17
edited by Stephen Jones (Carroll & Graf)

“Pinkie” is the tale of a lonely, isolated farmer and the ultra-brilliant pig he raised to adulthood, a pig who seems to know more about the farmer’s past than the farmer himself.



 
Cover of 'Travel Guide to the Haunted Mid-Atlantic Region'    Travel Guide to the Haunted Mid-Atlantic Region
edited by Elizabeth Blue, Jacob Haddon, Sarah Schoenfeld (Lulu)

In “Now I’m With the Invalids,” a man facing financial ruin decides to hike into oblivion in the wilds of the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains. When he meets what he believes are a band of Civil War re-enactors hiding out in the mountains, things go from bad to worse.



 
Cover of 'Deadly Housewives'    Deadly Housewives
edited by Christine Matthews (Avon)

“The Next Door Collector”: Anthea distrusts the women who just moved in next door. The new neighbor owns many more dogs and cats than are allowed, and then she begins to collect big plastic storage bins in her backyard. Anthea knows something dreadful is going on in the woman’s dark, pet-strewn house.



 
Cover of 'Summer Chills'    Summer Chills
edited by Stephen Jones (Carroll & Graf)

In “The Landlock,” a woman goes with a charitable group to Belize to help rebuild a hurricane-demolished school. But the woman is really seeking something else – nature in its purest, wildest form. She finds a native woman who is very happy to introduce her to the pure, unmolested jungle. But the human/nature connection comes at a huge price.



 
Cover of 'The Spider Chronicles'    The Spider Chronicles
edited by Joe Gentile (Moonstone Press)

“Death From a Blood Red Sky” features the 1930s crime fighting hero, Richard Wentworth (“The Spider”) tackling a vicious killer who harpoons victims from a red autogiro. The Spider discovers the villain is a woman with a score to settle. With help from the beautiful Nita Van Sloan, The Spider hunts the woman relentlessly until they are face to face – autogiro to airship – in a battle to the death.



 

Cover of 'A Dark and Deadly Valley'

   A Dark and Deadly Valley
edited by Mike Heffernan (Silverthought)

“Come Unto Me” is a fictional explanation of an actual event during WWII in which a blimp (the L-8) returned to shore with neither of its crew members aboard – and neither were ever found. It is true that the crew found and reported a mysterious oil slick on the Pacific, but no one knows what happened after that. Here is one possibility.