For fans of classic horror fiction, the Not at Night series of anthologies is one of the genre's best-kept secrets. Beginning with the book from which the series took its collective name, first published in October 1925, literary agent and author Christine Campbell Thomson (1897-1985) edited twelve volumes which appeared from British publisher Selwyn & Blount during the 1920s and '30s. Now here is an impressive second anthology inspired by Thomson's acclaimed series, in which some of the biggest names in contemporary horror present their own favourite stories and novellas which, for one reason or another, they feel have been unjustly overlooked or ignored. But be warned: these superior horror stories—both supernatural and psychological—will leave a lasting chill down your spine long after you have finished this book.
|INTRODUCTION: POSSESSING THE NIGHT
|IN THE FOURTH YEAR OF THE WAR
|THE CRYSTAL DOLL KILLINGS
||Hugh B. Cave|
|THE ART NOUVEAU FIREPLACE
|TIGHT LITTLE STITCHES IN A DEAD MAN'S BACK
||Joe R. Lansdale|
|THE BUFFALO HUNTER
Nominated for the 2004 British Fantasy Award
Nominated for the 2003 International Horror Guild Award
"There is no doubt that Stephen Jones is one of the very best anthologists working in the horror and fantasy fields now or in the past.
For many of us his work has provided an introduction to horror in all its many dread aspects.
His enthusiasm for the genre has marked it as a field worthy of serious study and I continue to look forward to each new
volume that he publishes. The Mammoth Book of Nightmare Stories is no exception. I highly recommend it to both seasoned adventurers in the horror genre who may uncover new delights from their favourite authors to newcomers who will find examples of the very best between its pages."
PHANTASMAGORIA MAGAZINE, Issue #9, Spring 2019
"By Moonlight Only is a solid collection with a fine and varied assortment of themes and eras . . . I recommend this collection highly."
CEMETERY DANCE MAGAZINE #58, 2008
"A well-chosen selection which shows the strength of the 'weird' field, and gives us a chance to read less celebrated or less available stories which may have been missed . . . More please!"
ALL HALLOWS #35, February 2004
"Even before opening the book, there is one guarantee—all the stories will be extremely
well written . . . The book itself is also beautifully produced with internal
illustrations by Randy Broecker."