The Random House Book of Ghost Stories

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Susan Hill
Random House, 1991 - Juvenile Fiction - 222 pages
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Illustrated in full color." "Who's that tapping at my window"?" This
classy collection and gorgeous gift volume of seventeen modern ghost stories is
a refreshing antidote to all the gross and gory books presently on the market.
Discriminating horror fans won't be able to put down these spooky tales written
by contemporary American and British authors. The tales are devilishly diverse,
ranging in mood from haunting humor to spine-tingling terror. Our original
edition of "The Random House Book of Ghost Stories" quickly vanished,
selling out of its first printing, but was never reprinted. Now, with the
explosion of the horror/Halloween market, it seems the perfect time to
resurrect "Ghost Stories."

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About the author (1991)

Susan Hill was born in Scarborough, United Kingdom on February 5, 1942. She received a degree in English from King's College in London in 1963. Her first book, The Enclosure, was published during her first year at university. She worked as a freelance journalist between 1963 and 1968 and has been a monthly columnist for the Daily Telegraph since 1977. She founded her own publishing company, Long Barn Books, in 1996 and publishes a literary magazine called Books and Company. She has written works of fiction and non-fiction as well as children's books. She also edits short story compilations. Her works include Gentleman and Ladies, A Change for the Better, The Woman in Black, The Mist in the Mirror, and the Simon Serrailler Crime Novel series. She has won numerous awards including a Somerset Maugham Award for I'm the King of the Castle, the Whitbread Novel Award for The Bird of Night, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for The Albatross, and the Smarties Prize for Can It Be True?

Max Eilenberg is the author of SQUEAK'S GOOD IDEA, illustrated by Patrick Benson, and COWBOY KID, illustrated by Sue Heap. He lives in London.
Angela Barrett is the illustrator of many picture books, including JOAN OF ARC by Josephine Poole, THE HIDDEN HOUSE by Martin Waddell, and THROUGH THE TEMPESTS DARK AND WILD: A STORY OF MARY SHELLEY, CREATOR OF FRANKENSTEIN by Sharon Darrow. She lives in London.

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