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100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories is a collection of short stories edited by Stefan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg, and Martin H. Greenberg. It was first published in 1992.

Description[]

Be afraid, be very afraid: really scary things can come in small packages, and these 100 frightening little tales offer big chills and thrills. They represent more than 150 year's worth of writing, and include the greats: H. P. Lovecraft ("The Terrible Old Man"), Ambrose Bierce ("The Stranger"), Lafcadio Hearn ("A Dead Secret"), Oscar Wilde ("The Sphinx Without a Secret"), and Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu ("The Ghost and the Bone-Setter"). Best of all, a variety of human emotions and behavior come to the fore, from avarice (August Derleth's "Pacific 421") to revenge (Thorp McClusky's "Black Gold"), from jealousy (Steve Rasnic Tem's "Daddy") to honor (Edith Nesbit's "John Charrington's Wedding") to love (Darrell Schwietzer's "Clocks"). Using a minimum of elements, each ghost story in this collection will entertain, captivate, and evoke a powerful response in readers.

So be warned: you might not want to read these while you're all alone in the house...

Contents[]

  • Across the Moors by William Fryer Harvey
  • Attorney for the Damned by Renier Wyers
  • Away by Barry N. Malzberg
  • Behind the Screen by Dale Clark
  • Black Gold by Thorp McClusky
  • Bone to His Bone by E. G. Swain
  • The Burned House by Vincent O'Sullivan
  • Clocks by Darrell Schweitzer
  • The Closed Door by Harold Ward
  • The Coat by A. E. D. Smith
  • The Cold Embrace by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Coming Home by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
  • Concert to Death by Paul Ernst
  • The Considerate Hosts by Thorp McClusky
  • Daddy by Steve Rasnic Tem
  • Dark Mummery by Thorp McClusky
  • Date in the City Room by Talbot Johns
  • A Dead Secret by Lafcadio Hearn
  • The Door by Henry S. Whitehead
  • Drowned Argosies by J. Wilmer Benjamin
  • Dust by Edna Goit Brintnall
  • Edge of the Cliff by Dorothy Quick
  • Faces by Arthur J. Burks
  • Fancy That by J. N. Williamson
  • Father Macclesfield's Tale by R. H. Benson
  • The Furnished Room by O. Henry
  • The Garret of Madame Lemoyne by Kirk Mashburn
  • The Ghost and the Bone-Setter by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • A Ghost-Child by Bernard Capes
  • The Ghost Farm by Susan Andrews Rice
  • Ghost Story by Alan Brennert
  • The Ghosts at Haddon-le-Green by Alfred I. Tooke
  • Ghosts of the Air by J. M. Hiatt and Moye W. Stephens
  • Gibbler's Ghost by William F. Nolan
  • A Grammatical Ghost by Elia W. Peattie
  • The Grey Room by Stefan Grabiński
  • Guarded by Mearle Prout
  • Harmless Ghosts by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
  • The Haunted Burglar by W. C. Morrow
  • He Walked by Day by Julius Long
  • Her New Parents by Steve Rasnic Tem
  • Highwaymen by W. Benson Dooling
  • The Honor of Don Pedro by Wallace J. Knapp
  • The House of Shadows by Mary Elizabeth Counselman
  • How He Left the Hotel by Alfred Baldwin (as by Louisa Baldwin)
  • Jerry Bundler by W. W. Jacobs
  • John Charrington's Wedding by Edith Nesbit
  • Kharu Knows All by Renier Wyers
  • The Last of Squire Ennismore by J. H. Riddell
  • The Light Was Green by John Rawson Speer
  • McGill's Appointment by Elsie Ellis
  • The Man on B-17 by August Derleth
  • Mandolin by Will Charles Oursler
  • The Metronome by August Derleth
  • Miss Prue by Fred Chappell
  • Monsieur De Guise by Perley Poore Sheehan
  • Mordecai's Pipe by A. V. Milyer
  • The Murderer's Violin by Alexandre Chatrian and Émile Erckmann (as by Erckmann-Chatrian)
  • The Night Caller by Gary L. Raisor
  • The Night Wire by H. F. Arnold
  • O Come Little Children... by Chet Williamson
  • On the Brighton Road by Richard Middleton
  • Our Late Visitor by Marvin Kaye
  • Out of Copyright by Ramsey Campbell
  • Pacific 421 by August Derleth
  • The Pedicab by Donald R. Burleson
  • The Phantom Express by H. Thompson Rich
  • The Piper from Bhutan by David Bernard
  • Rats by M. R. James
  • The Readjustment by Mary Austin
  • Rebels' Rest by Seabury Quinn
  • Relationships by Robert Sampson
  • Rendezvous by Richard H. Hart
  • The Return by R. Murray Gilchrist
  • The Return by G. G. Pendarves
  • Rose Rose by Barry Pain
  • Safety Zone by Barry N. Malzberg
  • Shadows Cast Behind by Otto E. A. Schmidt
  • Shadows in the Grass by Steve Rasnic Tem
  • The Sixth Tree by Edith L. Stewart
  • The Soul of Laploshka by Saki
  • The Sphinx Without a Secret by Oscar Wilde
  • The Splendid Lie by S. B. H. Hurst
  • A Sprig of Rosemary by H. Warner Munn
  • The Stone Coffin by B
  • A Strange Goldfield by Guy Boothby
  • The Stranger by Ambrose Bierce
  • Summerland by Avram Davidson
  • The Terrible Old Man by H. P. Lovecraft
  • The Terror by Night by E. F. Benson
  • The Theater Upstairs by Manly Wade Wellman
  • Thirteen Phantasms by Clark Ashton Smith
  • Three Gentlemen in Black by August Derleth
  • The Tree-Man Ghost by Percy B. Prior
  • The True History of Anthony Ffryar by Arthur Gray
  • Two by Al Sarrantonio
  • Under the Eaves by Helen M. Reid
  • A Visitor from Far Away by Loretta Burrough
  • Waiter Number 34 by Paul Ernst
  • The Woman in Gray by Walker G. Everett
  • The Word of Bentley by E. Hoffmann Price
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