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Ghosts - Straub

Ghosts is an anthology of short stories edited by Peter Straub. It was first published in 1995.


They beckon you to a twilight world of flesh and spirit....

They are dream-spinners weaving macabre nightmares...phantasmic voices whispering words of dread...spectral visions taunting you into an early grave. They are ghosts, young and ancient, mischievous and maniacal, glimmering and ghoulish. Now, journey with Peter Straub, one of today's best ghost storytellers, as he and fourteen other premier peddlers of gooseflesh take you into the shivery haunts of "Ghosts."

Beginning with Straub's "Hunger," a magnificent story about the cravings of the restless dead, here are stories "never" to be read past nightfall .stories of an unholy seductress gorging on men's souls...a Hollywood B moviemaker unexpectedly cast in the role of ghostwriter...a psychic investigator who unearths far more than he bargained for...and a burned out novelist desperately seeking the phantom muses of his childhood....


  • Hunger, an Introduction by Peter Straub
  • Styx by Norman Partridge
  • Jubilee by Kathe Koja
  • Not Far from Here by Tim Smith
  • Mamma Ghost by Alan Rodgers
  • Daddy's Girl by Gordon R. Ross
  • Coventry Carol by Chet Williamson
  • And He Who Mourns by David B. Silva
  • His Mother's Hands by Clark Perry
  • Bill Smith's Sleigh Ride by Tyson Blue
  • Sotto Voce by Lawrence Greenberg
  • A Real Babe by Brad Linaweaver
  • Looking for Mr. Flip by Thomas F. Monteleone
  • Present in Spirit by Don D'Ammassa
  • The Wedding Party by Paul M. Sammon