Ellen Datlow, referred to by some as the Mistress of Horror, has gathered ghost stories by fifteen masters of the macabre in this deliciously frightening anthology of original terror. Her orders to her contributors: Scare the hell out of me! A mere glance at the roster of authors should make any lover of the strange, the horrific, or the uncanny whet his or her lips in anticipation of ghoulishly twisted and flat-out terrifying hours of reading. The voices of the dark are: Daniel Abraham, Jack Cady, Ramsey Camp-bell, Terry Dowling, Jeffrey Ford, Stephen Gallagher, Charles L. Grant, Glen Hirshberg, Kathe Koja, Kelly Link, Sharyn McCrumb, Joyce Carol Oates, Mike O'Driscoll, Lucius Shepard, and Gahan Wilson. Winners collectively of more than a dozen World Fantasy and Bram Stoker Awards, these authors will keep readers off balance and wondering what kind of a shivery scare will come next. This is the stuff nightmares are made of.