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Chizmar, Richard T.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Baltimore, MD : Cemetery Dance, [2002]

Physical Description:
281 pages ; 22 cm
Fodder / Brian Keene & Tim Lebbon -- Ice box / Jay Bonansinga -- The hand of glory / Simon Clark -- Whisper, when you drown / Tom Piccirilli -- Hermanos de el noche / Bentley Little -- Walking with the ghosts of Pier 13 / Brian Freeman -- 265 and heaven / Douglas Clegg -- The sailor home from the sea / John Pelan -- This is the end ; my only friend, the end / David B. Silva -- White-out / Peter Crowther & Simon Conway -- The holding cell / Jack Ketchum -- The wager / Thomas F. Monteleone -- Always travelling, never arriving / Robert Moorish -- That extra mile / David Niall Wilson & Brian A. Hopkins -- Bleed with me : a brackard's point story / Geoff Cooper -- The green face / Al Sarrantonio -- Tender tigers / Nancy A. Collins -- Spin cycle / David G. Barnett -- Throwing caution to the wind... / Kelly Laymon -- Portrait of a sociopath / Edward Lee -- The other man / Ray Garton -- The sympathy society / Graham Masterton.
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PS648.H6 S55 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
PS648.H6 S55 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Author Notes

Writer Graham Masterton was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on January 16, 1946. He received training as a newspaper reporter and edited the British men's magazine Mayfair. At the age of 24, he was the executive editor of Penthouse and Penthouse Forum. During this time, he started writing sex how-to books. In 1976, he published is first horror novel The Manitou and has written over thirty-five more over the years. He has received numerous awards including a Special Edgar by the Mystery Writers of America for Charnel House, a Silver Medal by the West Coast Review of Books for Mirror, and the Prix Julia Verlanger for Family Portrait. He has also written four collections of short stories and is the author of the Rook series. He currently lives with his wife in Cork, Ireland.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

Chizmar (Trick or Treat), who edits horror's flagship fiction magazine, Cemetery Dance, assembles 22 previously unpublished stories in a compilation that reads much like a heftier version of his periodical. And like a periodical, this anthology seems more a snapshot of the genre at a given moment than an enduring monument. A fair share of the selections will doubtless earn archiving in annual "best of" anthologies, among them Douglas Clegg's "256 and Heaven," an unsettling account of a supernatural force that feeds on guilt and loneliness and drives its victims to psychopathic behavior. Al Sarrantonio's "The Green Face" is a similarly adept blend of psychological and supernatural horror. In "The Wager," Thomas F. Monteleone spins an old-fashioned revenge tale in the EC comics mode that, for all its creakiness, compels reading until its final ghoulish twist. The book's lack of a specific thematic focus gives writers a chance to explore a variety of topics and approaches, ranging from John Pelan's "The Sailor Home from the Sea," a work steeped in the classic ghost story tradition, to Simon Clark's "The Hand of Glory," which effectively imports a classic horror theme into an incongruous contemporary setting. Some shorter selections are little better than back-of-the-book filler, and others, like Graham Masterton's "The Sympathy Society," bury ideas with intriguing possibilities under piles of gore. Nevertheless, the diversity of contents and writing talents ensures something to suit each horror reader's tastes. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved