The Year's Best Horror Stories, Series I

Fourteen of the best classic, chilled to the final drop!


Robert Bloch - Double Whammy
Brian Lumley - The Sister City
Elizabeth Fancett - while Morning Comes
Richard Matheson - Prey
Kit Reed - Winter
E. C. Tubb - Lucifer
Eddy C. Bertin - i'm wondering What He Wanted
Peter Oldale - challenge Child
Ramsey Campbell - The Scar
Ralph Norton - Warp
Terri E. Pinckard - The Hate
Celia Fremlin - A Quiet Game
David Riley - After Nightfall
Robert McNear - Death's Door

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