Every once in a while, and those whiles seem to be getting longer, there are anthologies that simply blow you away. You know the ones....DARK FORCES edited by Kirby McCauley, and Charles L. Grant's SHADOWS series being two that are close to my heart. Collections of stories that defy the odds, not a misstep in the bunch.....the ones that offer you unforgettable tales by authors you know, and tales by authors new to you, authors whose work you will seek out in the future.
MIDNIGHT IN THE GRAVEYARD, the premiere anthology from Silver Shamrock Publishing, is one of those books.
25 stories by authors who are household names (in decent, literate households), a few actual legends, the best of the crew that have taken over the reins, and some new voices you simply must hear.....because each one is that damn good.
Some personal favorites (because your mileage may vary) include:
DEVIL'S DIP by Shannon Felton
TUG O' WAR by Chad Lutzke
DROWN by Hunter Shea
THOSE WHO ARE TERRIFIED by Elizabeth Massie
COOL FOR CATS by William Meikle
SAWMILL ROAD by Ronald Kelly
THE GLIMMER GIRLS by Kenneth McKinley
THE RING OF TRUTH by Thomas F. Monteleone
THE GRAVEDIGGER'S STORY by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
THE PUTPOCKET by Alan M. Clark
SWAMP VENGEANCE by Brian Moreland
This book resets the bar for horror anthologies, and is a must have/must read for every fan of the ghostly and horror in general.
Highest possible recommendation.
*I received an e-ARC from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. Well, here it is.*