Ghosts and Grisly Things

Ramsey Campbell

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Ramsey Campbell's novels have justly won him acclaim as one of the best writers of the age. A three-time winner of the World Fantasy Award and an eight-time winner of the British Fantasy Award, his writing has struck a chord with readers worldwide.

But throughout his career he has also written insightful, terrifying, and disturbing short fiction. Ghosts & Grisly Things is a collection of the best of Campbell's short works from the past two decades. This book also features the story "Ra*e" which appears here for the first time anywhere.

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The day my father is to take me where the lepers used to live is hotter than ever. Even the old women with black scarves wrapped around their heads sit inside the bus station instead of on the chairs outside the tavernas. Kate fans herself with her straw hat like a basket someone’s sat on and gives my father one of those smiles they’ve made up between them. She’s leaning forwards to see if that’s our bus when he says “Why do you think they call them lepers, Hugh?”
I can hear what he’s going to say, but I have to humour him.

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"Showcase[s] Campbell's gift for a sense of understated, slowly growing supernatural menace. . . . Ghosts and Grisly Things is grim, grown-up horror." --The Washington Post

"Campbell's short stories continue to shape and expand the vocabulary of horror fiction. This collection . . . conjures nightmares from the most unlikely raw material." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"This is Campbell at his best." -Kirkus Reviews

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Ramsey Campbell

Ramsey Campbell has won more awards than any other living author of horror or dark fantasy, including four World Fantasy Awards, nine British Fantasy Awards, three Bram Stoker Awards, and two International Horror Guild Awards. Critically acclaimed both in the US and in England, Campbell is widely regarded as one of the genre's literary lights for both his short fiction and his novels. His classic novels, such as The Face that Must Die, The Doll Who Ate His Mother, and The Influence, set new standards for horror as literature. His collection, Scared Stiff, virtually established the subgenre of erotic horror.

Ramsey Campbell's works have been published in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and several other languages. He has been President of the British Fantasy Society and has edited critically acclaimed anthologies, including Fine Frights. Campbell's best known works in the US are Obsession, Incarnate, Midnight Sun, and Nazareth Hill.

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Ghosts and Grisly Things
Ramsey Campbell

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
October 2001
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312867577
ISBN10: 0312867573
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$19.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429971492
ISBN10: 1429971495
320 pages
$7.99
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