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Tales of the Dead

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A triple set of thrills and chills lies inside these pages. Masterful horror stories have been collected by Bill Pronzini into three blood-curdling categories: Voodoo, Mummy, and Ghoul. Have your blood pressure checked before reading the eerie tales of the undead present in this volume.
Hardcover, 711 pages
Published 1986 by Crown Publishers Bonanza Books (first published 1981)
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Thomas Luca
Dec 30, 2012 Thomas Luca rated it really liked it
I enjoy a good healthy scare often and this book has plenty of them, 711 pages of them from noted Authors like Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Bloch, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Robert Louis Stevenson. A staggering collection of scare tales of Voodoo, Zombies, Witches, Mummies and Ghouls! Love the artwork on the cover too.
Nov 10, 2012 Angie rated it liked it
A good throwback to a time when voodoo, mummies, and ghouls were scary. I like horror stories to pack a bit more punch but there are works from a couple of my favorite masters of horror in this collection. Even though I've read them before the book was still worth a read.
Jan 15, 2009 Steven is currently reading it
A collection of stories written in the 30's, and therefore with long and drawn out text to get to a point or twist as the main goal of the story, which you would see much earlier in modern fiction.
Contains all the best ghoul stories, including "disturb not my slumbering fair", the best of the genre
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Mystery Writers of America Awards "Grand Master" 2008
Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (1999) for Boobytrap
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (1998) for A Wasteland of Strangers
Shamus Awards Best Novel nominee (1997) for Sentinels
Shamus Awards "The Eye" (Lifetime achievment award) 1987
Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (1982) for Hoodwink

Married to author Marcia Muller.

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