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The Mammoth Book of Monsters

By Stephen Jones

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A collection of stories, featuring vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghouls and other creatures of the night, by such authors as Clive Barker, Harlan Ellison, Ramsey Campbell, Brian Lumley, Tanith Lee, Michael Marshall Smith, Kim Newman, Joe R Lansdale, Lisa Tuttle, R Chetwynd-Hayes, Basil Copper and others.


Monsterrific stories by top names in horror writing


Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies, Ghouls . . . these and many other Creatures of the Night are featured in this bumper collection of stories by such authors as Clive Barker, Harlan Ellison, Ramsey Campbell, Brian Lumley, Tanith Lee, Michael Marshall Smith, Kim Newman, Joe R. Lansdale, Lisa Tuttle, R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Basil Copper and many others. Here you'll discover creatures both unnatural and manmade, as the walking dead rise from their graves, immortal bloodsuckers seek human nourishment, deformed monstrosities pursue their victims across the countryside, and the ugliest of nightmares is revealed to have a soul. Drawn from the pages of legend and literature, these stories feature Things that slither, stagger, swoop, stomp and scamper. So bolt the doors, lock the windows and shiver in the shadows, because no-one is safe when the Monsters are loose .

Biographical Notes

Stephen Jones is one of Britain's most acclaimed horror anthologists. His other collections include the award-winning annual The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror and The Mammoth Book of Vampires.

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  • ISBN: 9781780332789
  • Publication date: 04 Aug 2011
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  • Imprint: Robinson
An essential volume for horror readers. — Locus
ßThe must-have anthology for horror fans. — Time Out
This volume deserves to be on everyone's shelf. — Prism
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