An essential volume for horror readers.
It is not likely that even the most dedicated reader of horror fiction will have found all of these stories in a year of diligent reading, and the thoroughness with which Jones has tracked them down and made them available does much to support the 'best' boast in the title.
Stephen Jones . . . has a better sense of the genre than almost anyone in this country.
The best horror anthologist in the business is, of course, Stephen Jones, whose Mammoth Book of Best New Horror is one of the major bargains of this as of any other year.