A highly unsettling collection of macabre stories in which death and the dead are key themes. Moon’s Gibbet by Egerton Castle, A Strange Goldfield by Guy Boothby, The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy, The Pistol Shot by Alexander Pushkin, The Premature Burial by Edgar Allan Poe, The Dead Hand by Wilkie Collins, The Famous Race between the Hearse and the Steamroller by Sidney Keyes, The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe, Nine O’Clock by Wilkie Collins, The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin.
In this classic science-fiction story, a professional adventurer name Frank Pembroke is aboard a cruise ship that encounters a mysterious green fog and then explodes! The last thing he remembers is rowing away from the ship, but he wakes up in a strange hotel in a city he has never heard of. And, even stranger, the city is completely isolated and seems to have no way out of it.