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Publisher's Summary

Eddie Carroll is sick to death of editing the collection America's Best New Horror, sick of reading through second-rate stories in order to find the few "best new". But one afternoon he stumbles across a new story so remarkable that he soon embarks on a quixotic quest to find its author - a quest he may not live to regret.
Listen to more stories from 20th Century Ghosts, or download the complete collection.
©2005, 2007 Joe Hill (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Most of the stories display the unself-conscious dash that made Hill's novel an intelligent pleasure....Not just for ghost addicts." ( Kirkus Reviews)

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Disturbing and great!

I actually listened to this audio book for the first time a few years back. At the time I didn't know who Joe Hill was and I didn't really listen to audiobooks. I accidentally downloaded from iTunes and fell in love with it immediately! It was so dark and creepy I loved it, I started doing audiobooks because of this book! After a year or so I lost it on my iTunes account, this happened to all the books I bought through iTunes actually (thank you Audible for existing!) but this story stayed with me for years after. Then I bought Horns by Joe and was pleasantly surprised when I found out he wrote Best new Horror too!!! I love all of Joe's books and have not been disappointed yet! This is a short story but a great one!

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Great work Joe

I happily felt excited of the many directions you can take it. A not the end ending ...I almost feel it's the excitement of Carroll finally himself finding inspriration to his own stories ..
Prince of horror you are and
king of mash ups gone wild.
Finally writing has evolved at your lead
Thanks

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Best New Horror

This is one of my favorite stories by Joe all time! The entire collection 20th Century Ghosts is a classic.

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I absolutely loved this story!!!

This is true original horror at its best.
Great background story on all the characters.