Pronzini makes people and events so real that you are living those explosive days of terror. An empty train yard at midnight...a small cabin bathed in the light of a full moon...a seedy Skid Row hotel in San Francisco....These are the places where fear lives, where the chill in the air has nothing to do with the temperature, and where Death can be someone you've already met.
Collected here for the first time are twenty-six terrifying stories by Bill Pronzini, a master of dark suspense and horror. These chilling stories span nearly three decades in his award-winning career, and most have never been published in book form. Prepare yourself now for an unforgettable gift, a very special delivery of...night freight.
I'm a hugh Pronzini fan. I've read all of his "nameless" books, his stand alone novels, and those he wrote in partnership with his wife. I've also read and enjoyed a few of his other compilations of short stories. These "Night Freight" stories, however, are lacking. They all build to a predictable and bland ending. Not Pronzini's best. I'm glad it was being offered at a special price when I bought it. These were stories that might have been better left unpublished.
I love short stories, but I didn't love this collection. I found the stories quite boring and after five I gave up. They seemed to have possibility when each started, but they lacked substance and faded out to nothing. I'm sorry but I would not recommend this book.