On my most recent Half Price Bookstore excursion, I managed to come away with some really nice finds. I’m perpetually on the lookout for short story anthologies and collections to mine for content here at Horror Delve and each of these look well-suited for the task.


1. BY BIZARRE HANDS (1991) by Joe R. Lansdale – I haven’t read a lot by Lansdale but what I have has always been excellent. I really loved his brilliant short story “What Happened To Me” as well as “The Case of The Lighthouse Shambler”, so I’m looking forward to digging into this collection of 16 of his stories.

2. THE TOMB FROM BEYOND (1977) by Carl Jacobi – I’ve read a few Carl Jacobi stories in various anthologies and have planned on featuring him here at some point. This collection of 11 tales will go a long way in helping accomplish that goal.

3. WEIRD LEGACIES (1977) edited by Mike Ashley – This anthology contains 9 short stories published in Weird Tales Magazine between 1923 and 1954 featuring compilations by Robert Bloch and Henry Kuttner and H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth, as well as stand alones by the likes of Ray Bradbury and Robert E. Howard and others.

4. THE YEAR’S BEST HORROR STORIES (1971) edited by Richard Davis – 14 spine chilling tales from the 1970’s featuring Ramsey Campbell, Robert Bloch, Richard Matheson, Brian Lumley and more in a nice pocket-sized volume.


Article by Matt Cowan

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