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New Ghost Stories (The Fiction Desk Book 6) [Kindle Edition]

Julia Patt , Joanne Rush , Matthew Licht , Miha Mazzini , Richard Smyth , Jason Atkinson , Jonathan Pinnock , Linda Brucesmith , Eloise Shepherd , Rob Redman
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Book Description

Everything is haunted: From an abandoned hospital in Maryland to the stage of the Sydney Opera House, from a lonely apartment in Slovenia to the Yorkshire Wolds, the stories in this new collection remind us that there are ghosts everywhere.

This volume also includes the two prizewinning stories from the first annual Fiction Desk ghost story competition.

Contents:
Julia Patt - At Glenn Dale
Eloise Shepherd - Journeyman
Oli Hadfield - Tom
Matthew Licht - Washout
Jason Atkinson - Half Mom
Amanda Mason - No Good Deed
Richard Smyth - Chalklands
Ann Wahlman - Old Ghosts
Linda Brucesmith - The 25th Caprice
Jonathan Pinnock - A Whole Bloody Century
Miha Mazzini - In The Walls
Joanne Rush - Guests


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 407 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: The Fiction Desk (9 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H809JA2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #270,961 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Hi, I'm Miha Mazzini, author, screenwriter and film director.
Some fast facts about me:
- 27 books published in 9 languages
- Short stories selected for many anthologies including Pushcart Prize 2011
- Screenwriter of 2 award-winning feature films (Golden Palm for the best film of the XXII Mostra de Valencia, European CIRCOM Award for the Best TV Film of 1992) and TV films
- Writer and director of 5 short films (Best director award at the Highgate Film Festival in London, best short film of 2011 at the Slovenian film festival) and TV documentary

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2.0 out of 5 stars New ghost stories(the fiction desk) 23 April 2014
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An interesting read and some odd stories, but none of these were particularly true ghost stories. I think a good read of Edgar Allen, M R James or even Susan Hill would do you good!!!
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As all anthologies, a mixed bunch. Some are stunning, some are quite good. None are duds. Personal favourites: the first one in the collection (that old hospital gave me a chill on a sunny afternoon) and the one about the old lady on the bus (loved the ending).
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3.0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag 29 Nov. 2014
By glp
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Something of a curate's egg this one. Any anthology runs that risk. I enjoyed 'In the walls' and 'Old Ghosts' but the rest were for me rather obvious.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Has some strong, fresh winners 3 Feb. 2014
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New Ghost Stories, published by The Fiction Desk, features some strong, fresh stories that make this collection worth picking up. Julia Patt’s “At Glenn Dale”--based on a real location--preys on urban explorer fantasies and ratchets the tension beautifully, while Eloise Shepherd’s “Journeyman” has the rare distinction of something I’ve honestly never seen done: the ghost’s appearance is so seamlessly integrated, sharp, short and shocking it’s almost as though it’s a film image; it’s a jump-inducing moment that made me question whether or not I had really seen it. Matthew Licht’s “Washout” uses the sense of smell to flesh out its setting and help the reader relate to the circumstances of its sorry characters, and the entrance of the supernatural is so completely unexpected it would’ve made a surprising addition to a non-genre-specific collection. My personal favorite, though, is Jason Atkinson’s “Half Mom,” a palpable examination of loss and regret with a bit of black comedy. All in all, those four make New Ghost Stories a general recommend for ghost story junkies who are tired of the same old stuff.
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