Horror Diary 2013 - ongoing list

A Listmania! list by Phantom Matt "real-life ghost" (Yorkshire)
 
The Troupe
1.  The Troupe by Robert Jackson Bennett
The list author says:
  "3.5/5 Starts off superbly, nice atmosphere development in the world of vaudevillean entertainment, with a nice hint of supernatural menace. But just slips a tad when the weirdness becomes the norm, and the fantasy excess smothers the interest a little"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Coldbrook (Hammer)
2.  Coldbrook (Hammer) by Tim Lebbon
The list author says:
  "4/5 Rock-solid zombie thriller - like a mash-up of 28 Days later and Primeval - as the zombie outbreak originates in an alternate reality. A welcome return to mass market horror for Lebbon"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Last Days
3.  Last Days by Adam Nevill
The list author says:
  "4/5 Claustrophobic and disturbing scenes fill this grim tale of a 70's religious cult and their influence on the present. If you didn't think a Blair Witch type scenario - hand-held camera capturing disturbing imagery - could work on the written page, think again!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

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The End of the Line
4.  The End of the Line by Christopher Fowler
The list author says:
  "3.5/5 Decent quality anthology - stories based around the underground in general, with a few variations on that theme - again, a couple of duds let the side down, but generally solid (if a bit samey)"
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 23 (Mammoth Books)
5.  The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 23 (Mammoth Books) by Stephen Jones
The list author says:
  "4/5 - as usual, good quality anthology - there are bound to be some you won't like, but great for finding new names"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Told by the Dead
6.  Told by the Dead by Ramsey Campbell
The list author says:
  "3.5/5 - Some well-known Campbell shorts here - but they haven't appeared in his previous classic collections. and just maybe that's because they are slightly down on the quality of his stone-cold classics"
£6.99   Used & New from: £6.16
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Ghosts Know [hc]
7.  Ghosts Know [hc] by Ramsey Campbell
The list author says:
  "5/5 - Superb return to 5 star form for Ramsey - a radio presenter is mired in the usual Campbell soup of paranoia, false accusation and confused messages - as a missing girls parents enlist the aid of a dubious spiritualist."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The Mammoth Book of Monsters (Mammoth Books)
8.  The Mammoth Book of Monsters (Mammoth Books) by Stephen Jones
The list author says:
  "4/5 - some familiar favourites here - Chetwynd-Hayes' The Shadmock and Barker's Rawhead Rex for example....but there are other classics too - personal fave, Karl Edward Wagner's .220 Swift and Tanith Lee's The Hill. Most infamous monsters are represented in some form or another."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Midnight Man
9.  Midnight Man by Stephen Laws
The list author says:
  "5/5 - read all of Laws' novels a long time ago, but never got my hands on this short story collection - but it was worth the wait. Some superb stuff here (The Crawl is my pick), hope he returns to publishing new stuff very soon."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Best New Horror 5 (Mammoth Book of Best New Horror)
10.  Best New Horror 5 (Mammoth Book of Best New Horror) by Stephen Jones
The list author says:
  "4.5/5 - Covering 1993, it was good to get hold of an earlier entry in the cannon - some names who seem to have disappeared, plus others who've moved on to other genres. The quality is very high though, great entries from Etchison, Grant, Wagner, Tessier and Harlan Ellison."
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