9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 20 June 2006
There are ten ghost stories in this very reasonably priced collection. They range in intensity from tales of mild unease to monstrous terror. The gentlest jolts are provided by E. G. Swain's "Bone of His Bone" and Jerome K. Jerome's "A Ghost Story", whilst the deepest chills are provided by Amelia B. Edwards' "The Phantom Coach", Bram Stoker's "The Judge's House" and W. W. Jacobs' "The Monkey's Paw". The contributions of Charles Dickens, J. S. LeFanu, Ambrose Bierce, M. R. James and E. F. Benson are all up the spine-tingling end of the spectrum. These tales are not for the faint hearted. But for those with nerves of steel I would prescribe one per night, just before retiring to bed. This might encourage you to think yourself fortunate, that you're in your nice, warm, safe bed and not in that creepy and desolate house or on that haunted road or in that grim and mouldering coach.
This book is excellent value for money and I would recommend it even if it were twice the price.