Step into the unsettling world of Shirley Jackson this autumn with a collection of her finest, darkest short stories.
'An odd thought crossed her mind: she would pick up the heavy glass ashtray and smash her husband over the head'
An ordinary commute turns into a nightmarish game of hide and seek, a loving wife hides homicidal thoughts and a concerned citizen might just be an infamous serial killer, in this collection of Shirley Jackson's finest, most deliciously dark tales. Here nothing is as it seems and nowhere is safe, from the city streets to the crumbling country pile, and from the small-town apartment to the dark, dark woods . . .
Includes the following stories: 'The Possibility of Evil'; 'Louisa, Please Come Home'; 'Paranoia'; 'The Honeymoon of Mrs Smith'; 'The Story We Used to Tell'; 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'; 'Jack the Ripper'; 'The Beautiful Stranger'; 'All She Said Was Yes'; 'What a Thought'; 'The Bus'; 'Family Treasures'; 'A Visit'; 'The Good Wife'; 'The Man in the Woods'; 'Home'; 'The Summer People'.
“Shirley Jackson's stories are among the most terrifying ever written . . . No one can touch her”
“One of the great practitioners of the literature of the darker impulses”
“Shirley Jackson's menacing gothic tales are a joy”