Dark Delicacies

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In an age of increasing specialization, horror anthologies have picked up on the trend. Zombie anthologies, vampire anthologies, and post-apocalyptic anthologies are among the many that have sprung up, creating an entire book filled with only one kind of story. But what are the roots of horror and what really frightens us? Bram Stoker Award-winning editors Del Howison and Jeff Gelb have gone back to the roots of our fears with a collection of horror of all types, new tales by the current masters of horror. Each story is a different disturbing dark narrative so that you never know what is coming for you next. After all, we really don’t know what is hiding in the dark, do we?

Includes stories by Clive Barker, Ray Bradbury, Ramsey Campbell, Nancy Holder, Richard Laymon, Brian Lumley, Joe Lansdale, Whitley Streiber, F. Paul Wilson, Chelsea Quinn Yarboro, and many more!


“A new anthology that can be described only as horrifying […] Vividly conveyed narratives of terror, bloodletting and grisly death. Veteran fans […] should find this collection sufficiently repulsive, spooky and chilly.”

Los Angeles Times

“This anthology […] is an all-star concert whose performers work haunting riffs on gutbucket themes […] A formidible lineup of horror’s top creative talents.”

Publishers Weekly

“Indispensable for both horror fans and, of course, Dark Delicacies’ patrons.”


“…The 19 original stories commissioned especially for this collection revel in the macabre. Libraries with a strong horror following should add this dark gem to their collection.”

Library Journal

“I was quite excited by DARK DELICACIES […] There are some nice stories here.”


“Fun […] the kind of anthology I like best. Dark Delicacies is a fine sampling.”


“The editors have assembled a formidable group of writers […] It’s obvious one and all of them are having fun and I strongly suspect that you will too.”

Realms of Fantasy

“A wickedly crafted collection of terror. A worthy addition to your bookself.”

From the Tomb #21

“Tore through most of it one sitting and highly recommend it.”

Fort Worth Weekly

Awards & Accolades


Winner Bram Stoker Award: “Best Anthology”