Dark Delicacies II: Fear

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To be able to fill an anthology with original horror tales by some of the greatest names in terror fiction is a dream come true. Bram Stoker Award-winning editors Jeff Gelb and Del Howison are living that dream… or is it nightmare? 

Following the first award-winning book of the series, the editors have gathered the finest horror authors from around the country, including bestselling authors James Sallis, Joe R. Lansdale, Max Brooks, Steve Niles, and Caitlin R. Kiernan. 


“Horror tales to suit virtually every taste make this follow-up to the Stoker-winning Dark Delicacies, a fulfilling feast of fear […] The result is a refreshingly varied anthology of above-average quality […] The volume includes an eclectic mix of older and younger talents that ensures broad-based appeal to horror readers.”

Publishers Weekly

“Showcases another stellar cast of genre specialists. These 19 unnerving and satirically macabre stories seal Dark Delicacies’ good repute as sponsor of one of the best new horror anthology series.”


“Excellent. All of the stories are wisely chosen and deserve attention and comment. Recommended for all public libraries.”

Library Journal

“A delicious assortment of dishes to sink one’s teeth into. Like the first Dark Delicacies collection, this is a solid sampling of the kind of writing and love of horror that has made the Dark Delicacies store a unique and well-loved one among genre aficionados.”


“Here’s hoping this extremely welcome sequel sets a trend and results in a third installment.”

Rue Morgue

“DARK DELICACIES II does dispense a good meal to the hungry crowd of horror fans.”

The Agony Column

“Darkly engrossing and full of chills, a solid, thrilling read for those looking for a diverse selection of horror short stories.”

28 Days Later

Awards & Accolades


Bram Stoker Award Finalist: “Best Anthology”


Shirley Jackson Award Finalist: “Best Anthology”