Short Ghost and Horror Collection 037

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(4.3 stars; 21 reviews)

A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder. You may also feel more jumpy tonight than usual.

Note: “Wake Not the Dead” (the last story in this collection) is often attributed to Johann Ludwig Tieck; however, work by researchers such as Rob Brautigam and Heide Crawford rediscovered that the actual author was Ernst Benjamin Salomo Raupach. Attributed to Raupach at its first German publication in “Minerva: Taschenbuch fur das Jahr 1823”, its English translation in “Popular Tales and Romances of the Northern Nations” in the same year (the source used here) lacked any author attribution. The misattribution to Tieck may have been due to the fact that one of Tieck’s famous tales directly followed “Wake Not the Dead” in that anthology. The misattribution became widespread after anthologist Peter Haining credited the story to Tieck in his popular collection “Gothic Tales of Terror, Vol. 2” in 1973. (Note contributed by Rafe Ball) (6 hr 33 min)


An Arrest 4:54 Read by Dale Grothmann
The Cold Embrace 24:13 Read by dmusgrove
A Dark Mirror 7:57 Read by Dale Grothmann
Doom of the House of Duryea 41:27 Read by Dale Grothmann
The Highwaymen 13:33 Read by Dale Grothmann
An Incident On Route 12 14:07 Read by Dale Grothmann
John Mortonson's Funeral 4:38 Read by Dale Grothmann
A Legend of Sonora 5:52 Read by Newgatenovelist
A Man With Two Lives 7:11 Read by Dale Grothmann
The Murderer 4:29 Read by Dale Grothmann
Out of the Deep 1:17:00 Read by Rafe Ball
The Phantom Coach 33:40 Read by Harmon Lee Busby
The Tap 13:34 Read by Colleen McMahon
There Shall Be No Misunderstanding 17:27 Read by Newgatenovelist
The Thing at Ghent 5:23 Read by Dale Grothmann
Three And One Are One 8:58 Read by Dale Grothmann
An Unbidden Guest 8:12 Read by Dale Grothmann
Wake Not the Dead, Part 1 39:53 Read by Louise J. Belle
Wake Not the Dead, Part 2 29:16 Read by Louise J. Belle
Wake Not the Dead, Part 3 31:43 Read by Louise J. Belle


(4.5 stars)

As usual, a very good collection of stories to choose from and read.