Seventeen-year-old Evie O'Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.
Eve is a runaway with a shadowy past. Bain and Bridgett approach her as Eve is working at the Starbucks on the outskirts of Tucson. They want Eve, who looks exactly like their cousin Aurora, who disappeared three years ago, to stage Aurora's dramatic return, fool the family, and get the money Aurora is due to inherit and split it with Bain and Bridgett. Eve slips easily into the role of Aurora until the ghost of Eva's friend Liza, who died on the night Aurora disappeared, says that there is more to her own death than anyone thinks. And is Liza's ghost there to protect Eve, or does it have an agenda of its own?
Drawing on dark fantasy and the fairy tale as well as horror and wild humor, ten acclaimed authors pay homage to the gothic tale in wide-ranging stories of the supernatural and surreal.
Lungewater / Joan Aiken -- Morgan Roehmar's boys / Vivian Vande Velde -- Watch and wake / M.T. Anderson -- Forbidden brides of the faceless slaves in the nameless house of the night of dread desire / Neil Gaiman -- The dead and the moonstruck / Caitlin R. Kiernan -- Have no fear, Crumpot is here! / Barry Yourgrau -- Stone tower / Janni Lee Simner -- The prank / Gregory Maguire -- Writing on the wall / Celia Rees -- Endings / Garth Nix.