Ashley Reeves, journalist, receives a letter promising him a once-in-a-lifetime story. The only thing is, his life is exactly what it might cost him. The letter is from Reginald Mather, a man who at first seems no more than an eccentric collector of insects, living in isolation on a remote island. But when Ashley finds himself stranded with Mather and unearths the horrific truth behind the collector's past, he is thrown headlong into a macabre nightmare that quickly spirals out of control. Ashley's life is in danger. . . .And Mather is not the only enemy. . . . Gruesome, compelling, and terrifying, The Hand of the Devil will make you never want to leave the house without bug spray again.
Identical twins Meredith and Mallory Brynn have always shared one another's thoughts, even as they dream, but their connection diminishes as they approach their thirteenth birthday, and one begins to see the future, the other the past, leading them to discover that a high school student they know is doing horrible things that place the twins, and others, in grave danger.
Mackie Doyle is The Replacement - left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. He has been raised among us. But he is not one of us. Now, he must face the dark creatures of the slag heaps from which he came and find his rightful place - in our world or theirs.
In this companion volume to "Gothic! ten original dark tales" discover why we fear the undead. Original short stories: The wrong grave / Kelly Link -- The house and the locket / Chris Wooding -- Kissing dead boys / Annette Curtis Klause -- The heart of another / Marcus Sedgwick -- The necromancers / Herbie Brennan -- No visible power / Deborah Noyes -- Bad things / Libba Bray -- The gray boy's work / M.T. Anderson -- The poison eaters / Holly Black -- Honey in the wound / Nancy Etchemendy.