Nightshade Books reports that The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Two, edited by Ellen Datlow, has arrived at the warehouse and is available.

Description: Celebrities take refuge in a white-walled mansion as plague and fever sweep into Cannes; a killer finds that the living dead have no appetite for him; a television presenter stumbles upon the chilling connection between a forgotten animal act and the Whitechapel Murders; a nude man unexpectedly appears in the backgrounds of film after film; mysterious lights menace the crew of a small plane; a little girl awakens to discover her nightlight–and more–missing; two sisters hunt vampire dogs in the wild hills of Fiji; lovers get more than they bargained for in a decadent discotheque; a college professor holds a classroom mesmerized as he vivisects Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death”…


  • Summation 2009 – Ellen Datlow
  • “Lowland Sea” – Suzy McKee Charnas
  • “The End of Everything” – Steve Eller
  • “Mrs Midnight” – Reggie Oliver
  • “each thing I show you is a piece of my death” – Gemma Files and Stephen J. Barringer
  • “The Nimble Men” – Glen Hirshberg
  • “What Happens when you wake up in the night” – Michael Marshall Smith
  • “Wendigo” – Micaela Morrissette
  • “In the Porches of My Ears” – Norman Prentiss
  • “Lonegan’s Luck” – Stephen Graham Jones
  • “The Crevasse” – Dale Bailey and Nathan Ballingrud
  • “The Lion’s Den” – Steve Duffy
  • “Lotophagi” – Edward Morris
  • “The Gaze Dogs of Nine Waterfall” – Kaaron Warren
  • “Dead Loss” – Carole Johnstone
  • “Strappado” – Laird Barron
  • “The Lammas Worm” – Nina Allan
  • “Technicolor” – John Langan

To purchase: Best Horror of The Year, Volume Two, 350 pages, $15.95

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