Horror and Mystery: Short Story Collections
Are you looking for something spooky or mysterious to read, but don't have time for a whole book? Dip into one of these short story anthologies.
San Francisco Noir
edited by Peter Maravelis
The stories in this anthology are all set in or concern San Francisco. If you're interested in stories from another city, check out Akashic's other City Noir anthologies.
A Study in Sherlock: Stories inspired by the Holmes Canon
edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger
This recent anthology features stories by popular mystery writers such as S.J. Rozan, Charles Todd, Lee Child, Neil Gaiman, and more, paying homage to literature's most famous detective.
The Weird : a Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories
edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
This huge anthology features classic and contemporary stories in the horror/fantasy genres. Authors like Franz Kafka, William Gibson, and Stephen King come together for a wonderfully weird experience.
The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft
by Howard Phillips Lovecraft ; edited with a foreword and notes by Leslie S. Klinger ; introduction by Alan Moore
Before Stephen King, Clive Barker, and Neil Gaiman, there was H.P. Lovecraft. His bizarre, twisted universe comes alive in these classic stories.
Crimes by Moonlight : Mysteries From the Dark Side
edited by Charlaine Harris
This anthology by an assortment of popular mystery writers features mystery stories with a paranormal bent. Edited by Charlaine Harris--creator of the Sookie Stackhouse series.