Selected and introduced by the bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry—including Audrey Niffenegger’s own stunning illustrations for each piece—this is a “spine-tingling” (Chicago Tribune) collection of some of the best ghost stories of all time.
From Edgar Allen Poe to Kelly Link, MR James to Neil Gaiman, HH Munro to Audrey Niffenegger herself, Ghostly spans the whole history of the ghost story genre from gothic horror to the modern era. Each story is introduced by Audrey Niffenegger, with short original commentary and background on why she chose to include it. Also included is Niffenegger’s own story, “A Secret Life with Cats.”
Perfect for the classic and contemporary ghost story aficionado, this haunting volume showcases the best of the best in the field—including Edgar Allan Poe, Kelly Link, Neil Gaiman, Edith Wharton, P.G. Wodehouse, Ray Bradbury, and so many more. “Audrey Niffenegger is a master of the supernatural…She knows a good horror story when she sees one. Ghostly is her collection of the best of the genre” (Bustle).
About the Author
Audrey Niffenegger is a writer and visual artist who lives in Chicago and London. She has published two novels, The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry, and many illustrated books including The Night Bookmobile and Raven Girl. She is currently at work on The Other Husband, a sequel to The Time Traveler’s Wife, which is now an HBO series.
Praise for Ghostly and Audrey Niffenegger
“Audrey Niffenegger has gone and put together a collection of the most chilling short stories around… if you’re a collector this book is perfect for you. It has all the classics in one place.” —Marie Claire
“Niffenegger has taken pains to bring together stories showing the full range of the ghost story… her illustrations are sympathetic, skillful, and in places decidedly unsettling…” —The Guardian
“Perfectly timed for fall… Spine-tingling.” —Chicago Tribune
“Niffenegger both assembled a range of stories — classics by Edgar Allan Poe and M.R. James, more modern tales from Neil Gaiman and Kelly Link — and illustrated them, as well as contributed her own new, creepy work. Read it in bed and sleep with the extra light on.” —Cosmopolitan
"Audrey Niffenegger is a master of the supernatural, from her bestselling The Time Traveler’s Wife to the less well-known Her Fearful Symmetry, so she knows a good horror story when she sees one. Ghostly is her collection of the best of the genre, as well as her own spooky tale, “A Secret Life With Cats."" —Bustle
"Niffenegger includes crisp introductions that provide context... The best stories do an excellent job of evoking that crucial frisson of dread." —Publishers Weekly
"Niffenegger uses her skills with chills to select and introduce top-notch ghost stories." —Library Journal