- Editor: Richard Chizmar
- Artist: Gail Cross
- Page Count: 300
- Pub. Date: 2004
- ISBN: 1-58767-117-4
- Status: Out of Print
edited by Richard Chizmar
Trade Paperback: $20
About the Book:
Cemetery Dance Publications is proud to announce the third entry in this award nominated and bestselling anthology series! Shivers III contains almost twenty short stories from today's hottest writers, including Douglas Clegg, Thomas F. Monteleone, Tom Piccirilli, F. Paul Wilson, Al Sarrantonio, and many others! Featuring original dark fiction with a handful of rare reprints, Shivers III is available only as a beautiful perfect-bound trade paperback!
"Underneath" by Kealan Patrick Burke
"Horn of Plenty" by Thomas F. Monteleone
"Becoming Men" by Douglas Clegg
"Flip Flap" by Elizabeth Massie
"Itsy Bitsy Spider..." by Meggan C. Wilson & F. Paul Wilson
"The Questions of Doves: A Brackard's Point Story" by Geoff Cooper
"Hedges" by Al Sarrantonio
"This, and That's the End of It" by Tom Piccirilli
"Pantheon Version 2.0" by Brian Keene & Michael T. Huyck, Jr.
"Celebrate With Us" by Paul Melniczek
"The Lingering Scent of Brimstone" by J.F. Gonzalez
"Run Away" by Wrath James White
"Initiation" by David G. Barnett
"End of the Line" by Michael Laimo
"Please Let Me Out" by Edward Lee
"What They Left Behind" by Brian Freeman
"The Hole" by John Maclay
"This House is Not My Home" by Robert Morrish
"With this third compilation of new and reprinted horror stories, Chizmar establishes the Shivers series as the first non-retrospective horror annual in nearly a decade. There are selections to satisfy all tastes in terror, ranging from Meggan C. Wilson and F. Paul Wilson's "Itsy Bitsy Spider...," a giant spider infestation tale with overtones of 1950s B-movies, to Kealan Patrick Burke's "Underneath," a psychological suspenser spun from teenage angst. Thomas F. Monteleone's "Horn of Plenty," about a musical instrument that preys vampirically on a jazz musician, is a gracefully subtle dark fantasy at the opposite extreme from Edward Lee's "Please Let Me Out," a shamelessly puerile romp of erotic horror. There are highlights of both supernatural and non-supernatural horror, including Tom Piccirilli's "This, and That's the End of It," a haunting afterlife fantasy fueled by powerful expressions of grief and loss, and Douglas Clegg's "Becoming Men," which evokes The Lord of the Flies in its gripping depiction of juveniles in revolt against authorities at a tough-love disciplinary boot camp. In contrast to previous volumes, this one leans more heavily on reprints, which represent most of the book's best selections. Nevertheless, the core horror audience for whom this anthology is intended will appreciate a series that has become as dependable for horror as Halloween."
— Publishers Weekly
Richard Chizmar has edited more than a dozen anthologies, including The Best of Cemetery Dance, The Earth Strikes Back, Night Visions 10, October Dreams (with Robert Morrish), and the Shivers series. His fiction has appeared in dozens of publications, including Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories. He has won numerous honors including two World Fantasy Awards, four International Horror Guild Awards, and the HWA's Board of Trustees Award.
• Available exclusively as a trade paperback from Cemetery Dance Publications ($20)