• Editor: Richard Chizmar
  • Artist: Keith Minnion
  • Page Count: 264
  • Pub. Date: 1993
  • ISBN: 1-881475-05-0
  • Status: Out of Print

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edited by Richard Chizmar

Authors: Rex Miller, Nancy A. Collins, Chet Williamson, Ardath Mayhar

About the Book:
This volume marks the exciting debut of a brand new series of dark fiction. Within these pages, you'll find terror, suspense, and mystery waiting around each corner — tales that range from quietly menacing to shockingly graphic, wildly fantastic to grimly realistic. Supernatural to psychological. It's all here, with one universal ingredient: a well-told story. As Joe R. Lansdale comments in his Introduction: "The word thriller normally means a thrill a minute, a page turner, but in the case of the following stories, and I'm sure other stories that will appear in the series, I believe the term will have to be broadened..."

The formula for the Thrillers series is deceptively simple: we invite four of the genre's most popular authors to each contribute 20,000 words of original, never-before-published fiction. We add insightful Afterwords by each author, a dozen full-page interior illustrations by Keith Minnion, and a guest Introduction. The end result is a wonderful showcase for the finest of today's short fiction.

The Limited Edition is protected inside a handmade cloth slipcase and signed by editor Richard Chizmar, introduction writer Joe Lansdale, and all four of the authors!

Table of Contents:
"Introduction" by Joe R. Lansdale
"Kowloon" by Rex Miller
"Dusty Death" by Chet Williamson
"Watching the Burning" by Chet Williamson
"The Charity Ward" by Nancy A. Collins
"Seven Devils" by Nancy A. Collins
"Freak Babies" by Nancy A. Collins
"The Killer" by Nancy A. Collins
"Winter-Stalk" by Ardath Mayhar

Richard ChizmarRichard Chizmar is the founder and publisher/editor of Cemetery Dance magazine and the Cemetery Dance Publications book imprint. He 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. Together Chizmar and Johnathon Schaech founded production company Chesapeake Films, and they've written screenplays and teleplays for United Artists, Showtime, Sony Screen Gems, Lions Gate, NBC, and many other companies. Their first projects include adaptations of Stephen King's From a Buick 8, Douglas Clegg's The Hour Before Dark, Stephen King's and Peter Straub's Black House, Ed Gorman's The Poker Club, as well as episodes of Showtime's Masters of Horror and NBC's Fear Itself.

Published in two states:
• Trade Hardcover Edition ($25)
• Limited Edition of 500 signed and numbered copies ($60)