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Publisher: Fall River; First edition. edition (1994)
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New England Ghosts (American Ghosts Series). Mississippi River Tales. Frank D. McSherry J. Charles G. Waugh. Detectives A to Z: 26 Stories.

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Haunted Dixie: Great Ghost Stories from the American South (New York: Fall River Press, 1994 ) with Martin H. .

Haunted Dixie: Great Ghost Stories from the American South (New York: Fall River Press, 1994 ) with Martin H Greenberg and Charles G Waugh Great American Ghost Stories (Nashville, Tennessee: Rutledge Hill Press, 1991 ) with Martin H Greenberg and Charles G Waugh. Great American Ghost Stories: Volume One (New York: Berkley Books, 1992 ) with Martin H Greenberg and Charles G Waugh.

Frank D. McSherry, Charles Waugh, Martin Harry Greenberg. Martin H. Greenberg was born in 1942. He received a doctorate in Political Science in 1969 and was a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin until 1995. Over the course of his long and prolific career, Greenberg has published around 1000 anthologies and has worked with numerous best-selling authors including Isaac Asimov, Tom Clancy, Stephen King, Anne McCaffrey, Sue Grafton, Scott Turow and Dean Koontz.

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The Stories taken from the "Tales of Terror and Mystery"tion are good but the others are quite horrible.

There is no book that I know of that contains all the horror stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. For example, The Best Supernatural Tales of Arthur Conan Doyle contains fifteen of Doyle’s short stories. This volume has thirteen, but eight of them are not in The Best Supernatural Tales. Doyle was very prolific. The Stories taken from the "Tales of Terror and Mystery"tion are good but the others are quite horrible. Also the version I have has 1 story missing "The Confession" and a fantastic tale from "T&M" is not part of this collection. Production values average.

Destination, rates & speeds. 5. Great American Ghost Stories (America Ghost Series). McSherry, Frank . Waugh, Charles G. Published by Rutledge Hill Pr (1991). ISBN 10: 1558531467 ISBN 13: 9781558531468.

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Great American Ghost Stories (1991) - cu Charles G. Waugh și Frank D. McSherry, Jr. The Bradbury Chronicles: Stories in Honor of Ray Bradbury (1991) - și William F. Nolan. Aladdin: Master of the Lamp (1992) - cu Mike Resnick. A Taste for Blood (1992)

Great American Ghost Stories (1991) - cu Charles G. A Taste for Blood (1992). Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1992). The Giant Book of Science Fiction Stories (1992) - cu Charles G. Waugh și Jenny-Lynn Waugh. War With the Robots: 28 of the Best Short Stories by the Greatest Names in 20th Century Science Fiction (1992) - cu Patricia S. Warrick și Isaac Asimov.

Haunted Dixie: Stories of haunted happenings in the South
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Haunted Dixie is an anthology of 14 ghosts stories from the American South. It was published in 1994 as part of the American Ghost Series published by Rutledge Press. And without further ado, here's what I thought of them:

The book starts out with Lost Boys (1989), a short story by Orson Scott Card (better known as the author of Ender's Game). It is written in a semi-autobiographical style, and it's about a family who has recently moved to a new city and how their eldest child has a hard time adjusting. Until he meets some little ghost friends, that is. There are some interesting flourishes here, but it's a rather predictable story, and I don't think it really fits in with the Southern Gothic theme of the book.

The next story, What Say the Frogs Now, Jenny? (1983) written by Hugh B. Cave is a much better starting point. I've read a few of Cave's stories in other anthologies, and they are always interesting. Apparently, he was a big time pulp fiction writer during the 30s and 40s, who came out of retirement in the 80s and continued writing until his death in 2004. Perhaps that's why his stories have a timeless/urban legend quality to them. This particular piece is about a truck stop waitress and the unfortunate events that occur after she buys her first car.

While there is a ghost or two in First Dark (1959), written by Elizabeth Spencer, this story is more about skeletons in the closet than spooks in a graveyard. Basically, a prodigal son returns to his Southern hometown after a lengthy absence and starts an unlikely romance with the daughter of the woman who terrorized him as a youth. Spencer does a good job of illustrating a bygone southern culture with the many idioms and mannerisms she uses. This is the first story of the anthology that I would label as true Southern Gothic.

The Tree's Wife (1950), by Mary Elizabeth Counselman, is a half-whimsical/half-macabre tale about the "hill folk" and their strange ways. I liked this story a lot, because it gives the reader an inside look at the way the hillbillies of yore lived, without disparaging them. Two teenaged lovers hastily conspire to get married despite their feuding families (mainly due to the girl's pregnancy). During the wedding ceremony, however, the boy is killed. In lieu of a husband, the disraught girl marries the tree under which her lover's blood was spilled. Afterward, the tree starts to act strangely.

I would label the next piece, The Chrome Comanche (1990) by Alan Dean Foster, as more of a Weird Western than Southern Gothic. It takes place in the Old West, where a Texas farmer is on the verge of relocating his family because his land is haunted by ghostly indians. It features the character of Amos Malone, a sort of paranormal bounty hunter, who decides to help the homesteader get to the bottom of his problems. If you like this type of yarn then you should pick up Mad Amos, which is a collection by Foster of all the Amos Malone short stories he's written throughout the years.

Toad's Foot (1979), by Manly Wade Wellman, is next up. I've heard a great deal about Wellman's weird fiction, but this is my first encounter with it. I'm glad to say that this story did not disappoint. It's simple enough to describe the plot - a preacher arrives in town and confronts a local witch - but the true delight is in the way Wellman builds the atmosphere. He can quickly establish a sense of evil foreboding without being too explicit, much like H.P. Lovecraft.

The Ghost Whistle (1923), by Eugene K. Jones, is another "hill people" story about an obstinate moonshiner and his dealings with the local railroad that skirts his land. It's a good enough entry in this anthology, but it is not a very memorable tale.

The Crocodile (1905), by Gouverneur Morris, is another clunker. It is a story about a southern gentleman mourning, who so mourns his dead wife that he neglects his only son. While I liked the atmosphere it evoked, the story is a supposed satire on Edgar Allan Poe's obsessively morbid protagonists, and that aspect didn't really impress me.

The Jabberwock Valentine (1988), by Talmage Powell, is one of the more modern stories. It is a nice murder mystery about a world famous fashion model who visits her southern hometown once a year on her birthday. A family curse, dark voodoo, and a vicious serial killer are added to the mix to spice things up. This is definitely a highlight of the anthology.

Through the Ivory Gate (1905), by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews, is a tidy little tale about lost confederate gold buried on an abandoned plantation home. No collection of Southern Gothic tales would be complete without something like this. This is another solid entry, even if the plot sounds a bit cliched.

A Tragedy of South Carolina (1895), by Sarah Morgan Dawson, is a spooky tale of Southern justice. When the Colonel takes the law into his own hands and kills his trespassing neighbors, his gentlemanly reputation keeps him out of jail. But that doesn't stop his victims from getting revenge from beyond the grave. This story doesn't seem like much at first but it has really stuck with me, which is a good indication that it's very well written.

The next entry is Sleeping Beauty (1958) by Robert Bloch. I have pretty much loved every story that I've read of his, and this is no different. In it, a tourist complains about how commercialized New Orleans has become, and wishes it was more like it was in the old days. Well, sure enough, he takes a walk on a mist shrouded night and get his wish in a totally unexpected way. Being history buff myself, I can commiserate a great deal with the protagonist.

The anthology concludes with the short story about a wrongly executed Confederate soldier how his ghost got his revenge on his accuser. It is entitled Two Military Executions (1906) and written by Ambrose Bierce. Because it was so short (only three pages long) it didn't have much of an impact. Bierce is one of the more well known American horror writers of the 19th century, however, so I'm not surprised that one of his stories got snuck in.

Overall, I think this is a wonderful anthology, and I plan on getting its companion book, Dixie Ghosts, when I get a chance. It provides a good cross-section of excellent Southern Gothic storytelling by covering a wide variety of times, places, and people. If you like your horror stories with a touch of Southern style, but want to avoid vampire romance, then this is a good book to pick up.
I only bought this book because for the short story by Robert Bloch but I ended up reading the whole book it's now one of my favorite books to reread but it now has special meaning because this is the book I used to pick a name my daughters name