Joe Hill is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Fireman, NOS4A2, Horns, and Heart-Shaped Box; Strange Weather, a collection of novellas; and the acclaimed story collections Full Throttle and 20th Century Ghosts. He is also the Eisner Award-winning writer of a seven-volume comic book series, Locke & Key. Much of his work has been adapted for film and TV, including NOS4A2 (AMC), Locke & Key (Netflix), and In the Tall Grass (Netflix).
"Hill's best stories veer away from the well-trodden creep shows and back alleys of genre writing into more dangerous territory: suburban basements, ball fields and schoolyards." -- Washington Post"[An] inventive collection . . . brave and astute." -- New York Times Book Review"Fully developed characters with complex emotional lives enhance the 14 stories in Joe Hill's extraordinary collection, 20th Century Ghosts. There's not a false note or disappointing effort in this volume." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)"The collection of short stories ranges from creepy to sweet, with an impressive arsenal of tactics to attack your psyche." -- Boston Globe"20th Century Ghosts is Hill's first collection of short stories and displays consummate skill in a variety of genres . . . Amusing, moving, horrifying--Ghosts runs the full spectrum." -- USA Today"Alternately sad, scary, strange and at times even sweet, these tales will haunt you long after you've read them." -- Parade"[A] lovely, earnest collection of short fiction." -- Village Voice"[O]ne of the best [horror] collections of the year. Hill is a relative newcomer who consistently creates creepy, very disturbing stories." -- Locus"Each tale is unique, and the collection proves that Hill's talent is not limited to horror, but extends well into the mainstream." -- Denver Rocky Mountain News"[A] new take on the fantasy-horror genre...Highly recommended." -- The Sun Herald (Sydney, Australia)"The selections range from the mundane to the surreal, with a strong emphasis on the kind of horror tale perfected by Ray Bradbury, Peter Straub and Stephen King." -- San Francisco Chronicle"This solid, inventive, scary collection of stories reveals a writer who has thought hard about the problematics of horror." -- New York Times on 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS"Each of these chilling tales arrests you from the opening sentence and leads you -- trustingly, thanks to the simple mastery of the story-teller -- into a place of gulping fear." -- Daily Mail (London) on 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS"Subtle and disturbing in equal measure." -- Coventry Telegraph on 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS"Irresistible stories." -- Evening Herald (Ireland)