Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. James

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary - M. R. James,  Everett F. Bleiler (Editor),  John MacBride (Illustrator)

 

A fantastic collection of creepy atmospheric horror tales written back in the day. I felt that these stories lost nothing with the passage of time. In fact, I appreciated the fact that these tales weren't gory at all.

I guess I've gotten used to explicit scenes in my horror, and these shorts served to remind me that blood and guts don't necessarily have to play a part. My imagination often supplies something scarier than the author may have intended and I like that.

I highly recommend this excellent, (free for Kindle), collection.