After being a fan of Karl Edward Wagner's Year's Best Horror anthologies for DAW publishing I decided to give this anthology a try. Though I confess that I didn't realize all the stories in the tome were penned by Wagner himself. However, it was a very pleasant turn of events. The horror contained in these stories is subtle and insidious. Within the first few pages you're completely hooked. This book is hard to put down. The characterization is such that you find yourself wanting to know what happens to these people. The plot is winding and intriguing.
I'd like to be able to tell you " If you're a fan of so and so author you'll enjoy this book," but I can't do that. Wagner is unlike any other horror writer. His style is refreshing and just different enough to completely stand out.
If you have a chance, snap up this out of print gem. You'll be rereading it time and time again.