Welcome to another kind of terror as Peter Straub leads us into the outer reaches of the psyche. Here the master of the macabre is at his absolute best in seven exquisite tales of living, dying, and the terror that lies in between. . . .

AshputtleIsn’t It Romantic?
“CHILLING.”“SKILLFULLY CONSTRUCTED.”
–The New York Times–Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The Ghost VillageBunny Is Good Bread
Winner of a World Fantasy Award“TERRIFYING.”
“VERY, VERY SCARY.”–The Washington Post Book World
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Porkpie HatHunger, An Introduction
“DARK TWISTS AND“BRILLIANTLY SUBVERSIVE.”
DARKER HUMOR.”–Locus
–USA Today

Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff
Winner of a Bram Stoker Award
“[A] TOUR-DE-FORCE . . . [THAT] WILL HAUNT READERS LONG AFTER THEY’VE CLOSED THE COVERS.”
–The Denver Post

“PETER STRAUB IS AN EXCELLENT WRITER. . . .
HE MAKES US FEEL THE TERROR.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer



From the Paperback edition.
"When Peter Straub turns on all his jets, no one in the scream factory can equal him."
-Stephen King

"No one can speak the unspeakable as gruesomely as Peter Straub. The most magical thing about Magic Terror is its sheer bloodcurdling range: a variety of genre-defying tales, no two of the seven remotely resembling each other except in the brilliance of the invention and the writing, and in Straub's power to spook you out of your wits."
-Donald Harington, author of When Angels Rest

"I have been a fan of the novelist Peter Straub ever since Ghost Story. That he can be just as compelling and scary in brief bites is a welcome revelation. Seven wonderful tales."
-Donald Westlake, author of The Hook and The Ax



From the Hardcover edition.