By Neil Gaiman
A mysterious circus terrifies an viewers for one amazing functionality earlier than disappearing into the evening, taking one of many spectators besides it . . .
In a novella set years after the occasions of American Gods, Shadow can pay a trip to an historical Scottish mansion, and reveals himself trapped in a online game of homicide and monsters . . .
In a Hugo Award-winning brief tale set in a surprisingly altered Victorian England, the good detective Sherlock Holmes needs to remedy a so much unsettling royal homicide . . .
teenage boys crash a celebration and meet the ladies in their dreams—and nightmares . . .
In a Locus Award-winning story, the participants of an excusive epicurean membership lament that they've eaten every thing that may be eaten, aside from a mythical, infrequent, and quite risky Egyptian chicken . . .
Such awesome creations and more—including a quick tale set on this planet of The Matrix, and others set within the worlds of gothic fiction and children's fiction—can be present in this remarkable assortment, which showcases Gaiman's storytelling brilliance in addition to his terrifyingly unique darkish humorousness. by way of turns pleasant, tense, and diverting, Fragile issues is a present of literary appeal from the most specified writers of our time.
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Released in chronological order, with huge tale and bibliographic notes, this sequence not just presents entry to tales which were out of print for years, yet supplies them a historic and social context. sequence editors Scott Conners and Ronald S. Hilger excavated the still-existing manuscripts, letters and numerous released types of the tales, making a definitive "preferred text" for Smith's complete physique of labor.
Mr Mercedes es los angeles historia de una guerra entre el Bien y el Mal. Un retrato inolvidable de los angeles mente de un asesino obsesionado y demente.
Justo antes del amanecer, en una decadente ciudad americana, cientos de parados esperan l. a. apertura de los angeles oficina de empleo para reclamar uno de los mil puestos de trabajo que se han anunciado. Han hecho cola durante toda los angeles noche.
De pronto, invisible hasta que lo tienen prácticamente encima, un Mercedes surge de l. a. fría niebla de los angeles madrugada. Su conductor atropella y aplasta a todos los que encuentra a su alcance. Acto seguido, el coche da marcha atrás y vuelve a arremeter contra ellos. El asesino huye dejando atrás ocho muertos y quince heridos.
Meses después, invoice Hodges, un policía jubilado que sigue obsesionado con este caso sin resolver, recibe una carta anónima de alguien que se declara culpable de los angeles masacre.
Brady Hartsfield vive con su madre alcohólica en los angeles casa donde nació. Disfrutó tanto de aquella sensación de muerte debajo de los neumáticos del Mercedes que ahora quiere recuperarla.
¿Quién es el cazador y quién l. a. presa?
Bill Hodges: policía jubilado.
Brady Hartsfield: asesino a number of cuya culpabilidad invoice Hodges nunca logró demostrar.
Ahora vuelven a encontrarse y cientos de vidas están en juego.
Un mystery sin par del gran maestro Stephen King.
In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race opposed to time, 3 of the main not likely and successful heroes Stephen King has ever created attempt to cease a lone killer from blowing up thousands.
In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern urban, hundreds of thousands of determined unemployed fogeys are coated up for a place at a role reasonable. abruptly, a lone motive force plows in the course of the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, working over the blameless, backing up, and charging back. 8 individuals are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.
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His eyes scanned the scene, and he hopped from his perch. ” Dexter made one last furtive glance at the hunk of steel before swishing after his friend through the thick grass. Cole meandered past loose hunks of broken chrome and black rubber tubing until he came upon a half-buried exercise bike. He swung one leg over the seat and pulled himself into a proper mount. In the grass behind them, Ralph scavenged on the ground for small bits of treasure like a chubby raccoon. Cole pushed his feet in vicious circles on the loose pedals of the bike.
They called her name. They hunted. Five children broke the house apart with as much logic as they could muster, going from room to room with the name Lisa on their lips. The basement door, left unattended during the search, remained closed. “She’s not here,” Danny muttered after a half-hour of fruitless search. ” The children jumped, surprised to see Theo and Lisa’s mom, hands on hips. ” she repeated. “Remember this,” Dan said, opening a manila envelope and sliding a picture across the table.
It was her own voice—she’d even scared herself. She tried, but a smile wouldn’t come. Puckers of gooseflesh covered her arms. Her friends still ambled about upstairs. Her heart throbbed, but she couldn’t give in now. Not now. The Game was still on. The window. Yes. She could climb the book case and work her way out of the house through one of the narrow basement windows. She planted her feet and pulled her body to the shelf. The window tilted in toward the ceiling with a squeak. She listened again.
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman