• Shirley Jackson's stories are among the most terrifying ever written ... No-one can touch her

    Donna Tartt
  • In each story in the collection, the everyday world becomes tinted with an odd sheen of terror ... In Jackson's world, the safe house is a trap. Enter it, and you might get lost in the dark

    Ottessa Moshfegh
  • The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable

    A. M. Homes
  • Dark Tales reveals a superior gothic writer ... Shirley Jackson's menacing gothic tales are a joy to rediscover

    The Times
  • One of the great practitioners of the literature of the darker impulses

    Paul Theroux
  • An amazing writer

    Neil Gaiman
  • An excellent primer for her short fiction

    The Pool

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