Jacket for 'Dark Tales'


UK - Penguin

Dark Tales

By Shirley Jackson

Published Oct 2016

This new volume of Jackson’s finest stories reveals the queen of American gothic at her unsettling, mesmerising best.

There’s something nasty in suburbia. In these deliciously dark tales, the daily commute turns into a nightmarish game of hide and seek, the loving wife hides homicidal thoughts and the concerned citizen might just be an infamous serial killer.

In the haunting world of Shirley Jackson, nothing is as it seems and nowhere is safe, from the city streets to the country manor, and from the small-town apartment to the dark, dark woods…