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Come along for a chilling ride on a ghost ship, experience eerie daydreams and psychotic killers, explore haunted houses, and send the deceased to their final destination. 

And that's just a few of the thrills!

Edited and compiled by Amazon best-selling author Dan Alatorre, this anthology of scary tales brings together the minds and pens of 20 authors. Featuring stories from: best-selling author Jenifer Ruff (Everett), best-selling author Allison Maruska (The Fourth Descendant), best-selling author Dan Alatorre (The Navigators), Lucy Brazier (PorterGirl series), J. A. Allen, award-winning author Juliet Nubel, T. A. Henry, award-winning author Anne Marie Andrus, award-winning author Heather Hackett, Barbara Anne Helberg, Scott Skipper, Joanne R. Larner, award-winning author Christine Valentor, award-winning author Adele Marie Park, Curtis Bausse, award-winning author Annette Robinson, Frank Parker, Eric Daniel Clarke, Carrie Ann Alexis, and award-winning author Maribel C. Pagan. 

Perfect for Halloween or any time, these stories will make you think twice before walking alone on the beach at night, reading a diary, or innocently watching a train from your car. Consider yourselves warned. 

Note: American and British spelling ahead. A few stories words are olde English, too. The story "The Death of Mrs. Billen" by Mr. Alatorre is from his novel An Angel on Her Shoulder, used with permission.

©2017 Dan Alatorre (P)2017 Dan Alatorre

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A bit like the "curates egg"

Some stories were way too short, they were all read very well, but all by the same reader, which had the effect of a lot of them were flowing into each other… Fine for a feature length book but not for short stories because of character definition. On the whole it was entertaining. Personal impressions, about 16 of them, were, in the main, all pretty good but the shorter titles, (10 minutes or less) were "shelf fillers".

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  • WyZrChk
  • 05-02-18

Disappointed

All of the stories felt unfinished, not just a few, but every single story did not have a conclusion. The narrator was very good, Lia Frederick used many different accents, I enjoyed listening to her voice, but unfortunately every time I anticipated the reveal, the story would just end.

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  • Robbie Cheadle
  • 17-01-21

A chilling collection

I listened to the audio book of The Box Under the Bed and right up front I must say that I really enjoyed the narrator, Lia Frederick. Her voice and style of reading really complimented this book.
The Box Under the Bed is an anthology of creepy, unusual and sometimes quite horrifying stories. This anthology was edited by author Dan Alatorre and his professionalism and talent shows through in this polished and slick collection of short stories.
I enjoyed each story but my personal favourites were as follows:
1. Passion by Jenifer Ruff – My word this story was completely horrifying as the main character’s calculated and carefully consider actions seem so very possible. Brooke is a beautiful and clever medical student who is on holiday with her family in Cancun. She manages to sneak some alone time away from her family and indulge in her own very grim and bloody hobby.
2. The Clearer by Allison Maruska – I have read another book by this author and I really do enjoy her style of writing. Allison contributed a few of the short stories in this collection and they were all excellent but this one really played on my nerves. Imagine arriving at a friend’s house to housesit while she is away and discovering all sorts of strange and weirdly dressed people around both inside and outside the house. No wonder her friend has had a breakdown but what do these people want?
The right place by Curtin Bausse – A small girl’s birthday celebration with her parents goes awry when she sees a ghost in the bathroom mirror of the restaurant where they are having lunch prior to going on a boat cruise. Is the ghost warning her of impending doom? Will her family make it back alive? Or is there something even more sinister afoot?