Shining in the Dark

Celebrating Twenty Years of Lilja's Library

Featuring Stephen King, Clive Barker, Stewart O'Nan, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Jack Ketchum, Ramsey Campbell, Brian Keene, and many others!

Hans-Ake Lilja, founder of Lilja's Library, has compiled a brand-new anthology of horror stories to celebrate 20 years of running the number-one Stephen King news website on the web!

This anthology includes both original stories like a brand new novella by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Let the Right One In), very rare reprints like 'The Blue Air Compressor' by Stephen King, and at least one classic tale that inspired Lilja's love of the macabre at a very young age!

Now, let's join Lilja . . . He's already waiting for us, there ahead in the darkness . . . You see him, don't you? Just keep walking, you'll find him soon enough, we promise . . . He's there, shining and waiting for you . . . Take his hand and then you, too, will shine in the dark!

Table of Contents:

'Celebrating 20 Years of Lilja's Library (An Introduction)' by Hans-Ake Lilja - read by Jacques Roy

'The Blue Air Compressor' by Stephen King - read by Robert Petkoff

'The Net' by Jack Ketchum and P. D. Cacek - read by Pete Simonelli, Madeleine Maby, and Corey Brill

'The Novel of the Holocaust' by Stewart O'Nan - read by Jacques Roy

'Aeliana' by Bev Vincent - read by Madeleine Maby

'Pidgin and Theresa' by Clive Barker - read by Matthew Lloyd Davies

'An End to All Things' by Brian Keene - read by Pete Simonelli

'Cemetery Dance' by Richard Chizmar - read by Corey Brill

'Drawn to the Flame' by Kevin Quigley - read by Jacques Roy

'The Companion' by Ramsey Campbell - read by Pete Simonelli

'A Tell Tale Heart' by Edgar Allan Poe - read by Jacques Roy

'A Mother's Love' by Brian James Freeman - read by Pete Simonelli

'The Keeper's Companion' by John Ajvide Lindqvist - read by Corey Brill

'Celebrating 20 Years of Lilja's Library (An Afterword)' by Hans-Ake Lilja - read by Jacques Roy

(P)2019 Simon & Schuster


Stephen King, Jack Ketchum, P. D. Cacek, Stewart O'nan, Bev Vincent, Clive Barker, Brian Keene, Richard Chizmar, Kevin Quigley, Ramsey Campbell

Stephen King (Author)

STEPHEN KING is the author of more than sixty books, all worldwide bestsellers. His recent titles include The Institute, which was described by the Sunday Express as a 'masterpiece', The Outsider (voted winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for best Mystery and Thriller 2018), and If It Bleeds.

Many of his titles have been turned into celebrated films, TV series and streamed events including IT, 'a book which speaks to everybody' (Guardian), The Shawshank Redemption and Stand By Me.

King was the recipient of America's prestigious 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 2007 he also won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives with his wife Tabitha King in Maine.

Richard Chizmar (Author)

RICHARD CHIZMAR co-wrote Gwendy's Button Box with Stephen King. His fiction has appeared in dozens of publications including Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. He has won two World Fantasy Awards, four international Horror Guild Awards, and the HWA's Board of Trustee's Award. His third short story collection, A LONG DECEMBER, was published to starred reviews and was featured in Entertainment Weekly.

John Ajvide Lindqvist (Author)

John Ajvide Lindqvist is a Swedish author, born in 1968. He grew up in Blackeberg, a suburb of Stockholm. He wanted to become something awful and fantastic. First he became a conjurer and came in second in the Nordic card trick championship. Then he was a stand-up comedian for twelve years, before writing Let the Right One In. That novel became a phenomenal international bestseller and was made into a film and a West End play, both called Let Me In. His books are published in twenty-nine countries worldwide.

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