Not fully appreciated even at his peak over 50 years ago, and remembered even
less today almost 30 years after his death, John Collier was one of his generation's
most devilishly ingenious authors of macabre humor and horrific irony. He
combined the best of Saki, Poe, Roald Dahl, and Shirley Jackson, yet was
always original and never either derivative or predictable. This anthology
brings together many of his very best short stories.