New Ghost Stories II (The Fiction Desk Book 8) - Die Booth, Jane Alexander, Tamsin Hopkins, Matt Plass, Matthew Licht, Amanda Mason, Miha Mazzini, Rob Redman

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New Ghost Stories II includes eleven original short stories and a reprint of a medieval poem. Overall I did not enjoy it as much as previous issues, nor as much as their first ghost stories anthology, but there are some good tales included. Though many stories have a fantastical element, and those that don't have the suggestion of one, there aren't too many actual ghosts in the book. This of course is not a bad thing, since it offers a nice variety of subjects, from traditional ghosts to none at all, and some nice ambiguity in between.