Haynes has a knack for writing dark Victorian horror stories. After reading his "The Macabre Collection", set in Victorian London, and "The Scream of Angels", set in Paris in the same era, I was really looking forward to this collection of short stories. I was not disappointed.
Unlike "The Macabre Collection", each of these stories stands alone. The one common thread running through the majority of these stories is Haynes' deployment of some Victorian era device as the centerpiece in his haunting tales. Safety coffins, zoopraxiscopes and speaking tubes take the center stage along with the ghosts from Haynes' imagination.
4 1/2 STARS