The Haunting Season featuring Elizabeth Macneal is the first short story collection to hit the Sunday Times hardback bestseller list since records began!

The anthology, available in a special edition at Waterstones, sold 5,000 copies in all formats in its first week on sale. The Haunting Season features stories by Bridget Collins, Natasha Pulley, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Elizabeth Macneal, Laura Purcell, Andrew Michael Hurley, Jess Kidd and Imogen Hermes Gowar. The audio edition has readings by Juliet Stevenson, Rory Kinnear, Gemma Whelan and Rosalind Eleazar.

We are over the moon for Elizabeth and the other fantastic authors, editors and everyone involved in putting this fabulous collection together. Featuring eight bestselling authors, this dazzling collection of original haunted tales has been an instant hit, the perfect companion for the long, winter nights.

Curl up, light a candle, and fall under the spell of winters past…

Long before Charles Dickens and Henry James popularized the tradition, the shadowy nights of winter have been a time for people to gather together by the flicker of candlelight and experience the intoxicating thrill of a ghost story.

Now eight bestselling, award-winning authors – all of them master storytellers of the sinister and the macabre – bring the tradition to vivid life in a spellbinding new collection of original spine-tingling tales.

Taking you from the frosty Fens to the wild Yorkshire moors, to the snow-covered grounds of a haunted estate, to a bustling London Christmas market, these mesmerizing stories will capture your imagination and serve as your indispensable companion to the cold, dark nights.

If you don’t already have a copy, get yours here!