Don't Look Now: Stories by Daphne Du Maurier
Look what came across the donation table! I grabbed it up (it will go back later) and had a lot of fun reading this collection of creepy stories.
"Don't Look Now" is the first story and takes place in Venice. It is weird, the ending is completely not what I expected, and I got a fun kick out of it.
OK, probably everybody knew that Du Maurier wrote the original story for "The Birds." I did not, and I didn't even really look at the title, so I got partway through and had a revelation all of a sudden. This story is a good deal scarier than the movie, so pick it up sometime.
There are ghost stories, alternate universe stories, and creepy murder mysteries. I particularly liked "The Blue Lenses," which could have been a Twilight Zone episode, and the final story, "Monte Verita," would have made a movie once upon a time.
A very worthwhile collection for those who like this sort of nicely creepy thing.