cover image Gothic!: Ten Original Dark Tales

Gothic!: Ten Original Dark Tales

. Candlewick Press (MA), $15.99 (256pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-2243-5

Gothic!: Ten Original Dark Tales, edited by Deborah Noyes, mines the macabre with new tales by celebrated authors that include Joan Aiken, Neil Gaiman and Garth Nix. In Vivian Vande Velde's ""Morgan Roehmar's Boys,"" a haunted hayride is the apropos setting for the ghosts of the title murderer's victims and revenge and in ""The Prank"" by Gregory Maguire, a wayward teen discovers a horrific family secret. .