The sinister atmosphere is skillfully created by Poe in all twelve stories, from the decaying castle in The Fall of the House of Usher to the palace of Prince Prospero in The Masque of the Red Death. Each tale is a mystery trip, keeping the reader cliff-hanging until the last paragraphs. Poe has mastered the art of giving chills to his reader with only a few but powerful words, and every story stands proof to this. The collection gathers 12 of the creepiest stories written by Edgar Allan Poe. Titles such as The Tell Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum or The Masque of the Red Death should be enough to convince any horror story lover that the book will not be a disappointment.