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Specialist's Hat, the (1998) [Short Story]
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Twin sisters Claire and Samantha live in the haunted house of Eight Chimneys, where their father is researching an obscure poet and tourists pass through on guided tours. One night, as they are playing Death, their babysitter tells them about the specialist's hat.

First published online at Ellen Datlow's Event Horizon Online, 15 November 1998; first published in print in The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror XII, edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, St. Martin's Press, July 1999.

Original title: The Specialist's Hat
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHorrorGhosts
FictionHorrorHaunted Houses

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection, the (1999) [Anthology]
      Authors: Neil Gaiman , Stephen King , Steven Millhauser , Charles de Lint , Peter Straub , Michael Marshall Smith , Ellen Kushner , Patricia A. McKillip , John Kessel , Sylvia Brownrigg , Jane Yolen , Ed Bryant , Karen Joy Fowler , A. S. Byatt , Jorge Luis Borges , Terri Windling , Susanna Clarke , Lisa Goldstein , Delia Sherman , Sara Douglass , Norman Partridge , Nick (Nicholas A.) DiChario , Chana Bloch , Michael Blumlein , Catharine Savage Brosman , Judy Budnitz , Sarah Corbett , Marisa de los Santos , Terry Dowling , Carol Ann Duffy , Steve Duffy , Dennis Etchison , Larry Fontenot , Bruce Glassco , Christopher Harman , Rick Kennett , Terry Lamsley , Kelly Link , Lawrence Osgood , Holly Prado , Mary Rosenblum , Ralph Salisbury , Ilan Stavans , Mark W. Tiedemann , Ray Vukcevich , Yumiko Kurahashi , Ellen Datlow , Zan Ross
     Stranger Things Happen (2001) [Collection]
      Author: Kelly Link

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  • Awarded the 1999 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction

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