A collection of tales by different authors, all of the same theme and genre, can appeal to fans of either. But I have to say that Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives is not the best choice when you’re looking for a short-story collection of this kind.
I got this because it includes a Nightside short by Simon R. Green, featuring the infamous John Taylor. Some of the other stories are fun, and one is downright disturbing, but it is a mixed bag and some stories are frankly forgettable.
I feel most authors, Green included, didn’t bring their A-game to this book. Most of the stories are mediocre at best.
The only positive thing is that it has a good mix of monsters and types of detectives, ranging from human to superhuman, supernatural and demonic.
But I’m afraid this isn’t enough to make the volume worth spending money on.