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Anonymous – Tales Of Horror & Mystery

Posted by demonik on October 25, 2010

Anonymous – Tales Of Horror & Mystery (Dean, 1993)

Luis Rey

Luis Rey

Horror Stories

Roald Dahl – The Landlady
Walter De La Mare – The Riddle
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw
Ruth Ainsworth – Through The Door
E. Nesbit – Man-Size In Marble
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
Helen Cresswell – A Kind Of Swan Song
Gene Kemp – The Clock Tower Ghost
Robert Arthur – The Haunted Trailer
Ambrose Bierce – The Stranger
Walter De La Mare – Bad Company
Michael Joseph – The Yellow Cat
W. W. Jacobs – The Well
Saki – Laura
Joan Aiken – The Swan Child
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Brown Hand
H. G. Wells – The Red Room

Mystery Stories

Joan Aiken – The Blade
M. R. James – Lost Hearts
Charles Dickens – The Signalman
Oscar Wilde – The Picture Of Dorian Gray (Extract)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Silver Mirror
Bret Harte – The Stolen Cigar Case
Honore De Balzac – The Mysterious Mansion
Nicholas Fisk – Sweets From A Stranger
Roald Dahl – The Hitch-Hiker
Wilkie Collins – The Dream Woman
Edgar Allan Poe – The Masque Of The Red Death
Karen Blixen – The Sailor Boy’s Tale
Guy de Maupassant – The Horla
Theophile Gautier – The Mummy’s Foot

Blurb:
“It is very seldom that one encounters what would appear to be sheer unadulterated evil in a human face; an evil, I mean, active, deliberate, deadly, dangerous.”

This anthology contains more than thirty spine-chilling stories by contemporary and classic writers, drawing us into a world of ghosts, demons and horrific happenings.

In Walter de la Mare’s Bad Company who is the evil-looking stranger on the Underground who leads us to a frightening discovery? And in Roald Dahl’s The Landlady what sinister secret is the mysterious proprietress of the guesthouse witholding from her unsuspecting guest?

These startling and compelling stories by some of the world’s greatest writers will enthrall readers to the very last page.

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Michael Morpurgo – Ghostly Haunts

Posted by demonik on October 25, 2010

Michael Morpurgo (ed.) – Ghostly Haunts (Collins/ The National Trust, 1994)

Paul Young

Illustrated by Nilesh Mistry

Michael Morpurgo – Introduction

Ted Hughes – The Deadfall
Berlie Doherty – Hurry, Please
Michael Morpurgo – Silver Ghost
John Quinn – The Rising Stones
Dick King-Smith – Godfrey’s Revenge
Anne Merrick – Mirror, Mirror
Joan Aiken – The Thing In Waiting
Alick Rowe – The Dorabella Variation
Terence Blacker – A Lady in Blue, Unidentified
Jamila Gavin – The Demon Drummer

The Authors
The National Trust
National Trust Properties Featured In The Stories

Blurb
Have you ever visited a spooky place and wondered whether the ghosts of the people who lived there still linger around the buildings or the grounds?

This haunting collection of new stories featuring real places eerily captures the atmosphere and history surrounding them, creating a ghostly world that will stay with you long after you’ve read the last word…

“Michael Morpurgo has persuaded ten contemporary children’s authors to produce an attractive variety of ghosts hallmarked by the National Trust.” – The Times

“Ghostly Haunts provides a rich and substantial collection of good, classy, classic ghost tales.” – TES

A commemorative collection specially commissioned to celebrate the National Trust’s centenary, guaranteed to become a classic of its kind.

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21st Zardoz Paperbook & Pulp Fair: Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Posted by demonik on July 6, 2010

21st Zardoz Paperbook & Pulp Fair: Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Zardoz Pulp Fair 2010

i really can’t think of a better way to spend Halloween – which almost certainly means i’ll miss it again. hopefully, some of you will have better luck!

Sunday 31st October 2010
Park Plaza Hotel, 239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1EQ. Nearest station: Victoria.
10 am – 4pm
Dealer Tables: £50 each
Admission: £3

further details: www.zardozbooks.co.uk

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Charles Black – 3rd Black Book Of Horror

Posted by demonik on November 1, 2009

Charles Black (ed.) – 3rd Black Book Of Horror (Mortbury Press, June 2008)

3rd Black Book Of Horror. Cover by Paul Mudie

Cover: Paul Mudie

Rog Pile – The Scavenger
Gary McMahon – Takashi’s Last Symphony
David A. Riley – A Sense Of Movement
Joel Lane – Last Night
Paul Newman – Widows Weeds
Christine Mortimer – Out Of Her Head
Steve Lockley & Paul Lewis – Family Ties
Sean Parker – Death-Con 1
Mike Chinn – Like A Bird
John Mains – The Spoon
Franklin Marsh – The Lake
Craig Herbertson – Synchronicity
Paul Finch – In The Thicket
John Llewellyn Probert – John And Jenny And The Lump: A Cautionary Tale
Frank Nicholas – In An Old Overcoat
Julia Lufford – The Looker
Gary Fry – What We Cannot Recall

The third volume in Charles’ BFS award nominated Black Books (as i write we’re on number five).  Several of the contributors will be familiar to you from Vault (although not necessarily under names their mothers would recognise them by). Charles is a huge anthology fan with a particular fondness for Herbert Van Thal’s Pan Book Of Horror series and the Black Books are an attempt at taking up where Bertie left off.

See also Vault’s 3rd Black Book of Horror thread.

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A Century Of Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on October 20, 2009

Anon [Dorothy M. Thomlinson?] (ed.) – A Century Of Ghost Stories (Hutchinson, 1935)

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Many thanks to Richard Humphreys who kindly provided this enchanting dust-jacket scan.

J. Sheridan Le Fanu – The Familiar
J. Sheridan Le Fanu – Green Tea
Cecil Binney – The Saint And The Vicar
Sir Walter Scott – The Tapestried Chamber
Anthony Gittins – Gibbet Lane
Mrs Gaskell – The Old Nurse’s Story
M.R. James – The Residence At Whitminster
M.R. James – A Warning To The Curious
Sir Edward Bulwer- Lytton – The Haunted And The Haunters
Walter De La Mare – The Green Room
Miss Braddon – Eveline’s Visitant
Edith Wharton – Afterward
Ambrose Bierce – The Middle Toe Of The Right Foot
F. Marion Crawford – Man Overboard!
Shane Leslie – In A Glass Dimly
Shane Leslie – The Lord-In-Waiting
Bram Stoker – Dracula’s Guest
E.F. Benson – Expiation
E.F. Benson – Pirates
Algernon Blackwood – The Woman’s Ghost Story
Percival Landon – Thurnley Abbey
Oliver Onions – The Rosewood Door
Vernon Lee – The Virgin Of The Seven Daggers
Mrs Oliphant – The Library Window
Ann Bridge – The Song In The House
Violet Hunt – The Operation
Ex-Private X – The Sweeper
Ex-Private X – The Running Tide
W.L. George – Perez
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R. H. Barham – The Spectre Of Tappington
Amelia B. Edwards – The Phantom Coach
Nathaniel Hawthorne – The Grey Champion
Nathaniel Hawthorne – Young Goodman Brown
Wilkie Collins – The Dream Woman
Frederick Marryat – The Werewolf
Charles Dickens – The Story Of The Bagman’s Uncle
E. Nesbit – John Charrington’s Wedding
Edgar Allan Poe – Berenice
Frederich Von Schiller – The Ghost-Seer
Alan Cunningham – The Haunted Ships
Ludwig Tieck – The Klausenburg
R. S. Hawker – The Bothanon Ghost
George Eliot – The Lifted Veil

A Century Of Ghost Stories (1936) is a much extended edition of the previous year’s Fifty Years Of Ghost Stories which includes only the stories listed above the dotted line (i.e., from Le Fanu’s The Familiar through to W. L. George’s Perez).

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Detail from cover of 50 Years Of Ghost Stories provided by All Things Horror

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David Stuart Davies – The Casebook Of Sexton Blake

Posted by demonik on April 21, 2009

David Stuart Davies (ed.) – The Casebook Of Sexton Blake (Wordsworth Editions, 2009)

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Eric Parker, from the cover of the Sexton Blake Annual, 1940 edition

Mark Hodder – Introduction

Cecil Hayter – The Slave Market (1907) In the dangerous depths of Africa, Blake races to the rescue of an old school friend!
W. J. Lomax – A Football Mystery (1907) Blake and Tinker join the England team to beat the cheating opposition!
Ernest Sempill – The Man From Scotland Yard (1908) Blake has his first encounter with the greatest super-villain he would ever meet!
William Murray Gordon – The Law of the Sea (1912) Blake goes down with the ship in his own version of the sinking of the Titanic!
G. H. Teed – The Brotherhood of the Yellow Beetle (1913) – Blake grapples with oriental cunning in the form of Prince Wu Ling!
Robert Murray Graydon – A Case of Arson (1917) – A master crook is at work but Blake is on his trail!
G. H. Teed – The Black Eagle (1913) A wronged man is out for, vengeance, Can Blake stop him before it’s too late?

From the blurb
Welcome to the breathtaking adventures of Sexton Blake!

For the greater part of the 20th century, the countless escapades of super sleuth Sexton Blake kept millions of readers on the edge of their seats. Together with his faithful sidekick, the youthful Tinker, and his intelligent bloodhound, Pedro, he stood firm against an onslaught of crime and villainy, defeating his enemies with his extraordinary powers of deduction, iron fists and unyielding determination. This thrilling collection presents seven exploits from his ‘golden age':

Another superb offering from Wordsworth editions. See the Casebook of Sexton Blake thread on Vault of Evil


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Michael Cox – Twelve Tales of the Supernatural

Posted by demonik on April 12, 2009

Michael Cox – Twelve Tales of the Supernatural (Oxford University Press, 1997)

Introduction

J. S. Le Fanu – Wicked Captain Walshawe, of Wauling
Mrs. J. H. Riddell – A Terrible Vengeance
M. R. James – Number 13
Perceval Landon – Railhead
W. W. Jacobs – The Toll-House E. F. Benson – The Face
W. F. Harvey – The Tool
H. Russell Wakefield – “Look Up There”
Marjorie Bowen – The Last Bouquet
Sir Andrew Caldecott – In Due Course
A. N. L. Munby – A Christmas Game
Shamus Frazer – Florinda

Thanks to jonathan122 at Vault for providing the contents for this one!

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John Keir Cross – Best Horror Stories 2

Posted by demonik on April 12, 2009

John Keir Cross – Best Horror Stories 2 (Faber and Faber, n.d.)

Introduction
Theodore Sturgeon – The Professor’s Teddy-Bear
Alec Waugh – The Last Chukka
Ambrose Bierce – The Boarded Window
Brian W. Aldiss – The Flowers of the Forest
H. P. Lovecraft – The Thing on the Doorstep
Spike Milligan – How to Make a Foon
Angus Stewart – Brown God in the Beginning
Christianna Brand – Akin to Love
John Keir Cross – The Glass Eye
M. R. James – The Treasure of Abbot Thomas
John Collier – Evening Primrose
Alan Griff – The House of Desolation
Derek Ingrey – Making Sure of a Little One
William Hope Hodgson – The Derelict
Perceval Landon – Thurnley Abbey

Thanks to jonathan122 at Vault for providing the contents!

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Richard Dalby – The Virago Book of Ghost Stories 2

Posted by demonik on April 11, 2009

Richard Dalby – The Virago Book of Ghost Stories: The Twentieth Century: Volume 2 (Virago, 1991)

Richard Dalby – Preface
Sara Maitland – Introduction

A. S. Byatt – The July Ghost
Mary Butts – With and Without Buttons
Celia Fremlin – Don’t Tell Cissie
Margaret Irwin – The Book
Rebecca West – The Grey Men
Daphne du Maurier – The Pool
Ann Bridge – The Station Road
Penelope Lively – Black Dog
E. Nesbit – No. 17
Pamela Sewell – Prelude
D. K. Broster – The Pestering
Jean Rhys – I Used to Live Here Once
Clotilde Graves – A Spirit Elopement
Eleanor Smith – Whittington’s Cat
Ruth Rendell – The Haunting of Shawley Rectory
Margery Lawrence – Mare Amore
Antonia Fraser – Who’s Been Sitting in My Car?
Elizabeth Fancett – The Ghosts of Calagou
Edith Wharton – Afterward
Mary Williams – The Thingummajig
Mary Elizabeth Counselman – The House of Shadows
Richmal Crompton – Rosalind
Dorothy K. Haynes – Redundant
A. L. Barker – The Dream of Fair Women
Rosemary Pardoe – The Chauffeur
Joan Aiken – The Traitor
Elinor Mordaunt – The Landlady

Thanks to paisleycravat of Vault for posting the contents!

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Richard Dalby – Virago Book Of Ghost Stories 2006

Posted by demonik on April 11, 2009

Richard Dalby (ed.) – The Virago Book Of Ghost Stories (Virago, 2006)


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Cover illustration: Tina Mansuwan at CIA

Inside cover blurb:
Bringing together vintage tales from the outstandingly successful Virago anthologies The Virago Book of Ghost Storied (Volumes I and II) and Victorian Ghost Stories, comes this chilling new omnibus.
Lost loves, past enmities and unwanted memories mingle with the inexplicable as unquiet souls return to repay kindnesses, settle scores and haunt the imagination.
Featuring some of the finest writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, these stories gather to haunt and horrify — an irresistible read for those with a taste for being spooked.

Preface – Richard Dalby

Charlotte Bronte – Napoleon And The Spectre
Elizabeth Gaskell – The Old Nurse’s Story
Amelia B. Edwards – The Story Of Salome
Mrs Henry Wood – Reality Or Delusion?
Charlotte Riddell – The Old House In Vauxhall Walk
Margaret Oliphant – The Open Door
Ella D’Arcy – The Villa Lucienne
Mary E. Wilkins (Freeman) – The Vacant Lot
E. Nesbit – The Violet Car
Edith Wharton -The Eyes
May Sinclair – The Token
Richmal Crompton – Rosalind
Margery H. Lawrence – The Haunted Saucepan
Margaret Irwin – The Book
F. M. Mayor – Miss De Mannering Of Asham
Ann Bridge – The Station Road
Stella Gibbons – Roaring Tower
Elizabeth Bowen – The Happy Autumn Fields
Rosemary Timperley – The Mistress in Black
Celia Fremlin – Don’t Tell Cissie
Antonia Fraser – Who’s Been Sitting In My Car
Ruth Rendell – The Haunting Of Shawley Rectory
A. S. Byatt – The July Ghost
A. L. Barker – The Dream Of Fair Women
Penelope Lively – Black Dog
Rosemary Pardoe – The Chauffeur
Lisa St. Aubin De Teran – Diamond Jim
Angela Carter – Ashputtle
Elizabeth Fancett – The Ghost Of Calagou
Joan Aikin – The Traitor
Dorothy K. Haynes – Redundant

Notes on the authors

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