Peter C. Smith – Uninvited Guests
Posted by demonik on September 16, 2007
Peter C. Smith (ed.) – Uninvited Guests: Thirteen Unwelcome Visitors (William Kimber, 1984)
Brian Lumley – Recognition
Fitz-James O’Brien – What Was It?
Elizabeth Bowen – The Cat Jumps
Meg Buxton – Dusty Glory
Guy de Maupassant – The Horla
H. Russell Wakefield – The Frontier Guards
Roger Malisson – Poor Chrissie
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu – Madam Crowl’s Ghost
H. P. Lovecraft – The Haunter of the Dark
William Hope Hodgson – The Whistling Room
Peter C. Smith – The Strikers
E. Nesbit – Man-Size in Marble
Len Maynard – Mattie
Thirteen Stories of “guests” who did not wait for an invitation make up this anthology compiled and edited by Peter C. Smith. Among the famous authors included in this scary assembly are Guy de Maupassant; H Russell Wakefield; Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu; H P Lovecraft; William Hope Hodgson and E. Nesbit, while the editors eerie tale, The Strikers adds an extra dimension.
The Eastern Daily Press said that: “…the stories and good and ghastly. There are eight old favourites and five brand new ones, like the editor’s own ‘The Strikers’ about a huge, sinister, grandfather clock, which terrified me rigid.”
Thanks to Severance of Vault for the cover scan and contents.