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Herbert Van Thal – 2nd Bedside Book Of Strange Stories

Posted by demonik on September 17, 2007

Herbert Van Thal (ed.) – The Second Bedside Book Of Strange Stories (Arthur Baker, 1976)

John H Snellings – Flies
Dulce Gray – Mumsie
Sally Franklin – The Strange Gift Of Sidney Higgins
Robert Aickman – The House Of The Russians
Harry Harrison – The Last Train
A. L. Barker – Happy Event
Roger Malisson – Regression
Morag Greer – A Cross At Her Head And Feet
Willis Hall – Long Winter’s Night

Flies are unpleasant insects, little more than nuisances in an ordinary house – but what happens if they develop a taste for fresh blood?

Is it possible for humans and insects to exchange bodies?

What happened to the people living on an island on the ‘wrong’ side of a Finnish town?

What was the strange face that appeared momentarily at a window of a great hall?

Is there such a thing as a ghost train?


John H Snellings – Flies: Having learned by chance of their passion for raw hamburger and (her) fresh blood, Katherine Morrow takes to feeding up her secret collection of flies with the vague intent of using the big beauties to avenge herself on appalling husband Charles. Come the night when, finding the stifling heat in their bedroom uncongenial to sleep, he ventures down into the cellar for a fan …

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