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H. D. Thomson – Great Book Of Thrillers

Posted by demonik on September 18, 2007

H. Douglas Thomson (ed.) – The Great Book Of Thrillers (Odhams, n.d.)

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Introduction

Stories Of Mystery And Adventure

A. J. Alan – H2, Etc.
Michael Arlen – The Smell In The Library
W. E. Aytoun – The Man In The Bell
Honore De Balzac – The Mysterious Mansion
Marjorie Bowen – The Folding Doors
Wilkie Collins – The Lady Of Glenwith Grange
J. S. Fletcher – The New Sun
Val Gielgud – Hot Water
L. P. Hartley – The Island
Nathaniel Hawthorne – Edward Randolph’s Portrait
Washington Irving – The Spectre Bridegroom
Frederick Marryat – The Story Of The Greek Slave
Prosper Merimee – The Blue Room
E. Phillips Oppenheim – The Cafe Of Terror
Edgar Allan Poe – The Facts In The Case Of M. Valdemar
Hugh Walpole – The Tarn
Samuel Warren – The Resurrectionist

Stories Of Crime And Detection

Anthony Berkeley – The Avenging Chance
Agatha Christie – The Witness For The Prosecution
G. D. H. & M. Cole – A Lesson In Crime
Freeman Wills Croft – Mr. Pembleton’s Commission
Gilbert Frankau – Who Killed Castelvetri
R. Austin Freeman – The Aluminium Dagger
Herbert Jenkins – The Gylston Slander
Maurice LeBlanc – Arsene Lupin In Paris
Baroness Orczy – The Fenchurch Street Mystery
Eden Phillpotts – Peacock House
John Rhode – The Vanishing Dagger
Dorothy L. Sayes – Bitter Almonds

Stories Of The Supernatural

E. F. Benson – The Gardener
Anon – A Spanish Ghost Story
Ambrose Bierce – Staley Fleming’s Hallucination
Catherine Crowe – The Italian’s Story
Daniel Defoe – The Ghost Of Dorothy Dingley
Charles Dickens – To Be Taken With A Grain Of Salt
Amelia B. Edwards – The Phantom Coach
Sheridan Le Fanu – Madam Crowl’s Ghost
Jeffrey Farnol – Black Coffee
John Galt – The Black Ferry
Theophile Gautier – The Dreamland Bride
Gerald Griffin – The Dilemma Of Phadrig
James Hogg – Mary Burnet
W. W. Jacobs – The Three Sisters
Arthur Machen – The Bowmen
Norman MacLeod – The Doctor’s Ghost
Walter De La Mare – Mr. Kempe
Sir Walter Scott – The Tapestried Chamber
H. Russell Wakefield – The Frontier Guards
H. G. Wells – The Red Room
Oscar Wilde – The Spinx Without A Secret

Despite that inexcusable dip in the middle, an enterprising selection. Something I adore about these are the little plot outlines against each story on the contents pages.

To prove that Man has a soul – that was Mr. Kempe’s terrifying problem. And there was danger for the stranger on the cliffside where he lived.

The frightful ordeal of a man at the mercy of an iron-tongued monster in a belfry.

How a respectable young medical student became for one night a body-stealer, and what fears and horrors assailed him during his gruesome adventure in a moonlit graveyard

Saves me the job!

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