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R. Chetwynd-Hayes & Stephen Jones – Tales to Freeze the Blood

Posted by demonik on May 8, 2009

R. Chetwynd-Hayes & Stephen Jones – Tales to Freeze the Blood: More Great Ghost Stories (Carroll & Graf, 2006)

Foreword – Stephen Jones
Introduction – R. Chetwynd-Hayes

O. Henry – The Furnished Room
Ambrose Bierce – The Night Doings At “Deadman’s”
Sydney J. Bounds – A Little Night Fishing
Anon – Not Yet Solved
Guy de Maupassant – The Hostelry
Mrs Claxton – The Grey Cottage
Mrs Crowe – Round The Fire
F. Marion Crawford – The Doll’s Ghost
J. S. Le Fanu – Madam Crowl’s Ghost
Mary Elizabeth Braddon – The Cold Embrace
Anon – At Ravenholme Junction
Amelia B. Edwards – How The Third Floor Knew The Potteries
Sir Richard Burton – The Saving Of A Soul
Fritz Hopman – The Bearer Of The Message
M. R. James – Canon Alberic’s Scrap-Book
E. & H. Heron – The Story Of Medhans Lea
Richard Middleton – The Passing Of Edward
E. Owens Blackbourne – An Unsolved Mystery
Emily Bronte – The Horrors Of Sleep
Tony Richards – Streets Of The City
Mary E. Penn – In The Dark
Steve Rasnic Tem – Shadows On The Grass
Rick Kennett – The Roads Of Donnington
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Day That Father Brought Something Home

Blurb:

With twenty-four more chilling tales culled from the Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories series, edited from 1972 to 1984 by acclaimed horror fiction writer and anthologist R. Chetwynd-Hayes, this follow-up to 2004’s Great Ghost Stories features rarities and classics from the masters of the ghost story like O. Henry, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, M.R. James, and Guy de Maupassant, as well as haunting stories from lesser-known greats.

From a dead man emerging from a hole in the cabin floor in Ambrose Bierce’s The Night-Doings at ‘Deadman’s’ and Mrs. Crowe’s tale of supernatural experiences in polite Victorian society, to Richard Burton’s “authentic” account of a haunting in the Castle of Weixelstein in 1559 to Emily Bronte’s poem The Horrors of Sleep about a mystic world that exists just beyond the frontiers of ours, this collection resurrects two dozen eerie tales of suspense and horror.

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