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Archive for October, 2009

Dorothy L. Sayers – Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror: 3rd Series

Posted by demonik on October 19, 2009

Dorothy L. Sayers – Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror: 3rd Series (Gollancz, 1934)

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1. Detection  and Mystery

2. Mystery and Horror

A.J. Alan – The 19 Club
Martin Armstrong – Sombrero
John  Betjeman – Lord Mount Prospect
Algernon Blackwood – The Wendigo
Ann Bridge – The Song in the House
D.K. Broster – Couching at the Door
Thomas Burke – The Dumb Wife
A.M. Burrage – The Bargain
A.E. Coppard – Arabesque: the Mouse
Oswald Couldrey – The Mistaken Fury
E. M. Delafield – Sophy Mason Comes Back
Lord Dunsany – Our Distant Cousins
J.F. Dwyer – A Jungle Graduate
Leonora Gregory – The Scoop
Alan Griff – The House of Desolation
L.P. Hartley – The Island
W.F. Harvey – Double Demon
Margaret Irwin – The Book
W.W. Jacobs – The Interruption
M.R. James – The Diary of Mr. Poynter
Cyril Landon – You’ll Come to the Tree in the End
John Metcalfe – Time-Fuse
J. C. Moore – Decay
Claire D. Pollexen – Stowaway
Arthur Quilter-Couch – A Pair of Hands
R.E. Roberts – The Hill
Naomi Royde-Smith – The Pattern
Herbert Shaw – What Can a Dead Man Do?
V. Sheehan – The Virtuoso
Lady Eleanor Smith – No Ships Pass
Sir Frederick Treves – The Idol With Hands of Clay
H. R. Wakefield – The Frontier Guards
H.G. Wells – The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham
B. A. Williams – Witch-Trot Pond
Clarence Winchester – Anniversary

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Dorothy L Sayers – Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror: 2nd Series

Posted by demonik on October 19, 2009

Dorothy L Sayers (ed.) –  Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror: 2nd Series (Gollancz, July, 1931)

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Dorothy L. Sayers – Introduction

1. Detection & Mystery (25 stories by Sayers, M. P. Shiel, H. C. Bailey, Robert Barr, Mrs. Belloc Lowdnes & Co.)

2. Mystery and Horror:

A.J. Alan – My Adventure in Norfolk
Stacy Aumonier – Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty
R. H. Barham – The Leech of Folkestone
Max Beerbohm – A.V. Laider
E.F. Benson – The Room in the Tower
J.D. Beresford – Cut-Throat Farm
Ambrose  Bierce – The Damned Thing
Algernon Blackwood – Secret Worship
Mrs. E. Bland  (Edith Nesbit) – No. 17
Douglas G. Browne – The Queer Door
A.M. Burrage – The Waxwork
Wilkie Collins – Mad Monkton
Alan Cunningham – The Haunted Ships
Clemence Dane – The King Waits
Walter de la Mare – The Tree
S.L. Dennis – The Second Awakening of a Magician
Charles Dickens – No.1 Branch Line: The Signalman
Ford Madox Ford – Reisenberg
Violet Hunt – The Prayer
W.F. Harvey – The Beast With Five Fingers
Holloway Horn – The Old Man
W.W. Jacobs – The Well
Edgar Jepson – The Resurgent Mysteries
J.S. Le Fanu – Mr. Justice Harbottle
E. Bulwer-Lytton – The Haunted and the Haunters
Arthur Machen – The Great Return
Frederick Marryat – The Story of the Greek Slave
John Masefield – Anty Blight
John Metcalfe – The Double Admiral
Mrs. Oliphant – The Library Window
Barry Pain – Rose,  Rose
Eden Phillpotts – The Iron Pineapple
Edgar Allan Poe – Berenice
Sir A. Quiller-Couch – The Roll-Call of the Reef
Naomi Royde-Smith – Mangaroo
Saki – Sredni Vashtar
Mary Shelley – The Mortal Immortal
M. P. Shiel – The Primate of the Rose
Henry Spicer – Called to the Rescue
Hugh Walpole – The Enemy
H. G. Wells – The Inexperienced Ghost
Edward Lucas White – Lukundoo

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Dorothy L. Sayers – Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery & Horror

Posted by demonik on October 18, 2009

Dorothy L. Sayers – Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery & Horror (Gollancz, September 1928)

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Margaret Oliphant – The Open Door
Charles Dickens – Story of the Bagman’s Uncle
Charles Collins & Charles Dickens- The Trial for Murder
M. R. James – Martin’s Close
Oliver Onions – Phantas
Robert Hichens – How Love Came to Professor Guildea
Saki – The Open Window
Arthur Machen – The Black Seal
Sax Rohmer – Tcheriapin
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw
A. J. Alan – The Hair
E. F. Benson – Mrs. Amworth
Ambrose Bierce – Moxon’s Master
Jerome J. Jerome – The Dancing Partner
Robert Louis Stevenson – Thrawn Janet
R. H. Benson – Father Meuron’s Tale
Marjorie Bowen – The Avenging of Ann Leete
J. F. Sullivan –  The Man With A Malady
William Fryer Harvey – August Heat
Morley Roberts – The Anticipator
Joseph Conrad – The Brute
May Sinclair – Where Their Fire Is Not Quenched
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu – Green Tea
J. D. Beresford – The Misanthrope
John Metcalfe – The Bad Lands
Alfred M. Burrage – Nobody’s House
Arthur Quiller-Couch – The Seventh Man
N. Royde-Smith – Proof
Walter de la Mare – Seaton’s Aunt
Michael Arlen – The Gentleman From America
R. Ellis Roberts – The Narrow Way
Traditional – Sawney Beane
Bram Stoker – The Squaw
Violet Hunt – The Corsican Sisters
Barry Pain – The End of A Show
H. G. Wells – The Cone
Ethel Colburn Mayne – The Separate Room

The first of three epic volumes in this classic series; stories listed are the Mystery & Horror content only.  Series II and III to follow ASAP

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Edmund Crispin – Best Tales of Terror

Posted by demonik on October 18, 2009

Edmund Crispin [Robert Bruce Montgomery] – Best Tales of Terror (Faber and Faber, 1962)

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Edmund Crispin – Introduction

Ray Bradbury – The Emissary
Evelyn Waugh  – The Man Who Liked Dickens
L. P. Hartley – A Summons
L. T. C. Rolt – The Mine
John Collier – Bird of Prey
Roald Dahl – Royal Jelly
Robert Aickman – Ringing the Changes
John Metcalfe  – Mr. Meldrum’s Mania
Elizabeth Jane Howard – Three Miles Up
J. G. Ballard – Manhole 69
James E. Gunn – The Misogynist
Ray Bradbury – The Next in Line

thanks to allthingshorror for reminding me of this one’s existence

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Edmund Crispin – Best Tales of Terror 2

Posted by demonik on October 18, 2009

Edmund Crispin [Robert Bruce Montgomery] – Best Tales of Terror 2 (Faber and Faber, 1965)

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Edmund Crispin – Foreword

Ambrose Bierce – Moxon’s Master
M. R. James – A Warning to the Curious
William Hope Hodgson – The Voice in the Night
John Metcalfe – Time-Fuse
Lord Dunsany – The Electric King
Nugent Barker – Curious Adventure of Mr. Bond
W. F. Harvey – The Dabblers
John Keir Cross – “Happy Birthday, Dear Alex”
Ray Bradbury – The Small Assassin
H. Russell Wakefield – The Frontier Guards
Elizabeth Bowen – The Cat Jumps
Anthony Boucher – They Bite
L. P. Hartley – The Two Vaynes
Kit Reed – Tell Me, Doctor – Please

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Vere H. Collins – More Ghosts and Marvels

Posted by demonik on October 16, 2009

Vere H. Collins – More Ghosts and Marvels: A Selection Of Uncanny Tales from Sir Walter Scott to Michael Arlen (H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1927)

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Sir Walter Scott – The Tapestried Chamber
Edgar Allan Poe – The Facts In The Case Of M. Valdemar
Elizabeth Gaskell – The Old Nurses Story
Charles Dickens – No. 1 Branch Line: The Signalman
J. Sheridan Le Fanu – Squire Toby’s Will
George MacDonald – The Lady In The Mirror
Walter Besant & James Rice – The Case Of Mr. Lucraft
Henry James – The Great Good Place
F. Marion Crawford – The Upper Berth
Arthur Machen – The Novel Of The White Powder
H. G. Wells – The Door In The Wall
E. F. Benson – Negotium Perambulans
Algernon Blackwood – Running Wolf
Lord Dunsany – The Bureau D’Exchange De Main
Katherine Fullerton Gerould – Loquier’s Third Act
Michael Arlen – The Ancient Sin
Maurice Baring – Venus
R. S. Hawker – The Bothanon Ghost
John Metcalfe – Nightmare Jack
May Sinclair – Where Their Fire Is Not Quenched

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Ramsey Campbell – New Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos

Posted by demonik on October 15, 2009

Ramsey Campbell (ed.) – New Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos (Grafton, 1980)

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Ramsey Campbell – Introduction

Stephen King – Crouch End
A. A. Attanasio – The Star Pools
Brian Lumley – The Second Wish
Frank Belknap Long – Dark Awakening
Basil Copper – Shaft Number 247
T. E. D. Klein – Black Man with a Horn
H. P. Lovecraft & Martin S. Warnes – The Black Tome of Alsophocus
David Drake – Than Curse the Darkness
Ramsey Campbell – The Faces at Pine Dunes
Notes on Contributors

Blurb:
RETURN TO THE CAVES OF ABOMINATION

Mythmaker, visionary, conjuror of nightmare, outsider in his own century, H. P. Lovecraft called a whole universe into being: Great Cthulhu, the blind idiot god Azathoth, the sunken realm of R’Iyeh, the infamous Necronomicon – a world peopled with a festering pantheon of creatures who stalked upon the Earth before humanity’s spanning …

In their own startlingly modern interpretations of the Cthulhu Mythos, these contemporary adepts of abomination will guide you to the caves of abject, unrelenting terror, where vast unspeakable presences wait in the clammy darkness. Then they will turn off the lights …

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John Llewellyn Probert – Against the Darkness

Posted by demonik on October 11, 2009

John Llewellyn Probert – Against the Darkness (Screaming Dreams, 2009)


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blurb:
Not Your Run-Of-The-Mill Mysteries…..

A gymnasium that can suck the life from you
A grand piano with a deadly secret
Zombie Vikings buried on a Somerset beach
A wedding reception where the guests get eaten – by the bride
A cathedral harbouring an unspeakable evil to be unleashed live on ‘Songs of Praise’
A haunted comprehensive school with a history of appalling violence

Not Your Run-Of-The-Mill Investigators….

Mr Massene Henderson lives in a huge mansion in the Welsh mountains, has a wardrobe filled with far too many velvet smoking jackets, and thinks nothing of despatching the denizens of hell he encounters with incantations, spells, or if necessary a very big gun.

Miss Samantha Jephcott wears a lot of black, works in middle management, doesn’t know she’s psychic, doesn’t believe in the paranormal, and doesn’t have any idea that she’s about to have the most exciting year of her life.

Not Your Run-Of-The-Mill Short Story Collection…

John Llewellyn Probert’s ‘Against the Darkness’ brings together the first eleven cases of this unlikely couple. Join them as their adventures take them from North Wales to New York, Ross-on-Wye to Reykjavik, Portishead to Paris, and on a very brief trip at over a hundred miles an hour through Weston super-Mare. The volume also contains an introduction by the author and extensive notes on the writing of the tales themselves. All this and instructions on how to play the theme from a famous Italian horror film on the piano. What more could you want?

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Trisha Telep – Love Bites: Vampire Romance 2

Posted by demonik on October 11, 2009

Trisha Telep (ed.) – Love Bites: The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 (Robinson, 2009)

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Cover design: JoeRoberts.co.uk

Jordan Summers – Paris After Dark
Deborah Cooke – Coven Of Mercy
Karen MacInerney – Cirque De La Nuit
Caitlin Kittredge – Perdition
Dina James – Deliver Us From Evil
Camille Bacon-Smith – Blood And Thyme
Rosemary Laurey – Into The Mists Forever
Patti O’Shea – Blood Feud
Angie Fox – Love Bites
Caitlin Kiernan – Flotsam
Jamie Leigh Hansen – The Murder King’s Woman
Carole Nelson Douglas Butterfly Kisses
Diane Whiteside – Crimson Kisses
Jaye Wells – Vampsploitation
Stacia Kane – Trust Me
Jennifer Ashley – The Scotsman And The Vamp
Justine Musk – I Need More You
Jennifer St. Giles – Point Of No Return
Dawn Cook [Kim Harrison] – With Friends Like These
Nancy Holder – Blood Gothic
Larissa Ione – Eternity Embraced
Jeanne Stein – The Ghost Of Leadville
Tiffany Trent – The Vampire, The Witch, And The Yenko
Ann Aguirre – Circle Unbroken
Devon Monk – Skein Of Sunlight

Blurb:
A wonderful variety of compellingly original vampire stories, many of them wholly unexpected, from award-winning, New York Times bestselling authors. There are typical vampires who would be right at home in a horror story or a gothic romance; historical vampires; contemporary, gritty, urban vampires; fang-in-cheek comedy; boy-meets-girl sweetheart stories (if a little bloodier!); and erotic tales of inhuman passions and midnight pleasures. Look out, too, for stand-alone stories relating to existing series and characters of contributing authors, or stories which develop more fully characters who have only walk-on parts in those authors’ longer fiction. Includes writing by big-name authors such as Jennifer Ashley, Kim Harrison writing as Dawn Cook, Caitlin Kittredge, Diane Whiteside and Eileen Wilks.

Much better cover! i’m almost certain it’s a Joe Roberts job – Mammoth Book Of Vampire Romance certainly was and he’s been responsible for many of the best Robinsons in recent years. Nancy Holder’s Blood Gothic first appeared in Stephen Jones’ Mammoth Book Of Vampires (Robinson, 1992) via Charles L. Grant’s Shadows 8.

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Trisha Telep – Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance

Posted by demonik on October 10, 2009

“Boo hoo, it’s killing Dark Fantasy!” – BFS poster
“Sure hope so” – demonik, vault.

Trisha Telep (ed.) – The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance (Robinson, 2009)

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24 new short stories from the hottest names
Fall in love with someone out of this world.

The Temptation of Robin Green – Carrie Vaughn
Succubus Seduction – Cheyenne McCray
Paranormal Romance Blues – Kelley Armstrong
John Doe – Anna Windsor
Taking Hold – Anya Bast
How to Date a Super Hero – Jean Johnson
Daniel – C.T Adams & Cathy Clamp
Light Through Fog – Holly Lisle
The Tuesday Encounters – Mary Jo Putney
Trinity Blue – Eve Silver
The Grace of Small Magics – Ilona Andrews
Once a Demon – Dina James
Night Vision – Maria V. Snyder
Pele’s Tears’ – Catherine Mulvany
Pack – Jeaniene Frost
When Gargoyles Fly – Lori Devoti
The Lighthouse Keeper and His Wife – Sara Mackensie
Blood Song – Lynda Hilburn
The Princess and the Peas – Alyssa Day
At Second Bite – Michelle Rowen
Blue Crush – Rachel Caine
The Wager – Sherrilyn Kenyon
In Sheep’s Clothing – Meljean Brook
The Dream Catcher – Allyson James

Press release blurb:

If love transcends all boundaries then paranormal romance is its logical conclusion. From the biggest names around, here are 24 tales to take you to another time and place.

Let Alyssa Day, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Cheyenne McCray, Jeaniene Frost, Ilona Andrews, Kelley Armstrong, Maria V. Snyder, Carrie Vaughn, Allyson James Marland and others show you powers beyond your wildest imaginings.

Within these pages mythical beasts, magical creatures of all shapes and sizes, heart-stoppingly handsome ghosts, angels, and mortals with extra-sensitive sensory perception play out the themes of extraordinary desires.

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