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Archive for the ‘Mary Danby’ Category

Mary Danby – The Green Ghost

Posted by demonik on September 17, 2007

Mary Danby (ed.) – The Green Ghost and Other Stories (Armada, 1989)


Terry Tapp – The Green Ghost
Rita Morris – Hallowe’en
Rosemary Timperley – The Sinister Schoolmaster
Sydney J. Bounds – Hunters’ Hill
Alison Prince – The Baby-Sitter
Tony Richards – The Sound of Sirens
Ken Burke – Dance of Death
Catherine Gleason – The Woodeaves Ghosts
Mary Danby – Lorimer’s Bride
Joyce Marsh – The Shepherd’s Dog
Terry Tapp – The Junk Room
Daphne Froome – This Book Belongs To…
Rosemary Timperley – The Murderous Ghosts
Roger Malisson – Sarah –
Ruth Cameron – A Red, Red Rose
Alan W. Lear – Whoever Heard of a Haunted Lift?
Tony Richards – The Girl in the Cellar
Catherine Gleason – The Longest Journey
Sydney J. Bounds – Spirit of the Trail
Mary Danby – The Grey Lady
John Duncan – Child of the Future
Daphne Froome – Lisa
Sydney J. Bounds – The Train Watchers
Joyce Marsh – The Warning
Catherine Gleason – House of Glass
Anon – Teeny-Tiny
Rosemary Timperley – Stella
Ann Pilling – Gibson’s
Terry Tapp – The Doll
Mary Danby – Mr. Jones
Ruth Cameron – The Ghostly Gardeners
Tony Richards – Someone Drowned
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Third Eye
Alison Prince – The Servant
Rosemary Timperley – The Thing That Went Bump in the Night
Joyce Marsh – Sir Harry Mortlake’s Clock
Sydney J. Bounds – The Haunted Circus
Catherine Gleason – The Post Room
Terry Tapp – The Day I Died
Alison Prince – Can’t Help Laughing
Ken Burke – The Return of the Lorelei
Mary Danby – The Ghost Writer

Mammoth selection from the long-running childrens series The Armada Book Of Ghost Stories (1967-1983) the first two books being edited by Christine Bernard with Danby taking over on number three (there were fifteen volumes as far as I’ve been able to establish).

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Mary Danby – 65 Great Tales Of The Supernatural

Posted by demonik on September 7, 2007

Mary Danby (ed.) – 65 Great Tales Of The Supernatural (Sundial 1979)

65 Supernatural

Robert Aickman – Ringing The Changes
A. J. Alan – My Adventure In Norfolk
S. Baring-Gould – The Leaden Ring
E. F. Benson – The Bus Conductor
Ambrose Bierce – The Middle Toe Of The Right Foot
Charles Birkin – Little Boy Blue
Algernon Blackwood – Keeping His Promise
Marjorie Bowen – Kecksies
D. K. Broster – Couching At The Door
John Burke – Don’t You Dare
Thomas Burke – The Hollow Man
A. M. Burrage – Browdean Farm
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – A Vindictive Woman
Hugh Clifford – The Ghoul
Adrian Cole – The Horror Under Penmire
F. Marion Crawford – The Upper Berth
Mary Danby – The Engelmayer Puppets
Charles Dickens – The Signal-Man
William Croft Diickinson – The House Of Balfother
Arthur Conan Doyle – The Brown Hand
Amelia B. Edwards – The Phantom Coach
Celia Fremlin – Don’t Tell Cissie
Davis Grubb – The Horsehair Trunk
John Halkin – Bobby
Pamela Hansford-Johnson – Ghost Of Honour
L. P. Hartley – Monkshood Manor
William F. Harvey – The Ankardyne Pew
Dorothy K. Haynes – Those Lights And Violins
O. Henry – The Furnished Room
William Hope Hodgson – The Whistling Room
Robert Holdstock – Magic Man
Thomas Hood – The Shade Of A Shade
Richard Hughes – A Night At A Cottage
Hammond Innes – South Sea Bubble
Washington Irving – The Spectre Bridegroom
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw
M. R. James – Lost Hearts
Gerald Kersh – Carnival On The Downs
Rudyard Kipling – The Mark Of The Beast
Nigel Kneale – Minuke
J. S. Le Fanu – An Account Of Some Strange Disturbances In Aungier Street
Kay Leith – For The Love Of Pamela
H. P. Lovecraft – The Moon-Bog
Roger Malisson – A Fair Lady
Joyce Marsh – The Master Of Blas Gwynedd
Guy de Maupassant – Who Knows?
Daphne du Maurier – The Apple Tree
E. Nesbit – John Charrington’s Wedding
Alfred Noyes – Midnight Express
Roger B. Pile – Mary
Edgar Allan Poe – The Facts In The Case Of M. Valdemar
V. S. Pritchett – A Story Of Don Juan
Saki – The Open Window
William Sansom – A Woman Seldom Found
Robert Louis Stevenson – The Body-Snatcher
Bernard Taylor – Travelling Light
Rosemary Timperley – The Deathly Silence
Mark Twain – A Ghost Story
Tim Vicary – Guest Room
H. Russell Wakefield – The Triumph Of Death
Hugh Walpole – Mrs. Lunt
Elizabeth Walter – The Hollies And The Ivy
H. G. Wells – The Red Room
Edith Wharton – All Souls’
Dennis Wheatley – The Case Of The Long Dead Lord

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Mary Danby – 65 Great Tales Of Horror

Posted by demonik on September 7, 2007

Mary Danby – 65 Great Tales Of Horror  (Sundial 1981)

65 Horror

Villiers de L’isle Adam – The Salvationists (The Torture Of hope)
Honore de Balzac – The Mysterious Mansion
E. F. Benson – Negotium Perambulans
Charles Birkin – Text For Today
Robert Bloch – Return To The Sabbath
Sydney J. Bounds – Hothouse
Ray Bradbury – The October Game
Joseph Payne Brennan – The Horror At Chilton Castle
Anthony Burgess – An American Organ
Thomas Burke – The Bird
Hortense Calisher – Heartburn
Truman Capote – Miriam
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Monster
Agatha Christie – The Last Seance
John Collier – De Mortuis
William Wilkie Collins – A Terribly Strange Bed
R. C. Cook – Green Fingers
Roald Dahl – The Landlady
Mary Danby – Nursery Tea
Monica Dickens – Activity Time
Arthur Conan Doyle – The Brazilian Cat
Stanley Ellin – The Speciality Of The House
A. E. Ellis – If Thy Right Hand Offends Thee
H. H. Ewers – The Spider
Elizabeth Fancett – Someone In The Room
William Faulkner – A Rose For Emily
C. S. Forester – The Man Who Didn’t Ask Why
Jane Gaskell – Jane
Terry Gisbourne – The Quiet Man
John B. L. Goodwin – The Cocoon
Patricia Highsmith – The Snail-Watcher
Fanny Hurst – Guilty
Henry James – The Romance Of Certain Old Clothes
Gerald Kersh – Comrade Death
Henry Kuttner – The Salem Horror
David Langford – Cold Spell
L. A. Lewis – The Meerschaum Pipe
H. P. Lovecraft – The Hound
Philip MacDonald – Our Feathered Friends
Roger Malisson – The Thirteenth Kestrel
Frederick Marryat – The Werewolf
Richard Matheson – No Such Thing As A Vampire
Guy de Maupassant – The Hand
Clive Pemberton – The Will Of Luke Carlowe
Hal Pink – The Screaming Plant
Edgar Allan Poe – The Black Cat
Seabury Quinn – The House Of Horror
Jane Rice – The Refugee
Robert Silverberg – Back From The Grave
Frances Stephens – Claws
Bram Stoker – Dracula [extract]
Theodore Sturgeon – It
Terry Tapp – See How They Run
Bernard Taylor – Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake
William F. Temple – The Whispering Gallery
Harry E. Turner – Now Showing At The Roxy
R. E. Vernede – The Finless Death
Evelyn Waugh – The Man Who Liked Dickens
Philip Welby – Buffy
H. G. Wells – Pollock And The Porroh Man
Edward Lucas White – Lukundoo
T. H. White – The Troll
Henry S. Whitehead – The Lips
Angus Wilson – Mummy To The Rescue
Alexander Woollcott – Moonlight Sonata

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Mary Danby – Realms of Darkness

Posted by demonik on September 7, 2007

Mary Danby (ed.)  – Realms of Darkness (Octopus, 1985)

Realms Of Darkness

Introduction – Christopher Lee

Martin Amis  – Denton’s Death
Anon – In the Slaughteryard
Anon – The Dead Man of Varley Grange
Robert Arthur  – Footsteps Invisible
Denys Val Baker – The Potter’s Art –
E. F. Benson – The Thing in the Hall
Ambrose Bierce – The Boarded Window
Robert Bloch – The Mannikin –
Anthony Boucher – They Bite
Elizabeth Bowen – The Demon Lover –
Marjorie Bowen – The Crown Derby Plate
Christianna Brand – The Kite
John Dickson Carr – Blind Man’s Hood
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Door
Agatha Christie – The Strange Case of Sir Arthur Carmichael
Roger Clarke – Blackberries
Adrian Cole – The Moon Web
Frederick Cowles – The Horror of Abbot’s Grange
F. Marion Crawford – The Screaming Skull
Roald Dahl – Pig
Mary Danby – Robbie
August Derleth – The Extra Passenger
William Croft Dickinson – The Witch’s Bone
Amelia B. Edwards  – The Four-Fifteen Express
A. E. Ellis – The Haunted Haven
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu – The Sexton’s Adventure
John Galt – The Black Ferry
Catherine Gleason – Friends
Winston Graham – The Circus
Davis Grubb – Where the Woodbine Twineth
Willis Hall – Waking or Sleeping
L. P. Hartley – Someone in the Lift
Dorothy K. Haynes – The Peculiar Case of Mrs. Grimmond
C. D. Heriot – The Trapdoor
Patricia Highsmith – The Day of Reckoning
George Hitchcock – An Invitation to the Hunt
Geoffrey Household – Taboo –
Washington Irving  – Guests from Gibbet Island
Margaret Irwin – The Book
W. W. Jacobs – The Three Sisters
M. R. James – The Haunted Dolls’ House.
Michael Joseph – The Yellow Cat
Stephen King – The Reaper’s Image
Sterling E. Lanier – Soldier Key
Kay Leith – The Sanguivites
L. A. Lewis – Hybrid
Frank Belknap Long – The Black Druid
F. G. Loring – The Tomb of Sarah
Agnes MacLeod – The Skeleton Hand
W. Somerset Maugham – The Man from Glasgow
Guy de Maupassant – The Hostelry
Edmund Mitchell – The Phantom of the Lake
Arthur Morrison – The Thing in the Upper Room
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
J. B. Priestley – The Demon King
Bill Pronzini – Peekaboo
Tony Richards – The Black Lake
Flavia Richardson – The Red Turret
Agnes Short – Intercom
Henry Slesar – Examination Day
Barnard Stacey – The Devil’s Ape
Bram Stoker – The Judge’s House
Terry Tapp – Polish the Lid
Alan Temperley – Evening Flight
Paul Theroux – Dengué Fever
Christine Campbell Thomson – Message for Margie
Rosemary Timperley – Harry
H. Russell Wakefield – Lucky’s Grove
Hugh Walpole  – Tarnhelm
Elizabeth Walter – The Tibetan Box
H. G. Wells – The Sea-Raiders
Simon West (August Derleth)  – A Thin Gentleman with Gloves
Dennis Wheatley – The Case of the Haunted Chateau

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Mary Danby – 65 Great Spine Chillers

Posted by demonik on September 7, 2007

Mary Danby (ed.) – 65 Great Spine Chillers (Sundial 1982, Octopus 1985)

65 Great Spinechillers

Joan Aiken – Lodgers
Cynthia Asquith – The Playfellow
Enid Bagnold – The Amorous Ghost
Denys Val Baker – The Face In The Mirror
E. F. Benson – Caterpillars
Ambrose Bierce – The Damned Thing
Algernon Blackwood – A Case Of Eavesdropping
Robert Bloch – A Home Away From Home
Elizabeth Bowen – The Cat Jumps
Gerald Bullett – Dearth’s Farm
Ramsey Campbell – Calling Card
Mark Channing – The Feet
William Charlton – Undesirable Guests
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – Shona and The Water Horse
Winston Churchill – “Man Overboard!”
Michael Cornish – Superstitious Ignorance
F. Marion Crawford – The Dead Smile
Roald Dahl – Georgy Porgy
Mary Danby – Woodman’s Knot
David Dixon – The Lodger In Room 16
Arthur Conan Doyle – The Adventure Of The Speckled Band
Elizabeth Fancett – When Morning Comes
Rick Ferreira – The Girl From Tomango
Theo Gift – Dog Or Demon?
Charlotte Perkins Gilman – The Yellow Wallpaper
Anthony Gittins – Gibbet Lane
Catherine Gleason – A Question Of Conscience
Winston Graham – The Basket Chair
Stephen Grendon (August Derleth) – The Tsanta In The Parlor
Roy Harrison – The Frogwood Roundabout
William F. Harvey – The Beast With Five Fingers
William Hope Hodgson – The Voice In The Night
M. R. James – The Ash-Tree
Jerome K. Jerome – The Dancing Partner
Glyn Jones – Jordan
David H. Keller – The Thing In The Cellar
Stephen King – Suffer The Little Children
Nigel Kneale – The Pond
Henry Kuttner – The Graveyard Rats
Perceval Landon – Thurnley Abbey
Kay Leith – Avalon Heights
H. P. Lovecraft – The Rats In The Walls
Lord Lytton – The Haunted And The Haunters
Richard Matheson – Deadline
Norman Matson – The House On Big Faraway
Ogden Nash – The Three D’s
E. Nesbit – Man-Size in Marble
Edgar Allan Poe – The Pit and The Pendulum
Tony Richards – Headlamps
Flavia Richardson – Behind The Yellow Door
Lennox Robinson – A Pair Of Muddy Shoes
Saki – The Music On The Hill
May Sinclair – The Villa Désirée
A. E. D. Smith – The Coat
Clark Ashton Smith – The Seed From The Sepulcher
Lady Eleanor Smith – Satan’s Circus
Bram Stoker – The Squaw
Terry Tapp – The Invaders
Basil Tozer – The Pioneers of Pike’s Peak
H. Russell Wakefield – Blind Man’s Buff
Evelyn Waugh – Mr. Loveday’s Little Outing
Dennis Wheatley – The Snake
Mary Williams – No Ticket
P. C. Wren – Fear
John Wyndham – Close Behind Him

Bar the odd original, Mary Danby resurrected this lot from the Fontana Ghost, Horror and Tales of Terror series’ with a few dips into her wonderful Frighteners. We’ve commented on most of these stories in the Fontana section.

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