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Paul Finch [ed.] – Terror Tales of North West England

Posted by demonik on October 23, 2019

Paul Finch [ed.] – Terror Tales of North West England (Telos, 2019)


Neil Williams

Jason Gould – Normal Bones
The Lost Lads of Rivington
Cate Gardner – The Mute Swan
The Resurrection Men
Simon Kurt Unsworth – Factory Rook
Night Fall’s Over Pendle
John Travis – Tight Straws and Wire Mesh
The Lancashire Boggarts
Edward Pearce – A Weekend Break
Lord Combermere’s Ghost
David A. Riley – Writer’s Cramp
Screaming Skulls
Christopher Harman – Wet Jenny
Land of Monsters
Stephen Gallagher – The Drain
Chingle Hell
Peter Bell – Only Sleeping
Of Gods and Ghosts
Sam Stone – Peeling the Layers
The Borgias of the Slums
Ramsey Campbell – Root Cause
The Horror at the Gatehouse
Anna Taborska – Formby Point
Hill of Mysteries
Simon Bestwick – Below
The Vengeance of Bannister Doll
Solomon Strange – Old Huey
A Vision of His Own Destruction
Paul Finch – The Upper Tier

Blurb:

England’s majestic Northwest, land of rain-washed skies, dark forests and brooding, windswept hills. Famous too for its industrial blight and brutal persecutions; a realm where skulls scream and witches wail, gallows creak and grave-robbers prowl the long, black nights …

The hideous scarecrows of Lune
The heathen rite at Knowsley
The revenge killings in Preston
The elegant ghost of Combermere
The berserk boggart of Moston
The malformed brute on Mann
The walking dead at Haigh Hall

And many more chilling tales by Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Gallagher, Sam Stone, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Cate Gardner and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.

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Dave Brzeski [ed] – Shadmocks and Shivers: New Tales Inspired by the Stories of R. Chetwynd-Hayes

Posted by demonik on October 19, 2019

Dave Brzeski [ed] – Shadmocks and Shivers: New Tales Inspired by the Stories of R. Chetwynd-Hayes (Shadow Publishing, Oct. 2019)

Jim Pitts

Dave Brzeski – Foreword

Cardinal Cox – Monster Rights
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Gibbering Ghoul of Gomershal
Tina Rath – An Episode in the Life
Simon Clark – Murder Machines
Adrian Cole – Shadmocks only Whistle
Marion Pitman – A Day with the Professor
John Llewellyn Probert – Madame Orloff’s Last Stand
Fred Adams, jnr. – Family Plot
Josh Reynolds – The Creeping Crawlers of Clavering
I. A. Watson – Mr. Begot’s Bespoke Mantles
William Meikle – Temptations Unlimited
Theresa Derwin – Single and Sparkly Dot Com
Pauline Dungate – Fetch!
John Linwood Grant – Marjorie Learns to Fly
Stephen Laws – Fire Damage

Robert Pohle – My Necromance with Chetwynd-Hayes’s Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories
Contributors

Blurb
Stories inspired by “The Prince of Chill”
Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes, England’s very own Prince of Chill would have been 100 years old in 2019.
To celebrate this, 15 of the finest authors in the supernatural genre have come together to pen new tiles of ‘The Monster Club’, ‘Clavering Grange’, ‘Temptations Unlimited,’ ‘Madame Orloff’, Vampires, Ghosts and, of course, Shadmocks!

 

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Mike Ashley [ed.] – The Platform Edge

Posted by demonik on May 21, 2019

Mike Ashley [ed.] – The Platform Edge: Uncanny Tales of the Railways (British Library, 2019)

Enrique Bernardou

Mike Ashley – Introduction

Departures in the Light:

Victor L. Whitechurch – The Strange Story of Engine Number 651
Zoe Dana Underhill – The Conductor’s Story
Anonymous – A Desperate Run
W. G. Kelly – A Smoking Ghost
L. G. Moberby – A Strange Night
Huan Mee – The Tragedy in the Train
Mary Louisa Molesworth – The Man with the Cough
Perceval Landon – Tailhead
Edgar Wallace – The Barford Snake
Dinah Castle – A Ghost on the Train

Approaches in the Dark:

Rosemary Timperley – The Underground People
T. G. Jackson – A Romance of the Piccadilly Tube
E. F. Benson – In The Tube
A. J. Deutsch – A Subway Named Möbius
Michael Vincent – The Last Train
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Underground

Return to the Light?

F. Scott Fitzgerald – A Short Trip Home
Ramsey Campbell – The Companion

Blurb:
The Platform Edge is a collection of the greatest stories of strange happenings on the tracks.
In this express service into the unknown, passengers join the jostling of the daily commute, a subway car disappears into another dimension without a trace, while a tragic derailment on a lonely hillside in the Alps torments the locals with its nightly repetition.
From the open railways of Europe and America to the pressing dark of the London Underground, The Platform Edge is the perfect travelling companion for unforgettable journeys into the supernatural.

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Mike Ashley [ed.] – Doorway To Dilemma

Posted by demonik on May 21, 2019

Mike Ashley [ed.] – Doorway To Dilemma: Bewildering Tales of Dark Fantasy (British Library, 2019)


Mauricio Villamayer

Mike Ashley – Introduction

Fitz- James O’ Brien – What Was It?
Morley Roberts – The Anticipator
Frank R. Stockton – The Lady, or the Tiger?
Frank R. Stockton – The Discourager of Hesitancy
Arthur Machen – The White People
Mary E. Wilkins – The Prism
Cleveland Moffat – The Mysterious Card
Cleveland Moffat – The Mysterious Card Unveiled
H. G. Wells – A Moonlight Fable
Catherine Wells – Fear
Madeline Yale Wynne – The Little Room
Madeline Yale Wynne – The Sequel to the Little Room
David H. Keller – The Thing in the Cellar
Thomas Burke – Johnson Looked Back” – THOMAS BURKE
Muriel Campbell Dyar – The Woman in Red
Muriel Campbell Dyar – Unmasked
Lucy Clifford – The New Mother
Lord Dunsany – The Hoard of the Gibbelins
Mary E. Counselman – The Three Marked Pennies

Blurb:

“The events which I purpose detailing are of so extraordinary a character that I am quite prepared to meet with an unusual amount of incredulity and scorn…”

Welcome to the realm of Dark Fantasy, where the weird prevails and accounts of unanswerable dilemma find their home. Gathered within these pages are twisted yarns, encounters with logic-defying creatures and nightmarish fables certain to perplex and beguile.

So join us as we journey across the threshold, deep into the Library’s vaults where nineteen deliciously dark and totally dumbfounding stories await. These tales, plucked from long-lost literary magazines and anthologies spring to life again to embody this most mesmerising of genres.

About the author: Mike Ashley is one of the foremost historians of popular fiction with a specialism in the rare and forgotten short fiction of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His Tales of the Weird anthologies include Glimpses of the Unknown: Lost Ghost Stories and The Platform Edge: Uncanny Tales of the Railways.

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Mike Ashley [ed.] – Glimpses of the Unknown: Lost Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on May 21, 2019

Mike Ashley [ed.] – Glimpses of the Unknown: Lost Ghost Stories (British Library, 2018)

Mike Ashley – Introduction

Hugh E. Wright – On the Embankment
Elsie Norris – The Mystery of the Gables
Austin Philips – The Missing Word
Huan Mee – Phantom Death
Firth Scott – The Wraith of the Rapier
James Barr – The Soul of Maddalina Tonelli
Jack Edwards – Haunted!
Percy James Brebner – Our Strange Traveller
Guy Thorne – A Regent of Love Rhymes
Francis Xavier – Amid the Trees
Mary Schultze – The River’s Edge
Mary Reynolds – A Futile Ghost
Lumley Deakin – Ghosts
Elizabeth Jordan – Kearney
Philippa Forest – When Spirits Steal
Eric Purves – The House of the Black Evil
E. F. Benson – The Woman in the Veil
F. Britten Austin – The Treasure of the Tombs

Blurb:
A figure emerges from a painting to pursue a bitter vengeance: the last transmission at a dying man haunts the airwaves, seeking to reveal his murderer; a treasure hunt disturbs an ancient presence in the silence of a lost tomb…
From the vaults of the British Library comes a new anthology celebrating the best works of forgotten, never before republished supernatural fiction from the early 20th century.
Waiting within are malevolent spirits eager to possess the living and mysterious spectral guardians — a diverse host of phantoms exhumed from the rare pages of literary magazines and newspaper serials to thrill once more.

Mike Ashley is the author and editor of more than one hundred books, and is one of the foremost historians of popular fiction. He is series consultant for British Library Science Fiction Classics and his books include Adventures in The Strand, Out of This World, and The Age of Storytellers: British Popular Fiction Magazines 1880-1950. His multi-volume history of science fiction magazines is published by Liverpool University Press.

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Justin Marriott (ed.) Pulp Horror #8

Posted by demonik on March 9, 2019

Justin Marriott (ed.) Pulp Horror #8 (Dec. 2018)

Cover painting:  Rik Rawlings

Justin Marriott – EC Lives!
Justin Marriott – Pulp Horror Reviews
Justin Marriott – Crocodile Fears
Ben Spurling – Sabat: The Man In Black
Jim O’ Brien – Daniel Farson’s World Of Horror
Tom Tesarek – Started So Late, Finished So Soon: Tom Reamy
Andreas Decker – A Short History Of The Silber Grusel-Krimi
Justin Marriott – Dobson’s Challenge: Pulp Horror Reviews II
Justin Marriott – The Hell-Fire Gallery
Morgan Holmes – Shapes Of Midnight: Joseph Payne Brennan

Available from an Am*z*n near you.

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Justin Marriott (ed) – Pulp Horror 6

Posted by demonik on August 10, 2017

 

Available now from a  Paperback Fanatic  near you!

Justin Marriott (ed) – Pulp Horror 6

The Postbag Of Horror. Mark Savage, John Fennessy, Tom Tesarek, Nigel Taylor.
Justin Marriott – The Axeman Cometh: A Visual Guide To Berni Wrightson
Jim O’Brien – 1977: Year Of The Mad Dogs
Tom Tesarek – Rumour, Fear And The Madness Of Crowds: Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting Of Hill House
Justin Marriott/ Kev Demant – Peter Saxon: The Disorientated Man/ A Saxon Horde
Justin Marriott -The Pack: Killer Dogs In Horror Thrillers
Andreas Decker – Wolfhart Luther and his Little Horror Empire; Dr. Morton
Justin Marriott – The Nazi Leprechauns Made me Do It. Sneak preview of Grady Hendrix’s Paperbacks From Hell

120+ bound pages of the rabid, the perverse, the horrific and festering!

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Clarence Paget – The 30th Pan Book Of Horror Stories

Posted by demonik on July 22, 2017

Clarence Paget  (ed.) – The 30th Pan Book Of Horror Stories (Pan, 1989)

Stephen King – The Lawnmower Man
Murray Pickles – Bobby Blue Eyes
David Williamson – The Too Good Samaritan
David Williamson – The Not So Good Samaritan
Jack Wainer – Princess
Alan Temperley – Revenge Of The Kittiwake
Rosemary Timperley – Unknown Territory
Rosemary Timperley – Little Boy Haunted
Christopher Fowler – Cooking The Books
Norman P. Kaufman – Vivisectionists
Jack Wainer – Trust Me Game
William Davidson – No Room At The Flat
B. Seshadri – The Cry Of The Churail
Stephen Edwards – The Scene Of The Crime
Jonathan Cruise – ….. And The Sea Shall Give Up Its Dead

With grateful thanks to Johnny Mains!

See also the PBOH30 thread on the Vault forum

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Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of Cornwall

Posted by demonik on May 11, 2017

Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of Cornwall (Telos, May, 2017)

Neil Williams

Mark Morris – We Who Sing Beneath the Ground
Golden Days of Terror
Ray Cluley – In the Light of St Ives
Morgawr Rising
Reggie Oliver – Trouble at Botathan
From the Lady Downs
John Whitbourn – ‘Mebyon versus Suna’
The Serpent of Pengersick
Paul Edwards – The Unseen
Finned Angels, Fish-Tailed Devils
Jacqueline Simpson – Dragon Path
Jamaica Inn
Paul Finch – The Old Traditions Are Best
Guardians of the Castle
Mark Valentine – The Uncertainty of All Earthly Things
The Hooper
Kate Farrell – His Anger Was Kindled
The Bodmin Fetch
DP Watt – Four Windows and a Door
Owlman
Steve Jordan – Claws
The Cursing Psalm
Adrian Cole – A Beast by Any Other Name
Of the Demon, Tregeagle
Mark Samuels – Moon Blood-Red, Tide Turning
Slaughter at Penryn
Sarah Singleton – The Memory of Stone
Queen of the Wind
Ian Hunter – Shelter from the Storm
The Voice in the Tunnels
Thana Niveau – Losing Its Identity

Blurb:
Cornwall, England’s most scenic county: windswept moors; rugged cliffs; and wild, foaming seas. But smugglers and wreckers once haunted its hidden coves, mermaid myths abound, pixie lore lingers, henges signal a pagan past, and fanged beasts stalk the ancient, overgrown lanes …

The serpent woman of Pengersick
The screaming demon of Land’s End
The nightmare masquerade at Padstow
The feathered horror of Mawnan
The terrible voice at St Agnes
The ritual slaughter at Crantock
The hoof-footed fetch of Bodmin Moor

And many more chilling tales by Mark Morris, Ray Cluley, Reggie Oliver, Sarah Singleton, Mark Samuels, Thana Niveau and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.

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Paperback Fanatic 36, Pulp Horror 5, Men of Violence 6!

Posted by demonik on March 20, 2017

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #36 (March, 2017)

Full colour 100 glossy page paperback!

Fanatical Thoughts. Editorial
Fanatical Mails. Graham Andrews, Andy Boot, Clive Davies, Scott Carlson, Stuart Williams, Tom Tesarek, Nigel Taylor.
Tom Tesarek – Us or Them?
Tom Tesarek experiences a paperback bad trip when he drops three volumes of Us
Rob Matthews – Gold Medal Classic Murder Trials
Rob checklists a rarely discussed slice of true-crime courtesy of the iconic Gold Medal.
Tom Tesarek – Arizona: A Book Odyssey
Tom Tesarek ‘s epic voyage of self-discovery and paperbacks is a Homer’s Odyssey for the Paperback fanatic.
Jim O’Brien – The Tale Of Two Dark Angels
Jim O’Brien looks at the Dark Angel series including its origins in a newspaper strip and the evolution of the African-American heroine in 70’s popular culture.
Artists Assemble #5: Screaming Metal
French artists of the Metal Hurlant/ Heavy Metal school forever changed the world of fantasy art in the mid-70’s.
Graham Andrews – The Pantastic Saint
Graham Andrews goes undercover to investigate the earliest paperback editions of the famous spy character and his creator.
Justin Marriott – Thud And Blunder
The Fanatic does battle with Lin Carter’s Year’s Best Fantasy series.
Paul Bishop – Get Your Motor Running
The actor and author makes his Fanatic debut with a look at the depiction of outlaw bikers in men’s adventure magazines.
Jack Chalker – The Discovery At Red Hook
A reprint of “Irwin Binkin meets H. P. Lovecraft” with an obscure but relevant HPL reference in the title.
Justin Marriott (ed) – Pulp Horror 5 (March, 2017)


Full colour 96 glossy page paperback!

A Visual Guide To Frankenstein. 35 pages of the famous monster in comics, magazines and books.
The Tie-Ins of Frankenstein. A look at the link between the film and book versions of the monster.
The Lost World Of Frankenstein. Pulp-meister Andreas Decker looks at the German editions of Don Glut’s New Adventures Of Frankenstein series.
Mister Frankenstein. An Interview with Frankenstein’s most famous fan and collector.
In The Shadows. David A. Sutton traces the development of the British small press across two important decades.
Straight From The Satyr’s Mouth. Pulp Horror interviews David Sutton about horror in the seventies and his own publishing imprint.
Leslie Whitten: Night Stalker. Tom Tesarek looks at an early example of the contemporary vampire novel.
The Michelangelo’s of Mutilation & Misogyny: Two volumes of Sex and Horror collect the outrageous cover art that appeared on Italian comic books.
The Wicca Man. The occult fiction of Stewart Farrer, a leading light in the Wicca movement.
David Morrell’s The Totem: A Review
Justin Marriott [ed] – Men Of Violence #6 (March, 2017)

40 pages, B/W. That old school fast, furious, cheap ‘n nasty vibe.

Danger Diabolical. Review of Bob & Dusty Sang’s Deadly Companions
Letters of Violence. Just the one supportive communique from Clive Davies.
Dennison’s Army. Adam Lassiter’s ’80’s Men’s Adventure series.
Bloody Brits. The Nel, Futura, & Sphere approach to the genre.
Submission. Richard J. Harper’s The Dragonhead Deal
Lost In Translation. Checklist of US & UK paperback editions of the San Antonio series.
The Great Game. Ramsey Thorne’s Renegade ‘Adult westerns.’
The Executioner versus Michigan General Corps. A whole lot of court appearances for Don Pembleton and The Executioner

Order direct from Paperback Fanatic – but you’d better be quick!

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