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Archive for the ‘*Robert Hale*’ Category

Amy Myers – 5th Book of After Midnight Stories

Posted by demonik on May 30, 2008

Amy Myers (ed.)  –  The 5th Book of After Midnight Stories (Robert Hale, 1991)

After Midnight 5 cover

A.L. Barker – Fetched
Jean Stubbs – Having Writ
Rick Kennett – Isle of the Dancing Dead
Ross McKay – Back Through the Trees
Alma Priestley – The Dental Nurse
Patricia Daly – Night-Driver
John Whitbourn – Hello Dolly
Peter C. Smith – Famous Last Words
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – Strange People
Robert Seamer – The Ghost at Tandarramugga Hotel
Frances Stephens – The Corpse Road
Derek Stanford – Captain Arthur Chamberlayne’s Last Leave
Kelvin I. Jones – The Castle at Tiffauges
J.C. Trewin – Silent Village
Brian Lumley – Clean Slate
Meg Buxton – Jemima

Thanks to Alan Frackelton for providing the contents and cover scan!

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Peter Haining – A Circle Of Witches

Posted by demonik on September 8, 2007

Peter Haining (ed.) – A Circle Of Witches: An Anthology Of Victorian Witchcraft Stories  (Robert Hale, 1971)

Circle Of Witches

Introduction – Peter Haining

Part One: Fact

Mrs. E. Lynn Linton – Witchcraft In England
Mrs. E. Lynn Linton – The Witches Of Scotland
Lady Wilde – Irish Witch Tales
Miss Mary Lewis – Witchcraft And Wizardry In Wales

Part Two: Fiction

Mrs. H. L. – The Magic Ring
Lady Duff-Gordon – The Amber Witch
Anon – The Witch Spectre
Catherine Crowe – Possessed By Demons
Amelia Edwards – My Brother’s Ghost Story
Anna Bonus Kingsford – The Enchanted Woman
The Hon. Mrs. Greene – Bound By A Spell
Mrs. Ethel Marriott-Watson – The Witch Of The Marsh
Pauline Mackie – Ye Lyttle Salem Maide
Mrs. Baillie Reynolds – A Witch Burning
Mrs. H. D. Everett – A Water Witch
Beatrice Heron-Maxwell – The Devil Stone
Jessie Adelaide Middleton – Black Magic
Mrs. Hugh Fraser – The Satanist

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Peter Haining – The Gentlewomen Of Evil

Posted by demonik on September 7, 2007

Peter Haining (ed) – The Gentlewomen Of Evil: An Anthology Of Rare Supernatural Stories From The Pens Of Victorian Ladies (Robert Hale, 1967)

Gentlewomen Of Evil

Introduction – Peter Haining

Mary Shelley – Transformation
Mrs. Oliphant – The Open Door
Miss Catherine Crowe – The Italian’s Story
Mrs. Henry Wood – The Ghost
Mrs. Gaskell – The Old Nurse’s Story
Amelia Edwards – The Phantom Coach
Mary Ann Evans – The Lifted Veil
Miss Braddon – Evelyn’s Visitant
Mrs. Riddell – Sandy The Tinker
Anonymous – The Tale Of A Gas-light Ghost
Mrs. L. T. Meade – Eyes Of Terror
Mrs. Molesworth – At The Dip Of The Road
Miss Gertrude Bacon – The Gorgon’s Head

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Peter Cushing – Tales Of A Monster Hunter

Posted by demonik on September 6, 2007

Peter Haining & Peter Cushing (eds.) – Tales Of A Monster Hunter (Futura, 1978)

Peter Cushing Tales Of A Monster Hunter

Peter Cushing – How I Became A Monster Hunter

Alexandre Dumas – The Masked Ball
Mary Shelley – The Mortal Immortal
Bram Stoker – Dracula’s Guest
Josef Nesvadba – In The Footsteps Of The Abominable Snowman
Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle – The Ring Of Thoth
Gertrude Bacon – The Gorgon
Robert Bloch – The Man Who Collected Poe
Michael Arlen – The Ghoul Of Golders Green
James Blish – There Shall Be No Darkness

Unusually generous (13 page) introductory essay from the great man, and a neat selection too. As with the various Christopher Lee compilations (see Haining, Parry), the idea was to collect stories featuring villains and monsters that the Cush had encountered during his glorious career. The Michael Arlen story has dated badly, but full marks for reviving James Blish’s extraordinary werewolf novella, while Robert Bloch’s EC-like creation is always welcome.

The dedication “To Helen, Who is always with me”, even brings a lump to the throat of the evil demonik, who isn’t a great big fairy as everybody knows.

Republished as Peter Cushing’s Monster Movies, (Robert Hale, 1994)

Monster Movies

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