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Peter Haining – Nightcaps And Nightmares

Posted by demonik on June 21, 2009

Peter Haining (ed.) – Nightcaps And Nightmares (William Kimber, 1983)

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Peter Haining – Introduction

Thomas Ingoldsby – The Spectre Of Tappington
Charles Dickens – The Lawyer And The Ghost
F. Antsey – The Wraith of Barnjum
Oscar Wilde – The Canterville Ghost
Kenneth Graham – The Ghost Aristocracy
Jerome K. Jerome – The Haunted Mill
John Kendrick Bangs – Ghosts That Have Haunted Me
H G Wells – The Inexperienced Ghost
Ambrose Bierce – The Clothing Of Ghosts
O. Henry – A Ghost Of A Chance
Richard Middleton – The Ghost Ship
Stephen Leacock – Buggam Grange
Robert Benchley – A Trip To Spirit Land
James Thurber – The Night The Ghost Got In
Robert Graves – The White Horse
John Collier – Half-way To Hell
Robert Bloch -The Indian Spirit Guide

In this entertaining collection Peter Haining takes us into the realms where the ghostly is often blended with humour.

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Peter Haining – Dead of Night

Posted by demonik on June 1, 2008

Peter Haining (ed) – Dead of Night (William Kimber, 1981: Dorset Press, New York, 1989)

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The editor brings the shadows and spectres and stranglers and surprises together in an admirable choice.

E. F. Benson – The Bus-Conductor
Thomas P. Prest – Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber
Ambrose Bierce – The Middle Toe of the Right Foot
Algernon Blackwood – King’s Evidence
Robert Louis Stevenson – The Sire de Malétroit’s Door
Thomas Burke – The Hands of Mr. Ottermole
Rod Serling – A Thing About Machines
Robert Bloch – The Weird Tailor
Edgar Allan Poe – The Pit and the Pendulum
W. L. George – Perez
Nigel Kneale – The Pond
Kingsley Amis – The Ferryman
John Collier – De Mortuis

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

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Rick Ferreira – A Chill to the Sunlight

Posted by demonik on June 1, 2008

Rick Ferreira – A Chill to the Sunlight: Tropical Stories of the Macabre (William Kimber, 1978)

Chill To The Sunlight

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R. Chetwynd-Hayes – A Chill to the Sunlight
Jean Rhys – The Day They Burned the Books
Clark Ashton Smith – The Seed from the Sepulchre
Shiva Naipaul – A Man of Mystery
Ken Kessler – Butterfly Chase
T.K. Brown III – Haunts of the Very Rich
Richard Davis – The Clump
Peter C. Smith – One Last Embrace
Evelyn Waugh – The Man Who Liked Dickens
Peter Burton – The Sun Never Forgets
Elinor Mordaunt – The Recall
Henry S. Whitehead – Jumbee
Lady Eleanor Smith – No Ships Pass

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

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Amy Myers – 2nd Book of After Midnight Stories

Posted by demonik on May 30, 2008

Amy Myers (ed.) – The 2nd Book of After Midnight Stories (William Kimber, 1986)

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Frances Stephens – Doctor Gabriel
Alma Priestley – The Old Elm
Ramsey Campbell – Seeing the World
Derek Stanford – Ancient Lights
Kelvin I. Jones – Rebecca
Brian Lumley – Necros
J.C. Trewin – Night Ferry
Patricia Daly – Hesperios
Margaret Chilvers Cooper – Napoleon to Josephine
Patrick Biggie – French Lessons
Rosalind Wade – Skimmer’s Leap
Lanyon Jones – A Dickensian Christmas

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

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Amy Myers – After Midnight Stories

Posted by demonik on May 30, 2008

Amy Myers (ed.) – After Midnight Stories (William Kimber, 1985)

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Alma Priestley – Going Up, Going Down?
J.C. Trewin – Under the Shadow
Fred Urquhart – The Straitened City
Brian Lumley – Vanessa’s Voice
Meg Buxton – The Marigold Cow
Rosalind Wade – The Cat’s Teaparty
T. Arthur Bawden – To be of Good Behaviour
A.L. Barker – Just in Time
A.L. Rowse – All Souls’ Night
Rosemary Timperley – The Ghost-House
Derek Stanford – The Old Brighton Road
Frances Stephens – The Phantom Snorer of Much Wilcombe
Mary Williams – The Ferret
Nancy Tregenna – Perseverance House
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Underground
Lanyon Jones – The Punch & Judy Man

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

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Peter C. Smith – Undesirable Properties

Posted by demonik on May 30, 2008

Peter C. Smith (ed.) – Undesirable Properties (William Kimber, 1977)

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H. Russell Wakefield – Blind Man’s Buff
Rick Ferreira – The Boy and the Blackamoor
M.R. James – The Residence at Whitminster
Peter C. Smith – The Wrong Man
Ernest Bramah – The Ghost at Massingham Mansions
Mary Williams – Maddgens
H.G. Wells – The Red Room
E.F. Benson – At the Farmhouse
Anon – The Dead Man of Varley Grange
Wilkie Collins – A Terribly Strange Bed
‘Sapper’ – The House By the Headland
Eleanor Scott – The Room
James Turner – Naked We Came into this World

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

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Denys Val Baker – When Churchyards Yawn

Posted by demonik on May 30, 2008

Denys Val Baker (ed.) – When Churchyards Yawn (William Kimber, 1982)

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M.R. James – Rats
Ronald Duncan – When We Dead Awaken
Daphne du Maurier – Escort
Fred Urquhart – Seven Ghosts in Search
James Turner – Act of Contrition
Frank Baker – In the Box
Winston Graham – The Basket Chair
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Sad Ghost
Giles Gordon – In Spite of Himself
Jean Stubbs – The Walking Shadow
Hugh Walpole – Mrs Lunt
Denys Val Baker – The Anniversary
Peter Tinniswood – The Top Coat

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

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Denys Val Baker – Stories Of The Supernatural

Posted by demonik on May 30, 2008

Denys Val Baker (ed.) – Stories Of The Supernatural (William Kimber, 1979)

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Frank Baker – Tyme Tryeth Troth
Roald Dahl – The Sound Machine
Antonia Fraser – Whose Been Sitting in My Car?
William Trevor – George and Alice and Isabel
Ann Bridge – The Song in the House
A.L. Rowse – The Beneficent Shoes
L.P. Hartley – The Travelling Grave
Christine Brooke-Rose – On Terms
Charles Causley – Looking for Annie
Ronald Blythe – A Bit Simple
A.L. Barker – The Crab
James Turner – Double Take
Fred Urquhart – Water Water Wallflower


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

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Denys Val Baker – Stories Of Haunted Inns

Posted by demonik on May 30, 2008

Denys Val Baker (ed.) – Stories Of Haunted Inns (William Kimber, 1983)

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J.C. Trewin – The Jolly Waterman
W.B. Maxwell – The Last Man In
M.R. James – Number 13
Gordon Williams – The Horseshoe Inn
A.L. Rowse – The Guest House
Rosemary Timperley – The Artist’s Model
Denys Val Baker – The Anniversary
Richard Selmer – The Terrible Stone of Chalcombe Manor
Fred Urquhart – Alice, the Baby and Bonnie Dundee
A.L. Baker – The Dream of Fair Women
Rosalind Wade – Carrot Quintet
Derek Stanford – In Another Room
Patricia Daly – In My Father’s House are Many Mansions

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

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Denys Val Baker – Ghosts In Country Villages

Posted by demonik on May 30, 2008

Denys Val Baker (ed.) – Ghosts In Country Villages (William Kimber, 1983)

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Mary Butts – With and Without Buttons
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – Coming Home
J.C. Trewin – The Meadow
M.R. James – A Warning to the Curious
A.L. Rowse – The Wise Old Serpent of King’s Wood
Hugh Walpole – The Tarn
Fred Urquhart – Witch’s Kitten
Derek Stanford – No Story For Nightshade
Howard Spring – Corporal Strike
Rosalind Wade – Which Room?
Rosemary Timperley – Lost Pathways
Mary Williams – The Eyes to See
George Mackay Brown – The Hollander’s Book
A.L. Barker – St Elmo

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

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