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Paul Finch – Terror Tales Of The Lake District

Posted by demonik on September 16, 2011

Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of The Lake District  (Grey Friar, Sept. 2011)

Steve UphamCover illustration: Steve Upham

Adam L.G. Nevill – Little Mag’s Barrow
The Mad Clown of Muncaster
Simon Clark – The Coniston Star Mystery
The Croglin Vampire
Paul Finch – Devils of Lakeland
The Mumps Hall Murders
Simon Bestwick – The Moraine
The Tawny Boy
Carole Johnstone – The Claife Crier
The Monster of Renwick
Peter Crowther – Jewels in the Dust
The Devil’s Hole
Ramsey Campbell – Above the World
Nightmares of Burnmoor
Gary Fry – The Jilted Bride of Windermere
The Horror at Carlisle Castle
Steven Savile – Walk the Last Mile
The Poltergeist of Walla Crag
Peter Bell – Framed
Fiend’s Fell
Anna Taborska – Night of the Crone
The Tortured Souls of Lord’s Rake
Gary McMahon – Along Life’s Trail
The Black Hound of Shap
Reggie Oliver – Striding Edge

Blurb
The Lake District – land of mountains and megaliths, night-black lakes and fathomless woods filled with spectral mist …

The eerie entity on Striding Edge
The living corpse of Croglin
The demented clown of Muncaster
The winged horror of Langdale
The drowned bride of Windermere
The hairy brute of Beetham
The nightmares on Burnmoor

And many more chilling tales by Ramsey Campbell, Adam Nevill, Simon Clark, Peter Crowther, Reggie Oliver, Gary McMahon and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.

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John Edgell – Ghosts

Posted by demonik on January 5, 2011

John Edgell (ed.) – Ghosts (Firefly, 1970)

John Edgell – Introduction

John Edgell – The Funeral
John Edgell – May I Join You?
John Edgell – All Change
John Edgell – Skin Deep
John Edgell – For Appearance’s Sake
John Edgell – The Screaming Skull
John Edgell – The Number Thirteen Bus
John Edgell – Summons From Altica
John Edgell – Nightwatch
John Edgell – Just Married
John Edgell – The Hallowe’en Party
John Edgell – The Last Programme
John Edgell – Old Wine In New Bottles
John Edgell – Dead – And Buried?
John Edgell – Four Twenty-Four Previously
John Edgell – Dead Line
John Edgell – A Night With The Mummies
John Edgell – Purr
John Edgell – The Perfect Murder
John Edgell – Night Flyer
John Edgell – The Invitation
John Edgell – The Diary Of John Pilgrim
John Edgell – Walking On Your Grave
John Edgell – Bookworm
John Edgell – The Summer House On The Lake
John Edgell – Did You See the Window-cleaner?
John Edgell – The Mahogany Wardrobe
John Edgell – The Portrait
John Edgell – Accident Black Spot
John Edgell – Davy Jones
John Edgell – Bones
John Edgell – A Desirable Residence

Ambrose Bierce – a Tough Tussle
E. F. Benson – Caterpillars
Richard Middleton –  On The Brighton Road
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw
E & H. Heron – The Story Of The Spaniards, Hammersmith
E. Nesbit – Man-Size In Marble
Vincent O’Sullivan – When I Was Dead
E & H. Heron – The Story Of Yand Manor House
Vincent O’Sullivan – The Business Of Madame Jahn
E. Nesbit – John Charrington’s Wedding
Ambrose Bierce – The Man And The Snake

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Anonymous – Tales Of Horror & Mystery

Posted by demonik on October 25, 2010

Anonymous – Tales Of Horror & Mystery (Dean, 1993)

Luis Rey

Luis Rey

Horror Stories

Roald Dahl – The Landlady
Walter De La Mare – The Riddle
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw
Ruth Ainsworth – Through The Door
E. Nesbit – Man-Size In Marble
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
Helen Cresswell – A Kind Of Swan Song
Gene Kemp – The Clock Tower Ghost
Robert Arthur – The Haunted Trailer
Ambrose Bierce – The Stranger
Walter De La Mare – Bad Company
Michael Joseph – The Yellow Cat
W. W. Jacobs – The Well
Saki – Laura
Joan Aiken – The Swan Child
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Brown Hand
H. G. Wells – The Red Room

Mystery Stories

Joan Aiken – The Blade
M. R. James – Lost Hearts
Charles Dickens – The Signalman
Oscar Wilde – The Picture Of Dorian Gray (Extract)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Silver Mirror
Bret Harte – The Stolen Cigar Case
Honore De Balzac – The Mysterious Mansion
Nicholas Fisk – Sweets From A Stranger
Roald Dahl – The Hitch-Hiker
Wilkie Collins – The Dream Woman
Edgar Allan Poe – The Masque Of The Red Death
Karen Blixen – The Sailor Boy’s Tale
Guy de Maupassant – The Horla
Theophile Gautier – The Mummy’s Foot

Blurb:
“It is very seldom that one encounters what would appear to be sheer unadulterated evil in a human face; an evil, I mean, active, deliberate, deadly, dangerous.”

This anthology contains more than thirty spine-chilling stories by contemporary and classic writers, drawing us into a world of ghosts, demons and horrific happenings.

In Walter de la Mare’s Bad Company who is the evil-looking stranger on the Underground who leads us to a frightening discovery? And in Roald Dahl’s The Landlady what sinister secret is the mysterious proprietress of the guesthouse witholding from her unsuspecting guest?

These startling and compelling stories by some of the world’s greatest writers will enthrall readers to the very last page.

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Michael Morpurgo – Ghostly Haunts

Posted by demonik on October 25, 2010

Michael Morpurgo (ed.) – Ghostly Haunts (Collins/ The National Trust, 1994)

Paul Young

Illustrated by Nilesh Mistry

Michael Morpurgo – Introduction

Ted Hughes – The Deadfall
Berlie Doherty – Hurry, Please
Michael Morpurgo – Silver Ghost
John Quinn – The Rising Stones
Dick King-Smith – Godfrey’s Revenge
Anne Merrick – Mirror, Mirror
Joan Aiken – The Thing In Waiting
Alick Rowe – The Dorabella Variation
Terence Blacker – A Lady in Blue, Unidentified
Jamila Gavin – The Demon Drummer

The Authors
The National Trust
National Trust Properties Featured In The Stories

Blurb
Have you ever visited a spooky place and wondered whether the ghosts of the people who lived there still linger around the buildings or the grounds?

This haunting collection of new stories featuring real places eerily captures the atmosphere and history surrounding them, creating a ghostly world that will stay with you long after you’ve read the last word…

“Michael Morpurgo has persuaded ten contemporary children’s authors to produce an attractive variety of ghosts hallmarked by the National Trust.” – The Times

“Ghostly Haunts provides a rich and substantial collection of good, classy, classic ghost tales.” – TES

A commemorative collection specially commissioned to celebrate the National Trust’s centenary, guaranteed to become a classic of its kind.

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Fred Pickersgill – And Graves Give Up Their Dead

Posted by demonik on June 29, 2010

Fred Pickersgill (ed.) – And Graves Give Up Their Dead (Corgi, 1964)

 Photograph: Dunstan Pereira

Photograph: Dunstan Pereira

William Link & William Levinson – Top Flight Aquarium
Gerald Bullett – the Elder
Roald Dahl – Royal Jelly
Charles Beaumont – Miss Gentilbelle
Richard Matheson – Girl Of My Dreams
Ambrose Birece – An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge
Robert Arthur – Death Is A Dream
Richard Davis – the Female Of The Species
John Collier – De Mortius
Wilbur Daniel Steele – Footfalls

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Peter Haining – The Ancient Mystery Reader

Posted by demonik on June 19, 2009

Peter Haining  (ed.) – The Ancient Mystery Reader: Strange Stories of the Unknown & The Unsolved (Gollancz, 1975: Sphere 2 vols, 1978)

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H. G. Wells – The Grisly Folk
Lafcadio Hearn – The Mound Builders
B. Traven – A New God Was Born
Sir Edward George Bulwer-Lytton – The Coming Race
Arthur Machen – The Shining Pyramid
Arthur Conan Doyle – The Terror of Blue John Gap
Sax Rohmer – The Valley of the Sorceress
Edgar Allan Poe – Ms. Found in a Bottle
Geoffrey Household – The Lost Continent
Clark Ashton Smith – An Offering to the Moon
A. Merritt – The Moon Pool
H. P. Lovecraft – The Call of Cthulhu
Leslie Charteris – The Convenient Monster
Gerald Kersh – Men Without Bones
William Sambrot – Creature of the Snows
Harry Harrison – The Secret of Stonehenge
Robert Bloch – The Bald-Headed Mirage
Theodore Sturgeon – The Cave of History

Thanks to Steve Goodwin

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Evening Standard Book Of Strange Stories

Posted by demonik on June 9, 2008

Anon – The Evening Standard Book Of Strange Stories (Hutchinson, n.d.)

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Grateful thanks to Richard Humphreys for providing the cover scan!

W. W. Jacobs – A Tiger’s Skin
Ralph Straus – The Room On The Fourth Floor
Margaret Irwin – The Book
H. A. Manhood – Crack Of Whips
A. M. Burrage – Nobody’s House
A. M. Burrage – The Black Diamond Tree
F. Britten Austin – The Strange Case Of Mr. Todmorden
Martin Armstrong – Mary Ansell
Barnard Stacey – The Devil’s Ape
L. A. G. Strong – Chailey’s Folly
Anthony Marsden – Dusk Below Helvellyn
George R. Preedy – Crab-Apple Harvest
‘Seamark’ – Query
Louis Golding – He Fought A Ghost
Anthony Gittens – The Third Performance
Hal Pink – The Screaming Plant
Holloway Horn – The Old Man
C. Patrick Thompson – Sunset Woman
Kathleen Rivett – Portrait Of A Queen
William Gerrhardi – The Big Drum
Alfred Tressidder Sheppard – The Third Medal
H. De Vere Stackpoole – Chinese Girl
A. J. Alan – My Adventure At Chiselhurst
A. J. Alan – The Hair
Guy de Maupassant – Fear
Guy de Maupassant – The Hand
Thomas Burke – The Song Of Ho Ling
Thomas Burke – The Hollow Man
J. S. Fletcher – The Lighthouse On Shivering Sands
Francis Gribble – The Secret Of The Schwarztal
Basil Tozer – The Pioneers Of Pike’s Peak
Michael Kent – The Shade Of Peterbee
F. Marion Crawford – The Screaming Skull
T. F. Powys – The Two Horns
Jan Neruda – The Vampire
S. L. Dennis – The Second Awakening Of A Magician
Oscar Wilde – The Sphinx Without A Secret
Charles Davy – The Vanishing Trick
George Meredith – The Punishment Of Shahpesh, The Persian, On Khipil, The Builder
Basil Murray – Three Pennyworth Of Luck
L. C. S. Anson – An Experiment With Blood
Charles Dickens – No 1 Branch Line: The Signalman
Frank R. Stockton – The Lady, Or The Tiger?
Ambrose Bierce – A Horseman In The Sky
E. H. Lacon Watson – Escape
E. M. Delafield – Squirrel In A Cage
Hector Bolitho – The Albatross
Algernon Blackwood – The Land Of Green Ginger
Algernon Blackwood – Ancient Lights
Arthur Morrison – The Thing In The Upper Room
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch – A Pair Of Hands
Sir John Squire – Entirely Imaginary
Sheila Kaye-Smith – Mrs Adis
Michael Arlen – The Battle Of Berkeley Square
Stacey Aumonier – A Man Of Letters
Phyllis Bottome – Henry
Graham Greene – The End Of The Party
Ethel Mannin – Romanoff
Marthe McKenna – Glasshouses
Lesley Storm – Discipline
P. C. Wren – The Dust That Was Barren
Francis Brett Young – Balalaika
Oliver Onions – Phantas
Theophile Gautier – The Mummy’s Foot
Dorothy L. Sayers – The Unprincipled Affair Of The Practical Joker
F. A. Kummer – The De Medici Cup
Eden Phillpotts – High Tide
Lady Eleanor Smith – Mrs. Raeburn’s Waxwork
Lady Eleanor Smith – Satan’s Circus
R. H. Mottram – I Pagliacci
Alphonse Daudet – The Elixir Of The Rev. Father Gaucher
Lafcadio Hearn – The Story Of Ming-y
Selwyn Jepson – Nor The Jury
E. Nesbit – Man-Size In Marble
John Metcalfe – The Tunnel
John Metcalfe – The Bad Lands
J. D. Beresford – The Misanthrope
J. D. Beresford – Powers Of The Air
E. F. Benson – Mrs Amworth
Jerome K. Jerome – The Dancing Partner
Maurice Baring – Venus
Ernest Bramah – The Story Of Yung Chang
Geoffrey Moss – Primula
Norman Matson – The House On Big Faraway
Sir Max Pemberton – If A Man Might Tarry
Marc Connelly – Coroner’s Inquest
Hjalmar Bergman – Judith
W. Somerset Maugham – The Taipan

E. F. Bleiler gives the publication date as 1934. Haining, Aickman, Chetwynd-Hayes and Mary Danby are among those editors who’ve dipped into this one for their own collections, and if you have the Fontana Ghost/ Horror/ tales Of Terror books you’ll already have a fair number of these.

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Peter Haining – Great Irish Tales of Horror

Posted by demonik on December 18, 2007

Peter Haining  (ed.) – Great Irish Tales of Horror (Souvenir Press, 1995)

Great Irish Tales of Horror

Introduction – Peter Haining

Lurking Shadows: Stories of Fear

Jack Higgins  – The Morgan Score
Charles Robert Maturin  – The Doomed Sisters (Leixlip Castle)
Fitz-James O’Brien  – The Child Who Loved a Grave
Shane Leslie  – The Diplomatist’s Story
Dorothy Macardle – The Portrait of Roisin Dhu
L. A. G. Strong  – Danse Macabre
Elizabeth Bowen – The Happy Autumn Fields
Brian Cleeve – Mr Murphy and the Angel

Wake Not The Dead: Traditional Terror

William Trevor – The Raising of Elvira Tremlett
Gerald Griffin – The Unburied Legs
Bram Stoker – The Man from Shorrox
Sax Rohmer – A House Possessed
George Bernard Shaw – The Miraculous Revenge
J. M. Synge – Five Pounds of Flesh
John Guinan – The Watcher o’ the Dead
Peter Tremayne – The Samhain Feis

To Make The Flesh Creep: Chilling Tales

Brian Moore – Fly Away Finger, Fly Away Thumb
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu – Footsteps in the Lobby
Patrick Lafcadio Hearn – The Cedar Closet
Vincent O’Sullivan – Will
M. P. Shiel – The Bride
Mary Frances McHugh – Encounter at Night
Catherine Brophy – Arachnophobia
Neil Jordan – Last Rites

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Peter Haining – Edgar Allan Poe Bedside Companion

Posted by demonik on December 14, 2007

Peter Haining (ed.) – The Edgar Allan Poe Bedside Companion: Morgue & Mystery Tales (Gollancz, 1980)

Edgar Allan Poe Companion

Peter Haining – Introduction

Anonymous – The Dead Alive
William Maginn – The Man in the Bell
Henry Glassford Bell – The Dead Daughter
Edgar Allan Poe – A Dream
Edgar Allan Poe – The Journal of Julius Rodman
Edgar Allan Poe –  Who is the Murderer ?
Charles D Gardette – The Fire-Fiend
Edgar Allan Poe and Robert Bloch – The Lighthouse
Edgar Allan Poe and Robert Haining – The Mad Trist

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Donald Speed – My Blood Ran Cold

Posted by demonik on October 26, 2007

Donald Speed (ed.) – My Blood Ran Cold (Corgi Books, 1966)

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Foreword by Donald Speed

Michael Baldwin – Promise Me Tonight
Francis King – The Crack
John Burke – Incubus For Hire
Alexander Hamilton – Not Enough Poison
Thomas Burke – The Bird
Richard Nettell – The Continual Dew
Jesse Bier – Father And Son
Stan Gooch – A Time For Living
Patrick Boyle – The Lake
John Brunner – Such Stuff
Jens Peter Jacobsen – Plague At Bergamo
Martin Ford – Quittance
Hugh Atkinson – The Medusa Touch
Richard Kenneggy – The Gates
Leonard Ansell – On With The New
Simon Gray – The Holman Candidate

Thanks to Peter C. of Vault for posting the contents of this one.

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