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Posts Tagged ‘Roald Dahl’

Peter Haining – Murder On The Menu

Posted by demonik on June 11, 2012

Peter Haining (ed.) – Murder On The Menu: A Gourmet Guide To Death (Chancellor 1993: originally Souvenir, 1991)

Cover design: Slatter-Anderson

Peter Haining – Introduction

I. Specialities de la Maison: Stories By Some Famous Authors

Stanley Ellin – The Speciality Of The House
Ruth Rendell – Bribery And Corruption
Paul Gallico – Chef d’Oeuvre
Oliver La Farge – La Specialite de M Duclos
L. P. Hartley – Three, or Four, for Dinner
Gaston Leroux – A Terrible Tale
Damon Runyon – So You Won’t Talk!
Patricia Highsmith – Sauce for the Goose
P. D. James – A Very Commonplace Murder

II. Entrees Historigues: Tales From The Culinary Past.

August Derleth – A Dinner at Imola
Robert Bloch – The Feast in the Abbey
Alphonse Daudet – The Three Low Masses
Alexander Pushkin – The Coffin-Maker
Washington Irving – Guests from Gibbet Island
Richard Dehan – The Compleat Housewife
Walter Besant & James Rice – The Case of Mr Lucraft
G. B. Stern – The Man who Couldn’t Taste Pepper
Roger Zelazny – Final Dining

III. Just Desserts. A Section Of Detective Cases

Agatha Christie – Four-and-Twenty Blackbirds
H. C. Bailey – The Long Dinner
Nicholas Blake – The Assassins’ Club
Roy Vickers – Dinner for Two
Michael Gilbert – A Case for Gourmets
Lawrence G. Blochman – Rum for Dinner
Georges Simenon – Under the Hammer
Rex Stout – Poison a la Carte
Roald Dahl – Lamb to the Slaughter

Blurb:
Murder On The Menu is a mouth-watering collection of short stories from the masters of mystery, where food and death meet with devastating effect.

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Anthony Horowitz – The Puffin Book Of Horror Stories

Posted by demonik on November 21, 2011

Anthony Horowitz (ed.) – The Puffin Book Of Horror Stories   (Puffin, 1986: Viking 1984)
Puffin Book of Horror Stories
Illustration: Stephen Player

Anthony Horowitz – Introduction

Pete Johnson – Secret Terror
Stephen King – Battleground
Robert Westall – The Vacancy
Guy De Maupassant – The Twitch (trans Anthony Horowitz)
Laurence Staig – Freebies
Roald Dahl – Man From The South
Kenneth Ireland – The Werewolf Mask
Bram Stoker – Jonathan Harker’s Journal (extract from Dracula)
John Gordon -Eels
Anthony Horowitz – Bath Night

Acknowledgements

Blurb:
Whether it’s vampires, werewolves, ghouls or huge hairy spiders, whatever makes your flesh creep, you’ll find it in this chilling collection of horror stories edited by Anthony Horowitz.

Robert Westall’s ‘The Vacancy’ puts a horrific new perspective on being unemployed and John Gordon’s ‘Eels’ turns those slimy creatures into grisly instruments of torture. Classic horror stories such as ‘Dracula’ and ‘The Twitch’ are combined with contemporary horror from Stephen King, the master himself, to make a collection that lingers in your mind long after the lights go out!

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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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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 – Death on Wheels

Posted by demonik on March 19, 2010

Peter Haining (ed.) – Death on Wheels (Souvenir 1999)

Introduction – Peter Haining

1. Auto Mania: The Machinery of Death

Trucks – Stephen King
The Dust-Cloud – E. F. Benson
Second Chance – Jack Finney
Used Car – H. Russell Wakefield
Duel – Richard Matheson
Who’s Been Sitting in My Car? – Antonia Fraser
Not from Detroit – Joe R. Lansdale

2. Motorway Madness: Murder in the Fast Lane

Never Stop on the Motorway – Jeffrey Archer
The Death Car – Peter Haining
Night Court – Mary Elizabeth Counselman
Accident Zone – Ramsey Campbell
The Last Run – Alan Dean Foster
The Hitch-Hiker – Roald Dahl
Crash – J. G. Ballard

3. Chrome Killers: The Future Autogeddon

The Racer – Ib Melchior
Along the Scenic Route – Harlan Ellison
Auto-da-Fé – Roger Zelazny
Violation – William F. Nolan
Thy Blood Like Milk – Ian Watson

Thanks to Steve Goodwin for providing the table of contents!

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Edmund Crispin – Best Tales of Terror

Posted by demonik on October 18, 2009

Edmund Crispin [Robert Bruce Montgomery] – Best Tales of Terror (Faber and Faber, 1962)

edmundcrispenbesttalesterror

Edmund Crispin – Introduction

Ray Bradbury – The Emissary
Evelyn Waugh  – The Man Who Liked Dickens
L. P. Hartley – A Summons
L. T. C. Rolt – The Mine
John Collier – Bird of Prey
Roald Dahl – Royal Jelly
Robert Aickman – Ringing the Changes
John Metcalfe  – Mr. Meldrum’s Mania
Elizabeth Jane Howard – Three Miles Up
J. G. Ballard – Manhole 69
James E. Gunn – The Misogynist
Ray Bradbury – The Next in Line

thanks to allthingshorror for reminding me of this one’s existence

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Anon – The Man in Black

Posted by demonik on October 9, 2008

Anon – The Man in Black: Macabre Stories from Fear on Four (BBC, 1990)


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Foreword – The Man In Black

William F. Harvey – The Beast with Five Fingers
Graeme Fife – Snipe 3909
David Buck – The Dead Drummer (Adapted by Haydn Middleton from an original radio script.)
Stephen Dunstone – Fat Andy
Katherine Nicholas – The Dispossessed Daughter
Stanley Ellin – The Specialty of the House
E. F. Benson – The Face
James Saunders – A Child Crying
Stephen Gallagher – The Horn
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw
Roald Dahl – William and Mary
Bert Coules – Every Detail But One
J. C. W. Brook – The Snowman Killing
Nick Warburton – His Last Card
Bram Stoker – The Judge’s House
Gwen Cherrell – Dreaming of Thee
Stephen Gallagher – By the River, Fontainebleau
Elizabeth Bowen – Hand in Glove
Bert Coules – The Journey Home
Robert Westall – St. Austin Friars
Martyn Wade – Soul Searching
Nick Warburton – Music Lovers
William Ingram – Mind Well the Tree
John Wyndham – Survival
James Saunders – Day at the Dentist’s

I don’t have a copy but a quick scrutiny of the contents suggests this as a thoughtful mix of the new and the over-familiar-but-that-doesn’t-make-’em-bad. Wasn’t the original radio ‘Man In Black’ the super-creepy Valentine Dyall of City Of The Dead/ The Haunting fame? I’m sure Day At The Dentist’s has been favourably remarked on Vault Mk. I and I can vouch for the all round superbness Stephen Gallagher’s superlative The Horn.

Thanks to John Mains for the cover scan!

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Campbell – Gray

Posted by demonik on August 31, 2007

Angus Campbell: See R. Chetwynd-Hayes

Ramsey Campbell

Superhorror (AKA The Far Reaches Of Fear)
The Gruesome Book
New Terrors Vol 1
New Terrors Vol 2
New Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos
Uncanny Banquet

John Carnell

Weird Shadows From Beyond

Kevin Carolan

Celtic Mysteries
Churchyard Shadows

Aidan Chambers

Bumper Book Of Ghost Stories
The Tenth Ghost Book
The Eleventh Ghost Book

Ghosts 2
More Ghost Stories

Aidan & Nancy Chambers

Ghosts

R. Chetwynd-Hayes

9th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories
10th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories
11th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories
12th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories
13th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories
14th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories
15th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories
16th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories
17th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories
18th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories
19th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories
20th Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories

Cornish Tales of Terror
Doomed To The Night
Gaslight Tales Of Terror
Tales of Terror from Outer Space
Welsh Tales of Terror

As ‘Angus Campbell

Scottish Tales of Terror

Rex Collings

Classic Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories

Vere H. Collins

Ghosts and Marvels
More Ghosts and Marvels

John Robert Columbo & Michael Richardson

Not To Be Taken At Night

Michael Cox

Twelve Tales of the Supernatural

Michael Cox & R. A. Gilbert

Oxford Book Of English Ghost Stories
Victorian Ghost Stories

Kathryn Cramer & David G. Hartwell

Christmas Ghosts

Edmund Crispen

Best Tales of Terror
Best Tales of Terror 2

John Keir Cross

Best Black Magic Stories
Best Horror Stories
Best Horror Stories 2

J. A. Cuddon

Penguin Book Of Horror Stories
Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl’s Book Of Ghost Stories

Richard Dalby

Chillers For Christmas
Dracula’s Brood
Ghosts For Christmas
Horrors For Christmas
Mystery For Christmas
The Sorceress In Stained Glass
Twelve Gothic Tales
Mammoth Book Of Ghost Stories 1
Mammoth Book Of Ghost Stories 2
Mammoth Book Of Victorian And Edwardian Ghost Stories
Tales Of Witchcraft
Vampire Stories
Virago Book Of Ghost Stories (1987)
Virago Book Of Ghost Stories (2006)
Virago Book Of Ghost Stories: The 20th Century: Vol  2
Virago Book Of Victorian Ghost Stories

Richard Dalby And Rosemary Pardoe

Ghosts And Scholars

Harrison Dale

Great Ghost Stories
More Great Ghost Stories

Mary Danby

5th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
6th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
7th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
8th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
9th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
10th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
11th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
12th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
13th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
14th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
15th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
16th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories
17th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories

Frighteners
Frighteners 2
The Green Ghost & Others
Realms Of Darkness
65 Great Tales Of Horror
65 Great Tales Of The Supernatural
65 Great Spine Chillers

Basil Davenport

Deals With The Devil
Ghostly Tales To Be Told
Tales To Be Told In The Dark

David Stuart Davis

Return From The Dead

Richard Davis

The Price Of Fear
Spectre 1
Spectre 2
Spectre 3
Spectre 4
Tandem Horror 2
Tandem Horror 3
Years Best Horror Stories 1
Years Best Horror Stories 2
Years Best Horror Stories 3
Orbit Book Of Horror Stories
Jon Pertwee Book of Monsters
I’ve Seen a Ghost: True Stories From Show Business

Catherine A. Dawson-Scott & Ernest Rhys

Twenty & Three Stories

Colin De La Mare

They Walk Again:  An Anthology Of Ghost Stories

Kay Dick (see also ‘Jeremy Scott’)

The Uncertain Element

James Dickie

The Undead: Vampire Masterpieces

Bryan Douglas

Great Stories of Mystery and Imagination

James Doig

Australian Ghost Stories

John Edgell

Ghosts

Dr. Christopher Evans

Mind At Bay
Mind In Chains

Rick Ferreira

A Chill To The Sunlight

Paul Finch

Terror Tales Of The Lake District
Terror Tales Of The Cotswolds
Terror Tales Of East Anglia

Christopher Frayling

The Vampyre

Brian J. Frost

The Werewolf Book

Gary Fry

Bernie Herrmann’s Manic Sextet
Poe’s Progeny

John Gawsworth

Crimes Creeps And Thrills
Full Score
Masterpiece Of Thrills
New Tales Of Horror
Strange Assembly
Thrills
Thrills, Crimes And Mysteries

Adele Olivia Gladwell

Blood and Roses

Giles Gordon

A Book Of Contemporary Nightmares
Scottish Ghost Stories (AKA Prevailing Spirits)

Adam L. Gowans

Famous Ghost Stories by English Authors

Rosemary Gray

Gripping Yarns
Irish Ghost Stories
Scottish Ghost Stories

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