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Alfred Hitchcock (Peter Haining) – Meet Death At Night

Posted by demonik on August 31, 2012

Alfred Hitchcock (Peter Haining) – Meet Death At Night & Other Tales Of Terror   (Four Square, May 1967)

Alfred Hitchcock Meet Death At Night

Clark Howard – Keeper Of The Crypt
D. A. Coleman – The Nightmare
C. B. Gifford – Meet Death At Night
Leo R. Ellis – Dead Giveaway
August Derleth – The Amateur Philologist
Pauline K. Prilucik – Mirror, Mirror
Ed Lacy – The Black-Eyed Denominator
Hilda Cushing – She Loved Funerals
James M. Gilmore – Avery’s Ghost
Fletcher Flora – For Money Received
Talmage Powell – Drawer 14
Joseph Caida – The 79 Murders Of Martha Hill Gibbs

Blurb:
Whilst reading this book you may notice a quickening of your heart-beat, a slight clamminess in the palms of your hands, a certain dryness in your mouth and a peculiar sensation at the back of your neck.
Dear reader:
You are in the grip of fear!
In this collection Alfred Hitchcock presents stories by C. B. Gifford, August Derleth, Ed Lacy, Clark Howard and other masters of the macabre.

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‘Alfred Hitchcock’ – This One Will Kill You

Posted by demonik on October 19, 2011

‘Alfred Hitchcock’ (ed.) – This One Will Kill You   (NEL 1972: originally Dell, 1969)

Jonathan Craig – Six Skinny Coffins
Richard Deming – Clock Is Cuckoo
Jack Ritchie – Plan 19
James Holding – Misopedist
John Lutz – Fair shake
Henry Slesar – Item
Ed Lacy – Curtain Speech
Richard Hardwick – His Brother’s Caper
Robert Edmond Alter – Shunned House
C.B. Gilford – Don’t Call It Murder
Michael Brett – Comfort, In A Land Of Strangers
Hal Ellson – Where Credit Is Due
Fletcher Flora – Variations On An Episode
Robert Colby – Voice In The Night

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Alfred Hitchcock – The Graveyard Man

Posted by demonik on August 16, 2010

Alfred Hitchcock – The Graveyard Man (NEL, October 1968)

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C. B. Gilford – The Cemetery Man
Clark Howard – Spook House
W. Sherwood Harman – Poltergeist
Robert Bloch – A Killing In The Market
C. B. Gilford – Never Marry A Witch
Avram Davidson – A Shot From The Dark Night
Henry Slesar – Murder Delayed
Lawrence Treat – Shoot A Friendly Bullet
William Link & Richard Levinson – The Man In The Lobby
Robert Edmon Alter – The Shunned House

Blurb:
“Some of the best and most eerie story material in the world can be found in the locale where I am pictured on the cover.’
So writes Alfred Hitchcock, King of Chills and Master of the Macabre, in the introduction to this latest unholy collection of tales.
And he backs up his claim by presenting herein for your delectation stories by such literary ghouls as

Robert Bloch
Avram Davidson
Lawrence Treat
Henry Slesar
and many more.
We suggest you check on your nerves before ven­turing into this domain of death.

At 96 pages all in, minimalist even by NEL standards and doubtless much of the material is more crime than horror-supernatural orientated, though where there are titles like The Cemetery Man and Poltergeist there is hope. i’ve heard only good things about Carney Kill author Robert Edmon Alter’s haunted house story and Clark Howard wrote the occasional horror short including the ghoulish The Keeper Of The Crypt, which enlivened a summer of love issue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. Columbo co-creators Link & Levinson contributed a minor ‘when seafood attacks’ effort to Fred Pickersgill’s And Graves Give Up Their Dead. Bloch’s is only one of three stories i didn’t write up from his Fear & Trembling collection, meaning it was either too complex or routine for me to desecrate.

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Alfred Hitchcock – The Late Unlamented

Posted by demonik on June 8, 2009

Alfred Hitchcock [Peter Haining] (ed.) – The Late Unlamented (NEL Four Square 1967)

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Jonathan Craig – The Late Unlamented
Arthur Porges – The Telltale Eye
Carroll Mayers – Ghost Of A Chance
Leo R. Ellis – The Madness Machine
C.B. Gilford – A Witch For The Burning
Donald Honig – Haunted Hall
Richard Levinson & William Link – The End Of An Era
Carroll Mayers – Until Death Do Us Part
August Derleth – The China Cottage
Wenzell Brown – Death By Misadventure
Lawrence Block – When this Man Dies
Richard Hardwick – Sheriff Peavy’s Cosa Nostra Caper

‘This collection of stories has been selected by Peter Haining from issues of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine published during the last five years in the USA…’

Thanks to nightreader for providing the scan and contents.

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Alfred Hitchcock – Haunted Houseful

Posted by demonik on May 23, 2009

Alfred Hitchcock [Robert Arthur] (ed.) – Haunted Houseful (Four Square, 1965)

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Josh Kirby

I’ve not seen a copy, but believe the contents to be the same as the Random House original from 1961, subtitled ‘Nine “COOL” stories about Haunted Houses and Ghosts for Boys and Girls’, which comprise.

Manly Wade Wellman – Let’s Haunt A House
Constance Savery – The Wastwych Secret
Walter R. Brooks – Jimmy Takes Vanishing Lessons
Jack Bechdolt – The Mystery Of Rabbit Run
Elizabeth Coatsworth – The Forgotten Island
John Kendrick Bangs – The Water Ghost Of Harrowby Hall
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Red-Headed League
Mark Twain – The Treasure In The Cave
Donald & Louise Peattie – The Mystery In Four-And-A-Half Street

Would appreciate if someone could confirm or deny! It certainly doesn’t look heavy on horror content, does it?

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