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Daniel P. Mannix – The Hell Fire Club

Posted by demonik on October 22, 2009

Daniel P. Mannix – The Hell Fire Club (Four Square, 1961, reprinted 1962; originally Ballantine, 1959)

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The rise and fall of a shocking secret society;
perversion and politics were its sole interests

Blurb:
It was the most infamous club the world has ever known.
Its meetings were held in ruined abbeys and elaborately obscene caves
Its member were high-placed politicians, landed gentry and famous men of the arts.

Its orgies and revels rocked the nation and caused the biggest riot in British history.
The story of the Hell-Fire Club. A story which has fascinated and repelled the world for two centuries.

See also the Daniel P. Maddix and Hell Fire Club threads on the Vault Of Evil forum

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Daniel P. Mannix – The History Of Torture

Posted by demonik on June 10, 2009

Daniel P. Mannix – The History Of Torture (New English Library, 1970)

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Non-fiction account of barbarity through the ages, something of a favourite theme of Mr. Mannix it seems. Can’t tell you much about it beyond that it shares a cover illustration with Paperback Library’s 1967 edition of Peter Saxon’s thrilling film-crew-in-peril novel, The Torturer!

Thanks to Calenture for providing the cover scan.

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Daniel P. Mannix – The Hellfire Club

Posted by demonik on May 15, 2009

Daniel P. Mannix – The Hellfire Club (First NEL new edition October 1970: This edition September 1978: First Four Square edition 1961)

The Hellfire Club

The Hellfire Club

Photograph: Mike Busselle

It was the most infamous club the world has ever known.

Its meetings were held in ruined abbeys and elaborately obscene caves.
Its members were high-placed politicians, landed gentry and famous men of the arts. London ‘madams’ scoured the city for young girls to supply the club’s mass orgies; rakes and perverts flocked to its meetings.
Its revels rocked the nation and caused the biggest riot in British history.

Here is the story of the Hell-Fire Club, a story that has fascinated and repelled the world for two centuries.

I suppose this look at Francis Dashwood and “The Order of the Friars of St. Francis of Wycombe” should be included – it was published (many times) by New English Library and, at least for this edition, is categorised ‘Horror & Supernatural’ on the spine.

Good enough for me…  Steve Goodwin

Cover scan, blurb and review by Steve Goodwin.

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