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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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John Wyndham – Jizzle

Posted by demonik on June 11, 2012

John Wyndham – Jizzle  (NEL, 1973; Four Square, 1962)

Jizzle
Technical Slip
A Present from Brunswick
Chinese Puzzle
Esmerelda
How Do I Do
Una
Affair of the Heart
Confidence Trick
The Wheel
Look Natural, Please!
Perforce to Dream
Reservation Deferred
Heaven Scent
More Spinned Against

Blurb
Take a dip into a world where reality trembles and sanity is all in the mind. A world created by the brilliant author of Day of the Triffids and The Kraken Wakes.

There’s a monkey with a unique artistic talent –
A man living his life over and over again –
The tube in the rush hour that was so crowded it seemed like hell; in fact is was Hell…

Sit back and enjoy these fragments from beyond the edge of reason. And, keep looking behind you!

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William Godwin – Caleb Williams

Posted by demonik on June 29, 2011

William Godwin – Caleb Williams   (Four Square, June 1966)

Blurb

WILLIAM GODWIN, renowned as he is for this masterpiece, Caleb Williams is probably even better known as the father of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, who was the creator of the greatest of all horror stories, Frankenstein. Born in 1756, Godwin had a Christian upbringing but suddenly and inexplicably turned ‘complete unbeliever’ in 1787. He took up writing and set out deliberately to attack all the standards of society — much of his energy concentrated on marriage, which he called ‘the worst of all laws’. He also attacked the powers of landlords and spearheaded his campaign with this book. To support himself and his family he ran a bookselling business which gradually pushed him further and further into debt until finally he sought a job in the civil service. In later life his writing became less antagonistic — and less successful. He died in 1836.

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Robert Bateman – The Hands Of Orlac

Posted by demonik on March 11, 2011

Robert Bateman – The Hands Of Orlac (Four Square, 1961)

Inner blurb
Brilliant surgery after a disastrous aeroplane crash restored Steven Orlof’s hands – the hands of a world-famous concert pianist. Slowly his skill at the piano returned to him, but there were puzzling oddities.

Were his hands larger, clumsier than before the accident? But serious burns and plastic surgery could account for that.

Those scars around his wrists? The result of skin grafts, perhaps.

Or was it something more dramatic than skin grafting, something uncanny, haunting, even deadly?

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David Ely – Seconds

Posted by demonik on November 11, 2010

David Ely – Seconds (Four Square, August 1965)

Blurb:
If you were a bored, overweight banker with a fat depressing wife, and you had the chance to become a lean, sardonically handsome bachelor — rich, devastating to women … would you take it?

This is the story of a man who did.

Following  the address on a scrap of paper, Wilson found himself in a world of telephone calls from the dead, operating theatres where middle-aged men are wheeled in and youthful copies wheeled out … a world in which young girls who had seemed forever out of reach were suddenly sensuous and willing …

“Don’t miss this most ingenious, original and very well written suspense fantasy that starts like a daydream and ends like a nightmare.” – THE OBSERVER

“‘Masterful and macabre novel.” – DAILY EXPRESS

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