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Daniel Rhodes – Next, After Lucifer

Posted by demonik on January 17, 2010

Daniel Rhodes –  Next, After Lucifer (New English Library, 1987)

Blurb:
HE MAKETH ME TO LIE DOWN IN RUNNING WATER
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DISTURB NOT THAT WHICH RESTS

Cut deep into the centuries-hidden gravestone, the words might have given some pause for thought. But time was pressing.

The rich American who had rented the villa down below wanted water for their pool. Water! When all the southern French countryside and the crops were baked brown by the drought!

The ruined, superstition–haunted castle of Montsévrain loomed over the furtive night-drilling party as they pulled away the stone.

The stone had marked the last uneasy resting place of Guilhem de Courdeval, Knight Templar, sorcerer and genius of evil.


The stone that damned up a terrible, malignant force …


Thanks to Andy Decker for providing the cover scan and blurb!

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August Derleth – The Sleeping And The Dead

Posted by demonik on May 21, 2009

August Derleth (ed.) – The Sleeping And The Dead ((Four Square, 1964)

The Sleeping And The Dead

The Sleeping And The Dead

M. R. James – A View from a Hill
August Derleth – Glory Hand
Edith Wharton – The Lady’s Maid’s Bell
Hazel Heald – Out of the Eons
Ray Bradbury – The Jar
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu – The Bully of Chapelizod
P. Schuyler Miller – Over the River
Frank Belknap Long – The Ocean Leech
Edward Lucas White – Amina
H. Russell Wakefield – Farewell Performance
Lord Dunsany – The Postman of Otford
Henry Kuttner – Masquerade
Algernon Blackwood – The Doll
William F. Harvey – The Tool
H. P. Lovecraft – The Dreams in the Witch-House


Thanks to James Doig for providing the (very beautiful) cover scan

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