Weird tales of ghosts, hauntings, vampires and werewolves.
Horror novels, from classic authors such as Poe and Howard Phillips Lovecraft,
to more recent authors such as Brian Lumley, Stephen King, Richard Laymon etc.

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[ANTHOLOGY] Stephen Jones and Kim Newman, editors. 
Horror; 100 best books
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100 top authors write about their favourite horror stories.
Revised and updated edition, includes articles on H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard.
Contributors; Forrest J Ackerman, Clive Barker, John Blackburn, Edward Bryant, Suzy McKee Chamas, Adrian Cole, Les Daniels, Thomas M. Disch, Dennis Etchison, John M. Ford, Craig Shaw Gardner, Charles L. Grant, Peter Haining, George Hay, Shaun Hutson, Diana Wynne Jones, Stephen King, David Langford, Samantha Lee, Graham Masterton, Michael McDowell, Peter Nicholls, Michel Parry, Terry Pratchett, Al Sarrantonio, John Skipp, Craig Spector, Peter Straub, Steve Rasnic Tem, Lisa Tuttle, Tad Williams, J.N. Williamson, Douglas E. Winter, Brian W. Aldiss, Hilaire Belloc, Robert Bloch, Ramsey Campbell, R.Chetwynd-Hayes, Basil Cooper, Jack Dann, Malcolm Edwards, Christopher Evans, Neil Gaiman, Frances Garfield, John Greenland, Joe Haldeman, Robert Holdstock, Maxim Jakubowski, Marvin Kaye, T. E. D. Klein, Joe R. Lansdale, H. P. Lovecraft, Richard C. Matheson, Thomas F. Monteleone, William F. Nolan, David Pirie, Geoff Ryman, David J. Schow, John Sladek, Brian Stableford, Milton Subotsky, Thomas Tessier, Karl Edward Wagner, Chet Williamson, Colin Wilson, Gene Wolfe, Jane Yolen, Mike Ashley, Eddy C. Bertin, Scott Bradfield, Hugh B. Cave, John Chute, Richard Dalby, Charles de Lint, Harlan Ellison, Lionel Fanthorpe, Stephen Gallagher, David Garnett, Robert Hadji, David G. Hartwell, Robert E. Howard, M.R. Jarnes, Carry Kilworth, Hugh Lamb, Stephen Laws, Brian Lumley, Robert R. McCammon, Michael Moorcock, Gerald W. Page, Edgar Allan Poe, Jessica A. Salmouson, Dan Simmons, Guy N. Smith, Tim Stout, Jack Sullivan, Peter Tremayne, Ian Watson, Jack Williamson, F. Paul Wilson. Donald A. Wohlheim.
ISBN 0450566390

VG softback
$10 C/C
New English Library 1992, 366pp.
[#458 ]

[ANTHOLOGY] Peter Haining, editor. 
The Frankenstein Collection
cover image of The Frankenstein Collection, Terrifying Tales Inspired By The Cult Horror Movie, for sale in New Zealand

Terrifying Tales Inspired By The Cult Horror Movie.
Divided into three sections; The Prototypes, The Films, The Archetypes, includes early 'automaton' fiction, film reviews etc. Includes H. P. Lovecraft's The Reanimator.
ISBN 1898799016
Introduction - Peter Haining
Preface: The Creature Lives - Mary Shelley

1: The Prototypes:
Mary Shelley - The Reanimated Man
Jane Webb - The Mummy
William Maginn - The New Frankenstein
Herman Melville - The Bell-Tower
Sir Ronald Ross - The Vivisector
Villiers De L'Isle Adams - The Future Eve
Fred T. Jane - The Incubated Girl
W. C. Morrow - The Surgeon's Experiment
Dick Donovan - Some Experiments With A Head
E. E. Kellett - The New Frankenstein
Harle Oren Cummins - The Man Who Made A Man
Leonard Merrick - Frankenstein II
Robert S. Carr - The Composite Brain
Theodore LeBerthon - Demons Of The Film Colony

2. The Films:
H. M. Milner - Frankenstein; or, The Man And The Monster!
Garrett Ford & Francis Faragoh - Frankenstein: The Man Who Made A Monster
John L. Balderstone & William Hurlbut - The Bride Of Frankenstein
Robert Muller - The Workshop Of Filthy Creation
Fritz Leiber - The Dead Man
Jimmy Sangster - The Curse Of Frankenstein
H. P. Lovecraft - The Reanimator
Mary Shelley - The Transformation

3. The Archetypes
Gustav Meyrink - The Golem
Michael Hervey - Death Of A Professor
H. A. Highstone - Frankenstein - Unlimited
Theodore Sturgeon - It
William Tenn - Wednesday's Child
Arthur C. Clarke - Dial 'F' For Frankenstein
Robert Bloch - The Plot Is The Thing
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - Fortitude
Brian Aldiss - Summertime Was Nearly Over
Harry Harrison - The True Story Of Frankenstein.

VG large soft cover.
$10 C/C
Artus Books 1994, 645pp.
[#460 ]

ASHE Rosalind 
Dark Runner
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While house-sitting a Kensington flat, Lucinda Morland becomes the focus of sinister people and supernatural forces, and must turn to a Jesuit Priest for spiritual support, even though she has secret sexual desires for him.
ISBN 0712604421
By the author of Moths and Hurrican Wake.

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket.
$25 C/B
Century 1984 first edition, 235pp
[#5079 ]

BARKER Clive  
first paperback edition
VG light corner crease, remainder striped $6 A? Harper/Voyager 2008 (number line is a sole '1') paperback, first thus. ISBN 9780007855100 [PB#1356 horror]

BLOCH Robert 
The Scarf
Fawcett Gold Medal d1727
VG- light age wear and edge spotting, small '6' stamp to top edge $8 A/A Fawcett 1966 first thus paperback edition, 160pp. [PB# 733 horror vintage paperback]

The Fog

VG VG $7 C/C Hodder 1988 reprint hardcover, 234pp ISBN 0340568763 [# 1086 horror]

Deliver Us From Evil.
cover image of Deliver Us From Evil, for sale in New Zealand

Wiltshire, during the dying days of Oliver Cromwell's Republic. Robert Vaughn is the son of a Parliamentary officer, investigating a series of grisly murders which suggest a link with Satanic rituals.
Led along a dark path to vampirism and beyond, he attempts to fight an evil killer.
A horror set in Restoration England and Salisbury Plain/ London, Murder, vampires, Dr John Dee, the Voynich mystery, by acclaimed author of The Vampyre and Supping With Panthers
ISBN 0316882488

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket
$20 C/C
Little Brown 1997 First Edition, 406pp
[#4553 ]

Revelations in Black

VG light edge wear $10 A/A Panther 1977 first edition paperback, 141pp. ISBN 0586043225 [PB440/PB597]


KING Stephen 
first edition
cover image of Cujo, British first edition, for sale in New Zealand

A rabid St Bernard dog terrorises a mother and son in this psychological thriller.
ISBN 0354047590
modern first edition, horror, made into film

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket.
Book spine leans a little, dust jacket spine sun faded and on to cover at edge.
No price printed to dust jacket.
$55 C/C
Macdonald 1982 first UK edition, 345pp.
[#4419 ]

KING Stephen 
first edition
cover image of Firestarter by Stephen King first UK edition

The first UK issue of this Stephen King thriller.
Paper stock age browned as usual for this publication.
ISBN 0354045253

VG- hardback in VG- unclipped dust jacket with minor handling wear.
Minor dust soiling to book boards.
$75 C/C
MacDonald 1980 first UK edition, 428 pages.
[#3384 ]

VG- hardback in VG unclipped dust jacket with a 1cm closed tear at top of rear fold.
Top corner of free endpaper trimmed off.
$45 C/C
MacDonald 1980 first UK edition, 428 pages.
[#4993 ]

KING Stephen 
first edition
cover image of Misery, for sale in New Zealand

A successful writer is held hostage by a captor unimpressed with his killing off of her favourite character, Misery Chastain, from his works.
ISBN 0340390700

VG hardback in VG dust jacket under plastic sleeve.
$45 C/C
Hodder 1987 first edition, 320pp
[#5041 ]

KING Stephen  
Pet Sematary
first edition
cover image of Pet Sematary first edition, for sale in New Zealand

The first UK edition of Stephen King's horror tale about an ancient Indian burial ground hidden beyond the Pet Sematary, which has unusual powers.
ISBN 0340341483

VG- hardback in VG- unclipped dust jacket.
Bottom edge of free endpaper has minor water mark.
Dust jacket has a very small scratch mark to front and the author name to the spine is sun faded to a blue rather than maroon colour.
$75 C/C
Hodder 1983 first UK edition, 368 pages.
[#2647 ]

KING Stephen 
The Tommy-Knockers

VG hardback in VG unclipped dust jacket.
Gift inscription to title page, browned paper stock
$25 C/D Hodder 1988 first UK Edition, hard cover, 563pp ISBN 0340390697 [#1143 horror]


Cold Fire
first Headline edition
VG- VG- DW has small closed tear in front centre of front cover, unclipped, book fore edge margin has small water spot to about 70 pages a minor cosmetic flaw. $20 C/C Headline 1991 hard cover 371pp. ISBN 0747203288 [#1145 horror]

Darkness Comes
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Early BCA edition of this thriller, with the original cover art work.
Who is more foolish - the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light? Baba Lavelle is a stranger in New York. A stranger with a mission to break the Mafia stranglehold on the city's drug traffic, and take it over himself. He has no guns, no army of hoods, no friends in high places. But he has the Power - magical, ancient, and terrifyingly brutal. The power that thrives in darkness...
BCA editions have no ISBN but the original WH Allen editions have ISBN 0491031521. at the base of the book and jacket spine it has BCA logo.
thriller, occult, supernatural, horror

VG hardback in VG unclipped dust jacket with the red blood-streak sun-faded to white on the spine. very minor rubbing to corner tips of folds.
$25 C/C
Book Club Associates London 1984, 351pp.
[#3495 ]

Dragon Tears
first edition
VG VG slight spine lean, DW corners rubbed with very minor splits $25 C/C Headline 1993 UK first edition with price in Pounds to flap. ISBN 0747206430 [# 1405 horror modern first edition ]

The Eyes of Darkness
first paperback
VG Age yellowed paper stock $20 A/B Fontana 1983 first edition paperback, Paperback original (PBO), 312pp. Cover has eye hole cut into it which show the eye of the portrait of the woman on the first page inside the book, the eyehole is undamaged. Leigh Nichols is one of Dean Koontz's pseudonyms. ISBN 0006165087 [PB# 708 horror]

KOONTZ Dean  The House of Thunder first Headline edition
VG VG- DW has small closed tear at bottom corner $25 C/C Headline 1992 hard cover 311pp. ISBN 0747204802 [#1146 horror]

The House of Thunder

Leigh Nichols is one of Dean Koontz's pseudonyms. First UK edition, Paperback original (PBO)
ISBN 0006165095

VG- paperback with lightly creased covers.
$20 A/B
Fontana 1983 first edition paperback, 342pp.
Age yellowed paper stock, cover has eye holes cut into it which show the eyes of the portrait of the woman on the first page inside the book, the eyeholes are undamaged.

Mr Murder
cover image of Mr Murder by dean Koontz, for sale in New Zealand

UK first issue with GBP 16.99 publisher price to flap.
ISBN 0747208328
horror, fiction, collectible

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$20 C/C
Headline 1993 first edition, 409pp.
[#4729 ]

[KOONTZ Dean] Martin Greenberg, Bill Munster, Ed Gorman, editors. 
The Dean Koontz Companion
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An interview with Dean Koontz, with evaluations of film versions of his novels, excerpts from some of his writings, and an annotated bibliography of his novels.
ISBN 9780747208303
horror, collecting Dean Koontz books, Leigh Nichols, K.R. Dwyer, Brian Coffey

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket
$25 C/C
Headline 1994 first edition, 314pp.
[#5080 ]

LEWIS Matthew G  
The Monk

The quintessential Gothic Horror novel which shocked society when it was first published in 1796.
A hypocrite monk signs a pact with the Devil to escape punishment by the Inquisition for his vices.
Rape, murder, blasphemy and more in this deeply influential novel.
Introduction by John Berryman.
Original text, variant readings and 'A Note on the Text' by Louis F Peck.
First unexpurgated American edition.

VG softback with small crease to corner of cover.
$15 C/C
Grove Press Evergreen 1959 first thus.
Quality paper stock with sewn sheets bound into wrappers, 445pp.

LONG Frank Belknap 
The Black Druid and Other Stories.
cover image of The Black Druid and Other Stories for sale in New Zealand

11 horror tales in the vein of Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith.
The second volume in the British paperback edition of The Hounds of Tindalos collection.

G+ paperback with light wear, a spine lean and some foxing mainly to closed edges.
Bookstore code label to inside rear cover.
$65 A/B
Panther 1975 First Edition, 174pp.
[PB1634 ]

McMAHAN Jeffrey N.  
Vampires Anonymous

Homo-erotica with vampire theme, vampire subculture, gay interest.
ISBN 1555831834

VG softback with covers curling at edges.
$8 C/B
Alyson 1991 first edition. [#2311 horror]

The Face in the Abyss
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ISBN 0860070255
fantasy, horror, eldritch, supernatural fantasy

VG- paperback with sunned spine, stamp to title page
$7 A/B
Futura paperback 1974
[PB1698 ]

MOSKOWITZ Sam editor 
A Man Called Poe
Stories in the Vein of Edgar Allan Poe
G+ aged, label residue to cover. $5 A/B Sphere 1972 paperback 223pp.Includes a brief biography, fiction about Poe, fiction attributed to Poe, poetry about Poe culminating in a meeting between H P Lovecraft and Poe, a Valentine's poem to Poe from his wife Virginia.[PB# 93 horror]

PARRY Michael editor 
The Rivals of Frankenstein
cover image of The Rivals of Frankenstein anthology for sale in New Zealand

Anthology of classic moster stories.
Clark Ashton Smith ("The Colossus of Ylourgne"), Arnold Harvey ("The Last of the Daubeny-Fitzalans"), Jerome K. Jerome ("The Dancing Partner"), Ambrose Bierce ("Moxon's Master"), Donald F. Glut ("Dr. Karnstein's Creation"), Robert Bloch ("Almost Human"), D. Scott-Moncrieff ("Count Szolnok's Robots"), H.P. Lovecraft ("Herbert West, Reanimator"), Manly Wade Wellman ("Pithecanthropus Rejectus"), Fritz Leiber ("The Dead Man"), Eando Binder ("The Iron Man").
With a checklist of Frankenstein films at rear.

VG- paperback, minimal cover wear, edges rubbed.
Small stain to closed top edge of pages.
$10 A/A
Corgi 1977 first paperback edition, 222pp.
[PB1591 ]


SAUL John  
Black Lightning

For five years journalist Anne Jeffers has pursued the horrifying story of a serial killer's bloody reign, capture, trial, and appeal, crusading to keep the wheels of justice churning toward the electric chair.
Now the day of execution has come and a convicted killer will meet his end.
Anne believes her long nightmare is over. But she's dead wrong. Within days, a similar murder stuns the city.
As the butcher stalks his next victims, creeping ever closer to her, Anne is seized by an icy unease, a haunting sense of connection to these unspeakable crimes.
Rlentlessly, she hears the eerie echo of the dead man's last words to her: "Today won't end it. How will you feel, Anne? When I'm dead, and it all starts again, how will you feel?"
ISBN 9780593037584
First UK hardback issue.

VG hardback in VG unclipped dust jacket.
$25 C/C
Bantam Press 1995 first edition, 331pp.
[#5702 ]

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SAUL John 

VG+ VG+ $25 C/C Bantam1993 first edition quarter cloth hard cover, 390pp. ISBN 0593035585 [# 1081 horror]

SAUL John 
The God Project
US first edition
VG VG- some edge splitting and light creasing to unclipped DW $25 C/C Bantam 1982 first edition quarter cloth, 311pp. ISBN 0553050214 [# 1309 horror]

SAUL John 
first edition
VG VG handling wear $25 C/C Bantam 1989 first edition quarter cloth. 329pp. ISBN 055305354X [# 1333 horror]

The Daughters of Satan
UK issue of The Daughters of Astaroth
VG- rubbed edges, original distributor's price label to top corner $25 A/A NEL [2537] 1969 first UK edition paperback, 128pp. An English finishing school is a front for a Satanic lodge where the young women are spiritually and sexually enslaved to Satan. [PB# 739 horror exploitation]

SMITH Clark Ashton 
Lost Worlds
Volume Two
cover image of Lost Worlds volume 2, for sale in New Zealand

Fantastical and eldritch stories of Atlantis, Hyperborea, Xiccarph and others.
Smith wrote in the vein of Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.
ISBN 0586040862
cthulhu, hpl,

G+ paperback with worn, faded, creased covers, small pen doodle to first page.
$15 A/A
Panther 1975, 188pp.
[PB1680/PB1748 ]

cover image of Lost Worlds volume 2, for sale in New Zealand

G+ paperback, sunned spine, some age browning to paper stock, name inside cover.
$25 A/B
Panther 1974 first edition in this form, 188pp.
[PB1711 ]

SMITH Clark Ashton  
Out of Space and Time
Volume One 1
cover image of Out of Space and Time Volume One 1, for sale in New Zealand

Introduction plus two groupings of his short fiction; Out of Space and Time, and, Judgments and Dooms.
Titles are; End of the Story
A Rendezvous in Averoigne
A Night in Malneant
The City of Singing Flame
Uncharted Isle
Second Interment
Chain of Aforgomon
Dark Eidolon
Double Shadow.
ISBN 058603966X
Cthulhu Mythos

G+ paperback, cup ring and light rubbing to covers.
$25 A/A
Panther 1974 reprint, 204pp.
[PB1736 ]

SMITH Clark Ashton  
Out of Space and Time
Volume Two

Introduction plus three groupings of his short fiction; Judgments and Dooms, Hyperborean Grotesques, Interplanetaries.
Titles are; The Last Hieroglyph
The Death of Ilalotha
The Return of The Sorcerer
The Testament Of Athammaus
The Weird Of Avoosl Wuthoqquan
The Monster Of The Prophecy
The Vaults Of Yoh-Vombis
From The Crypts Of Memory
The Shadows.
ISBN 0586041109

G+ paperback, with wear and reading crease to spine, light foxing to edges.
$25 A/B
Panther 1974 first paperback edition, 192pp. [PB1396]


cover image of Dracula by Stoker for sale in New Zealand

Published in 1897 Dracula is still regarded as a masterpiece of the macabre.
Count Dracula's castle is a hellish world where night is day, pleasure is pain and the blood of the innocent prized above all. Young Jonathan Harker approaches the gloomy gates with no idea what he is about to face. Later, back in England, eerie incidents unfold as strange puncture marks appear on a young woman's neck. Can Harker's fiance Mina be saved?
horror, vampire, fiction

VG paperback
$7 A/B
Penguin, 402pp.
[PB1596 ]

A Biography of Dracula, the Life Story of Bram Stoker
cover image of A Biography of Dracula, the Life Story of Bram Stoker, for sale in New Zealand

An interesting biography of Bram Stoker, with much emphasis on the sucess that Dracula brought him, both as a novel and a stage act.
biography, horror, vampire, literature

VG hardback in G dust jacket.
Minor tape residue shows as vertical strip down middle of paste downs with light offset to free end papers.
A small pen price to free end paper.
Jacket is complete and unclipped but has tape rust residue to top and bottom edges and the edges of the fold in flaps, this shows as darkened area but is not sticky.
$25 C/B
Quality Book Club 1962 First thus Book Club Edition, 200pp.
[#4287 ]

YARBRO Chelsea Quinn  
Hotel Transylvania
A Horror Novel
VG- crease to rear wrapper $8 A/A Signet 1979 first paperback edition, 279pp. ISBN 0451084616 [PB#1351 horror]
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