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.
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.
New English Library 1992, 366pp.
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.
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.
Artus Books 1994, 645pp.
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.
By the author of Moths and Hurrican Wake.
VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket.
Century 1984 first edition, 235pp
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
VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket
Little Brown 1997 First Edition, 406pp
A rabid St Bernard dog terrorises a mother and son in this psychological thriller.
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.
Macdonald 1982 first UK edition, 345pp.
The first UK issue of this Stephen King thriller.
Paper stock age browned as usual for this publication.
VG- hardback in VG- unclipped dust jacket with minor handling wear.
Minor dust soiling to book boards.
MacDonald 1980 first UK edition, 428 pages.
VG- hardback in VG unclipped dust jacket with a 1cm closed tear at top of rear fold.
Top corner of free endpaper trimmed off.
MacDonald 1980 first UK edition, 428 pages.
One of King's most popular works, concerning a supernatural evil clown entity.
modern first edition, horror, It, clown, supernatural
G+ hardback in VG dust jacket.
Backstrip is split along joints and detached but present. Jacket unclipped with GBP 12.95 price intact.
Hodder 1986 first UK edition, 912pp.
A successful writer is held hostage by a captor unimpressed with his killing off of her favourite character, Misery Chastain, from his works.
VG hardback in VG dust jacket under plastic sleeve.
Hodder 1987 first edition, 320pp
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.
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.
Hodder 1983 first UK edition, 368 pages.
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.
Book Club Associates London 1984, 351pp.
VG- paperback with lightly creased covers.
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.
UK first issue with GBP 16.99 publisher price to flap.
horror, fiction, collectible
VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
Headline 1993 first edition, 409pp.
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.
horror, collecting Dean Koontz books, Leigh Nichols, K.R. Dwyer, Brian Coffey
VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket
Headline 1994 first edition, 314pp.
VG softback with small crease to corner of cover.
Grove Press Evergreen 1959 first thus.
Quality paper stock with sewn sheets bound into wrappers, 445pp.
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.
Panther 1975 First Edition, 174pp.
VG softback with covers curling at edges.
Alyson 1991 first edition. [#2311 horror]
fantasy, horror, eldritch, supernatural fantasy
VG- paperback with sunned spine, stamp to title page
Futura paperback 1974
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.
Corgi 1977 first paperback edition, 222pp.
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?"
First UK hardback issue.
VG hardback in VG unclipped dust jacket.
Bantam Press 1995 first edition, 331pp.
Fantastical and eldritch stories of Atlantis, Hyperborea, Xiccarph and others.
Smith wrote in the vein of Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.
G+ paperback with worn creased covers, small pen doodle to first page.
Panther 1975, 188pp.
G+ paperback, sunned spine, some age browning to paper stock, name inside cover.
Panther 1974 first edition in this form, 188pp.
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
Chain of Aforgomon
G+ paperback, cup ring and light rubbing to covers.
Panther 1974 reprint, 204pp.
G+ paperback, with wear and reading crease to spine, light foxing to edges.
Panther 1974 first paperback edition, 192pp. [PB351/PB1396]
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
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.
Quality Book Club 1962 First thus Book Club Edition, 200pp.