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Arrow: Horror & Supernatural Paperbacks 1959-79

Guy N. Smith – Accursed

Posted by demonik on November 4, 2018

 Guy N. Smith – Accursed (Arrow, 1983: originally NEL, 1983)

Blurb:
The Brownlows lived an unremarkable suburban life until the day they found the Egyptian amulet buried in their garden.

Inscribed with ancient writings of ‘Set’. the earliest god of evil. it would unleash a hideous curse…

And they are the powerless victims – in the ultimate holocaust.

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Robert Neill – The Devil’s Door

Posted by demonik on November 4, 2018

Robert Neill – The Devil’s Door (Arrow, 1981: originally Hamilton, 1979)

Blurb:
In those days, during the wars, there was much that many would like to forget.The cry of‘Witch!‘ was everywhere. There was one they thought was a witch: they pulled the clothes off her, and held her down while pins were stuck into her flesh. That was how it was then. . .
But now it is 1662, and King and Church are back in their own. All should be well in the land.
But when the butter won’t churn as Sir Laurence Linley and his household prepare for a wedding, the superstitious begin to talk of witches. With every day that passes, every new illness and every new occurrence, the fear and hysteria build — until the cry of ‘Witch!’ is loud enough to torment the innocent, and drive an entire village to the brink of destruction

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Dennis Wheatley – The Golden Spaniard

Posted by demonik on May 13, 2018

Dennis Wheatley – The Golden Spaniard (Arrow, 1962)

Blurb:

Ten tons of gold – enough to pay a Regular Army of 150,000 for half a year – lies in a Madrid bank. The beautiful Lucretia-Jose de Cordoba y Coralles, The golden Spaniard, fears for its safety. Communists are planning to seize this hoard. They had not reckoned on those Modern Musketeers – de Richeleau, Simon Aron, Richard Eaton & Rez von Ryan – whose rendezvous is always with danger.

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Richard Lewis – Spiders

Posted by demonik on August 25, 2017

Richard Lewis – Spiders (Arrow, 1987)

Blurb:

The Kentish countryside was bathed in golden autumn sunshine. All around lay peace and tranquillity.
Maybe it was too peaceful, too ominously quiet, but who’d complain about that?
Certainly not old Dan Mason, energetically tugging out weeds in his farmhouse garden.
What he’d uncovered there didn’t alarm him.
But it should have. For he’d just released a seething army of death . .

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Dennis Wheatley – Gateway To Hell

Posted by demonik on August 20, 2017

Dennis Wheatley – Gateway To Hell (Hutchinson, 1970: Arrow, 1972, 1974, etc. This edition, June 1974)

Blurb:

The Duke de Richleau and his friends had faced many dangers in Russia, Spain and Nazi Germany. Now a new and unexpected menace confronts them: the fourth, Rex van Ryn is missing -and he has made off with more than a million dollars from the, Buenos Aires branch of his family bank.
Behind the conventional courtesy of Argentinian society lies a conspiracy of terror and silence -and a trail that leads straight to the Devil himself…

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Edward Jarvis – Maggots

Posted by demonik on August 20, 2017

Now we are talking the classics.

Edward Jarvis – Maggots (Arrow 1986)

Blurb

It all starts with the discovery of a dead hedgehog in a boiler shed…

Meanwhile, not many miles away, a man watches in disbelieving horror as his own body is eaten alive…

For deep beneath the surface of the earth, the maggots are multiplying, lurking in the blackness until the time is ripe to burst out on an unsuspecting world …

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Guy N. Smith – Abomination

Posted by demonik on August 20, 2017

Guy N. Smith – Abomination (Arrow, 1977)

Blurb

Something diabolical hangs over a small hill village on the Welsh borders.
A new miracle pesticide has gone terribly wrong… and now drifts over the neighbouring farmland in a deadly cloud.
Homesteads and fields, church and schoolroom – all are prey to a seething, slithering, flying, creeping abomination from hell.

Stripping the warm flesh from your bones…

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Dennis Wheatley – Gunmen, Gallants And Ghosts

Posted by demonik on August 3, 2017

Dennis Wheatley – Gunmen, Gallants And Ghosts (Arrow, 1979: originally Hutchinson, 1934)

A Few Words From The Author

THE GHOST HUNTER

The Case of the Thing that Whimpered
The Case of the Long Dead Lord
The Case of the Red-Headed Woman
The Case of the Haunted Chateau

OTHER STORIES OF THE OCCULT

A Life for a Life
In The Fog
The Snake

ARTICLES ON THE OCCULT

Voodoo
Black Magic

MAINLY OF CROOKS AND WAR

Orchids On Monday
Special Leave
In The Underground
When The Reds Siezed The City Of Gold
The Born Actor

OTHER WRITINGS

The Deserving Poor
Love Trap
The Sideboard
The Fugitive King (from Old Rowley. A Very Private Life Of Charles II)
The Red Verdum (The First Siege Of Stalingrad: From Red Eagle

Blurb
Demons, witches, crooks, spies and kings …. Dennis Wheatley has long been regarded as one of the most compelling authors of modern times – a reputation he owes as much to his passion for accurate detail as to his unerring instinct for plot and character.
This collection is a treasury of Wheatley’s genius: scholarship that rivals imagination, fiction challenged by even stranger fact.

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Dennis Wheatley – They Used Dark Forces (1982)

Posted by demonik on August 3, 2017

Dennis Wheatley – They Used Dark Forces (Arrow 1982)

Blurb:

It is 1943. Gregory Sallust parachutes into Nazi Germany. His mission – to penetrate the secret rocket installations at Peenemunde.
Intelligence reports have spoken of contacts on the ground, war-weary Germans anxious to hasten the end of hostilities. But nothing has prepared him for Ibrahim Malacou: hypnotist, astrologer and disciple of Satan. for both men this is the start of a long, uneasy partnership. And the first in a chain of events that will lead Gregory into the most desperate gamble of his life.

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Dennis Wheatley – Such Power Is Dangerous

Posted by demonik on August 3, 2017

Dennis Wheatley – Such Power Is Dangerous (Arrow, 1973: originally Hutchinson, 1933)

Blurb
When Avril Bamborough left London with a Hollywood contract, she little thought that she would fall in love with another woman’s fiance, become the head of a great film empire, and face a murder charge.
A group of unscrupulous financiers had determined to gain control of the entire film industry. All opposition to their combine was to be ruthlessly destroyed. Strikes, arson, hired gunmen, were among the weapons they would use.
Yet there were people in the industry, both in America and England who were pre­pared to fight the combine. This was the struggle in which Avril was to become involved and the background to her romances.

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