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Arrow: Horror & Supernatural Paperbacks 1959-79

Dennis Wheatley – The Haunting Of Toby Jugg 1959

Posted by demonik on November 14, 2011

Dennis Wheatley –  The Haunting Of Toby Jugg (Arrow, 1959)

Glenn Steward
Cover illustration: Glenn Steward

Toby Jugg was a young millionaire, crippled in the Battle of Britain. In his weakened state he agreed to go to a house in Wales to recover his health and vigour. Too late he realized that he was a prisoner in the hands of a guardian who planned to gain control of his fortune by driving him steadily mad. As Toby’s diary gradually unfolds the hideous plot in which he is entangled, his guardian is revealed as a monstrous practitioner of the Black Arts. The battle that develops between Toby and the powers of evil is a triumph of imaginative story-telling. Horrific scenes of the supernatural, ever-mounting tension, and a terrific climax in the celebration of a Black Mass are outstanding elements in a novel of quite exceptional drama and excitement.

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