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Richard Lewis – Spiders

Posted by demonik on August 25, 2017

Richard Lewis – Spiders (Arrow, 1987)


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)


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)


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)


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 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


A Life for a Life
In The Fog
The Snake


Black Magic


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


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

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)


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)

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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Dennis Wheatley – Star Of Ill-Omen

Posted by demonik on August 3, 2017

Dennis Wheatley – Star Of Ill-Omen (Arrow, 1965: originally Hutchinson, 1955)

Lincoln, ex-Commando and British secret agent, realised that his new assignment was a mission fraught with danger. But he had no idea that he’d be involved with mysterious space ships—or with the beautiful Carmen Escobar, a saint in sinner’s clothing. And there was Anna. Russian —and as svelte as she was deadly.

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Dennis Wheatley – The Scarlet Imposter

Posted by demonik on August 3, 2017

Dennis Wheatley – The Scarlet Imposter (Arrow, 1960: originally Hutchinson, 1940)

When Gregory Sallust landed in wartime Germany he had as much chance of coming out alive as a mouse in a cage of cats. His job was to contact an anti-Nazi organization ready to overthrow Hitler and sue for peace.

Masquerading first as a German General, then as an S.S. Gruppenfuhrer, he stayed the course to the very end. A hundred times he risked death and the vilest tortures.

Each minute he pushed forward with incredible daring, and fought desperately to elude the enemy closing round him.
Typical Wheatley, a thriller of tremendous power supercharged with violent action and terrific suspense.

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Dennis Wheatley – The Prisoner In The Mask

Posted by demonik on August 3, 2017

Dennis Wheatley – The Prisoner In The Mask (Arrow, 1964: originally Hutchinson, 1957)



Duke de Richleau conspires to put a King on the Throne.
This is the story of the youth of Dennis Wheatley’s famous character, Duke de Richleau. He then bore his father’s second title, Count de Quesnoy. The story is set against the glamorous background of Paris in the nineties, when the ladies of the great world had little to think about except their love affairs — and the Count was no mean gallant. The betrayal of the conspiracy brought death to some and left the Count in desperate straits. But instead of des­pairing he declared a vendetta against the Republican Government. How he fought it while being hunted on a charge of murder makes most exciting reading.

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