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Arrow: Horror & Supernatural Paperbacks 1959-79

Dennis Wheatley – Quiver Of Horror

Posted by demonik on November 21, 2011

Dennis Wheatley (ed.) – Quiver Of Horror (Arrow, 1964)

Introduction – Dennis Wheatley

Margaret Irwin – The Earlier Service
Mrs. Oliphant – The Open Door
Saki – The Music On The Hill
F. Tennyson Jesse – The Canary
Ex Private X (A. M. Burrage) – Smee
Ex Private X (A. M. Burrage) – One Who Saw
William Younger – The Angelus
Theodore Drieser – The Hand
M. R. James – The Treasure Of Abbot Thomas
Bram Stoker – The Judges House
Louis Golding – The Call Of The Hand
Walter De La Mare – All Hallows
William Hope Hodgson – The Whistling Room
Charles Birkin – A Right To Know
Dennis Wheatley – A Life For A Life

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Dennis Wheatley – Shafts Of Fear

Posted by demonik on November 21, 2011

Dennis Wheatley (ed.) – Shafts Of Fear (Arrow, 1964)

Introduction – Dennis Wheatley

Evelyn Waugh – The Man Who Liked Dickens
Martin Armstrong – The Pipe-Smoker
Michael Joseph – A Glass Of Milk
William Hope Hodgson – The Island Of The Ud
William Hope Hodgson – The Derelict
T. F. Powys – The House With The Echo
A. E. Coppard – Arabesque: The Mouse
Alec Waugh – The Last Chukka
Charles Birkin – A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts
Thomas Burke – The Bird
Guy de Maupassant – Vendetta
James Hilton – The Mallet
Hugh Walpole – The Silver Mask
C. E. Montague – The First Blood Sweep
John Russell – The Fourth Man
John Russell – The Price Of The Head
John Russell – The Lost God
Ambrose Bierce – A Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge
Dennis Wheatley – The Snake

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Davis Grubb – One Foot In The Grave

Posted by demonik on November 21, 2011

Davis Grubb – One Foot In The Grave  (Arrow, 1966)

Busby’s Rat
The Rabbit Prince
Radio
One Foot In The Grave
Moonshine
The Man Who Stole The Moon
Nobody’s Watching
The Horsehair Trunk
The Blue Glass Bottle
Wynken, Blynken, And Nod
Return Of Verge Likens
Where The Woodbine Twineth

Blurb:
One of the finest story-tellers in America, Davis Grubb has a special mastery of horror writing which is indeed horrific in it’s effect. This collection ranges from the title story- in which a severed foot continues to live a hideous existence of its own – to the compelling description of a man being deliberately, and with nasty ingenuity, frightened to death in a barbers chair. Which reminds us of another tale, also in this book – that of a vengeful husband who takes a sharp knife to the wrong throat  ….

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Montague Summers – Witchcraft & Black Magic

Posted by demonik on November 19, 2011

Montague Summers – Witchcraft & Black Magic  (Arrow, 1964: originally Rider & Co., 1946)


Blurb
‘This packed treatise on the cults of Hell’ – The Observer
Witchcraft – the religion of wickedness – did not end in the eighteenth century. For then demonism was rampant in England. Satanists in the highest places joined Hellfire clubs. The celebration of the Black Mass, with its obscene, brutal, impious rites, became a flagrant scandal. The same evils threaten us today from the shadows.

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Christine Campbell Thomson – More Not At Night (1961)

Posted by demonik on November 18, 2011

Christine Campbell Thomson (ed) – More Not At Night  (Arrow, 1961)


Blurb
EERIE! GHOULISH! HORRIFIC!

The famous NOT AT NIGHT stories sold over a quarter of a million copies – caused a quarter of a million shudders – in their original editions. In 1960 Arrow books issued a selection of these stories. They were an immediate success. So here is MORE NOT AT NIGHT to haunt your dreams. Bat-men, giant leeches, a thing from the sea, a man-eating prehistoric plant: read all about them in these pages. What was behind the door of the seven-locked room at Colfe Castle? What was wrong with room 317 at the Hoffman House Hotel?

WATCH OUT! THESE STORIES WILL MAKE YOU AFRAID!

see also the NOT AT NIGHT section on Vault forum

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Bram Stoker – Dracula

Posted by demonik on November 18, 2011

Bram Stoker – Dracula  (Arrow, 9th impression 1970, 1971: originally Constable, 1897)

Blurb:
“There he lay looking as if youth had been half-renewed, for the white hair and moustache were changed to dark iron-grey; the cheeks were fuller, and the white skin seemed ruby-red underneath; the mouth was redder than ever, for on the lips were gouts of fresh blood, which trickled from the corners of the mouth and ran over the chin and neck …..”

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Geoffrey Bennett – This Creeping Evil

Posted by demonik on November 18, 2011

Geoffrey Bennett – This Creeping Evil  (Arrow, 1963)

Blurb:
“Then from out of that shapeless mass there came towards us a long tentacle. In colour it was the same as the monster’s body. In dimensions it conformed to its vast measurements. It must have been a hundred feet in diameter. I soon had reason to know that its length was at least three miles. And it was like a single tentacle from a giant octopus except that at the extreme end was a large, circular …. but I am at a loss to describe it. It was neither hand, nor paw, nor webbed foot; it was a horrible combination of all three.

“‘Christ!” I shouted blasphemously.
“For God’s sake shift target, Number One, shoot at the damned thing, and hit it, man — HIT IT!”‘

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Christine Campbell Thomson -More Not At Night (1963)

Posted by demonik on November 18, 2011

Christine Campbell Thomson (ed) – More Not At Night   (Arrow, 1963)

Harold Ward – The Closed Door
Mortimer Levitan – The Third Thumbprint
Romeo Poole – The Death Crescents Of Koti
Will Smith & R. J. Robbins – Swamp Horror
Oscar Cook – Golden Lilies
Jessie D. Kerruish – The Seven Locked Room
Loretta G. Burroughs – Creeping Fingers
Flavia Richardson – Out Of The Earth
B. W. Sliney – The Man Who Was Saved
Hester Holland – Dorner Cordainthus
Robert E. Howard – Rogues In The House
David H. Keller – The Thing In The Cellar
Oswell Blakeston – The Crack
Archie Binns – The Last Trip

Christine Campbell Thomson makes another selection from the world famous NOT AT NIGHT series that has sold a quarter of a million copies.

Bat-men, giant leeches, a thing from the sea, a man-eating prehistoric plant and more – to haunt the reader into the small hours

see also the NOT AT NIGHT section on Vault forum

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Michel Parry – The Hounds Of Hell

Posted by demonik on November 18, 2011

Michel Parry (ed.) – The Hounds Of Hell  (Arrow, 1975: originally Victor Gollancz, 1973)


Introduction – Michel Parry

H. P. Lovecraft – The Hound
Ambrose Bierce – Staley Flemming’s Hallucination
Ivan Turgenev – The Dog
Agatha Christie – The Hound Of Death
Manly Wade Wellman – Dead Dog
Catherine Crowe – The Dutch Officer’s Story
Guy de Maupassant – Vendetta
Theo Gift – Dog Or Demon?
Saki – Louis
Fritz Leiber – The Howling Tower
Feodor Sologub – The White Dog
William Faulkner – The Hound
Ray Bradbury – The Emissary
Robert Bloch – The Hound Of Pedro
Ramsey Campbell – The Whining
Dion Fortune – The Death Hound

Blurb:
Prepare to meet… The HOUNDS OF HELL

Piercing, coal-red eyes. Claws and teeth stained with blood. Jaws that slaver at the prospect of a fresh victim.

Buried deep within our unconscious, the savage, primordial image of the Dog-Beast still holds the power to haunt and terrify. Here, from the pens of some of the greatest horror writers of all time, are sixteen nightmare tales to remind you why.

See also The Hounds Of Hell on Vault forum

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Michel Parry – Beware of the Cat

Posted by demonik on November 18, 2011

Michel Parry (ed.) – Beware of the Cat   (Arrow, 1974: originally Victor Gollancz, 1973)

Introduction – Michel Parry

Gulielmus Baldwin – Beware The Cat
Barry Pain – The Grey Cat
Stephen Vincent Benet – The King Of The Cats
Traditional – The Vampire Cat
Byron Liggett – The Cat Man
J. S. Le Fanu – The White Cat
Algernon Blackwood – Ancient Sorceries
Saki – Tobermoray
Theodore Sturgeon – Fluffy
Ramsey Campbell – Cat And Mouse
H. P. Lovecraft – The Cats Of Ulthar
Ambrose Bierce – Eyes Of The Panther
Walter Wintle – The Black Cat
Ernest Hamilton – The Child Watcher

Blurb
Beware of the Cat…

For millennia cats have haunted human consciousness, either worshipped as gods or persecuted as the incarnation of Evil, no other creature has aroused such violent emotions.

In this collection of stories – which range from a macabre tale by a sixteenth century monk to the work of contemporary masters – all the cats are different. There are talking cats, starving cats, murderous cats, cannibalistic cats, cats that can take human form, ghost cats, and a cat who might be the Devil himself.

They only have one thing in common – all are terrifying …

See also Beware Of The Cat on Vault forum

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