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Arrow: Horror & Supernatural Paperbacks 1959-79

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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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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 – The Devil Rides Out (1966)

Posted by demonik on December 2, 2011

Dennis Wheatley – The Devil Rides Out   (Arrow, 1966)

 

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Dennis Wheatley – The Devil Rides Out (June, 1969)

Posted by demonik on December 2, 2011

Dennis Wheatley – The Devil Rides Out   (Arrow, June, 1969)

 

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Dennis Wheatley – The Ka Of Gifford Hillary (1968)

Posted by demonik on November 28, 2011

Dennis Wheatley – The Ka Of Gifford Hillary  (Arrow, 1968)

Blurb:
Sir Gifford Hillary returns from the grave – now accused of murder.

‘Killed’ by one of his wife’s lovers, he became a Ka unseen but seeing all.

Plot and counterplot, ruse and subterfuge, lead through a story of extraordinary fascination and excitement: a story which seems at first fantastic but is later seen to be entirely logical.

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Dennis Wheatley To The Devil – A Daughter

Posted by demonik on November 26, 2011

Dennis Wheatley:  To The Devil – A Daughter   (Arrow 11th impression, 1977)

Blurb:
Christina seemed no different from any other young girl: polite, attractive and a little shy.

But each evening, as darkness fell, the demonic Power within her betrayed its presence. And a terrible pattern of Evil began to emerge.

Miles away, in the mist and rain of the Essex marshes, a satanic priest has created a hideous creature. Now it was waiting beneath the ancient stones of Bentford Priory for the virgin sacrifice that would give it life …

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Christine Campbell Thomson – Still Not At Night

Posted by demonik on November 25, 2011

Christine Campbell Thomson (ed.) – Still Not At Night  (Arrow, 1962)

Joseph O. Kesselring – King Cobra
Joseph McCord – The Girdle
Flavia Richardson (Christine Campbell Thomson) – Behind the Blinds
Michael Gwynn – The Death Plant
Greye La Spina – The Tortoiseshell Cat
J. Dyott Mathews – The Tapping
Oscar Cook – Si Urag Of The Tail
August Derleth – The Metronome
H. Thomson – Offspring Of hell
Elizabeth Sheldon – The Ghost That Never Died
Henry S. Whitehead – The Passing Of A God
Jessie D. Kerruish – The Wonderful Tune
Geoffrey Vace (Hugh B. Cave?) – Four Doomed Men

See also the Not At Night section on the Vault forum

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Robert Neill – Witch Bane

Posted by demonik on November 25, 2011

Robert Neill – Witch Bane   (Arrow 1968, 1970: originally Hutchinson, 1967)


Blurb:
Lancashire in the time of Cromwell, a county cursed, like the rest of England, by civil war and beliefs in witchcraft ….

Accused of the murder of her husband by witchcraft, Mary Standen is only saved from hanging by the intervention of a young commander of a Troop of Horse as she lies naked and bound hand and foot. That same night, as an unwilling witness to a graveyard orgy, she sees for herself that there is indeed a witch coven in the village. Refusing to betray the participants, some of whom she knows, she finds suspicion once more pointing at her, and as the scene is set for a double battle – between royalists and parliamentarians and the witches and their persecutors – Mary is forced to flee for safety at the same time as the Scots march into Preston and Cromwell comes through the hills from Skipton.

see also the Witch-Bane thread on the Vault forum

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Dennis Wheatley – They Used Dark Forces

Posted by demonik on November 24, 2011

Dennis Wheatley – They Used Dark Forces   (Arrow, 1966: originally Hutchinson, 1964)


Blurb:
He makes the most, incredible seem absolutely real….SUNDAY TIMES

THEY USED DARK FORCES tells how Gregory Sallust allies himself with Satanic powers in an attempt to destroy Hitler. The beautiful (but by now promiscuous) Sabine, and Sallust’s great love, Erika von Epp, play their parts in a stupendous drama which ends with the Russians fighting their way into the flames of Berlin while Sallust comes face to face with his most implacable enemy, the sadistic SS Gruppenfuhrer Grauber. . .

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Anthony Masters – Cries Of Terror

Posted by demonik on November 22, 2011

Anthony Masters (ed) – Cries Of Terror  (Arrow, 1976)

Introduction – Anthony Masters

Thomas Burke – The Hands Of Mr. Ottermole
Saki – The Open Window
H. P. Lovecraft – In The Vault
Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle – The Brazilian Cat
William Hope Hodgson – The Whistling Room
C. M. Eddy – The Loved Dead
Jane Rice – The Idol Of The Flies
John Collier – Thus I refute Beelzy
J. D. Beresford – The Misanthrope
John Keir Cross – Music When Soft Voices Die
W. F. Harvey – August Heat
John Metcalfe – The Bad Lands
M. R. James – A School Story
W. W. Jacobs – The Interruption

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