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Horror & Ghost Stories

The Whisperer in Darkness : Collected Stories Volume One

by H.P. Lovecraft (Author) , M.J. Elliott (Introduction By)

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Included in this volume are several early tales, along with the classics 'The Call of Cthulhu', 'The Dunwich Horror' and 'At the Mountains of Madness'.

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× The Whisperer in Darkness : Collected Stories Volume One

by H.P. Lovecraft (Author) , M.J. Elliot (Introduction By)

Series:Tales of Mystery & The Supernatural

Format:

Paperback / softback

384 pages

Publisher:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Imprint:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

ISBN:9781840226089

Published:5 Feb 2007

Dimensions:197 x 133 x 22 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

Selected and Introduced by M.J. Elliott. That is not dead that can eternal lie. And with strange aeons even death may die Millennia ago, the Old Ones ruled our planet.

Since that time, they have but slumbered. But when a massive sea tremor brings the ancient stone city of R'lyeh to the surface once more, the Old Ones awaken at last. The Whisperer in Darkness brings together the original Cthulhu Mythos stories of the legendary horror writer H.P. Lovecraft.

Included in this volume are several early tales, along with the classics 'The Call of Cthulhu', 'The Dunwich Horror' and 'At the Mountains of Madness'. Arm yourself with a copy of Abdul Alhazred's fabled Necronomican and prepare to face terrors beyond the wildest imaginings of all, save H.P. Lovecraft.

The Horror in the Museum : Collected Short Stories Volume Two

by H.P. Lovecraft (Author) , M.J. Elliott (Introduction By)

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With an Introduction by M.J. Elliott. 'My eyes, perversely shaken open, gazed for an instant upon a sight which no human creature could even imagine without panic, fear and physical exhaustion...

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× The Horror in the Museum : Collected Short Stories Volume Two

by H.P. Lovecraft (Author) , M.J. Elliott (Introduction By)

Series:Tales of Mystery & The Supernatural

Format:

Paperback / softback

464 pages

Publisher:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Imprint:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

ISBN:9781840226423

Published:5 Jan 2010

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

With an Introduction by M.J. Elliott. 'My eyes, perversely shaken open, gazed for an instant upon a sight which no human creature could even imagine without panic, fear and physical exhaustion... 'A wax museum in London boasts a new exhibit, which no man has seen and remained sane...

A businessman is trapped in a train carriage with a madman who claims to have created a new and efficient method of capital punishment... A doctor plans a horrible revenge, using as his murder weapon an insect believed capable of consuming the human soul... Within these pages, some of H P Lovecraft's more obscure works of horror and science fiction can be found, including several fantastic tales from his celebrated Cthulhu Mythos.

No true Lovecraft aficionado dare be without this volume.

The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft : Volume 2

by H.P. Lovecraft (Author)

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The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft collects the great horror author's novel, four novellas, and fifty-three short stories.

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× The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft : Volume 2

by H.P. Lovecraft (Author)

Format:

Hardback

1112 pages

Publisher:Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc

Imprint:Chartwell Books Inc.,U.S.

ISBN:9780785834205

Published:8 Sep 2016

Dimensions:180 x 243 x 57 (mm)

Pub. Country:United States

Country of Origin:CN

Description

The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft collects the great horror author's novel, four novellas, and fifty-three short stories.

Written between the years 1917 and 1935, this collection features Lovecraft's trademark fantastical creatures and supernatural thrills, as well as many horrific and cautionary science-fiction themes, that have influenced some of today's important writers and filmmakers, including Stephen King, Alan Moore, F. Paul Wilson, Guillermo del Toro, and Neil Gaiman. Included in this volume are The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, "The Call of Cthulhu," "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath," "At the Mountains of Madness," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," "The Color Out of Space," "The Dunwich Horror," and many more hair-raising tales.

Ghost Stories : Selected and Introduced by Mark Gatiss

by E F Benson (Author) , Mark Gatiss (Introduction By)

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Don't be alarmed by a sudden, inexplicable chill. There's no need for a ticking clock, a limping footstep, or a knock at the door to start you trembling. There's nothing to be scared of...nothing at all.

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× Ghost Stories : Selected and Introduced by Mark Gatiss

by E F Benson (Author) , Mark Gatiss (Introduction By)

Format:

Paperback / softback

192 pages

Publisher:Vintage Publishing

Imprint:Vintage Classics

ISBN:9781784871901

Published:6 Oct 2016

Dimensions:132 x 198 x 14 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

Sherlock star Mark Gatiss selects and introduces chilling tales by the unsung master of the classic ghost story - E.F. Benson. There's nothing sinister about a London bus.

Nothing supernatural could occur on a busy Tube platform. There's nothing terrifying about a little caterpillar. And a telephone, what could be scary about that? Don't be frightened of the dark corners of your room.

Don't be alarmed by a sudden, inexplicable chill. There's no need for a ticking clock, a limping footstep, or a knock at the door to start you trembling. There's nothing to be scared of.

Nothing at all.

Ghost Stories

by Charles Dickens (Author)

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Bringing together all Charles Dickens' ghost stories - twenty in all - including several longer tales. Here are chilling histories of coincidence, insanity and revenge. To paraphrase Joe in The Pickwick Papers: Charles Dickens 'wants to make your flesh creep'.

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× Ghost Stories

by Charles Dickens (Author)

Series:Macmillan Collector's Library

Format:

Hardback

384 pages

Publisher:Pan Macmillan

Imprint:Macmillan Collector's Library

ISBN:9781509825400

Published:8 Sep 2016

Dimensions:104 x 157 x 21 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:CN

Description

Bringing together all Charles Dickens' ghost stories - twenty in all - including several longer tales. Here are chilling histories of coincidence, insanity and revenge. To paraphrase Joe in The Pickwick Papers: Charles Dickens 'wants to make your flesh creep'.

Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. Ghost Stories is illustrated by various artists, with an afterword by David Stuart Davies.

Throughout his illustrious writing career, Dickens often turned his hand to fashioning short pieces of ghostly fiction. Even in his first successful work, The Pickwick Papers, you will find five ghost stories, all of which are included in this collection. Dickens began the tradition of 'the ghost story at Christmas', and many of his tales in this genre are presented here, including the brilliant novella 'The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain', which deserves to be as well-known as A Christmas Carol.

While all his supernatural tales aim to send a shiver down the spine, they are not without the usual traits of Dickens' flamboyant style: his subtle wit, biting irony, humorous incidents and moral observations. It is a mixture that makes these stories fascinating and entertaining as well as unsettling.

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens (Author)

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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'I am the Ghost of Christmas Present,' said the Spirit. 'Look upon me!'

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× A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens (Author)

Series:Collins Classics

Format:

Paperback / softback

144 pages

Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers

Imprint:William Collins

ISBN:9780007350865

Published:1 Apr 2010

Dimensions:177 x 111 x 8 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'I am the Ghost of Christmas Present,' said the Spirit. 'Look upon me!' A celebration of Christmas, a tale of redemption and a critique on Victorian society, Dickens' atmospheric novella follows the miserly, penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge who views Christmas as 'humbug'.

It is only through a series of eerie, life-changing visits from the ghost of his deceased business partner Marley and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future that he begins to see the error of his ways. With heart-rending characters, rich imagery and evocative language, the message of A Christmas Carol remains as significant today as when it was first published.

The Signalman : A Ghost Story

by Simon Bradley (Introduction By) , Charles Dickens (Author)

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The Signalman, a supremely atmospheric ghost story in which the narrator, while investigating a dank and lonely railway cutting, meets the signalman who works there.

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× The Signalman : A Ghost Story

by Simon Bradley (Introduction By) , Charles Dickens (Author)

Format:

Paperback / softback

80 pages

Publisher:Profile Books Ltd

Imprint:Profile Books Ltd

Edition:Main

ISBN:9781781255919

Published:24 Sep 2015

Dimensions:171 x 169 x 7 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

On the 9th of June 1865, Charles Dickens was travelling aboard the Folkestone to London Boat Train with his mistress and her mother, when it derailed while crossing a viaduct near Staplehurst in Kent. The train plunged down a bank into a dry river bed, killing ten passengers, and badly wounding forty. Dickens was profoundly affected by the disaster, and a year later, he published The Signalman, a supremely atmospheric ghost story in which the narrator, while investigating a dank and lonely railway cutting, meets the signalman who works there.

His new acquaintance appears to live under the shadow of an unbearable secret, haunted by an apparition whose appearance prefigures terrible rail accidents. Drawing on Dickens own experiences, and introduced by Simon Bradley, author of The Railways, The Signalman is both an important piece of rail history, and a sinister tale which will make you think twice next time you enter the quiet carriage.

Collected Ghost Stories

by M.R. James (Author) , David Stuart Davies (Introduction By)

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M.R. James is probably the finest ghost-story writer England has ever produced. These tales are not only classics of their genre, but are also superb examples of beautifully-paced understatement, convincing background and chilling terror.

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× Collected Ghost Stories

by M.R. James (Author) , David Stuart Davies (Introduction By)

Format:

Paperback / softback

368 pages

Publisher:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Imprint:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

ISBN:9781840225518

Published:5 Jul 2007

Dimensions:192 x 118 x 21 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

M.R. James is probably the finest ghost-story writer England has ever produced. These tales are not only classics of their genre, but are also superb examples of beautifully-paced understatement, convincing background and chilling terror.

As well as the preface, there is a fascinating tail-piece by M.R. James, 'Stories I Have Tried To Write', which accompanies these thirty tales. Among them are 'Casting the Runes', 'Oh, Whistle and I'll come to you, My Lad', 'The Tractate Middoth', 'The Ash Tree' and 'Canon Alberic's Scrapbook'.

'There are some authors one wishes one had never read in order to have the joy of reading them for the first time. For me, M.R. James is one of these'. Ruth Rendell

Ghosts of Christmas Past : A chilling collection of modern and classic Christmas ghost stories

Various authors (see further information)

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A present contains a monstrous secret. An uninvited guest haunts a Christmas party. A shadow slips across the floor by firelight.

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Ghosts of Christmas Past : A chilling collection of modern and classic Christmas ghost stories

by Neil Gaiman (Author) , M.R. James (Author) , E. Nesbit (Author) , Louis de Bernieres (Author) , Muriel Spark (Author) , Frank Cowper (Author) , E.F. Benson (Author) , Bernard Capes (Author) , L.P. Hartley (Author) , Robert Aickman (Author)

Format:

Paperback / softback

304 pages

Publisher:John Murray Press

Imprint:John Murray Publishers Ltd

ISBN:9781473663466

Published:19 Oct 2017

Dimensions:198 x 133 x 20 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

A present contains a monstrous secret. An uninvited guest haunts a Christmas party. A shadow slips across the floor by firelight.

A festive entertainment ends in darkness and screams. Who knows what haunts the night at the dark point of the year? This collection of seasonal chillers looks beneath Christmas cheer to a world of ghosts and horrors, mixing terrifying modern fiction with classic stories by masters of the macabre. From Neil Gaiman and M.R. James to Muriel Spark and E. Nesbit, there are stories here to make the hardiest soul quail - so find a comfy chair, lock the door, ignore the cold breath on your neck and get ready to welcome in the real spirits of Christmas.

Ghosts from the Library : Lost Tales of Terror and the Supernatural

Various authors (see further information)

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A brand new anthology of previously unpublished and uncollected supernatural mysteries by some of the masters of the Golden Age.

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× Ghosts from the Library : Lost Tales of Terror and the Supernatural

Edited by:Tony Medawar

Series:A Bodies from the Library special

Format:

Paperback / softback

288 pages

Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers

Imprint:Collins Crime Club

ISBN:9780008514846

Published:28 Sep 2023

Dimensions:129 x 198 x 20 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

A brand new anthology of previously unpublished and uncollected supernatural mysteries by some of the masters of the Golden Age - thrills, spills and chills perfect for Halloween. It is said that books are written to bring sunshine into our dull, grey lives - to show us places we want to escape to, lives we want to live, people we want to love. But there are also stories that can only be found in the deepest, darkest corners of the library.

Stories about the unexplained, of lost souls, of things that go bump before the silence. Before the screaming. And some stories just disappear.

Stories printed in old newspapers, broadcast live on the wireless, sometimes not even published at all - these are the stories you cannot find on even the dustiest of library shelves. Ghosts from the Library resurrects forgotten tales of the supernatural by some of the most acclaimed mystery authors of all time. From Arthur Conan Doyle and John Dickson Carr to Agatha Christie and Daphne du Maurier, this spine-chilling anthology brings together thirteen uncollected tales of terror, plus some additional surprises.

Close the windows. Draw the curtains. Just don't let the lights go out...

The Damned Thing : Weird and Ghostly Tales

by Ambrose Bierce (Author)

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A bone-chilling collection of uncanny tales from one of the great masters of the ghost story.

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× The Damned Thing : Weird and Ghostly Tales

by Ambrose Bierce (Author)

Format:

Hardback

208 pages

Publisher:Pushkin Press

Imprint:Pushkin Press

ISBN:9781805331100

Published:19 Oct 2023

Dimensions:138 x 206 x 24 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Language:English

Country of Origin:GB

Description

A bone-chilling collection of uncanny tales from one of the great masters of the ghost story. 'The genuineness and artistry of his dark imitations are always unmistakable, so that his greatness is in no danger of eclipse' H.P. LOVECRAFT'.

['An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' is] the greatest American short story... It is a flawless example of American genius' KURT VONNEGUT.

'The most powerful American writer of horror fiction between Poe and Lovecraft' NEW YORK TIMES.

A murder is relived from three startling perspectives; a hunter is driven out of his mind by an invisible, malevolent entity; a man meets a terrifying end in an abandoned house; a werepanther creeps through a window in the dead of night...

Any lover of the dark and unsettling tale will be enthralled by the stories in this collection, all from the pen of the great Ambrose Bierce. Bierce is often seen as the link between Poe and Lovecraft in the American fantastical tradition, and this collection showcases his mastery of the macabre. Contains: The Damned Thing; The Moonlit Road; An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge; The Death of Halpin Frayser; The Suitable Surroundings; The Middle Toe of the Right Foot; Moxon's Master; An Adventure at Brownville; The Eyes of the Panther; The Spook House; An Inhabitant of Carcosa.

Classic Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories

Various authors (see further information)

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This is a book to be read by a blazing fire on a winter's night, with the curtains drawn close and the doors securely locked.

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× Classic Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories

Series:Tales of Mystery & The Supernatural

Format:

Paperback / softback

304 pages

Publisher:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Imprint:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

ISBN:9781840220667

Published:5 Jan 2008

Dimensions:198 x 130 x 17 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

This is a book to be read by a blazing fire on a winter's night, with the curtains drawn close and the doors securely locked. The unquiet souls of the dead, both as fictional creations and as 'real' apparitions, roam the pages of this haunting selection of ghost stories by Rex Collings. Some of these stories are classics while others are lesser-known gems unearthed from this vintage era of tales of the supernatural.

There are stories from distant lands - 'Fisher's Ghost' by John Lang is set in Australia and 'A Ghostly Manifestation' by 'A Clergyman' is set in Calcutta. In this selection, Sir Walter Scott (a Victorian in spirit if not in fact), keeps company with Edgar Allen Poe, Sheridan Le Fanu and other illustrious masters of the genre.

The Winter Spirits : Ghostly Tales for Frosty Nights

Various authors (see further information)

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The tradition of a haunted tale at Christmas has flourished across the centuries. These twelve stories - authored by some of today's most loved and lauded writers of historical and gothic fiction - are all centred around Christmas or Advent, boldly and playfully re-imagining a beloved tradition for a modern audience.

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× The Winter Spirits : Ghostly Tales for Frosty Nights

by Bridget Collins (Author) , Imogen Hermes Gowar (Author) , Natasha Pulley (Author) , Jess Kidd (Author) , Andrew Michael Hurley (Author) , Elizabeth Macneal (Author) , Laura Purcell (Author) , Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Author) , Stuart Turton (Author) , Catriona Ward (Author)

Format:

Hardback

464 pages

Publisher:Little, Brown Book Group

Imprint:Sphere

ISBN:9781408727584

Published:19 Oct 2023

Dimensions:146 x 224 x 40 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

FROM THE CREATORS OF THE HAUNTING SEASON COMES A DAZZLING COLLECTION OF NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN GHOSTLY TALES.

'Terrific - every bit as good as an MR James collection' ROSIE ANDREWS, author of THE LEVIATHAN.

Featuring new and original stories from: Bridget Collins, author of The Binding.

Imogen Hermes Gowar, author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock.

Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Mercies.

Andrew Michael Hurley, author of The Loney.

Jess Kidd, author of Things in Jars.

Natasha Pulley, author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street.

Elizabeth Macneal, author of The Doll Factory.

Laura Purcell, author of The Silent Companions.

Susan Stokes-Chapman, author of Pandora.

Laura Shepherd-Robinson, author of The Square of Sevens.

Stuart Turton, author of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.

Catriona Ward, author of The Last House on Needless Street.

The tradition of a haunted tale at Christmas has flourished across the centuries. These twelve stories - authored by some of today's most loved and lauded writers of historical and gothic fiction - are all centred around Christmas or Advent, boldly and playfully re-imagining a beloved tradition for a modern audience.

Taking you from a haunted Tuscan villa to a remote Scottish island with a dark secret, these vibrant haunted stories are your ultimate companion for frosty nights. So curl up, light a candle, and fall under the spell of winters past . . . 'I absolutely devoured The Winter Spirits. Every story is a gem' LAURA SHEPPERSON.

'Another dazzling collection. Chilling, moving and incredibly satisfying' AMANDA MASON.

'Eerily macabre, hauntingly propulsive' JOANNE BURN.

To the Devil, a Daughter

by Dennis Wheatley (Author)

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A businessman makes a deal with a satanic clergymen, and has his daughter baptised into Satan's church. Twenty-one years later, provided she is still a virgin, she is destined to be the centrepiece of a hideous satanic ritual.

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× To the Devil, a Daughter

by Dennis Wheatley (Author)

Format:

Paperback / softback

304 pages

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Imprint:Bloomsbury Reader

ISBN:9781448212620

Published:10 Oct 2013

Dimensions:197 x 131 x 20 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

'One of the most popular storytellers of the century.' - The Telegraph.

A businessman makes a deal with a satanic clergymen, and has his daughter baptised into Satan's church. Twenty-one years later, provided she is still a virgin, she is destined to be the centrepiece of a hideous satanic ritual.

Molly Fountain, a tough-minded Englishwoman who worked for the British Intelligence during the war, has retreated to her French cottage to write. Next door she finds a new, mysterious neighbour, an intriguing young girl named Christina. Why did the solitary girl leave her rented house only for short walks at night? Why was she so frightened? Why did animals shrink away from her? Molly and her son are determined to save Christina from the clutches of what promises to be a fate worse than death.

The Devil Rides Out

by Dennis Wheatley (Author)

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The aristocratic Duke de Richleau faces new, sinister challenges in this macabre tale of the dark arts.

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× The Devil Rides Out

by Dennis Wheatley (Author)

Format:

Paperback / softback

304 pages

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Imprint:Bloomsbury Reader

ISBN:9781448213009

Published:10 Oct 2013

Dimensions:198 x 131 x 20 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

The aristocratic Duke de Richleau faces new, sinister challenges in this macabre tale of the dark arts. When his good friend Simon Aron's naive curiosity is tested, the Duke, along with his ever-patient friends Rex Van Ryn, and Richard Eaton, must intricately plot a means of both physical and spiritual rescue. But with Van Ryn's affections for a beautiful woman caught in the web of Satanists, and Eaton's ongoing scepticism, they all risk being brought to the verge of madness through dabbling with the powers of evil.

From London to the West Country, the slums of Paris to a Christian monastery, the action of this powerful occult thriller moves with fantastic, compelling force.

Mr Mercedes by Stephen King (Author)

by Stephen King (Author)

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King's incredible crime thriller featuring Bill Hodges and introducing Holly Gibney is now released with a stunning new cover look.

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× Mr Mercedes

by Stephen King (Author)

Series:The Bill Hodges Trilogy

Format:

Paperback / softback

432 pages, n/a

Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton

Imprint:Hodder Paperback

ISBN:9781444788648

Published:23 Apr 2015

Dimensions:130 x 198 x 28 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

King's incredible crime thriller featuring Bill Hodges and introducing Holly Gibney is now released with a stunning new cover look. Who is going to be the fish in this relationship, and who is going to be the fisherman? BILL HODGES retired cop, tormented by 'the Mercedes massacre', a case he never solved. BRADY HARTSFIELD perpetrator of that notorious crime, and preparing to kill again.

Now each is closing in on the other in a mega-stakes race against time from worldwide bestselling master of suspense, Stephen King.

Finders Keepers by Stephen King (Author)

by Stephen King (Author)

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Currently out of stock.

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× Finders Keepers

by Stephen King (Author)

Series:The Bill Hodges Trilogy

Format:

Paperback / softback

400 pages

Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton

Imprint:Hodder Paperback

ISBN:9781473698956

Published:22 Mar 2016

Dimensions:197 x 130 x 26 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

Currently out of stock.

Now with a stunning new cover look, Stephen King's spectacular suspense about how literature shapes a life - for good, for bad, for ever. 1978: Morris Bellamy is a reader so obsessed by America's iconic author John Rothstein that he is prepared to kill for a trove of notebooks containing at least one more unpublished novel. 2009: Pete Saubers, a boy whose father was brutally injured by a stolen Mercedes, discovers a buried trunk containing cash and Rothstein's notebooks.

2014: After thirty-five years in prison, Morris is up for parole. And he's hell-bent on recovering his treasure. Now it's up to retired detective Bill Hodges - running an investigative company called Finders Keepers with Holly Gibney - to rescue Pete from an ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris.

The Outsider : The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller by Stephen King (Author)

by Stephen King (Author)

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King's crime thriller featuring Holly Gibney and Detective Ralph Anderson is now released with a stunning new cover look.

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× The Outsider : The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller

by Stephen King (Author)

Format:

Paperback / softback

496 pages

Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton

Imprint:Hodder Paperback

ISBN:9781473676398

Published:2 May 2019

Dimensions:198 x 129 x 31 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

King's crime thriller featuring Holly Gibney and Detective Ralph Anderson is now released with a stunning new cover look. Now you see him. Now you don't.

A horrifying crime. Water-tight evidence points to a single suspect. Expect he was seventy miles away, with an iron-clad alibi.

Detective Anderson sets out to investigate the impossible: how can the suspect have been both at the scene of the crime and in another town?

Holly : The chilling new masterwork from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller by Stephen King (Author)

by Stephen King (Author)

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Holly Gibney, one of Stephen King's most compelling and ingeniously resourceful characters, returns in this thrilling novel to solve the gruesome truth behind multiple disappearances in a Midwestern town.

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× Holly : The chilling new masterwork from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller

by Stephen King (Author)

Format:

Hardback

448 pages

Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton

Imprint:Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN:9781399712910

Published:5 Sep 2023

Dimensions:165 x 241 x 40 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

*THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER*

Holly Gibney, one of Stephen King's most compelling and ingeniously resourceful characters, returns in this thrilling novel to solve the gruesome truth behind multiple disappearances in a Midwestern town. Stephen King's HOLLY marks the triumphant return of beloved King character Holly Gibney. Readers have witnessed Holly's gradual transformation from a shy (but also brave and ethical) recluse in Mr Mercedes to Bill Hodges's partner in Finders Keepers to a full-fledged, smart, and occasionally tough private detective in The Outsider.

In King's new novel, Holly is on her own, and up against a pair of unimaginably depraved and brilliantly disguised adversaries. When Penny Dahl calls the Finders Keepers detective agency hoping for help locating her missing daughter, Holly is reluctant to accept the case. Her partner, Pete, has Covid.

Her (very complicated) mother has just died. And Holly is meant to be on leave. But something in Penny Dahl's desperate voice makes it impossible for Holly to turn her down.

Mere blocks from where Bonnie Dahl disappeared live Professors Rodney and Emily Harris. They are the picture of bourgeois respectability: married octogenarians, devoted to each other, and semi-retired lifelong academics. But they are harbouring an unholy secret in the basement of their well-kept, book-lined home, one that may be related to Bonnie's disappearance.

And it will prove nearly impossible to discover what they are up to: they are savvy, they are patient, and they are ruthless. Holly must summon all her formidable talents to outthink and outmanoeuvre the shockingly twisted professors in this chilling new masterwork from Stephen King. 'I could never let Holly Gibney go'.

'She was supposed to be a walk-on character in Mr Mercedes and she just kind of stole the book and stole my heart. Holly is all her.' STEPHEN KING.

'Lavished with the kind of dialogue most mortal writers can only dream of crafting ... King's portrait of Holly is sympathetic, subtle and seductive' INDEPENDENT.

'King's wonderfully awkward private detective Holly Gibney returns in this black-hearted parable of American life in the Covid era...

As horrifying as anything King has written' MAIL ON SUNDAY.

'Stephen King's prolific late flowering continues with a new outing for his detective Holly Gibney, chasing down serial killers in Holly' GUARDIAN.

'Salem's Lot by Stephen King (Author)

by Stephen King (Author)

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With a stunning new cover look, King's chilling classic of a small new England town about to be engulfed in terror.

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× 'Salem's Lot

by Stephen King (Author)

Format:

Paperback / softback

768 pages, None

Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton

Imprint:Hodder Paperback

ISBN:9781444708141

Published:4 Oct 2007

Dimensions:197 x 131 x 34 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

With a stunning new cover look, King's chilling classic of a small new England town about to be engulfed in terror. Turn off the television - in fact, why don't you turn off all the lights except for the one over your favourite chair? - and we'll talk about vampires here in the dim. I think I can make you believe in them.

Stephen King, from the Introduction. 'Salem's Lot is a small New England town with the usual quota of gossips, drinkers, weirdos and respectable folk. Of course there are tales of strange happenings - but not more than in any other town its size.

Ben Mears, a moderately successful writer, returns to the Lot to write a novel based on his early years, and to exorcise the terrors that have haunted him since childhood. The event he witnessed in the house now rented by a new resident. A newcomer with a strange allure.

A man who causes Ben some unease as things start to happen: a child disappears, a dog is brutally killed - nothing unusual, except the list starts to grow. Soon surprise will turn to bewilderment, bewilderment to confusion and finally to terror . .

The Shining by Stephen King (Author)

by Stephen King (Author)

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One of the true classics of horror, now with a new stunning cover look. THE SHINING is regarded as one of Stephen King's masterpieces.

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× The Shining

by Stephen King (Author)

Series:The Shining

Format:

Paperback / softback

512 pages, None

Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton

Imprint:Hodder Paperback

ISBN:9781444720723

Published:31 May 2007

Dimensions:128 x 197 x 35 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

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One of the true classics of horror, now with a new stunning cover look. THE SHINING is regarded as one of Stephen King's masterpieces. Danny is only five years old, but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a 'shiner', aglow with psychic voltage.

When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, Danny's visions grow out of control. As winter closes in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seems to develop a life of its own. It is meant to be empty.

So who is the lady in Room 217 and who are the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why do the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive? Somewhere, somehow, there is an evil force in the hotel - and that, too, is beginning to shine . . .

Night Terrors: The Ghost Stories of E.F. Benson

by E.F. Benson (Author) , David Stuart Davies (Introduction By)

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'His body was pressed against the wall at the head of the bed, and the face was a mask of agonised horror and fruitless entreaty. But the eyes were already glazed in death, and before Francis could reach the bed the body had toppled over and lay inert and lifeless. Even as he looked, he heard a limping step go down the passage outside'.

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× Night Terrors: The Ghost Stories of E.F. Benson

by E.F. Benson (Author) , David Stuart Davies (Introduction By)

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720 pages

Publisher:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Imprint:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Edition:UK ed.

ISBN:9781840226850

Published:8 Jun 2012

Dimensions:136 x 196 x 39 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

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'His body was pressed against the wall at the head of the bed, and the face was a mask of agonised horror and fruitless entreaty. But the eyes were already glazed in death, and before Francis could reach the bed the body had toppled over and lay inert and lifeless. Even as he looked, he heard a limping step go down the passage outside'.

E. F. Benson was a master of the ghost story and now all his rich, imaginative, spine-tingling and beautifully written tales are presented together in this bumper collection. The range and variety of these spooky narratives is far broader and more adventurous than those of any other writer of supernatural fiction.

Within the covers of this volume you will encounter revengeful spectres, vampires, homicidal spirits, monstrous spectral worms and slugs and other entities of nameless dread. This is a classic collection that cannot fail to charm and chill.

In A Glass Darkly

by Sheridan Le Fanu (Author) , David Stuart Davies (Introduction By)

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With an Introduction by David Stuart Davies. Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was one of the great masters of Victorian of mystery and horror fiction, and can be regarded as the father of the modern ghost story.

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× In A Glass Darkly

by Sheridan Le Fanu (Author) , David Stuart Davies (Introduction By)

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288 pages

Publisher:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Imprint:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

ISBN:9781840225525

Published:5 Aug 2007

Dimensions:171 x 195 x 15 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

With an Introduction by David Stuart Davies. Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was one of the great masters of Victorian of mystery and horror fiction, and can be regarded as the father of the modern ghost story. In a Glass Darkly (1872), one of his most celebrated volumes, purports to be the casebook of Dr Hesselius, a pioneer psychologist.

These five tales represent some of Le Fanu's most accomplished work, which rises above the staid conventions of the age. Although drawing on Gothic conventions - the book features both ghosts and vampires - Le Fanu redefined the parameters of supernatural fiction. He had little interest in the crude depiction of other worldly phenomena in order to provide the reader with a pleasurable frisson of fear.

Le Fanu concern rather lay in the examination of the results of supernatural experience on the psyche of his protagonist, in this he paved the way for the work of Henry James and M. R. James.

This volume is an indispensable cornerstone of modern horror and remains one of the finest collections of unsettling fiction in the language.

The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

by Edith Wharton (Author) , David Stuart Davies (Introduction By)

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Traumatised by ghost stories in her youth, Pulitzer Prize winning author Edith Wharton (1862 -1937) channelled her fear and obsession into creating a series of spine-tingling tales filled with spirits beyond the grave and other supernatural phenomena. While claiming not to believe in ghosts, paradoxically she did confess that she was frightened of them.

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× The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

by Edith Wharton (Author) , David Stuart Davies (Introduction By)

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304 pages

Publisher:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Imprint:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

ISBN:9781840221640

Published:5 Jan 2009

Dimensions:197 x 128 x 17 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

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Selected & Introduced by David Stuart Davies. Traumatised by ghost stories in her youth, Pulitzer Prize winning author Edith Wharton (1862 -1937) channelled her fear and obsession into creating a series of spine-tingling tales filled with spirits beyond the grave and other supernatural phenomena. While claiming not to believe in ghosts, paradoxically she did confess that she was frightened of them.

Wharton imbues this potent irrational and imaginative fear into her ghostly fiction to great effect. In this unique collection of finely wrought tales Wharton demonstrates her mastery of the ghost story genre. Amongst the many supernatural treats within these pages you will encounter a married farmer bewitched by a dead girl; a ghostly bell which saves a woman's reputation; the weird spectral eyes which terrorise the midnight hours of an elderly aesthete; the haunted man who receives letters from his dead wife; and the frightening power of a doppelganger which foreshadows a terrible tragedy.

Compelling, rich and strange, the ghost stories of Edith Wharton, like vintage wine, have matured and grown more potent with the passing years.

The Drug and Other Stories : Second Edition

by Aleister Crowley (Author) , William Breeze (Introduction By) , David Tibet (Foreword By)

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This revised and expanded second edition brings together the uncollected short fiction of the poet, writer and religious philosopher Aleister Crowley (1875-1947). Of the fifty-four stories in the present volume, only thirty-five were published in his lifetime. Most of the rest appear in this collection for the first time.

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× The Drug and Other Stories : Second Edition

by Aleister Crowley (Author) , William Breeze (Introduction By) , David Tibet (Foreword By)

Edited by:William Breeze

Format:

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672 pages

Publisher:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Imprint:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Edition:Revised and expanded

ISBN:9781840227345

Published:1 Oct 2015

Dimensions:130 x 197 x 37 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

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This revised and expanded second edition brings together the uncollected short fiction of the poet, writer and religious philosopher Aleister Crowley (1875-1947). Of the fifty-four stories in the present volume, only thirty-five were published in his lifetime. Most of the rest appear in this collection for the first time.

Crowley was a successful critic, editor and author of fiction from 1908 to 1922. Like their author, his stories are fun, smart, witty, thought-provoking and sometimes unsettling. They are set in places in which he had lived, and knew well: Belle Epoque Paris, Edwardian London, pre-revolutionary Russia and America during the First World War.

The title story The Drug stands as one of the first accounts - if not the first - of a psychedelic experience. His Black and Silver is a knowing early noir discovery that anticipates an entire genre. Atlantis is a masterpiece of occult fantasy that can stand with Samuel Butler's Erewhon.

Frank Harris considered The Testament of Magdalen Blair the most terrifying tale ever written. This second edition adds several additional stories, including the Qabalistic allegory Ambrosii Magi Hortus Rosarum, featuring the author's previously unpublished annotations. Extensive editorial end-notes give full details about the stories.

The Haunted Hotel & Other Stories

by Wilkie Collins (Author) , David Stuart Davies (Introduction By)

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'Have you ever heard of the fascination of terror?'This is a unique collection of strange stories from the cunning pen of Wilkie Collins, author of The Woman in White and The Moonstone. The star attraction is the novella The Haunted Hotel, a clever combination of detective and ghost story set in Venice, a city of grim waterways, dark shadows and death.

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× The Haunted Hotel & Other Stories

by Wilkie Collins (Author) , David Stuart Davies (Introduction By)

Edited by:David Stuart Davies

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336 pages

Publisher:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Imprint:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

ISBN:9781840225334

Published:5 Aug 2006

Dimensions:197 x 129 x 19 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

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Edited and with an Introduction by David Stuart Davies. 'Have you ever heard of the fascination of terror?'This is a unique collection of strange stories from the cunning pen of Wilkie Collins, author of The Woman in White and The Moonstone. The star attraction is the novella The Haunted Hotel, a clever combination of detective and ghost story set in Venice, a city of grim waterways, dark shadows and death.

The action takes place in an ancient palazzo converted into a modern hotel that houses a grisly secret. The supernatural horror, relentless pace, tight narrative, and a doomed countess characterise and distinguish this powerful tale. The other stories present equally disturbing scenarios, which include ghosts, corpses that move, family curses and perhaps the most unusual of all, the Devil's spectacles, which bring a clarity of vision that can lead to madness.

Tales of Mystery & the Macabre

by Elizabeth Gaskell (Author) , David Stuart Davies (Introduction By)

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'In the great mirror opposite I saw myself, and right behind, another wicked fearful self, so like me my soul seemed to quiver within me, as though not knowing to which similitude of body it belonged'. Elizabeth Gaskell is better known today for her pioneering social novels such as Mary Barton (1848) but she also wrote some fascinating tales of the supernatural and the macabre, which are collected here in this volume.

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× Tales of Mystery & the Macabre

by Elizabeth Gaskell (Author) , David Stuart Davies (Introduction By)

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320 pages

Publisher:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Imprint:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

ISBN:9781840220957

Published:5 Sep 2008

Dimensions:196 x 128 x 12 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

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With an Introduction by David Stuart Davies. 'In the great mirror opposite I saw myself, and right behind, another wicked fearful self, so like me my soul seemed to quiver within me, as though not knowing to which similitude of body it belonged'. Elizabeth Gaskell is better known today for her pioneering social novels such as Mary Barton (1848) but she also wrote some fascinating tales of the supernatural and the macabre, which are collected here in this volume.

The real charm of this dark anthology is its variety. Unlike so many writers of this kind of material, Gaskell allows the story to fit the style rather than the other way around and as result there is a charming freshness to each tale. This remarkable author uses different voices, tones and topics to engage her readers and as you turn from one story to the next you cannot be quite sure what to expect.

The King in Yellow

by Robert W. Chambers (Author) , David Stuart Davies (Introduction By)

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This collection has been called the most important book in American supernatural fiction between Poe and the moderns. H. P. Lovecraft, creator of the famed Cthulu mythos, whose own fiction was greatly influenced by this book stated that The King in Yellow 'achieves notable heights of cosmic fear'.

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× The King in Yellow

by Robert W. Chambers (Author) , David Stuart Davies (Introduction By)

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192 pages

Publisher:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Imprint:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

ISBN:9781840226447

Published:5 May 2010

Dimensions:197 x 127 x 11 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

With an Introduction by David Stuart Davies. 'I read it and reread it, and wept and laughed and trembled with horror which at all times assails me yet'. With its strange, imaginative blend of horror, science fiction, romance and lyrical prose, Robert W. Chambers' The King in Yellow is a classic masterpiece of weird fiction. This series of vaguely connected stories is linked by the presence of a monstrous and suppressed book which brings fright, madness and spectral tragedy to all those who read it. An air of futility and doom pervade these pages like a sweet insidious poison.

Dare you read it? This collection has been called the most important book in American supernatural fiction between Poe and the moderns. H. P. Lovecraft, creator of the famed Cthulu mythos, whose own fiction was greatly influenced by this book stated that The King in Yellow 'achieves notable heights of cosmic fear'.

The Monk

by Matthew Lewis (Author) , Kathryn White (Introduction By)

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With an Introduction by Kathryn White. Prepare to be shocked. This novel, written in 1796, is a Gothic festival of sex, magic and ghastly, ghostly violence rarely seen in literature.

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× The Monk

by Matthew Lewis (Author) , Kathryn White (Introduction By)

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336 pages

Publisher:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Imprint:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

ISBN:9781840221855

Published:5 Aug 2009

Dimensions:127 x 197 x 18 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

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With an Introduction by Kathryn White. Prepare to be shocked. This novel, written in 1796, is a Gothic festival of sex, magic and ghastly, ghostly violence rarely seen in literature.

The Monk is remarkably modern in style and tells a breathless tale of temptation, imprisonment and betrayal. Matthew Lewis recounts the downfall of Ambrosio, the holier-than-thou monk seduced within the walls of a Madrid abbey until he heads for the utter corruption of the soul. Meanwhile, two sets of young lovers are thwarted and the reader thrills to pursuits through the woods by bandits and is chilled by the spectre of nuns imprisoned in vermin-ridden and skeleton-crowded vaults.

Late Eighteenth Century audiences were polarised in opinion as to the novel's merits. Lord Byron and the Marquis de Sade were impressed by Lewis's daring, while Coleridge warned parents against The Monk's suitability for their sons or daughters, describing the novel as 'poison for youth. If you want a novel that still terrifies, over two hundred years after it was written, there is none finer than The Monk.

Sweeney Todd: The String of Pearls

by James Malcolm Rymer (Author) , Dick Collins (Introduction By)

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Fully revised Second Edition. With a new Introduction and Bibliography by Dick Collins. The exploits of Sweeney Todd, 'The Demon Barber of Fleet Street', have been recounted many times in plays, films and musicals, but the origins of the character largely were forgotten for many years.

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× Sweeney Todd: The String of Pearls

by James Malcolm Rymer (Author) , Dick Collins (Introduction By)

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304 pages

Publisher:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Imprint:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Edition:New introduction and revised text

ISBN:9781840226324

Published:5 Jul 2010

Dimensions:200 x 134 x 17 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

Fully revised Second Edition. With a new Introduction and Bibliography by Dick Collins. The exploits of Sweeney Todd, 'The Demon Barber of Fleet Street', have been recounted many times in plays, films and musicals, but the origins of the character largely were forgotten for many years.

The String of Pearls - the original tale of Sweeney Todd, a classic of British horror - was first published as a weekly serial in 1846-7 by Edward Lloyd, the King of the Penny Dreadfuls. One of the earliest detective stories, it became an important source for Bram Stoker's Dracula, but it was after over 150 years of obscurity that it appeared first in book form in the Wordsworth edition published in 2005. The one great mystery that has surrounded the book is who the author was - or was it possibly the work of more than one man? In his new introduction to this fully revised second edition, Dick Collins, by means of detailed research of contemporary records, has established finally the identity of the creator of this legendary figure.

So here is the original story of the terrifying owner of that famous London barber-shop, and the secret recipe for Mrs Lovett's delicious pies...

The Creeper

by A.M. Shine (Author)

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The Creeper is a masterful tale of horror and suspense from one of Ireland's most talented emerging authors. Superstitions only survive if people believe in them... Renowned academic Dr Sparling seeks help with his project on a remote Irish village.

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by A.M. Shine (Author)

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320 pages

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Imprint:Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book

ISBN:9781801102193

Published:31 Aug 2023

Dimensions:200 x 130 x 20 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

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The Creeper is a masterful tale of horror and suspense from one of Ireland's most talented emerging authors. Superstitions only survive if people believe in them... Renowned academic Dr Sparling seeks help with his project on a remote Irish village.

Historical researchers Ben and Chloe are thrilled to be chosen – until they arrive. The village is isolated and forgotten. There is no record of its history, its stories.

There is no friendliness from the locals, only wary looks and whispers. The villagers lock down their homes at sundown. It seems a nameless fear stalks the streets, but nobody will talk – nobody except one little girl.

Her words strike dread into the hearts of the newcomers. Three times you see him. Each night he comes closer...

That night, Ben and Chloe see a sinister figure watching them. He is the Creeper. He is the nameless fear in the night.

Stories keep him alive. And nothing will keep him away...

The Watchers

by A.M. Shine (Author)

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You can't see them. But they can see you. This forest isn't charted on any map. Every car breaks down at its treeline.

Mina's is no different. Left stranded, she is forced into the dark woodland only to find a woman shouting, urging Mina to run to a concrete bunker. As the door slams behind her, the building is besieged by screams.

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× The Watchers

by A.M. Shine (Author)

Format:

Paperback / softback

336 pages

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Imprint:Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book

ISBN:9781801102148

Published:12 May 2022

Dimensions:129 x 197 x 23 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

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Soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE produced by M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN and starring DAKOTA FANNING. You can't see them. But they can see you. This forest isn't charted on any map. Every car breaks down at its treeline.

Mina's is no different. Left stranded, she is forced into the dark woodland only to find a woman shouting, urging Mina to run to a concrete bunker. As the door slams behind her, the building is besieged by screams.

Mina finds herself in a room with a wall of glass, and an electric light that activates at nightfall, when the Watchers come above ground. These creatures emerge to observe their captive humans and terrible things happen to anyone who doesn't reach the bunker in time. Afraid and trapped among strangers, Mina is desperate for answers.

Who are the Watchers, and why are they keeping the humans imprisoned, keen to watch their every move? A spine-chilling debut horror adventure set in the remote and sinister forests of Ireland, from critically acclaimed Irish writer A.M. Shine. 'A dark, claustrophobic read' T. Kingfisher, author of Paladin's Grace.

'Readers get an intimate glimpse into the fraying edges of each character's psyches, the constant hunger, the paranoia, the loss of hope, and far worse... The Watchers will appeal to fans of Kealan Patrick Burke, Josh Malerman, and Scott Smith' A.E. Siraki, Booklist.

Weird Woods : Tales from the Haunted Forests of Britain

Edited by:John Miller

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Woods play an important and recurring role in horror, fantasy, the gothic and the weird. They are places in which strange things happen, where you often can't see where you are or what is around you. Supernatural creatures thrive in the thickets.

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× Weird Woods : Tales from the Haunted Forests of Britain

Edited by:John Miller

Series:British Library Tales of the Weird

Format:

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288 pages

Publisher:British Library Publishing

Imprint:British Library Publishing

ISBN:9780712353427

Published:27 Aug 2020

Dimensions:129 x 189 x 24 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

Woods play an important and recurring role in horror, fantasy, the gothic and the weird. They are places in which strange things happen, where you often can't see where you are or what is around you. Supernatural creatures thrive in the thickets.

Trees reach into underworlds of earth, myth and magic. Forests are full of ghosts. In this new collection, immerse yourself in the whispering voices between the branches in Wistman's Wood on Dartmoor, witness an inexplicable death in Yorkshire's Strid Wood and prepare yourself for an encounter with malignant pagan powers in the dark of the New Forest.

This edition also includes notes on the real locations and folklore which inspired these deliciously sinister stories.

The Undying Monster : A Tale of the Fifth Dimension

by Jessie Douglas Kerruish (Author)

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"Where grow pines and firs amain, under stars, sans heat or rain, Chief of Hammand, 'ware thy Bane!" So goes the ancient rhyme of the Hammands, a family hounded for centuries by a ferocious beast whose visitations wreak death and disorder.

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× The Undying Monster : A Tale of the Fifth Dimension

by Jessie Douglas Kerruish (Author)

Series:British Library Tales of the Weird

Format:

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304 pages

Publisher:British Library Publishing

Imprint:British Library Publishing

ISBN:9780712354936

Published:22 Feb 2024

Dimensions:130 x 190 x 24 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

“Where grow pines and firs amain, under stars, sans heat or rain, Chief of Hammand, ‘ware thy Bane!” So goes the ancient rhyme of the Hammands, a family hounded for centuries by a ferocious beast whose visitations wreak death and disorder. Now, in the wake of the First World War, siblings Oliver and Swanhild are the last of the Hammands, safe again at their ancestral home in the South Downs – until Oliver is beset by a creature in the pines by night. Desperate to dispel the curse, the siblings call on the occult detective Luna Bartendale to help unearth the dark origins of the Undying Monster and unshackle them from a savage doom.

First published in 1922, this cult novel is a heady brew of black magic lore, Norse mythology and weird mysteries spilling out of an eldritch ‘fifth dimension’ – complete with the first female occult detective to appear in an English novel, the ‘White Witch‘ Luna Bartendale.

A Phantom Lover : and Other Dark Tales by Vernon Lee

by Vernon Lee (Author)

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During her lifetime Violet Paget, who wrote as Vernon Lee, was referred to as 'the greatest of modern exponents of the supernatural in fiction', and yet today she remains on the periphery of the genre.

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× A Phantom Lover : and Other Dark Tales by Vernon Lee

by Vernon Lee (Author)

Edited by:Mike Ashley

Series:British Library Tales of the Weird

Format:

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288 pages

Publisher:British Library Publishing

Imprint:British Library Publishing

ISBN:9780712353816

Published:16 Apr 2020

Dimensions:190 x 131 x 18 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

During her lifetime Violet Paget, who wrote as Vernon Lee, was referred to as 'the greatest of modern exponents of the supernatural in fiction', and yet today she remains on the periphery of the genre. This collection of her uniquely weird short stories and dark fantasies proves why she was once considered among the best of the genre, and why she deserves to return to those ranks today. From modernised folk tales such as 'Marsyas in Flanders' and 'The Legend of Madame Krasinska' to ingenious psychological hauntings such as the titular 'A Phantom Lover' and 'A Wicked Voice', Lee's own voice is just as distinctive and captivating - her weird imaginings just as freshly unsettling - as in her fin-de-siècle heyday.

The House on the Borderland

by William Hope Hodgson (Author) , Ann VanderMeer (Introduction By)

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'I had been staying just within the shadow of the exit of the great rift. Now, without volition on my part, I drifted out of the semi-darkness and began to move slowly—toward the House. 'Amidst the din of roaring water, in a chasm where a house once stood in an isolated corner of Ireland, a manuscript is discovered entitled The House on the Borderland. Penned by the enigmatic Recluse, it tells of a revelatory descent into the uncanny.

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× The House on the Borderland

by William Hope Hodgson (Author) , Ann VanderMeer (Introduction By)

Series:British Library Tales of the Weird

Format:

Paperback / softback

208 pages

Publisher:British Library Publishing

Imprint:British Library Publishing

ISBN:9780712354646

Published:19 Oct 2023

Dimensions:182 x 197 x 18 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

'I had been staying just within the shadow of the exit of the great rift. Now, without volition on my part, I drifted out of the semi-darkness and began to move slowly—toward the House. 'Amidst the din of roaring water, in a chasm where a house once stood in an isolated corner of Ireland, a manuscript is discovered entitled The House on the Borderland. Penned by the enigmatic Recluse, it tells of a revelatory descent into the uncanny.

For the Recluse seems to have discovered another land and in it another House; a jade-green double of his own in a realm rife with beasts and cosmic beings without name, encroaching on the bounds of reality itself. With a new introduction by Ann VanderMeer exploring why Hodgson’s tale is the ‘perfect embodiment of a weird novel’, this edition of the 1908 cult classic still thrums with the visionary energy which influenced countless writers including H. P. Lovecraft and Terry Pratchett.