While much of Grand Master Leiber’s seminal science fiction and fantasy remains in print, his work in the field of supernatural horror has been sadly neglected until now. Assembled here is a selection of Mr. Leiber's best horrific tales, many of which have been virtually unobtainable for decades. From the riveting “Spider Mansion” and “The Phantom Slayer” from Weird Tales to the more recent “Lie Still, Snow White” and “Black Has Its Charms” from rare, small‑press magazines, this collection provides an overview of Leiber’s fifty‑plus years as an acknowledged master of the weird tale. This edition was edited by John Pelan and Steve Savile.
Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936), who wrote as M. R. James, was an English author, mediaeval scholar, and provost of King's College, Cambridge, and of Eton College. He is best known for his outstanding ghost stories. James reinvented the ghost story for the modern audience by moving away from Gothic elements and using realistic contemporary settings. His protagonists and plots often reflected his own antiquarian interests. Accordingly he is known as the originator of the "antiquarian ghost story"."The Diary of Mr. Poynter" tells the story of a book collector who buys a set of ancient diaries. In one of these is pinned a rather unusual sample of fabric, which, at the insistence of his aunt, he has copied to make curtains for their new house. Once the curtains are hanging, strange phenomena begin to take place in the house....
A fictional Humans of New York
complete with eighty colour photographs.The author is putting on an exhibition in London of his favourite
photographs to coincide with the book’s publication.Stephen has written screenplays for the BBC and Channel 4 among
others, and his photographs
have over two and a half million views on Flickr.As
if Martin Parr’s photographs were paired with witty, offbeat stories by Dan
Rhodes. For fans of Craig Taylor’s One
Million Tiny Plays About Britain.
Edward Phillips Oppenheim (1866 - 1946) was a popular and successful English writer of genre fiction, especially thrillers. "The Table under the Tree" is the story of a mysterious murder which takes place one evening on a crowded restaurant terrace in France. The moon disappears behind a cloud and in the momentary darkness a cry rings out. When the lights are lit, one guest is slumped over his table with a knife between his shoulder blades. But who is the mysterious stranger? Where does he come from? And why would anyone want to murder him?
Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist, and short story writer, best known for his evocative and beautifully narrated ghost stories.'Royal Visitors' is a humorous story set at Trinity College, Cambridge, and tells the story of a revenge prank by the undergraduate nicknamed 'The Babe' on his tutor, Mr. Stewart, who at short notice had withdrawn a lunch invitation to dine with visiting foreign royals.
"These cowboys like the horses fast, and know exactly how to spur a woman toward her greatest pleasure..." Includes the following stories:"Saddled": After rescuing a beautiful woman when her car slides into an icy creek during a snowstorm, Bobby Blackhawk and Cale Yancey do the only thing two lonesome cowboys can — they take her to their isolated cabin and get naked."Unbridled": Justin Cruz has waited a long time for this moment. He knows his bad-boy reputation, but since he seduced Rowe Ayers, he’s been a one-man cowboy — waiting for pretty Dani Standifer to return and become the delicious fulfillment of his and Rowe’s needs. If she’s up to the challenge."Unforgiven": For Cutter Standifer, the pretty little redhead who opened a café in Two Mule, Texas was “the one”. Until he caught her in a compromising position with the town’s worst womanizer. A year later, he still can’t forgive Katie Grissom. And forget? Forget, hell. He’s ready to kick his code into the nearest manure pile and take what he never had from her — full satisfaction.
Hugh and Margaret Grainger have rented a lovely old house near an excellent golf course. At the bottom of the garden is a strange, well-kept, but untenented thatched cottage.A visitor to the Graingers has a strange and overwhelming presentiment on passing the cottage that the house is actually not empty. Indeed, on several occasions he seems to see a light in the cottage. And one evening he thinks he sees a figure entering the house. But every attempt to investigate confirms that the cottage is abandoned.Margaret Grainer is an enthusiast for communicating with the spirit world via the planchette. When she starts receiving peculiar messages from someone calling himself the gardener everyone is intrigued but sceptical. But then the gardener announces his wish to enter the house... and catapults the inhabitants of the house into a strange and terrifying spiral of events.
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