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Fishhead: The Darker Tales of Irvin S. Cobb

By Irvin S. Cobb

Oswaltwistle Lancashire: Parallel Universe Publications, 2017 Brand new copy in fine condition. Contains fourteen of Irvin S. Cobb's darker stories: Fishhead, The Escape of Mr Trimm, The Gallowsmith, Mr Lobel's Apoplexy, The Unbroken Chain, The Second Coming of the First Husband, Masterpiece, January Thaw, Cabbages and Kings, We Can'y All Be Thoroughbreds, Queer Creek, Ace, Deuce, Ten Spot, Joker, Balm of Gilead, Faith, Hope, and Charity. It also includes an introduction and a bibliography, plus a frontispiece specially drawn for the edition by the artist Jim Pitts. Size: 6" x 9"

$27.24

Fishhead: The Darker Tales of Irvin S. Cobb

By Irvin S. Cobb

Oswaltwistle Lancashire: Parallel Universe Publications, 2017 Brand new copy in fine condition. Contains fourteen of Irvin S. Cobb's darker stories: Fishhead, The Escape of Mr Trimm, The Gallowsmith, Mr Lobel's Apoplexy, The Unbroken Chain, The Second Coming of the First Husband, Masterpiece, January Thaw, Cabbages and Kings, We Can'y All Be Thoroughbreds, Queer Creek, Ace, Deuce, Ten Spot, Joker, Balm of Gilead, Faith, Hope, and Charity. It also includes an introduction and a bibliography, plus a frontispiece specially drawn for the edition by the artist Jim Pitts. Size: 6" x 9"

$27.24

Fishhead: The Darker Tales of Irvin S. Cobb

By Irvin S. Cobb

Oswaltwistle Lancashire: Parallel Universe Publications, 2017 Brand new copy in fine condition. Contains fourteen of Irvin S. Cobb's darker stories: Fishhead, The Escape of Mr Trimm, The Gallowsmith, Mr Lobel's Apoplexy, The Unbroken Chain, The Second Coming of the First Husband, Masterpiece, January Thaw, Cabbages and Kings, We Can'y All Be Thoroughbreds, Queer Creek, Ace, Deuce, Ten Spot, Joker, Balm of Gilead, Faith, Hope, and Charity. It also includes an introduction and a bibliography, plus a frontispiece specially drawn for the edition by the artist Jim Pitts. Size: 6" x 9"

$27.24

Tough Guys

By Adrian Cole

Oswaltwistle Lancashire: Parallel Universe Publications, 2016 Fine, as new copy. In stock now, straight from the publisher. Adrians latest collection, Tough Guys, contains three previously unpublished novellas and a short. Based on the title theme, these four works are completely different in subject matter and tone. There is, of course, A Nick Nightmare story herein, Wait for the Ricochet, in which the gumshoe is entrusted to convey a message about "The Malleus Tenebrarum", a book that names the properties and powers of dark and light, to the Mechanic, one Oil-Gun Eddy. His adversary is the sinister Lucien de Sangreville, plus assorted non-human denizens of the murky lower levels, and his sidekick the sword-wielding business-woman Ariadne Carnadine. In contrast, in If You Dont Eat Your Meat the reader enters a post-apocalyptic world where the very unsavoury Ryan relates his story of rival families and cannibalism. It is gruesome and unflinching horror. In A Smell of Burning a hospital patient finds he is having out-of-the-body experiences. On his astral journeys he visits a man recalling his abused childhood and this leads to a shocking revelation. Finally, Not If You Want to Live explores the fate of Razorjack, who is a Redeemer, a dead man used by a shady organisation to bring back others from death. An intriguing and engrossing story of love between Razorjack (aka Jack Krane) and mobsters moll Rebecca Fellini, with science fictional and satanic elements. Contents: Wait for the Ricochet If You Don't Eat Your Meat A Smell of Burning Not If You Want to Live

$13.61

The Winter Hunt and Other Stories

By Steve Lockley, Paul Lewis, Paul Finch (introduction)

Oswaltwistle Lancashire: Parallel Universe Publications, 2016 Fine, as new copy. In stock now, straight from the publisher. Steve Lockley and Paul Lewis, a two-man, Swansea-based writing-team (though they have written individually as well, and excellently too) are contemporary authors in the best sense of the phrase. They are also hugely respectful of and clearly motivated by some of the great work done in the past. So often their stories, at first glance, may be kitchen sink in tone. By that, I mean they could be set on a drear council estate, or in a bus station café, or a second-hand shoe shop, or a seaside boarding house on a dull day in the off-season. But never be fooled by any of that, because these calm waters run very, very deep indeed. The Lockley/Lewis style is deceptively simple an easy and comfortable read, comprising beautiful, well-constructed prose that will carry you straight to the heart of the plot. Already, thats a sign of quality where Im concerned. But in addition, in terms of the subtext, these tales are never less than awe-inspiring, and I choose my words carefully. There are massive concepts at the heart of so much Lockley and Lewis. One minute you think youre reading about a weary shop-girl who spends all day worrying about her wayward brother and his car-thief mates, the next youre confronted by demonic forces and a winter storm so hellish they surely come from a place beyond time. A few minutes later, you think youre travelling with two single middle-aged women on a short holiday to the coast, but the next thing youre asking coast of what? What kind of edge have they ventured to here, and for Gods sake, why? Nothing is what it appears in the book you are about to read, but there is nothing complex here either. Think of these tales as contemporary, urban parables, often unapologetically horrific, and yet rich in heart and soul. They deal with issues that go far deeper than the events on the page, and yet the best thing is you dont have to go digging for that. Itll all be brought to you in due course. Contents are: Introduction by Paul Finch The Winter Hunt Gabriel Restrained Family Ties Lullaby The Woman on the Stairs Never Go Back Damp Last Day The Worst Part City of Woes Death Knock Playmates De Profundis Puca Muc Shadows in Paint The Winter Hunt was first published in F20, 2000 Gabriel Restrained was first published in Darkness Rising Two: Night's Soft Pains, 2001 Family Ties was first published in The Third Black Book of Horror, 2008 Lullaby was first published in Vivisections, 2003 Never Go Back was first published in British Invasion, 2008 Damp was first published in Chimeraworld #2, 2005 City of Woes was first published in Doorways, 2008 Death Knock was first published in At Ease with the Dead, 2007 Puca Muc was first published in Shrouded by Darkness, 2006

$13.61

Shades: Dark Tales of Supernatural Horror

By Joseph Rebus

Oswaltwistle Lancashire: Parallel Universe Publications, 2017 As new, fine copy of this collection of short stories by the author of The Shapeshifter and Dracula 1912 and also editor of The Spectral Books of Horror. This Collection includes: Passing the Buck Midnight Aokigahara Snowbound Deja Vu The Ghostly Hitchhiker Just a Mask Meeting Ray Bradbury 5051 Bartley Square The Witching Hour Potter's Field The Warlock Confessional The Thing in the Woods The Lake House Chomo The Traveling Show of 2016 Evildoer A Perfect Life Fury Paint Night of the Dog

$13.61

Into the Dark

By Andrew Jennings

Oswaltwistle Lancashire: Parallel Universe Publications, 2016 As new, fine copy of this novel. In stock now, straight from the publisher. Andrew Jennings' horror crime noir novel Into the Dark is Parallel Universe's nineteenth book. "There's a serial killer at loose in London. Janice, who has a chronic fear of the dark, stumbles into a relationship with the man who may secretly be the murderer. Neither know that in the North of England, in a place previously owned by his dead mother, activities are taking place that may unleash a horror that could spell the end of civilisation in Britain - an ancient evil that would make the activities of any serial killer look like child's play by comparison. Could a psychotic killer be the only man capable of ending this?"

$13.61

Kitchen Sink Gothic

By David A. Riley, Linden Riley (editors) Franklin Marsh, Andrew Darlington, Stephen Bacon, Gary Fry, Benedict J. Jones, Kate Farrell, Charl

Oswaltwistle Lancashire: Parallel Universe Publications, 2015 As new, fine copy. In stock now, straight from the publisher. Coined in the 1950s, Kitchen Sink described British films, plays and novels frequently set in the North of England, which showed working class life in a gritty, no-nonsense, "warts and all" style, sometimes referred to as social realism. It became popular after the playwright John Osborne wrote Look Back In Anger, simultaneously helping to create the Angry Young Men movement. Films included Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, The Entertainer, A Taste of Honey, The L-Shaped Room and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. TV dramas included Coronation Street and East Enders. In recent years TV dramas that could rightly be described as kitchen sink gothic include Being Human, with its cast of working class vampires, werewolves and ghosts, and the zombie drama In the Flesh, with its northern working class, down to earth setting. In this anthology you will find stories that cover a wide range of Kitchen Sink Gothic, from the darkly humorous to the weirdly strange and occasionally horrific.Kitchen Sink Gothic includes: 1964 by Franklin Marsh Derek Edge and the Sun-Spots by Andrew Darlington Daddy Giggles by Stephen Bacon Black Sheep by Gary Fry Jamal Comes Home by Benedict J. Jones Waiting by Kate Farrell Lilly Finds a Place to Stay by Charles Black The Mutant's Cry by David A. Sutton The Sanitation Solution by Walter Gascoigne Up and Out of Here by Mark Patrick Lynch Late Shift by Adrian Cole The Great Estate by Shaun Avery Nine Tenths by Jay Eales Envelopes by Craig Herbertson Tunnel Vision by Tim Major Life is Prescious M. J. Wesolowski Canvey Island Baby by David Turnbull

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Things That go Bump in the Night

By David A. Riley, Douglas Draa (editors) Sir Hugh Clifford, Henry Brereton Marriott Watson, Edward Lucas White, William Hope Hodgson, George Allan England, F. Marion Crawford, Frederick Marryat, E. F. Benson, W. C. Morrow, Amyas Northcote, M. P. Shiel,

Oswaltwistle Lancashire: Parallel Universe Publications, 2015 as new, fine copy. In stock now, straight from the publisher. Things That Go Bump in the Night edited by Douglas Draa and David A. Riley is now available in trade paperback from Parallel Universe Publications. 365 pages long, this bumper volume contains 19 classic weird stories by Sir Hugh Clifford, Edward Lucas White, William Hope Hodgson, George Allan England, F. Marion Crawford, Frederick Marryat, E. F. Benson, W. C. Morrow, Amyas Northcote, M. P. Shiel, Lord Dunsany, Perceval Landon, Robert E. Howard, G. G. Pendarves, Henry Brereton Marriott Watson, Irvin S. Cobb, Huan Mee, Abraham Merritt, Nictzin Dyalhis, and Edith Wharton. The Ghoul Sir Hugh Clifford The House of the Nightmare Edward Lucas White The Voice in the Night William Hope Hodgson The Thing from Outside George Allan England For the Blood is the Life F. Marion Crawford The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains Frederick Marryat The Room in the Tower E. F. Benson His Unconquered Enemy W. C. Morrow The Late Mrs. Fowke Amyas Northcote Xélucha M. P. Shiel A Narrow Escape Lord Dunsany Thurnley Abbey Perceval Landon The Black Stone Robert E, Howard Werewolf of the Sahara G. G. Pendarves The Devil of the Marsh Henry Brereton Marriott Watson Fishhead Irvin S. Cobb The Black Statue Huan Mee The Pool of the Stone God Abraham Merritt The Sea-Witch Nictzin Dyalhis The Ladys Maids Bell Edith Wharton

$13.61

The Chameleon Man and Other Terrors

By David Williamson

Oswaltwistle Lancashire: Parallel Universe Publications, 2016 Fine, as new copy of this book. This collection includes four tales that originally appeared in the Pan Books of Horror. Contents are: The Procedure The Scryer No Room at the Flat The Sandman The Too Good Samaritan The Not So Good Samaritan The Chameleon Man The Switch Rest in Pieces Ashes to Ashes Blind Date Herbert Manning's Psychic Circus The Boy Ten Weeks Din-Dins for Binky A Reflection of the Times And the Dead Shall Speak Boys will be Boys A Night to Remember A Problem Shared David Williamson has been writing horror stories for many years, and was first published in the prestigious Pan Book of Horror series, where he had a tale in number 28. This was followed by a further three stories in Pan number 30 which, sadly, turned out to be the last of that great series. It was not until he was contacted by Johnny Mains, a walking encyclopaedia in the field of Pan Horror and its authors, that his passion for writing horror was once more re-kindled, and Johnny introduced him to Charles Black, the editor of The Black Book of Horror. Since then, David has been a regular contributor to the wonderful Black Books series, alongside many other well known authors both from the Pan era and more recent times. He has also appeared in several other anthologies from publishers such as Hersham Horror, Gray Friar Press and Hazardous Press. He lives in West Sussex near the sea.

$13.61

Black Ceremonies

By Charles Black

Oswaltwistle Lancashire: Parallel Universe Publications, 2015 As new, fine copy. In stock now, straight from the publisher. Those that participate in the thirteen strange dark rites that comprise Black Ceremonies find themselves at the mercy of sinister forces. Make an invocation to evil. Witness the horrors of war. Hear the sound of death. Feel the hand of vengeance as it reaches out from the grave. Are you ready to join the doomed and the damned? "When it comes to dark and twisted tales, they dont come much darker and more twisted than this. If you have a taste for the macabre, you really will be biting off as much as you can chew with this exciting debut collection from renowned editor and creator of the Black Books of Horror, Charles Black." Anna Taborska, author of For Those Who Dream Monsters "Charlies yarns are very entertaining." Johnny Mains, editor of Best British Horror This collection includes the following stories: The Obsession of Percival Cairstairs Call of the Damned The Revelations of Dr Maitland Tourist Trap Face to Face The Coughing Coffin The Madness Out of the Sea Death on the Line The Necronomicon A Bit Tasty A Fistful of Vengeance To Summon a Flesh-Eating Demon The Strombolli Collection

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Fishhead: The Darker Tales of Irvin S. Cobb

By Irvin S. Cobb

Oswaltwistle Lancashire: Parallel Universe Publications, 2016 As new, fine copy. In stock now, straight from the publisher. During his lifetime Irvin S. Cobb was one of the most celebrated writers in American literature, though nowadays he is almost forgotten, apart perhaps from his Lovecraft connection. Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb was born in Paducah, Kentucky on the 23rd June, 1876. His father, unable to cope with the death of his own father, succumbed to alcoholism when Cobb was only sixteen. As a result, Cobbs education came to an end and he started work, first on the Paducah Daily News, then the Louisville Evening Post. By 1904 Cobbs career in journalism was doing so well that he moved to New York, where he would go on to spend the rest of his life, starting work at the Evening Sun, though it wasnt long before an assignment to cover the Russian-Japanese peace conference in Portsmouth, New Hampshire so impressed Joseph Pulitzer that he offered Cobb a job at the New York World, where he became the highest-paid staff reporter in the United States. In 1911 Cobb moved to the Saturday Evening Post. Three years later he was asked to cover the Great War. Amongst the many stories he wrote while there were the exploits of the Harlem Hellfighters, a unit of black American soldiers who had gone on to earn distinction for their courage and discipline, which Cobb celebrated in his book The Glory of the Coming. Besides his prolific work as a journalist, Cobbs fame largely came from his humorous stories, which were published in the leading magazines of his day, and collected in numerous books during his lifetime. But, though he was best known as a humourist, he did have a darker side, exemplified by the tales collected in this volume. Two of the most famous succeeded in catching the attention of H. P. Lovecraft. It is claimed that Fishhead influenced Lovecrafts The Shadow Over Innsmouth. And there is certainly no doubt that Lovecraft was favourably impressed with this tale. In his groundbreaking essay, Supernatural Horror in Literature, Lovecraft wrote: "Fishhead, an early achievement, is banefully effective in its portrayal of unnatural affinities between a hybrid idiot and the strange fish of an isolated lake" The Unbroken Chain gave Lovecraft the key idea behind The Rats in the Walls, though in all other respects the two tales are totally different. Besides writing and journalism, Cobbs career extended to Hollywood, where legendary director, John Ford, made two films based on his books: Judge Priest (1934) and The Sun Shines Bright (1953). Other films included Pecks Bad Boy (1921), starring Jackie Coogan, and The Woman Accused (1933), with a young Cary Grant. Cobb also did a stint at acting himself, appearing in ten movies altogether, including Pepper, Everybodys Old Man (1936), Steamboat Round the Bend (1935) and Hawaii Calls (1938). Its a sign of the prominence he had achieved that in 1935 he was invited to host the 7th Academy Awards. Other than the tales that inspired Lovecraft, Cobb also wrote some brilliantly dark stories that culminate in a kind of sadistic irony. They are some of the finest conte cruel ever written. Amongst the best of these is the final story in this collection: Faith, Hope, and Charity, whose protagonists, as is often the case in Cobbs stories, struggle against fates that are not only pre-ordained but are horrendously appropriate! It must be added his hapless victims are far from blameless. What fates await them under Cobbs pen have most definitely been brought upon them by themselves! Through most of the tales there is a wry sense of humour, so wry, in fact, that it never detracts from the impact at the end; indeed, it often adds to and embellishes it! I hope you enjoy reading these stories as much as I did and share with me the conviction that it is high time they were revived. Contents are: Fishhead The Escape of Mr. Trimm The Gallowsmith Mr. Lobel's Apoplexy The Unbroken Chain The Second Coming of the First Husband Masterpiece January Thaw Cabbages and Kings

$13.61

A Place of Skulls and Other Tales

By David Ludford

Oswaltwistle Lancashire: Parallel Universe Publications, 2016 As new, fine copy of this collection. This collection includes twelve tales of terror previously published in Schlock! magazine. Contents are: A Place of Skulls Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down Almost Human Bonestaff Bridesmaids Dummies Heretics, Neophytes and Nemesis Killing Clowns Skinnybones Sleepwalker The Box The Burning Tree

$13.61

Other Visions of Heaven and Hell

By Jessica Palmer

Oswaltwistle Lancashire: Parallel Universe Publications, 2016 As new, fine copy. In stock now, straight from the publisher. Jessica Palmer has had 28 books published, both fiction and nonfiction. Her novels horror, fantasy and science fiction were released by Pocket Books in the United States and Scholastic in the United Kingdom. She has written two textbooks about Native American history, which were published by McFarland, and an encyclopedia of natural history released by Harper Collins label Element Books and later by Thorson in the UK. Palmer has also written ten science-and-technology manuals on the topics of explosives and radiation. These were distributed globally. It was this work that brought her to Great Britain in 1988. The daughter of a professional clown, Palmer refers to her switch to writing fiction as an exercise in damage limitation. She taught classes and conducted workshops on creative writing and publishing at North Shropshire College in Whitchurch, Stanmore College and the Islington Arts Factory in London. As a journalist, Palmer won awards in New Mexico and Texas for writing features, public service and breaking news the most recent in 2013. Palmer has also written satirical columns for newspapers, including "A Slice of Life" and "How to Make Love to your Personal Computer." Her two loves are writing and animals. She started a nonprofit in Kansas for wildlife rescue and has held a wildlife rehabilitation permit since 2002. Other Visions of Heaven and Hell are a series of sometimes inter-related stories about our ideas of Heaven and Hell, sometimes hilarious - sometimes horrific - but always entertaining. Contents are: Devil's Due The Faithful And now, a Word from our Sponsor Heavenly Bodies On the Wings of a Prayer Fallen Angel A Stitch in Time Infinity No Good Turn Leap of Faith Divine Comedy Force of Habit The Gates of Hell Hell on Wheels Cinderella Revisited Last Laugh Sisters A Cold Day in Hell Cheap Shots What the Dickens When Hell Freezes Over Bad Medicine Wrong Number A Snowball's Chance Devil Woman To Be or Not The King's Plate An Afterthought About the Author Last Laugh was first published in Weirdbook #28, Autumn 1993, edited by W. Paul Ganley Cinderella Revisited was first published in Weirdbook #29, Autumn 1995, edited by W. Paul Ganley What the Dickens was first published in Substance Sept 1995

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Moloch's Children

By David A. Riley

Oswaltwistle Lancashire: Parallel Universe Publications, 2015 as new, fine copy. In stock now, straight from the publisher. Elm Tree House had a sinister history but few realised the true demonic power that lurked within its forbidding depths till it was taken over by a cult determined to make use of its horrendous secret. Reviews: "A modern day Dennis Wheatley yarn that the old master would have enjoyed. The protagonists have to endure some horrendous experiences within a pentacle in a scene that ramps up the horror. Written with pace and panache by the very accomplished David A Riley. A real page turner. More, please." Amazon review "What a fantastic book! Take a Bow Mr. Riley! I could not put down the book for a moment till I finished it. Great level of detail, vivid imagery, likable characters, not too original but engaging plot nevertheless, this is the kind that engaging horror is made of! I hope there are more such books from Mr. Riley's pen that come out soon." Amazon review Reviewed by Stuart Conover (Dark Discoveries magazine) "What can I say aside from David A. Rileys Molochs Children short of the fact that if you love the idea of a haunted house, a writer with an overactive imagination, Satanists, and so much more you will love this book! Honestly even though it took place in more modern times it felt like a throwback to the slow build suspense work and the strong hints of Satanism that were both quite popular in the 60s and 70s. Riley knows not only how to strikingly set the mood but build upon that foundation to have an entire story weaved together which will keep you wondering what will happen next. The main focus on the novel is the Elm Tree House which has a long and sordid history. Or should I say that the grounds it stands on do and it has acquired it by association. That hasnt stopped Oliver Atcheson who is recovering from the loss of his wife to purchase the property. His dream for it is to create an artists colony there and with the steal he purchased the mansion at it seems like a dream that will easily be made a reality. That is of course until the repair bills start piling up as well as what the locals think about the place. We also get to learn about others who are both interested in Olivers project or have become associated with him. Of course anyone who knows anything about the house seems to be holding some of the information back and we have plenty to discover as the pages turn. Theyll be turning quickly too because for everything question that is answered, two more pop up. In a move where the suspense constantly builds as well there is no way to put the book down until you get to the bitter end. In some ways I was reminded of Ti Wests film The House of the Devil though there really is no direct comparison between the stories. Still, much of the way I felt the mood and descriptions worked here really seemed to apply to both the film and novel."

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Spill Out - Poems and Ballads

By John Pudney

London: J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd, 1967 Ex-library copy but in very good condition, other than the usual library stamps No tears or creases. Dust jacket still protected beneath a removable transparent jacket. Clean, tight copy.

$6.81

Classic Weird

By David A. Riley (Editor), W. C. Morrow, E. F. Benson, Vincent O'Sullivan, F. Marion Crawford, Richard Middleton, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, John Meade Falkner, Edith Wharton, Vernon Lee, Oliver Onions

Oswaltwistle Lancashire: Parallel Universe Publications, 2015 As new, fine copy. In stock now, straight from the publisher. Classic Weird contains: The Monster-Maker by W. C. Morrow The Man Who Went Too Far by E. F. Benson The Interval by Vincent O'Sullivan The Doll's Ghost by F. Marion Crawford The Dead Smile by F. Marion Crawford The Ghost-Ship by Richard Middleton The New Catacomb by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Lost Stradivarius by John Meade Falkner The House of the Dead Hand by Edith Wharton A Wicked Voice by Vernon Lee Phantas by Oliver Onions

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And Nobody Lived Happily Ever After

By Kate Farrell, Reggie Oliver (introduction)

Oswaltwistle Lancashire: Parallel Universe Publications, 2015 As new, fine copy. In stock now, straight from the publisher. "What distinguishes Kate Farrells work is the extraordinary accuracy and vividness with which she sets up her situations. She has an eye for detail and an outstanding ear for the way people think and speak. It is far from fanciful to see this at least partly as the product of her experience as an actress. In the theatre, a natural faculty for observing ones fellow human beings is trained and honed. Listen to the narrator of "Waiting". If you dont know someone like that personally, you will have certainly heard her talking just behind you on a bus at some time. The intonation, the accent, the understanding, and the lack of it, are all so true to life. But the people Farrell evokes are not all from one social stratum, or one nation. Here is an ancient and corrupt Irish Priest ("The Way the Truth and the Life"), here is the wife of a notorious Argentinean dictator ("Las Cosas Que Hacemos por el Amor"), or the two Spanish schoolchildren in "The Efficient Use of Reason", and they are all done with the same conviction, the same ruthless accuracy. Farrells eye is not heartless, but it is unclouded by any kind of sentimental affectation; her horrors emerge from what we sometimes call the commonplace. Very occasionally she touches on the supernatural, but when she does she does it superbly as in one of my favourites among her stories "A Murder of Crows" which shows that she can do an uncanny rural atmosphere with grim poetry as well as anyone. It is the gift of every worthwhile writer in this genre to make us realise that just beneath the surface of the banal and ordinary, there yawn great abysses of wonder and terror. I dont know quite why this realisation, in the hands of a writer like Farrell, should be so thrilling, enjoyable even, but it is. There is not a dull page, not a dull sentence in And Nobody Lived Happily Ever After." From Reggie Oliver 's introduction to And Nobody Lived Happily Ever After Contents are: Introduction by Reggie Oliver Mea Culpa Helping Mummy A Murder of Crows No Junk Mail All in a Row Dad Dancing The Way and the Truth and the Life My Name is Mary Sutherland The Efficient Use of Reason How I Got Here His Family The Sands are Magic Once Upon a Time A. Reeves Tale Las Cosas Que Hacemos por El Amor Peacock Blue Dress Alma Mater Waiting Mea Culpa was first published in The Eighth Black Book of Horror, 2011 His Family was first published in The Ninth Black Book of Horror, 2012 Dad Dancing was first published in The Tenth Black Book of Horror, 2013 Helping Mummy was first published in The Screaming Book of Horror, 2012 The Sands are magic was first published in Terror Tales of the Seaside, 2013 Waiting was first published in Kitchen Sink Gothic, 2015 Alma Mater was first published in The Eleventh Black Book of Horror, 2015

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England 'B': Ninety Minutes of Hell

By Richard Staines, Mark Samuels

Oswaltwistle Lancashire: Parallel Universe Publications, 2016 As new, fine copy. In stock now, straight from the publisher. What they are saying about Richard Staines: "Please get in all the Richard Staines horror books and chuck out all that other rubbish you have on the shelves." The T.L.S. (Tooting Library Service), message left on their public noticeboard, 1975. "Richard Staines is one of the most valued contributors to our magazine and we are glad to have him, despite the avalanche of protests. No animals were actually harmed in the photo-spread referred to." Readers Wives editorial, 1977. "Unfortunately, the jury have not been able to reach a verdict due to food poisoning, hit and run incidents, and the disappearance of close family members, but the great British public outside this courtroom will doubtless make up its own mind about your filthy, depraved, sickening and contemptible books. Case dismissed. You may leave the dock." Lord Justice Haigh (deceased), summing up in the case of Regina vs Richard Staines, 1978. "Many horror authors insult the intelligence of the people. Staines not only does this but is a bloody good read, too. He is the future of horror in the 1980s." Anonymous letter to Colour Climax, 1979. "We do not feel under any obligation to have to respond on a point by point basis to your repeated claims that the Nobel Prize committee for Literature have deliberately overlooked your horror fiction and cannot undertake to reply to any further letters on this matter." Official letter from Lars Svenson (deceased), Nobel Prize Award Committee, Secretary, 1979. "That snob and has-been Dennis Wheatley has never lived in a council flat on a Peckham estate with only cheap cans of lager, a black and white telly, and Yes and Genesis records to keep his muse lubricated. Dennis Wheatley's simply not as socially relevant in today's world as a "man-of-the-people" like Richard Staines. The truth is that Wheatley recognises all this and was just being a dick when he refused to write the introduction to Staines' book Psycho Flasher." Anonymous letter to The International British Black Magic and Horror Club Newsletter # 8, 1975. "Richard Staines" is the pseudonym of celebrated weird fiction writer Mark Samuels. Contents are: No Such Thing as a Friendly A Game of Two Halves The Ref's Decision is Final Get Your Fritz Out fot the Lads Football's Dark Arts They Think It's All Over

$13.61

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Ghoul

By Brian Keene

New York: Leisure Books, 2007 Some mild reading creases to the spine, otherwise in an excellent condition.

$6.81

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