Prepare yourself for a spine-tingling journey into the heart of darkness. In this bone-chilling collection, you'll encounter thirteen long-lost tales of terror by famed authors. Whether the setting is an English village, the Brazilian countryside, or the Barbados coast, the madness lurking beneath th... read more
Tales from a Gas-Lit Graveyard by Hugh Lamb These 17 rare Victorian-era stories of the macabre include works by Ambrose Bierce, Robert Barr, R. Murray Gilchrist, Mrs. H. H. Riddell, Richard Marsh, and Guy Boothby, plus rediscovered writings by long-neglected Gothic masters.
Frankenstein Thrift Study Edition by Mary Shelley Includes the unabridged text of Shelley's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Back by popular demand, the world's most famous detective returns from a seemingly fatal encounter with his nemesis, Professor Moriarty. Thirteen stories include "The Empty House," "The Dancing Men," and "The Six Napoleons."
The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan A young Scot stumbles upon a plot involving espionage, murder, and the future of Britain itself. This classic of suspense served as the basis for one of Hitchcock's most famous films.
The Mystery of Cloomber by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mike Ashley The master of detective fiction and creator of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries reveals his deep fascination with spiritualism and the paranormal in a gripping tale of vengeance, set on the remote Scottish coast.
Prepare yourself for a spine-tingling journey into the heart of darkness. In this bone-chilling collection, you'll encounter thirteen long-lost tales of terror by famed authors. Whether the setting is an English village, the Brazilian countryside, or the Barbados coast, the madness lurking beneath the beauty of each location will haunt your imagination long after the last page is turned. In Dick Donovan's "The Mystic Spell," a young man finds the love of his life in Rio, but the deadly curse of an old crone could destroy their dreams if they marry. "The Black Reaper" by Bernard Capes, takes place in 1665 during The Great Plague, a time of wild fear and confusion. When the residents of an English village come face-to-face with the deadly scythe of the Black Reaper, only one daring act of courage can save their lives. In "A Tropical Horror" by William Hope Hodgson, the crew of a ship undergoes a series of attacks by a giant, eel-like sea monster. Will the young apprentice who relates this story survive? Filled with a mix of the macabre, the mysterious, the supernatural, and the sinister, this anthology is Victorian suspense at its finest.
Reprinted from Gaslit Nightmares and Gaslit Nightmares 2, originally published by Futura Publications, London, 1988 and 1991.
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