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Mary Danby – Fontana Horror 6

Posted by demonik on August 15, 2007

Mary Danby (ed.) – The 6th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories (Fontana, 1971)



“Heart-thumping Horror! 16 Dark Tales of Devilish Delight!!”

Fontana’s admirable attempt to gatecrash Sev’s ‘badly-posed covers’ thread (it also cuts it as a world’s worse spoiler). The Highsmith, Beaumont, de Balzac and Danby stories are particularly effective.

Patricia Highsmith – The Quest For Blank Claveringi
John Collier – Back For Christmas
John B. L. Goodwin – The Cocoon
Graham Greene – The End Of The Party
Pamela Vincent – Hard Luck Story
Saki – Srendi Vashtar
Charles Beaumont – Miss Gentibelle
Basil Tozer – The Pioneers Of Pike’s Peak
Truman Capote – Miriam
Sydney J. Bounds – Cold Sleep
Honore de Balzac – The Mysterious Mansion
Robert Graves – Earth To Earth
Ambrose Bierce – The Man And The Snake
John Wyndham – Close Behind Him
Julio Cortazar – Letter To A Young Lady In Paris
Mary Danby – Party Pieces

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Mary Danby – Fontana Horror 12

Posted by demonik on August 15, 2007

Mary Danby – The 12th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories (Fontana, 1979)

Fontana Ghost 12 (John Holmes illo)


“Thirteen gruesome tales of shivering darkness …”

Bryn Fortey – Merry-Go-Round
Dorothy K. Haynes – King Of The Fair
Bram Stoker – The Secret Of The Growing Gold
Margaret Irwin – Monsieur Seeks A Wife
Theodore Sturgeon – The Other Celia
Charles Thornton – For The Sake Of Alf
Dino Buzzati – Something Beginning With ‘L’
Kay Leigh – The Huntress
W. W. Jacobs – The Well
Terry Tapp – The Invaders
L. A. Lewis – Hybrid
Hal Pink – The Screaming Plant
Mary Danby – The Engelmayer Puppets

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Christine Barnard – Fontana Horror 2

Posted by demonik on August 15, 2007

Christine Barnard (ed.) – The 2nd Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories (1967)



Elizabeth Walter – The Spider
Margaret Irwin – The Book
Kingsley Amis – Something Strange
Lady Eleanor Smith – Satan’s Circus
Nigel Kneale – The Photograph
William Fryer Harvey – The Beast With Five Fingers
Joan Aiken – As Gay As Cheese
Agatha Christie – The Hound Of Death
Hjalmar Bergman – Judith
May Sinclair – The Victim
Norman Watson – The House On Big Faraway
L. P. Hartley – The Killing Bottle

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Mary Danby – Fontana Horror 17

Posted by demonik on August 15, 2007

Mary Danby (ed.) – The 17th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories (Fontana, 1984)

“Morsels of the macabre …”

Alan Temperley – Where No Wind Blows
J. C. Furnas – The Laocoon Complex
David Campton – Firstborn
Willis Hall – Waking Or Sleeping
Robert Silverberg – Back From The Grave
Patricia Highsmith – Harry: A Ferret
Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle – The Leather Funnel
Ramsey Campbell – Reply Guaranteed
Tina Rath – Fifth Sense
W. J. Stamper – Fidel Basin
Robert W. Chambers – The Yellow Sign
Mary Danby – True Love

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