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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 – Frighteners 2

Posted by demonik on August 15, 2007

Mary Danby (ed.) – Frighteners 2: New Stories of Horror and the Unknown (Fontana, 1976)



Frances Stephens – Claws
Roger Malisson – The Thirteenth Kestral
Roy Harrison – The Cockroaches
Roger F. Dunkley – Cross Talk
Sydney J. Bounds – A Complete Collection
Tim Vicary – Guest Room
Dorothy K. Haynes – Fully Integrated
Robert P. Holdstock – Magic Man
Kay Leith – Avalon Heights
Bryn Fortey – The Substitute
Bernard Taylor – Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake
Sydney J. Bounds – An Eye For Beauty
Catherine Gleason – Friends
Margot Arnold – Brain Drain
Roger F. Dunkley – The Method And Madness Of George Strode

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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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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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