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Anne River Siddons – The House Next Door

Posted by demonik on August 24, 2007

Anne River Siddons – The House Next Door (Fontana, 1979)

Siddons House Next Door

It is for sale. Pray that no one ever buys it again.

It was an architectural masterpiece – every young couple’s dream house.

Suddenly, within it and everywhere around it, families began to suffer, to go mad … to die.

And then the family next door knew that their turn was next, that the house could not let them live, and that to survive they must enter and destroy.

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Bernard Taylor – Sweetheart, Sweetheart

Posted by demonik on August 24, 2007

Bernard Taylor – Sweetheart, Sweetheart (Fontana, 1978)

Bernard Taylor - Sweetheart, Sweetheart

Cover photography by Chris Yates

The rose-covered cottage was a picture of serenity.David immediately felt welcome there – warm, relaxed, enveloped in comforting peace – almost as if it had a will of its own.

So peaceful was it that it was easy to forget what had gone before:
Bronwen Temple found dead with a broken skull …
Margaret Lane, newly-wedded, and burned to death in the summer house … David’s own sister-in-law, Helen, killed by a tragic fall from the roof …

No, the cottage was perfect. All it needed was a woman in it again.

Then David’s fiance Shelagh came to stay from America …

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Bernard Taylor – The Godsend

Posted by demonik on August 23, 2007

Bernard Taylor – The Godsend (Fontana, 1977)

The Godsend Bernard Taylor

Cover photograph by Chris Yeats


The Marlowes took the beautiful, abandoned baby to their hearts. And when their own new baby died golden-haired, blue-eyed little Bonnie was a godsend, a comfort in their grief, a wonderful new sister for their three happy children.

Then the next child died …..

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