Morbid Mayflowers

Horror & Supernatural paperbacks ’60’s & ’70’s

Peter Haining – Where Nightmares Are

Posted by demonik on July 27, 2010

Peter Haining – Where Nightmares Are (Mayflower-Dell, April, 1966: Mayflower, 1969: Severn House, 1983)


Introduction – Peter Haining

Ambrose Bierce – Moxon’s Master
Robert Louis Stevenson – The Bodysnatcher
Edgar Allan Poe – The Man That Was Used Up
Guy De Maupassant – Night
Nathaniel Hawthorne – Rappaccini’s Daughter
Fitz-James O’Brien – What Was it?
J. S. Le Fanu – The Familiar
Charles Dickens – The Trial For Murder
Washington Irving – The Spectre Bridegroom
Robert Louis Stevenson – Thrawn Janet
Edgar Allan Poe – The Cask Of Amontillado
Ambrose Bierce – An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge
J. S. Le Fanu – The White Cat Of Drumgunniol
Robert W. Chambers – Passeur

Blurb: doesn’t have one; it just says “Horror by” and names some of the contributors

See also Where Nightmares Are thread on Vault forum.

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David Cronenberg – The Brood

Posted by demonik on July 27, 2010

David Cronenberg – The Brood (Mayflower, 1979)

The Brood will take you beyond fear, beyond terror, beyond the boundaries of the mind.
More frightening than the unknown  … Something you can’t control.

David Cronenberg’s THE BROOD
Oliver Reed: Samantha Eggar: and introducing Cindy Hinds
written and directed by David Cronenberg
produced by Claude Heroux
executive producers Victor Solnicki and Pierre David
Alpha from Mutual Productions/Elgin International Productions

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Robin Odell – Jack The Ripper

Posted by demonik on May 6, 2008

Robin Odell – Jack The Ripper, In Fact And Fiction (Mayflower-Dell, Sept. 1966)



In the autumn of 1888 the streets of London were streets of terror. The cause – a series of mysterious and apparently motiveless murders. Respectable citizens cowered behind shuttered windows and multi-locked doors. Ironically, however, it was not the respectable who were in danger. The victims were all drawn from the trade which necessity still compelled to haunt dark alleys and doorways at dead of night – the prostitutes.

Theories on the identity of the murderer have been many and various: that he was a fashionable doctor, even that he was a she – a midwife. Robin Odell has produced an absorbing factual reconstruction of all the crimes and a brilliant new theory, based on modern methods of detection, to solve the greatest mystery in British criminology. Most readers will accept his theory as the long-sought answer to a baffling real-life whodunit: as the most likely epitaph on a terror known as Jack The Ripper, In Fact And Fiction.

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Brian Ball – Witchfinder: The Evil at Monteine

Posted by demonik on August 29, 2007

Brian Ball – Witchfinder: The Evil at Monteine (Mayflower, 1977)

Brian Ball - Witchfinder

“When Richard was offered the chance to work for millionaire recluse Simon Miaolo, Anne was pleased for her fiancé’s career.

But as time went by, he seemed to become a prisoner at Monteine Castle, Miaolo’s feudal headquarters.

Slowly, Anne began to realize that Richard – and she – were being manipulated by a master of Evil in a hideous satanic ritual of sacrifice and renewal as old as time.

That was when, like others before her, she turned to Ruane the Witchfinder. A man who would listen. A man waging his own private war against the Devil.”

Thanks to Severance of Vault for the cover scan and blurb (again!) 

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