Morbid Mayflowers

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

Drake – Irwin

Posted by demonik on July 29, 2007

David Drake – Blood Debt (Black Magic 4)

Ronald Duncan – Diary of a Poltergeist (Unlikely Ghosts)

Lord Dunsany – The Magician (New Chamber Of Horrors)

Harlan Ellison – The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World (Jack The Knife)

Hans Heinz Ewers – The Spider (Black Magic 2)

Philip Jose Farmer – My Father the Ripper (Jack The Knife)

Peter Fleming – The Kill: Set in a railway waiting room in the West of England, this one’s narrated by the nephew of Lord Fleer who has just inherited the old man’s estate following the death of the Belgian Germaine Vom, found dead the previous day with her throat torn out in keeping with a curse laid on the family by a Welsh housekeeper who died giving birth to some old Fleer’s illegitimate son – a werewolf. The young man chooses to confide his story to a fellow passenger … (Bar The Doors)

Stephen Grendon (August Derleth) – Miss Esperson (Dark Mind Dark Heart)

Harry Harrison – At Last, The True Story Of Frankenstein: Panama City, Florida. After witnessing the extraordinary performance of a ‘monster’ seemingly entirely oblivious to pain, reporter Dan Bream interviews its master, monocled Carney showman, Victor Frankenstein V. Frankenstein confides that the creature is wearing out and he’ll need replacing very shortly …
(Omnibus Of Evil)

Nathaniel Hawthorne – Rappaccini’s Daughter (Where Nightmares Are)

DuBose Heyward – The Half-Pint Flask (Bar The Doors)

William Hope Hodgson – The Habitants Of Middle Isle (Dark Mind Dark Heart)

Sidney Horler – Black Magic (Black Magic 3)

Elizabeth Jane Howard – Left Luggage (We Are For The Dark), (Bentlif Horror)

Elizabeth Jane Howard – Perfect Love (We Are For The Dark)

Elizabeth Jane Howard – Three Miles Up: Clifford and John decide to spend a holiday on the canals despite neither of them having the least experience of boating. They soon find themselves hopelessly unsuited to life on the waterways and argue incessantly until one day they see a young girl asleep on the bank and decide to invite her along. She introduces herself as Sharon (they maybe should have asked how she spells her name) and proves to be “a friendly but uncommunicative creature”, ultra-efficient and not given to outbursts of temper. Both men fall for her but things improve between them until they arrive at a junction which branches into three tributaries, only two of which are shown on their map … (We Are For The Dark)

Robert E. Howard – Dig Me No Grave (Black Magic 2)

Robert E. Howard – The Grey God Passes (Dark Mind Dark Heart)

Robert E. Howard – The Thing On The Roof (Black Magic 6)

Washington Irving – The Spectre Bridegroom (Where Nightmares Are)

Margaret Irwin – The Book: Mr. Corbett, a mild-mannered stockbroker, inherits his late uncle’s library. Among its contents, a hand-written Latin manuscript which, on translation, proves to be a DIY black magic manual. His career prospers even as he loses his grip, alienating his family and colleagues. As the book takes over, it demands more and more of him, to the point where it orders him to murder the baby.  (Bar The Doors), (Satanists)


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