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Best Horror Stories of Arthur Conan Doyle
Arthur Conan Doyle
0897332652
December 2005
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From Independent Publisher
Although clearly most renowned for his Sherlock Holmes sagas, Arthur Conan Doyle also produced a number of notable horror tales during his long and varied career. His enduring influence on the field is bome out by Anne Rice's dedication of her recent novel, "Me Mummy," to him. This collection gathers thirteen of Conan Doyle's finest tales of terror. Notable stories here include: "Lot 249," an early tale of a resuscitated Egyptian mummy on the rampage; "Me Captain of the Polestar," an atmospheric story of ghostly disturbances on a medical student's Arctic voyage, told in the popular journalentry style of the time; "Me Leadier Funnel," in which the ancient torture device of the tide still carries with it the nightmarish experiences of its victims; and "J. Hababuk Jephson's Statement," a fictional recounting of...


Civil War Ghosts
Martin H. Greenberg
0874831733
September 1993
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
YA-- This collection of fictional sightings creates the potential for a few nightmares a la Stephen King. Each of the eight stories is varied in plot and style, and is guaranteed to raise some hairs on the back of the neck. From ``Miranda,'' who lures unsuspecting Yankee soldiers to her decaying mansion, to the romance of ``The Last Waltz,'' the book will draw readers into the time period of the Civil War. The chilling novella ``Fearful Rock'' includes murderous spirits and corpses leaving their skins to walk the Earth each night. The only drawback is the uninviting cover art. --Paula Hollis Grundset, Pohick Regional Library, Fairfax County, VACopyright 1991 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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A Union Lieutenant keeps his promise to return to his...


Ghosts of the Heartland: Haunting, Spine-Chilling Stories from the American Midwest
Frank D. McSherry (Editor)
1558530681
January 1990
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description

What less likely setting for ghosts than the American heartland? Golden wheat fields, azure skies, cool northern woods, wood-lined winding rivers, the breadbasket of the world.

And yet deeds dark indeed have happened in this sunny region, and here-as in other places-people have experienced the unexplainable. While we ponder how such things happen, we might remember that it's the unexpected that sends ghostly chills up and down spines.

So prepare to enjoy this delightful medley of ghost stories set in the American Midwest.

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Murder and Mystery in Chicago: Stories from Sara Paretsky to Robert Bloch
Carol-Lynn Rossel Waugh (Editor)
074349315X
May 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This collection of 11 previously published mysteries set in Chicago follows Dembner's Murder and Mystery in Boston. The stories range in original publication date from 1938Richard Connell's "Brother Orchid,"about a gangster who takes refuge from his enemies in a monastery (which was made into an Edward G. Robinson movie)to 1986 with Sarah Paretsky's female private eye, V. I. Warshawski, trying to help an old school friend suspected of treason. In Robert Bloch's "The Play's the Thing," set in the '20s, an actor moves ruthlessly to get ahead. A collection about Chicago would be incomplete without a story about newspapermen. A police reporter solves a hit-and-run killing to get a scoop in James L. Ullman's "Dead Ringer." The last, longest and best story, "The Spotted Pup" by Dorothy B. Hughes, tells about a recently...


New England Ghosts: Haunting, Spine-Chilling Stories from the New England States
Frank D. McSherry (Editor)
1558530908
September 1990
Paperback
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Book Description

Bon apparition!

Home of the Pilgrims, birthplace of Thanksgiving, pointman for te American revolution, New England has been fertile ground for hundreds of ghost stories. Its weather-beaten mountains, covered bridges, isolated lighthouses, lonely locales, and rocky coastlines are ideal settings for flights of the imagination. Or perhaps ghosts are not merely a matter of the imagination.

Draw your own conclusions as you feast on the hearty collection of New England ghost stories.

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