Above the Dark Circus

Above the Dark Circus

Hugh Walpole

Hugh Walpole’s thrilling adventure novel of the 1920s revolves around Piccadily Circus. Richard Gunn is an ex-soldier in trouble after the end of the Great War. Jobless and starving in Piccadilly Circus, he encounters his nemesis, Leroy Pengelly. From this encounter the secrets of their shared past start to unravel. A novel which combines elements of the horror and supernatural with the puzzle element of the whodunnit – all wrapped up in one…

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All Souls’ Night, A Book of Stories

All Souls' Night, A Book of Stories

Hugh Walpole

A collection of sixteen short stories, including several of Walpole’s best supernatural tales. Includes: The Whistle; The Silver Mask; The Staircase; A Carnation For An Old Man; Tarnhelm Or, The Death Of My Uncle Robert; Mr. Oddy; Seashore Macabre – A Moment’s Experience; Lilac; The Oldest Talland; The Little Ghost; Mrs. Lunt; Portrait In Shadow; The Snow; The Ruby Glass; Spanish Dusk; and, Sentimental But True.

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At the Mountains of Madness

At the Mountains of Madness

H. P. Lovecraft

At the Mountains of Madness is a novella that details the events of a disastrous expedition to the Antarctic continent in September of 1930 and what was found there by a group of explorers led by the narrator, Dr. William Dyer of Miskatonic University. Throughout the story, Dyer details a series of previously untold events in the hope of deterring another group of explorers who wish to return to the continent.

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The Best Psychic Stories

The Best Psychic Stories

Various

A collection of fictional stories (and maybe one non-fiction spiritual account) with a paranormal slant. Includes; When the World Was Young by Jack London; The Return by Algernon Blackwood; The Second Generation by Algernon Blackwood; Joseph—A Story by Katherine Rickford; The Clavecin—Bruges by George Wharton Edwards; Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe; The Sylph and the Father by Elsa Barker; A Ghost by Lafcadio…

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The Boats of the Glen Carrig

The Boats of the Glen Carrig

William Hope Hodgson

Primarily a survival and adventure story with elements of horror, in the form of monsters, The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” is written in an archaic style, and is presented as a true account, written in 1757, of events occurring earlier. The narrator is a passenger who was traveling on the ship Glen Carrig, which was lost at sea when it struck “a hidden rock”. The story is about the adventures of the survivors…

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Burn, Witch, Burn!

Burn, Witch, Burn!

Abraham Merritt

Originally published in 1932, Burn, Witch, Burn! tells the tale of a skeptical doctor who treats a gangster’s right hand man for a mysterious disease which eventually kills him. Soon, more victims are found and it turns out they all visited a creepy doll shop run by a purported witch.

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The Call of Cthulhu

The Call of Cthulhu

H. P. Lovecraft

The Call of Cthulu, the tale of a horrifying underwater monster coming to life and threatening mankind, is H.P. Lovecraft’s most famous and most widely popular tale, spawning an entire mythology. Written in the summer of 1926, it was first published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales, in February 1928. Cthulhu Mythos scholar Robert M. Price claims the irregular sonnet The Kraken, written by Alfred Tennyson…

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Can Such Things Be?

Can Such Things Be?

Ambrose Bierce

A collection of ghostly and strange short stories: The Death of Halpin Frayser; The Secret of Macarger’s Gulch; One Summer Night; The Moonlit Road; A Diagnosis of Death; Moxon’s Master; A Tough Tussle; One of Twins; The Haunted Valley; A Jug of Sirup; Staley Fleming’s Hallucination; A Resumed Identity; A Baby Tramp; The Night-Doings at “Deadman’s”; Beyond the Wall; A Psychological Shipwreck; The Middle…

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The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

H. P. Lovecraft

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward is a short epistolary novel, written in early 1927, but not published during the author’s lifetime. Set in Lovecraft’s hometown of Providence, Rhode Island, it was first published (in abridged form) in the May and July issues of Weird Tales in 1941. The novel, set in 1918, describes how Charles Dexter Ward becomes obsessed with his distant ancestor, Joseph Curwen…

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The Castle of Otranto

The Castle of Otranto

Horace Walpole

Generally regarded as the first gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto merges medievalism and terror. It tells the story of Manfred, lord of the castle, and his family. The book begins on the wedding-day of his sickly son Conrad and princess Isabella. After an inexplicable event that seems to bear out an ancient prophecy, Manfred takes steps to ensure the safety and survival of his family, only to make things so much worse.

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Creep, Shadow!

Creep, Shadow!

Abraham Merritt

Following the inexplicable suicide of his friend, Dr. Alan Caranac is drawn into the mystery of the shadow woman who promises untold delights…into the horrors of the terrible sacrificial rites of The Gatherer Within The Cairn… and into a forbidden netherworld from which he might never escape.

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