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About the Author

Bill Pronzini was born in Petaluma, California on April 13, 1943. His first novel, The Stalker, was published in 1971. He is best known for his creation of the Nameless Detective Mystery series, as well as several westerns and novels of dark suspense. He has been a full time writer since 1969. He mostrar mais is also an active anthologist, having compiled more than 100 collections, most of which focus on mystery, western, and science fiction short stories. He has won numerous awards including three Shamus Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Mystery Writers of America. His book Snowbound received the Grand Prix de la Litterature Policiere, as the best crime novel published in France in 1988. Pronzini has established himself as a master of the Western novel as well as earning a name for himself in the dark fiction genre. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Bill Pronzini

Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural (1981) — Editor — 195 exemplares
Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories (1995) — Editor — 183 exemplares
The Bughouse Affair (2013) 181 exemplares
Double (1984) 173 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Private Eye Stories (1988) — Editor; Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
Women Sleuths (1985) — Editor — 129 exemplares
Beyond the Grave (1986) — Autor — 128 exemplares
Nightcrawlers (2005) 121 exemplares
Locked Room Puzzles (1986) — Editor; Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Great Tales of Horror and the Supernatural (1985) — Editor — 107 exemplares
The Snatch (1971) 106 exemplares
Mourners (2006) 101 exemplares
The Arbor House Treasury of Great Western Stories (1982) — Editor; Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
Shackles (1988) 95 exemplares
Schemers (2009) 91 exemplares
Police Procedurals (1985) — Editor — 90 exemplares
Crucifixion River (2007) 88 exemplares
Blue Lonesome (1995) 88 exemplares
Savages (2007) 87 exemplares
Blowback (1977) 86 exemplares
Jackpot (1990) 84 exemplares
American Pulp (1997) — Editor — 84 exemplares
The Other Side of Silence (2008) 83 exemplares
Quarry (1992) 82 exemplares
Scattershot (1982) 82 exemplares
The Crimes of Jordan Wise (2006) 81 exemplares
The Spook Lights Affair (2013) 81 exemplares
A Wasteland of Strangers (1997) 80 exemplares
The Vanished (1973) 80 exemplares
Fever (2008) 79 exemplares
Betrayers (2010) 77 exemplares
Lady on the Case: 22 Female Detective Stories (1988) — Editor & Contributor — 76 exemplares
A Treasury of Civil War Stories (1985) — Editor — 75 exemplares
Bones (1985) 75 exemplares
The Lighthouse (1987) — Autor — 74 exemplares
Werewolf! A Chrestomathy of Lycanthropy (1979) — Editor — 74 exemplares
Hoodwink (1981) 74 exemplares
Quicksilver (1984) 71 exemplares
The Hidden (2010) 71 exemplares
Breakdown (1991) 69 exemplares
Undercurrent (1973) 66 exemplares
Demons (1993) 66 exemplares
Hellbox (2012) 66 exemplares
Tales of the Dead (1981) — Editor — 64 exemplares
Masques (1981) — Autor — 63 exemplares
Camouflage (2011) 63 exemplares
Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Editor — 62 exemplares
Nightshades (1984) 62 exemplares
Femme (2012) 59 exemplares
Epitaphs (1992) 59 exemplares
Labyrinth (1980) 59 exemplares
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Mystery Novels (1987) — Editor; Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Nothing but the Night (1999) 56 exemplares
Hardcase (1995) 55 exemplares
Twospot (1978) 55 exemplares
Sentinels (1996) 55 exemplares
Boobytrap (1998) 53 exemplares
Deadly Anniversaries (2020) — Editor & Contributor — 53 exemplares
Bindlestiff (1983) 52 exemplares
The Arbor House Treasury of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Editor — 52 exemplares
Son of Gun in Cheek (1987) 51 exemplares
Detective Duos (1997) — Editor & Contributor — 51 exemplares
Dragonfire (1982) 50 exemplares
Crazybone (2000) 50 exemplares
Bleeders (2001) 50 exemplares
Nemesis (2013) 49 exemplares
Chapter and Hearse: Suspense Stories about the World of Books (1985) — Contribuidor; Editor — 49 exemplares
Deadfall (1986) 49 exemplares
The End of Summer: Science Fiction of the Fifties (1979) — Editor — 48 exemplares
Booktaker (2011) 47 exemplares
Spook (2002) 47 exemplares
Snowbound (1801) 46 exemplares
The Stalker (1971) 42 exemplares
The Running of Beasts (1976) 41 exemplares
Panic! (1972) 40 exemplares
Quincannon (1985) 40 exemplares
Kinsmen (1993) 39 exemplares
Graveyard Plots (1985) 39 exemplares
Illusions (1997) 38 exemplares
Night Freight (2000) 36 exemplares
The Bags of Tricks Affair (2018) 36 exemplares
In an Evil Time (1743) 36 exemplares
Strangers (2014) 36 exemplares
Zigzag (2016) 35 exemplares
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Espionage Stories (1969) — Editor — 35 exemplares
Vixen (2015) 34 exemplares
Eye (1984) 34 exemplares
Midnight Specials (1977) — Editor; Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
The Jade Figurine (1972) 33 exemplares
The Violated: A Novel (2016) 33 exemplares
A Century of Mystery 1980-1989 (1997) — Editor; Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Casefile (1983) 32 exemplares
Endgame (2017) 32 exemplares
A Treasury of World War II Stories (1985) — Editor — 32 exemplares
The Flimflam Affair (2019) 31 exemplares
The Tormentor (2000) 31 exemplares
Great Tales of the West (1982) — Editor — 30 exemplares
Uncollected Crimes (1987) — Editor — 29 exemplares
The Gallows Land (1983) 29 exemplares
With an Extreme Burning (1994) 27 exemplares
The Giant Book of Horror Stories (1991) — Editor — 26 exemplares
Starvation Camp (1984) 26 exemplares
101 Mystery Stories (1986) — Editor; Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Manhattan Mysteries (1987) — Editor — 26 exemplares
The Alias Man (2004) 26 exemplares
Step to the Graveyard Easy (2002) 26 exemplares
Night Screams (1979) 23 exemplares
Acts of Mercy (1977) 21 exemplares
Aftershock (1975) 21 exemplares
Christmas Out West (1990) — Editor — 21 exemplares
The Casebook of Sidney Zoom (2006) — Editor — 19 exemplares
The Hangings (1989) 19 exemplares
Shared tomorrows: Science fiction in collaboration (1979) — Editor — 18 exemplares
Kill or Cure (1985) — Editor; Editor — 17 exemplares
All the Long Years (2001) 17 exemplares
Games (1976) 16 exemplares
Firewind (1989) 15 exemplares
Labyrinth [and] Bones (1990) 15 exemplares
Specter! A Chrestomathy of Spookery (1982) — Editor — 15 exemplares
Dead Run (1975) 15 exemplares
Burgade's Crossing (2003) 14 exemplares
Duo (1998) 14 exemplares
Problems Solved (2003) 14 exemplares
Creature!: A Chrestomathy of "Monstery" (1981) — Editor — 13 exemplares
Carmody's Run (1993) 13 exemplares
Felonious Assaults (1989) — Editor — 13 exemplares
Mummy: A Chrestomathy of Cryptology (1980) — Editor — 13 exemplares
The Second Reel West (1985) — Editor — 13 exemplares
Bakers Dozen: 13 Short Detective Novels (1987) — Editor; Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Prose Bowl (1980) 12 exemplares
Criminal Elements (1988) — Editor — 12 exemplares
Suspicious Characters (1987) 12 exemplares
The Ethnic Detectives: Masterpieces of Mystery Fiction (1985) — Editor — 11 exemplares
Prime Suspects (1987) — Editor; Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Great Modern Police Stories (1986) — Editor — 11 exemplares
She Won the West (1985) — Editor — 11 exemplares
Crime & Crime Again (1990) — Editor — 10 exemplares
Witches' Brew: Horror and Supernatural Stories by Women (1984) — Editor — 10 exemplares
Murder in the First Reel (1985) — Editor — 10 exemplares
The Railroaders (1986) — Editor — 10 exemplares
Snowbound / Games (2007) 10 exemplares
A Murder of Mysteries (2014) 9 exemplares
Dark Sins, Dark Dreams: Crime in Science Fiction (1978) — Editor; Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
The Deadly Arts: A Collection of Artful Suspense (1985) — Editor — 9 exemplares
Revenant (2016) 9 exemplares
Day of the Moon (1993) 9 exemplares
Homicidal Acts (1988) — Editor — 9 exemplares
Dragonfire / Casefile (1990) 8 exemplares
Dark Lessons: Crime and Detection on Campus (1984) — Editor; Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The Cambodia File (1981) 8 exemplares
Hoodwink / Scattershot (1990) 8 exemplares
Sleuths (1999) 8 exemplares
The Ghosts of Ragged-Ass Gulch (2011) 8 exemplares
The Steamboaters (1986) — Editor — 7 exemplares
The Wickedest Show on Earth: A Carnival of Circus Suspense (1985) — Editor; Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Combat (1992) — Editor — 6 exemplares
Wild Westerns: Stories from the Grand Old Pulps (1986) — Editor — 6 exemplares
Coyote and Quarter-Moon (2006) 6 exemplares
Bad News (Anthology) (2000) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Cat's-Paw (1983) 5 exemplares
The Montanans (1991) — Editor — 5 exemplares
The Best of the West: The Warriors (1985) — Editor — 5 exemplares
The Best Western Stories of Ed Gorman (1992) — Editor — 5 exemplares
The Outlaws (1984) — Editor — 5 exemplares
Season of Sharing (2001) 5 exemplares
Mammoth Book of World War II Stories (1989) — Editor — 5 exemplares
The Third Reel West (1986) — Editor — 5 exemplares
The Northerners (1990) — Editor — 5 exemplares
The Lawmen (1984) — Editor — 4 exemplares
The Northwesterners (1990) 4 exemplares
Inaugural [short story] — Autor — 4 exemplares
Child's Ploy (1984) — Editor; Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Californians (1989) — Editor — 4 exemplares
Criminal Intent 1 (1993) 4 exemplares
The Cattlemen (1986) — Editor — 3 exemplares
The Arizonans (1989) — Editor — 3 exemplares
La Traversée des Enfers (1986) 3 exemplares
The Cowboys (1985) 3 exemplares
The Pulp Connection 3 exemplares
BEAT to a PULP: Round Two (2012) 3 exemplares
Stacked Deck (1991) 3 exemplares
Proof of Guilt 3 exemplares
The Horse Soldiers (1987) — Editor — 3 exemplares
More Wild Westerns (1989) — Editor — 3 exemplares
Hidden Valley (1988) 2 exemplares
Short Crime Novels (2005) 2 exemplares
A Clone at Last 2 exemplares
Black Wind 2 exemplares
The best western stories of Les Savage, Jr. (1991) — Editor — 2 exemplares
Voodoo: A Chrestomathy of Necromancy (1980) — Editor — 2 exemplares
Le mausolée de la vengeance (1985) 2 exemplares
Tout fout le camp (1992) 2 exemplares
Tout ca n'est qu'un jeu (1993) 2 exemplares
Strangers In The Fog (2009) 2 exemplares
The Giant Book of War Stories (1997) — Editor — 2 exemplares
Sweet Fever [short story] (1976) 2 exemplares
Wildfire (1978) 2 exemplares
Cain's Mark [short story] (2009) 2 exemplares
Death of a Nobody 2 exemplares
War Stories (1999) — Editor — 2 exemplares
Cache and Carry 2 exemplares
The Giant book of short Crime Stories — Editor — 2 exemplares
L'Article de la mort (1981) 2 exemplares
Opening a Vein 2 exemplares
Black Lizard 1 exemplar
San Francisco (1985) 1 exemplar
Morde auf Rezept (1989) 1 exemplar
Memento Mori 1 exemplar
The Pattern 1 exemplar
Paxton's World 1 exemplar
Perdigonada (1982) 1 exemplar
It's a Lousy World 1 exemplar
The Big Bite 1 exemplar
The Prophecy 1 exemplar
Bedeviled 1 exemplar
The Space Killers 1 exemplar
Sanctuary 1 exemplar
Changes 1 exemplar
The Hanging Man 1 exemplar
Peekaboo 1 exemplar
Rebound 1 exemplar
Caught In The Act 1 exemplar
Under the Skin 1 exemplar
Smuggler's Island 1 exemplar
Multiples 1 exemplar
The Pattern 1 exemplar
A Lot On His Mind 1 exemplar
Machs noch einmal, Schnüffler (1994) — Editor — 1 exemplar
Die Totenuhr 1 exemplar
Sombras en la noche (1987) 1 exemplar
Desaparecido (1990) 1 exemplar
Doble (1984) 1 exemplar
Teuflische Pläne 1 exemplar
Gritos na Noite 1 exemplar
Mercurio (1984) 1 exemplar
Casos de archivo (1983) 1 exemplar
Freebooty (2014) 1 exemplar
Enemigo interior (1977) 1 exemplar
Bonecrack 1 exemplar
Toy {short story} (1985) 1 exemplar
Un crâne empaillé (1986) 1 exemplar
Qui traque t-on ? (1971) 1 exemplar
Possibilities 1 exemplar
Border fever (2001) 1 exemplar
The Best of the West: The Texans (1989) — Editor — 1 exemplar
Langfinger [Kurzgeschichte] (1970) 1 exemplar
Eine Sache auf Leben und Tod (1974) 1 exemplar
Dödens diamanter 1 exemplar

Associated Works

100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 440 exemplares
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories (1978) — Contribuidor — 406 exemplares
100 Malicious Little Mysteries (1981) — Contribuidor — 405 exemplares
Tales of Terror (1986) — Contribuidor — 313 exemplares
100 Great Fantasy Short, Short Stories (1984) — Contribuidor — 246 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction (1996) — Contribuidor — 234 exemplares
Mistletoe Mysteries (1989) — Contribuidor — 234 exemplares
The Mysterious West (1994) — Contribuidor — 228 exemplares
Stories to Be Read with the Lights On (1973) — Contribuidor — 220 exemplares
The Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction (1987) — Contribuidor — 218 exemplares
100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories (1993) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 208 exemplares
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) — Contribuidor — 189 exemplares
The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 176 exemplares
I Should Have Stayed Home: The Worst Trips of the Great Writers (1994) — Contribuidor — 175 exemplares
Cat Crimes (1991) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories to Be Read with the Door Locked (1975) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
A Century of Great Suspense Stories (2001) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
The Master's Choice (1979) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2001 (2001) — Contribuidor — 144 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Perfect Crimes & Impossible Mysteries (2006) — Contribuidor — 144 exemplares
Microcosmic Tales (1944) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares
Crafty Cat Crimes: 100 Tiny Cat Tale Mysteries (2000) — Contribuidor — 142 exemplares
Shadows (1978) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
The Best Time Travel Stories of All Time (2002) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares
Alfred Hitchcock's Tales to Send Chills Down Your Spine (1979) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Cat Crimes II (1992) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Locked-Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes (2000) — Contribuidor — 118 exemplares
Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years (2004) — Contribuidor — 105 exemplares
Dark Screams: Volume One (2014) — Contribuidor — 104 exemplares
A Century of Great Western Stories-An Anthology of Western Fiction (2000) — Contribuidor — 104 exemplares
The Best of Cemetery Dance, Volume 2 (2001) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2013 (2013) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
A Treasury of American Horror Stories (1985) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
Seven Slayers (1950) — Introdução, algumas edições93 exemplares
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories (2002) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
Shadows 3 (1980) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Tales to Take Your Breath Away (1976) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Blood and Other Cravings (2011) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Action (2001) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
First Cases: First Appearances of Classic Private Eyes (1996) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
A Treasury of Modern Mysteries, Volume 1 (1973) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
Women on the Edge (1992) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Guilty As Charged (1996) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Master's Choice, Volume 1 (1999) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
New Jersey Noir (2011) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Shadows 8 (1985) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Shivers VII (2013) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries (1994) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Laughing Space: An Anthology of Science Fiction Humour (1982) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Speculations (1982) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Halloween Horrors (1984) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
San Francisco Noir 2: The Classics (2009) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Comic Crime (2002) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (1997) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Shadows 2 (1978) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Realms of Darkness (1985) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Nightmares (1979) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Final Shadows (1991) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
I Want My Mummy (1981) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Touch Wood (1993) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Terrors (1982) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Chrysalis 6 (1980) — Autor — 35 exemplares
Cat Crimes Takes a Vacation (1995) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Conqueror Fantastic (2004) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Irreconcilable Differences (1999) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Chrysalis 5 (1979) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Science Fiction Adventure from Way Out (1973) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Most Wanted (2002) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Murder Most Delectable: Savory Tales of Culinary Crimes (2000) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
The Eyes Still Have It: The Shamus Award-Winning Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Future Corruption (Anthology 12-in-1) (1975) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Other Worlds 2 (1980) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Shamus Game (2000) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
New Crimes 1 (1989) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction (2012) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Till Death Do Us Part (Prime Crime Mysteries) (1997) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Damn Near Dead 2: Live Noir or Die Trying (2010) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
The Best of the American West II (1999) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Crime After Crime (1998) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Alfred Hitchcock's Tales to Make Your Hair Stand on End (1981) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Flesh & Blood: Dark Desires: Erotic Tales of Crime and Passion (2002) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Horror Drive in Presents an All-Night Short Story Marathon (2012) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Western Hall of Fame Anthology (1997) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Black is the Night: Stories inspired by Cornell Woolrich (2022) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Alfred Hitchcock's Mortal Errors (1983) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Best Detective Stories of the Year - 1978 (1978) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Crimes of Passion: Twenty-Three Tales of Love and Hate (1993) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Best Detective Stories of the Year - 1977 (1977) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Best Detective Stories of the Year - 1979 (1979) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Best Detective Stories of the Year - 1976 (1976) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Crime Without Murder (1970) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Best Detective Stories 1981 (1981) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Murder to Go (1993) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Venture Science Fiction May 1970 (1970) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Cemetery Dance Issue 66 (2012) 4 exemplares
First Cases [Unabridged Audiobook] (2002) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Best Detective Stories 1980 (1980) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Every crime in the book: An anthology of mystery stories (1975) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha | Dead On Cue | Bones (1985) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Killer Crimes 2 exemplares
Mens vi taler om djævelen .... : 19 gys (1977) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Black Wings Has My Angel & Other Short Stories (2009) — Introdução, algumas edições2 exemplares
La rivista di Alfred Hitchcock n.6 — Autor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Pronzini, William John
Outros nomes
Davis, William Hart
Foxx, Jack
Jeffrey, William
Saxon, Alex
Data de nascimento
1943-04-13
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Petaluma, California, USA
Locais de residência
Petaluma, California, USA (birth)
Educação
Santa Rosa Junior College
Ocupações
detective novelist
anthologist
journalist
Relações
Muller, Marcia (wife)
Organizações
Petaluma Argus-Courier
Prémios e menções honrosas
Grand Prix de la Litterature Policiere (best crime novel - Snowbound ∙ 1988)
Shamus Award (The Eye for Lifetime Achievement ∙ 1987)
MWA Grand Master (2008)
The Eye (Lifetime Achievement Award, PWA 1987)

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William John Pronzini was born in Petaluma, California. He has been married three times. The first marriage was with Laura Patricia Adolphson, (1965 to 1967; divorce); the second was with Brunhilde Schier, July 28, 1972 (separated December 1985; divorce a couple years later). He married Marcia Muller (also a mystery writer) in 1992. They have collaborated on three novels: Beyond the Grave (1986), The Lighthouse, (1987); and Double (1984), a Nameless Detective novel, as well as on numerous anthologies. In 1987 he won The Eye, which is the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by The Private Eye Writers of America. It is a more exclusive version of their Shamus Award. He has been nominated three times by the Mystery Writers of America for an Edgar Award, and received their Grand Master designation in May of 2008.

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A collection of classic horror and thriller tales by some very famous and some not so well known, including some overlooked stories by the famous. The Introduction is by Uncle Stevie, and briefly covers a lot of the same ground as did his non-fiction masterpiece on horror, [Danse Macabre]. The book is worth the price just for this missive on the inner workings of horror literature. Some of the names you'd expect: [[Edgar Allan Poe]], [[H. G. Wells]], [[H. P. Lovecraft]]. Others, not so: [[Winston Churchill]] with a thriller about a man overboard; [[Theodore Dreiser]] with a spiritualism tale.

Rather than capture all the stories, I'll hit what I thought were the high points:

The Squaw by [[Bram Stoker]], a tale of revenge from the most unlikely of characters, a cat. While this one has been largely lost to the world, no doubt owing partially to the less than politically correct title, it's chilling.

The Girl with the Hungry Eyes by Fritz Leiber, a vampire of a very different sort, and one that is imminently more frightening than most, especially the sparkly kind so popular these days.

Camps by Jack Dan, a man balances on the edge of death, dreaming of a life he didn't live in a concentration camp.

Sardonicus by Ray Russell, beware what you wish for, as the consequences may outstrip your expectations. A horribly disfigured man coerces a doctor to cure him, but the cure imprisons him beyond his original disfigurement.

The Oblong Room by Edward D. Koch, a police procedural that requires the gumshoe to expand his mind beyond the natural.

The Party by William F. Nolan, a fevered dream that cannot be escaped.

The Crate by Stephen King, this one bears a slight resemblance to [[Douglas Preston]]'s [The Relic]. Here, a man opens a long forgotten crate in a university research laboratory and unleashes a very hungry entity. But the twist here - after the beast eats a couple people, the man's friend realizes its utility in doing away with his shrew of a wife.

Highly Recommended!!!!!
4 1/2 bones!!!!!
… (mais)
½
 
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blackdogbooks | 2 outras críticas | Feb 11, 2024 |
Have you ever seen someone who looked so lonely that you were compelled to approach them? Jim Messenger has. In fact, he was so intrigued by a lonely looking woman at a diner that he follows her home... then embarks on a soul-searching journey across the desert to a town where he's not welcome. And all just to solve the mystery of the lonely woman. This book might be labeled a mystery, but it's more of a relationship book. As in, the relationships we form with strangers and our own loneliness.
 
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littoface | 1 outra crítica | Feb 2, 2024 |
My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/Fci9xrJToYs

Enjoy!
 
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booklover3258 | 2 outras críticas | Nov 24, 2023 |
I think my enjoyment of this is reduced due to being unfamiliar with the western genre - and tbh some of the "bad" writing just sounded like I'd expect westerns to read like haha. There's also some examples of writing about "Indians" which is often racist and unpleasant sadly but unsurprisingly. Still, there's a decent amount of funny bad writing and it serves as a fun survey of the landscape of mass market Westerns in its own way. And there's some amazing concepts like the random phosphorescent crabs hiding in a volcano… (mais)
 
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tombomp | Oct 31, 2023 |

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