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Breaking The Scream Barrier (Stories To Be Read With The Lights On: volume 2)

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CONTENTS

Agony Column by Barry N. Malzberg
Guessing Game by Rose Million Healey
The $2,000,000 Defense by Harold Q. Masur
The Man in the Well by Berkely Mather
Crawfish by Ardath Mayhar
The Strange Case of Mr. Pruyn by William F. Nolan
Ludmila by David Montross
The One Who Got Away by Al Nussbaum
It's a Lousy World by Bill Pronzini
Only So Much to Reveal by Joan Richter
Who's Got the
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Paperback, 220 pages
Published 1979 by Dell Publishing Company (first published April 1976)
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Heath Lowrance
Dec 18, 2013 Heath Lowrance rated it it was amazing
The paperback version of Stories to Be Read with the Lights On came out in two volumes; Breaking the Scream Barrier is the second. It covers a period between 1956 and 1972, with stories pulled from AHMM, EQMM, New Yorker, Yankee Magazine, Mike Shayne’s Mystery Magazine, and Playboy.
The vast majority of these stories are good-to-great, but this is the third AH anthology in a row I’ve read that starts with a weak story. “Payment Received” from Robert L. McGrath, is very short, at least.
The second
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Nov 04, 2014 Gláucia Renata rated it liked it

Seleção de 13 contos realizadas pelo velho Hitch, foram utilizados na ótima série de TV "Alfred Hitchcock Apresenta".
Contos policiais em sua maioria, alguns são excelentes. Destaco:
O Sr.Mappin Executa Uma Hipoteca: se tivesse esperado um pouco...
A Senhoria: de Roal Dahl, autor de Matilda e da Fantástica Fábrica de Chocolate. Muito sinistro e de gelar o sangue.
Ludmilla: a história se passa na Rússia rural e tem toda aquela melancolia dos contos russos.
Obituário: final interessante.
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Aug 12, 2010 Karl Kindt rated it liked it
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Some of these short stories are interesting and intriguing and well-written, all of them are odd and strange. From murder mystery to ghost stories to heists, this collection is as good as any in the Hitchcock-edited series. To give you an idea of my taste, my favorite short story writers are: Philip K. Dick, O. Henry, F.S. Fitzgerald, and Nabokov.
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Interesting enough stories, but none were actually scary.
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Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE was an iconic and highly influential film director and producer, who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres.

Following a very substantial career in his native Britain in both silent films and talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood and became an American citizen with dual nationality in 1956, thus he also remained a British subject.

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