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Alfred Hitchcock's Supernatural Tales of Terror and Suspense

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Table of contents:
The Triumph of Death, by H. Russell Wakefield
The Strange Valley, by T.V. Olsen
The Christmas Spirit, by Dorothy B. Bennett
The Bronze Door, by Raymond Chandler
Slip Stream, by Sheila Hodgson
The Quest for "Blank Claveringi," by Patricia Highsmith
Mis Pinkerton's Apocalypse, by Muriel Spark
The Reunion After Three Hundred Years, by Alexis Tolstoy
The Attic Expres
Paperback, 213 pages
Published August 12th 1973 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Elizabeth Periale
Nov 04, 2011 Elizabeth Periale rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another Hitchcock for Young Readers selection ... was Alfred Hitchcock's Supernatural Tales of Terror and Suspense. This is a short story anthology, aimed at an older teen audience than The Three Investigators series. I was pleasantly surprised at how absolutely creepy the stories were, and completely enjoyable for adults, too. Among the 10 authors featured are Raymond Chandler (The Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely, The Lady in the Lake) with a very sinister story, "The Bronze Door," as well as Pa ...more
Erin (PT)
I read this (and a number of other Hitchcock Presents books) as a young reader, opening the door to my lifelong fondness for horror and suspense. In rediscovering this anthology, I was kind of amazed at how much and how well I remembered these stories though I hadn't retained their titles or authors.

Even given how much older and more jaded I am, the stories hold up pretty well for the intervening years and even the Evils of the Orient subtext in several of the stories couldn't ruin my pleasure.
Jan 04, 2008 Tatiana rated it liked it
Shelves: short-stories
okay, so the deal with all the alfred hitchcock books is that i'm trying to find a short story i read when i was really young that really creeped me out. and i thought it was in 'spellbinders in suspense', so i re-bought it recently, but it was not in there. so in a fit of frustration i bought all the AH short story collections i could find in order to track down the story. but it was not to be found. clearly that story has gone the way of the children's book about the bear (amazing book that i ...more
Christopher Carrolli
This was an excellent collection of short short stories, suitable for both adults, as well as young readers! My favorites in this one are: "The Strange Valley" by T.V. Olsen; "The Bronze Door" by Raymond Chandler; "The Quest For 'Blank Claveringi'" by Patricia Highsmith; "The Pram" by A.W. Bennett, and "Mr. Ash's Studio" by H. Russell Wakefield. This is a collection well worth reading for stories of the Superantural and the Paranormal!
Dec 13, 2008 Ronda rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids_and_ya
My uncle gave me an early version of this book--don't remember the copyright date on it--but I still remember some of the stories and the goosebumps they gave me--such as the one about the jade bell.
Oct 06, 2007 Greta rated it it was amazing
Excellent...stories vary from subtle psychological disturbance (madness & butterflies) to blatant terror (giant pink snails). Be warned you'll never see small quaint train sets in the same light ever again.
Sep 15, 2009 Amy rated it really liked it
Excellent creepy tales, including "The Triumph of Death" by H. Russell Wakefield and the horrifying "The Quest for 'Blank Claveringi'" by Patricia Highsmith.
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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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