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Deadly Nightshade: 17 Strange Tales of the Dark

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Editor's Introduction by Peter Haining
Lost Hearts by M. R. James
The Doll's Ghost by F. Marion Crawford
Nurse's Tale by H. Russell Wakefield
The Attic by Algernon Blackwood
The Thing in the Cellar by David H. Keller, M.D.
The Dabblers by William F. Harvey
The Tortoise-Shell Cat by Greye La Spina
The Looking-Glass Tree by Joan Aiken
The Human Angle by William Tenn
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Hardcover, 189 pages
Published April 1st 1978 by Taplinger Publishing Company
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Anabella
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Most stories were good. Others like The Dabblers, Silent Snow Secret Snow were too dull.
Abbey
BOTTOM LINE: Another of his superb collections, this features scary children, and the majority of the stories are creepy - and excellent.

Haining was one of the best anthologists of the 1960s and 70s, and this collection is no exception, being a nicely balanced batch of weird tales, each with an intriguing paragraph by him explaining, or introducing an author or idea. The best, IMO, are “The Thing in the Cellar”, David H. Keller; “The Doll’s Ghost”, Francis Marion Crawford; the grisly “October
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Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book horrified me as a child!
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Peter Alexander Haining (April 2, 1940 – November 19, 2007) was a British journalist, author and anthologist who lived and worked in Suffolk. Born in Enfield, Middlesex, he began his career as a reporter in Essex and then moved to London where he worked on a trade magazine before joining the publishing house of New English Library.

Haining achieved the position of Editorial Director before becoming
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