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In The Mist and Other Uncanny Encounters

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  3 reviews
British author Walter's third US collection of short stories for Arkham House. Edition of 4053 copies.

Preface by Elizabeth Walter
The Concrete Captain
The Sin Eater
In the Mist
Come and Get Me
The Island of Regrets
The Hare
Davy Jones's Tale
Hardcover, 1st, 202 pages
Published 1979 by Arkham House
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Randolph
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Well above average collection of M.R. James inspired ghost stories by British writer Walter. The ghosts are always malevolent and the guilty and innocent suffer equally. These ghosts are going to exact their bloody retribution on whoever happens to be around. Innocent curiosity usually is the culprit that leads our protagonists into their unfortunate encounters. Walter typically keeps the end well hidden until she's ready for you to know it, and these are delightfully surprising.

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Charles
Dec 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
A great book from Arkham House. A collecter's item, I'd say, with some fine uncanny stories and some great illustrations. The cover is also very nice. I'd not read anything by Elizabeth Walter before this but she writes an uncanny tale very well.
Emmett Hoops
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book had been on my shelf along with some other Arkham House publications, and I just the other day got around to reading it. Maybe it was the very 1970s-looking Stephen Fabian cover; surely if I'd known how good the stories are, this book would have already been on my shelf of all-time favorites.

These stories are incredibly atmospheric, incredibly well written, with an emphasis on setting. Many of the stories take place in October, and every one of them will provide you with as clear a
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