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Book cover for Winter Ghosts: Classic Ghost Stories for Christmas (Black Heath Gothic, Sensation and Supernatural)
Musgrave and Lawley were alone with the dead body of their friend, whose masquerading dress had become his shroud.
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The sins worthy of death or vile affliction, according to Victorian ghost stories, are, in order of severity from least to worst: stealing money, betraying a lover, murder, and, most assured of death of all, pretending to be a ghost to scare your friends.

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The Black Cloud by Fred Hoyle
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This book feels almost post-modern with its shifting tones, off characterization, insertion of hard science (including actual equations and diagrams) before collapsing into almost surreal semi-science, and mismatched blend of deep thinking next to sc ...more
All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld
"Atmospheric writing and a compelling story told in an interesting format (England chapters moving forward in time and Australia chapters moving backwards), but ultimately quite dark for my taste. And it often felt to me like there were too many th..." Read more of this review »
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Blow the House Down by John Blackburn
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John Blackburn novels are All Over the Place(tm). This is a feature, not a glitch, in most cases but in this novel the constraint to largely real world antics backed by 1960s race relations in Britain leads to a confused novel bordering on offense at ...more
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House on Fire by Arch Oboler
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The Black Cloud by Fred Hoyle
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Flowers for the Judge by Margery Allingham
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As a pre-review bonus note: there seems to be at least three versions of this novel out and about. The first, the now O.o.P. Felony & Mayhem paperback (which I read), the Agora/Ipso version in paperback and ebook (I read the ebook version), and s ...more
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Fall, Or Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson
Fall, Or Dodge in Hell
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Terry Pratchett
“Colon in particular had great difficulty with the idea that you went on investigating after someone had confessed. It outraged his training and experience. You got a confession and there it ended. You didn’t go around disbelieving people. You disbelieved people only when they said they were innocent. Only guilty people were trustworthy. Anything”
Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay

Robert Aickman
“There are no beautiful clocks. Everything to do with time is hideous.”
Robert Aickman, Cold Hand in Mine

Thomas Ligotti
“And one thing we know is real: horror. It is so real, in fact, that we cannot be sure it could not exist without us. Yes, it needs our imaginations and our consciousness, but it does not ask or require our consent to use them. Indeed, horror operates with complete autonomy. Generating ontological havoc, it is mephitic foam upon which our lives merely float. And, all said, we must face up to it: horror is more real than we are.”
Thomas Ligotti, Songs of a Dead Dreamer

Terry Pratchett
“And, while it was regarded as pretty good evidence of criminality to be living in a slum, for some reason owning a whole street of them merely got you invited to the very best social occasions.”
Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay

Robert Aickman
“They say there’s nothing inside but emptiness,’ Maureen told me later. I made no comment, but filled in by kissing her hair or something of the kind. Maureen had at that time rather droopy hair, possibly owing to lack of vitamins during the war, which she kept off her brow with a big tortoiseshell slide. Her brow was really beautiful, and so were her eyes. They had that gentle look of being unequal to life, which, as I later realised, always attracts me in a woman.”
Robert Aickman, Cold Hand in Mine

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