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Reading Suggestions

The page is dedicated to you, the Reader, so that you will be able have information on books where either no informations is available or is hard to find. All the books on this page I have read myself and come from my collection. All Dust Jacket images are of the Original First Edition of the book - No Facsimiles.

Cold Harbour
by Francis Brett Young
First Edition 1925
Published by Alfred A. Knoff
Theme: Haunted House
Cold Harbour
Synopsis
The story begin in Italy where Dr Ronald Wake and his wife Evelyn recount the story of what happend to them back in England to a group of friends. They tell of their experience with the creepy Humpfrey Furnival and the haunted house called "Cold Harbour"
By Night
by Robert Clay
First Edition 1927
Published by Lippincott
Theme: Werewolf
By Night
Synopsis
Upon the death of his uncle, Neil Gascoigne is called back to the home he grew up in. He has inherited it. Why? He had always believed that his uncle disliked him. But, now back, he takes it upon himself the refurbish the rundown estate. During this time a series of grisly murders occur by what seems to be a large animal. Gascoigne and his fiance, Jean, set out to discover the history of the estate and who, or what, is committing the horrible killings.
The Undying Monster
by Jesse Kerruish
Reprint First Edition 1936
Published by Philip Allan
Theme: Vampire
undying
Synopsis
The Hammonds of Dannow have been cursed for centuries. Oliver Hammand is the next in a long line of Hammonds to die a horrible death by the claws of some Undying Monster. But before that can happen, his sister, Swanhild, calls in psychic, Miss Bartendale, the help save Oliver. But now the creature is loose in the town of Dannow, not only after Oliver, but killing it's residents.
The Shadowy Thing
by H.B. Drake
First Edition 1928
Published by Macy-Masius
Theme: Evil Powers
shadowy
Synopsis
Avery Booth and Dick Bellows have been arch-enemies since early childhood. Throughout their lives, Dick has been there to staunch Avery at every turn. But, as adults, Avery's evil powers have grown very strong. When Dick meets the young Katrina, the falls madly in love. Avery knows this and uses his ability to subvert Katrina's will and kidnaps her. Dick will stop at nothing to get Katrina back and stop Avery once and for all.
The Werewolf of Paris
by Guy Endore
First Edition 1933
Published by Farrar & Rinehart
Theme: Werewolf
Werewolf
Synopsis
Aymar Galliez lived a simple life with his aunt Mme. Didier until she hired Joesphine Chaillet as a maid. Josephing came to them already with child, but Aymar was secretly in love with her and would not allow her to be released. As time passed, Amyar, Josephine, and little Bertrand moved to the country. Although Amyar knew Bertrand was strange and possessed questionable genitics, raised him as his own anyway. As Bertrand grew, Amyar began to realize what Bertrand really was.
The Edge of Running Water
by William Sloane
First Edition 1940
Published by Methuen
Theme: Science Fiction
Running Water
Synopsis
Out of the blue, Dr. Richard Sayles received a letter from his one-time friend and colleague, Julian Blair, asking Richard to come see him after disappearing for over 10 years. He asks that Robert come to Maine and help him with an experiment that he has been working on. Ever since the death of his wife, Julain's disappearence, as well as the experiment he needs help with, are all a mystery.
The Wizard of Berner's Abbey
by Mark Hansom
First Edition 1935
Published by Wright & Brown
Theme: Vampire
Wizard of Berner's Abbey
Synopsis
Having lost contact with his one-time fiance, Leonora, who , beyond all comprehension, has married the much older Wizard of Berner's Abbey, Paul St. Arnaud, John Richmond travels unannounced to Berner's Abbey to find out what has happened to Leonora. So after arriving, Paul St. Arnaud becomes very sick and dies. Now free of St. Arnaud, Leonora proclaims that she can't leave Berner's Abbey and marry John Richmond because the now deceased St. Arnaud has promised to return from the dead and will not allow her to go.
The Master of the Macabre
by Russell Thorndike
First Edition 1946
Published by Rich & Cowan
Theme: Ghosts
Master of the Macabre
Synopsis
Tayler Kent is asked by his friend, Captain Carnaby, to deliver a package to a friend of his, The Master of the Macabre. While Kent stays with "The Master", Kent find a strange assortment of objects in curio cases in The Master's library. Each object has a macarbe story behind it and the Master is all to willing to tell their tales.
Fingers of Fear
by J.U. Nicolson
First Edition 1937
Published by Covici Friede
Theme: Vampire
Fingers of Fear
Synopsis
Resently divorced and out of work, Seaverns is offered a position by a long lost friend, Ormond Ormes, to go his estate, Ormesby, and catalog his library. Before Seaverns can even start his work, strange things begin to unfold with the family and the house.
Vampires Overhead
by Alan Hyder
First Edition 1935
Published by Philip Allan
Theme: Vampire
Vampires Overhead
Synopsis
The Purple Cloud
by M P Sheil
First Edition 1901
Published by Chatto & Windus
Theme: Paranormal/Apocolypse
The Purple Cloud
Synopsis
The White Owl
by Edmund Snell
First Edition 1930
Published by Lippincott
Theme: Paranormal
The White Owl
Synopsis
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