Night GauntsNight Gaunts



There is no writer more capable of picking out those seeds and exposing all their secret tastes and poisons than Oates herself—as demonstrated in these six stories.

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802146281

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Dark, brilliant fiction from the New York Times-bestselling author: “Oates’ spookiness is visceral, psychologically involving, and socially astute.”―Booklist In the title story of her taut new fiction collection, Joyce Carol Oates writes: Life was not of the surface like the glossy skin of an apple, but deep inside the fruit where seeds are harbored. There is no writer more capable of picking out those seeds and exposing all their secret tastes and poisons than Oates herself—as demonstrated in these six stories. One tale opens with a woman, naked except for her high-heeled shoes, seated in front of the window in an apartment she cannot, on her own, afford. In this exquisitely tense narrative reimagining of Edward Hopper’s Eleven A.M., 1926, the reader enters the minds of both the woman and her married lover, each consumed by alternating thoughts of disgust and arousal, as he rushes, amorously, murderously, to her door. In “The Long-Legged Girl,” an aging, jealous wife crafts an unusual game of Russian roulette involving a pair of Wedgwood teacups, a strong Bengal brew, and a lethal concoction of medicine. Who will drink from the wrong cup, the wife or the dance student she believes to be her husband’s latest conquest? In “The Sign of the Beast,” when a former Sunday school teacher’s corpse turns up, the blighted adolescent she had by turns petted and ridiculed confesses to her murder—but is he really responsible? And another young outsider, Horace Phineas Love, Jr., is haunted by apparitions at the very edge of the spectrum of visibility after the death of his tortured father in “Night-Gaunts,” a fantastic ode to H.P. Lovecraft. “Consummately well-written, stylistically dashing...forthrightly nightmarish.”―Kirkus Reviews

Night Gaunts and Other Tales of SuspenseNight Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense



Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense JOYCE CAROL OATES NIGHT-GAUNTS and Other Tales of Suspense Joyce Carol Oates Start.

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 9781788543675

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A woman, naked except for her high-heeled shoes, is seated in front of the window in an apartment she cannot afford, as her married lover rushes, amorously, murderously, to her door. An ageing, jealous wife crafts an unusual game of Russian roulette involving a pair of Wedgwood teacups, a strong Bengal brew, and a lethal concoction of medicine. Who will drink from the wrong cup, the wife or the dance student she believes to be her husband's latest conquest? A former Sunday School teacher's corpse turns up and the blighted adolescent she had by turns petted and ridiculed confesses to her murder – but is he really responsible? In a fantastic ode to H.P. Lovecraft, a young outsider is haunted by apparitions at the very edge of the spectrum of visibility after the death of his tortured father. Revelling in the uncanny, this taut collection stands at the crossroads of sex, violence, and longing – challenging us to interrogate the intersection of these impulses within ourselves.

DIS MEM BER and Other StoriesDIS MEM BER and Other Stories



In the title story, a precocious eleven-year-old named Jill is in thrall to an older male relative, the mysterious, attractive black sheep of the family.

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Mysterious Press

ISBN: 0802126529

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Joyce Carol Oates is renowned for her rare ability to "illuminate the mind’s most disturbing corners” (Seattle Times). That genius is on full display in her new collection of seven feverishly unsettling works,DIS MEM BER and Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense. In the title story, a precocious eleven-year-old named Jill is in thrall to an older male relative, the mysterious, attractive black sheep of the family. Without telling her parents Jill climbs into his sky-blue Chevy to be driven to an uncertain, and unforgettable, fate. In "The Drowned Girl,” a university transfer student becomes increasingly obsessed with the drowning/murder of another female student, as her own sense of self begins to deteriorate. In "Great Blue Heron,” a recent widow grieves inside the confines of her lakefront home and fantasizes about transforming into that great flying predator--unerring and pitiless in the hunt. And in the final story, "Welcome to Friendly Skies,” a trusting group of bird-watchers is borne to a remote part of the globe, to a harrowing fate. At the heart of this meticulously crafted, deeply disquieting collection are girls and women confronting the danger around them, and the danger hidden inside their turbulent selves.

Cardiff by the SeaCardiff by the Sea



Joyce Carol Oates, the "grand mistress of ghoulishness" (Publishers Weekly), showcases her mastery in four deeply disturbing novellas that will leave the reader both quaking and pining for more In the titular novella, an academic in ...

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Mysterious Press

ISBN: 0802158005

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Joyce Carol Oates, the "grand mistress of ghoulishness" (Publishers Weekly), showcases her mastery in four deeply disturbing novellas that will leave the reader both quaking and pining for more In the titular novella, an academic in Pennsylvania discovers a terrifying trauma from her past after inheriting a house in Cardiff, Maine from someone she has never heard of. Mia, the protagonist of "Miao Dao," is a pubescent girl overcome with loneliness, who befriends a feral cat that becomes her protector from the increasingly aggressive males that surround her. A brilliant but shy college sophomore realizes that she is pregnant in "Phan-tomwise: 1972." Distraught, she allows a distinguished visiting professor to take her under his wing, though it quickly becomes evident that he is interested in more than an academic mentorship. Lastly, "The Surviving Child" is Stefan, who was spared when his mother, a famous poet, killed his sister and herself. Stefan's father remarries, but his young wife is haunted by dead poet's voice dancing in the wind, an inexplicably befouled well, and a compulsive draw to the same gar-age that took two lives. In these psychologically daring, chillingly suspenseful pieces, Joyce Carol Oates writes about women facing threats past and present.

The Corn Maiden and Other NightmaresThe Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares



A chilling volume of stories and novellas by Joyce Carol Oates, one of the world's greatest and most prolific writers.

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Mysterious Press-Highbridge Audio Classics

ISBN: 1611746027

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A chilling volume of stories and novellas by Joyce Carol Oates, one of the world's greatest and most prolific writers.

Daddy LoveDaddy Love



From one of the most acclaimed writers of our time comes a horrifying tale about a young boy kidnapped by a sadistic killer and sexual predator known only as Daddy Love, a part-time reverend whose twisted desires know no bounds.

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Mysterious Press-Highbridge Audio Classics

ISBN: 161174993X

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From one of the most acclaimed writers of our time comes a horrifying tale about a young boy kidnapped by a sadistic killer and sexual predator known only as Daddy Love, a part-time reverend whose twisted desires know no bounds.

PursuitPursuit



Slowly, Abby begins to open up to her husband, revealing to him what she has never shared with anyone before--the story of a terrified mother; a jealous, drug-addled father; and a daughter's terrifying captivity.

Author: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated

Publisher: Mysterious Press

ISBN: 0802157327

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Page: 224

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From a master "mind reader who writes psychological horror stories about seriously disturbed minds" (New York Times Book Review), comes an eerie, psychologically complex thriller about a newlywed wife haunted by her secret, traumatic past.

NocturnalsNocturnals



... Travel and A Book of American Martyrs, and the collections Beautiful Days (all Ecco) and Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense (Mysterious Press).

Author: Bradford Morrow

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504059305

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This spring 2019 edition of Bard College’s literary journal explores the fascination and mystery of night through stories, poems, essays, and memoirs. Scheherazade famously spun stories for a thousand and one nights in order to sustain her life. In recognition of how vital it is to voice our own stories, the stellar works collected here—including entries by Sallie Tisdale, Rick Moody, Joyce Carol Oates, and many others—address our myriad experiences from dusk to daybreak. In this volume, readers will encounter the monster of Kowloon, which relies on the imaginations of children in order to exist. Three men embark on a hallucinatory journey into the snowy pitch-dark night of the soul. Purgatory can be found here, along with ghosts, alternative universes, an East Village bar that doubles as a portal to another life, and a personal chronicle of a visit to Burning Man in Black Rock Desert. Also included are the nightbird Nycticorax, musical nocturnes, night thoughts at solstice, wheeling galaxies, and the cosmos itself. The pioneering nocturnal photography of George Shiras is celebrated in these pages, and the dichotomous world of night versus day in equatorial Uganda is observed by an ethnographic eye.

The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the UnseenThe Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen



My suspense was soon ended. It had still been preserved in the post-mortem room. And so I returned to Rodenhurst in the evening with my mission accomplished ...

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664624482

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"The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen" by Arthur Conan Doyle. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Tales of Mystery Suspense 25 Thrillers in One EditionTales of Mystery Suspense 25 Thrillers in One Edition



You are at the nearest decent hotel we could find last night, or rather ... We looked at one another and there crept into my mind the vision of a gaunt, ...

Author: E. Phillips Oppenheim

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788075839145

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This carefully edited collection of "Tales of Mystery & Suspense: 25+ Thrillers in One Edition” has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Great Impersonation The Double Traitor The Black Box The Devil's Paw A Maker Of History The New Tenant The Cinema Murder The Box With Broken Seals The Yellow Crayon The Yellow House; Or As A Man Lives Mr. Marx's Secret The Great Secret Mysterious Mr. Sabin The World's Great Snare The Lost Ambassador Havoc The Lighted Way The Kingdom Of The Blind The Evil Shepherd The Great Prince Shan False Evidence The Betrayal Jeanne Of The Marshes The Vanished Messenger The Zeppelin's Passenger A Monk of Cruta The Traitor A Prince Of Sinners Anna The Adventuress The Master Mummer E. Phillips Oppenheim, the Prince of Storytellers (1866-1946) was an internationally renowned author of mystery and espionage thrillers. His novels and short stories have all the elements of blood-racing adventure and intrigue and are precursors of modern-day spy fictions.

The Great Keinplatz Experiment And Other Stories Tales of Twilight and the UnseenThe Great Keinplatz Experiment And Other Stories Tales of Twilight and the Unseen



My suspense was soon ended. It had still been preserved in the postmortem room. And so I returned to Rodenhurst in the evening with my mission accomplished ...

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

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Page: 232

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Sci Fi Box Set 140 Dystopian Novels Novels Space Adventures Lost World Classics Apocalyptic TalesSci Fi Box Set 140 Dystopian Novels Novels Space Adventures Lost World Classics Apocalyptic Tales



For another minute suspense was keen, and then the brief instant of full ... an order to the nightgaunts, and the whole army soared higher into the air.

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026896951

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Enjoy this meticulously edited SF Collection, jam-packed with space adventures, dystopian apocalyptic tales and the greatest sci-fi classics: H. G. Wells: The Time Machine The War of the Worlds The Island of Doctor Moreau The Invisible Man… Jules Verne: Journey to the Center of the Earth 20.000 Leagues under the Sea The Mysterious Island… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Last Man Edgar Wallace: Planetoid 127 The Green Rust… Otis Adelbert Kline: The Venus Trilogy The Mars Series Malcolm Jameson: Captain Bullard Series Garrett P. Serviss: Edison's Conquest of Mars A Columbus of Space The Sky Pirate… Arthur Conan Doyle: The Professor Challenger Series Francis Bacon: New Atlantis Edwin A. Abbott: Flatland Jack London: Iron Heel The Scarlet Plague The Star Rover… Robert Louis Stevenson: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde George MacDonald: Lilith H. Rider Haggard: King Solomon's Mines She William H. Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Night Land… Edgar Allan Poe: Some Words with a Mummy Mellonta Tauta… H. P. Lovecraft: Beyond the Wall of Sleep The Cats of Ulthar Celephaïs Edward Bellamy: Looking Backward: 2000–1887 Equality… Mark Twain: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Owen Gregory: Meccania the Super-State Margaret Cavendish: The Blazing World Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels William Morris: News from Nowhere Samuel Butler: Erewhon Edward Bulwer-Lytton: The Coming Race James Fenimore Cooper: The Monikins Hugh Benson: Lord of the World Fred M. White: The Doom of London Ignatius Donnelly: Caesar's Column Ernest Bramah: The Secret of the League Arthur D. Vinton: Looking Further Backward Robert Cromie: The Crack of Doom Anthony Trollope: The Fixed Period Cleveland Moffett: The Conquest of America Richard Jefferies: After London Francis Stevens: The Heads of Cerberus Percy Greg: Across the Zodiac David Lindsay: A Voyage to Arcturus Stanley G. Weinbaum: Stories from the Solar System Edward Everett Hale: The Brick Moon Abraham Merritt: The Moon Pool The Metal Monster… C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne: The Lost Continent Lewis Grassic Gibbon: Three Go Back

A Thin Ghost and Others A Collection of Ghostly Tales Fantasy and Horror Classics A Thin Ghost and Others A Collection of Ghostly Tales Fantasy and Horror Classics



I changed my room for last night, and I expect for good. ... for I saw he would never settle down to anything while this affair was in suspense.

Author: M. R. James

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473379183

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M. R. James was born in Kent, England in 1862. James came to writing fiction relatively late, not publishing his first collection of short stories – Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904) – until the age of 42. Modern scholars now see James as having redefined the ghost story for the 20th century and he is seen as the founder of the 'antiquarian ghost story'. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions with a brand new introductory biography of the author.

Black EveningBlack Evening



Tales of Dark Suspense David Morrell. said. If I thought I'd found a mystery and could solve it, by all means do so. And at that, he gave me his most ...

Author: David Morrell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446573498

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A thrilling and suspenseful short story collection from bestselling and award-winning author David Morrell. David Morrell, whose many bestsellers include Double Image, Extreme Denial, and The Brotherhood of the Rose, has consistently redefined the modern thriller. Now he turns to a darker side of suspense in a powerful collection of tales, many of them award winners, that delve into the weird, uncanny terrors that lurk just beneath the comforting surfaces of daily life. Fear of loss, fear of pain, fear of madness, fear of being trapped, fear of the inescapable, unspeakable horrors that fester deep within the soul.... No matter who or where you are, fear is always with you, always ready to attack from behind the masks of thought and dream. Let David Morrell tell you a story...

Tales of UneaseTales of Unease



He allowed me , however , to spend the remainder of that night where I was ... the night before , and I occupied a comfortable bedroom in another portion of ...

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1840224061

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HORROR & GHOST STORIES. Selected and with an introduction by David Stuart Davies, this gripping set of tales by the master storyteller Arthur Conan Doyle is bound to thrill and unnerve you. In these twilight excursions, Doyle's vivid imagination for the strange, the grotesque and the frightening is given full rein. We move from the mysteries of Egypt and the strange powers granted by "The Ring of Thoth" to the isolated ghostlands of the Arctic in "The Captain of the Polestar", we encounter a monstrous creature in "The Terror of Blue John Cap" and the beings that live above our heads in "The Brazilian Cat" and "The Leather Funnel"; and we shudder at the thing in the next room in Lot 249. Sit down in your uneasy chair and enjoy this unique collection of chillers.

Tales of Twilight and the UnseenTales of Twilight and the Unseen



My suspense was soon ended. It had still been preserved in the post-mortem room. And so I returned to Rodenhurst in the evening with my mission accomplished ...

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 9783849688837

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This volume contains twelve of Conan Doyle’s best stories, all dealing with mysteries, supernatural and sometimes weird things. Included are: The Brown Hand The Usher Of Lea House School B. 24 The Great Keinplatz Experiment Cyprian Overbeck Wells Playing With Fire The Ring Of Thoth The Los Amigos Fiasco How It Happened Lot No. 249 "De Profundis"5 The Lift

HALLOWEEN Ultimate Collection 200 Mysteries Horror Classics Supernatural TalesHALLOWEEN Ultimate Collection 200 Mysteries Horror Classics Supernatural Tales



My suspense was soon ended. It had still been preserved in the post-mortem room. And so I returned to Rodenhurst in the evening with my mission accomplished ...

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026897996

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e-artnow presents to you this unique Halloween collection with horror thrillers, supernatural mysteries, monster tales and gothic novels carefully picked out to strike the fear and chills into your bones as …the winter is coming: H. P. Lovecraft: The Dunwich Horror The Shunned House From Beyond Théophile Gautier: Clarimonde The Mummy's Foot James Malcolm Rymer & Thomas Peckett Prest: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street Edgar Allan Poe: The Fall of the House of Usher The Murders in the Rue Morgue Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Evil Eye John William Polidori: The Vampyre Bram Stoker: Dracula The Squaw Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow The Spectre Bridegroom Henry James: The Turn of the Screw The Romance of Certain Old Clothes The Ghostly Rental M. R. James: Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book The Mezzotint Wilkie Collins: The Haunted Hotel The Devil's Spectacles E. F. Benson: The Room in the Tower The Man Who Went Too Far Nathaniel Hawthorne: Rappaccini's Daughter The Birth Mark Ambrose Bierce: The Death of Halpin Frayser The Haunted Valley Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan The Terror William Hope Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Night Land Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder M. P. Shiel: Shapes in the Fire Arthur Conan Doyle: The Leather Funnel The Beetle Hunter Ralph Adams Cram: Black Spirits and White Grant Allen: The Reverend John Creedy The Backslider Richard Marsh: The Beetle Thomas Hardy: What the Shepherd Saw The Grave by the Handpost Charles Dickens: The Signal-Man The Hanged Man's Bride Guy de Maupassant: The Horla Ghosts Pedro De Alarçon: The Nail Walter Hubbell: The Great Amherst Mystery Francis Marion Crawford: The Dead Smile The Screaming Skull Man Overboard! For The Blood is the Life The Upper Berth By The Water of Paradise The Doll's Ghost John Buchan: No-Man's-Land The Watcher by the Threshold W. W. Jacobs: The Monkey's Paw The Severed Hand Miscellaneous Tales: The Ghost in the Cap'n Brown House The Apparition of Mrs. Veal When the World Was Young Uncle Cornelius His Story…

The Greatest Supernatural Tales of Sheridan Le Fanu 70 Titles in One Edition The Greatest Supernatural Tales of Sheridan Le Fanu 70 Titles in One Edition



"See, my good cove," observed the gaunt porter, in the same impressive accents of ... Larry was no poltroon; but another glance at the colossal frame of the ...

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027221271

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was a leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. M. R. James (1862-1936) was an English author and medievalist scholar, best remembered for his ghost stories, which are regarded as among the best in the genre. He is known as the originator of the "antiquarian ghost story". Table of Contents: Sheridan Le Fanu: Novels & Novellas: Uncle Silas The Cock and Anchor The House by the Church-Yard Wylder's Hand Guy Deverell The Tenants of Malory Haunted Lives The Wyvern Mystery Checkmate Willing to Die The Haunted Baronet Spalatro Short Story Collections: In a Glass Darkly The Purcell Papers Other Tales: Madam Crowl's Ghost Squire Toby's Will Dickon the Devil The Child That Went with the Fairies The White Cat of Drumgunniol An Account of Some Strange Distrubances in Aungier Street Ghost Stories of Chapelizod Wicked Captain Walshawe, of Wauling Sir Dominick's Bargain Ultor de Lacy The Vision of Tom Chuff Stories of Lough Guir The Evil Guest The Watcher Laura Silver Bell The Murdered Cousin The Mysterious Lodger An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House The Dead Sexton A Debt of Honor Devereux's Dream Catherine's Quest Haunted Pichon and Sons The Phantom Fourth The Spirit's Whisper Dr. Feversham's Story The Secret of the Two Plaster Casts What Was It? M. R. James: Ghost Stories Collections: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Part 2: More Ghost Stories...