The Halloween Mask

The Halloween Mask
Author: David Stuart Davies,Mark Gatiss
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2014-09-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780750959780

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Sherlock cocreator Mark Gatiss lends a foreword to this collection of short ghost stories, each with a shocking sting in the tail. Prepare to have your blood chilled and your nerves tingled. This collection of 18 short stories specially designed to shock and surprise takes you into the misty world of the supernatural where all kinds of dark mischief takes place. What is the secret of "The Dolls' House," what horror lies behind "The Halloween Mask," and what is the terrible secret of "The Fly House?" David Stuart Davies, a modern master of the unsettling narrative, provides a feast of ghoulish, ghostly, and gripping tales guaranteed to unsettle even the hardiest soul.

Samhain

Samhain
Author: Luke Eastwood
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2021-09-03
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780750998451

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'An excellent and comprehensive exploration of this fascinating subject.' - Philip Carr-Gomm, author Druid Mysteries ' Samhain was the entry point into winter, a time of hardship, cold and hunger ... It was also a time of introspection, of communing with the dead and the otherworld – themes that have somehow survived, albeit distorted, into the modern era.' The modern celebration of Halloween is derived from the ancient festival of the dead known in Ireland as Samhain. It is from Ireland that we have inherited most of our Halloween traditions, mainly through the diaspora. Delving into the ancient past, this book uncovers the history of this festival in Britain, Ireland and Brittany, including the forgotten goddess Tlachtga and the sacred temple of the Druids in Co. Meath, where the first Halloween fires were lit.

The Cardinal s Court

The Cardinal s Court
Author: Cora Harrison
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2017-04-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780750982887

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'To shoot a man on the spur of the moment in the presence of the king and his court, not to mention the cardinal and his household, that took a boldness ... Or utter despair.' - Hampton Court, 1522 Lawyer Hugh Mac Egan has arrived from Ireland to draw up the marriage contract between James Butler, son of his employer the Earl of Ormond, and Anne Boleyn – a dynastic alliance that will resolve an age-old inheritance dispute. But Anne, it seems, has other ideas. Her heart is set on Harry Percy, heir to the magnificent earldom of Northumberland, sparking rivalry between the two young men. When a member of Cardinal Wolsey's palace staff is found shot dead with an arrow, Percy is quick to give evidence that implicates Butler. And with Percy's testimony backed up by Butler's artful bride-to-be, things start to look bleak for the young Irishman. In Tudor England, the accused is guilty until proven innocent. Against the backdrop of the Lenten festivities, Mac Egan sets out to exonerate his patron's heir and find the real killer, uncovering as he does so the many factions and intrigues that lie beneath the surface at the cardinal's court.

Captain Damnation and Other Strange Tales

Captain Damnation and Other Strange Tales
Author: Harry Riley
Publsiher: Pneuma Springs Publishing
Total Pages: 107
Release: 2010-05-28
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781905809912

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As an unashamed admirer of Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, and Roald Dahl’s quirky tales I have added a touch of my own black humour to this collection of short stories. My earliest childhood memories of blood curdling yarns on the radio, spoken by a man with a dark sepulchral voice, have left me with a lifetime’s passion for what were once known (long before my time I might add) as ‘Penny Dreadfuls’ or American Dime Novels: lurid tales of mysterious mayhem designed to deliciously shock and horrify our impressionable young minds. Science can explain away so many mysteries but it is often the creepy-unexpected that trips you up and opens the door to superstitious dread. However where my tales have a ghostly theme running through them they will often have a perfectly rational explanation. Occasionally they may even raise a smile or two. Modern lives are driven at such a fast pace with all the demands on our time and leisure that we often try and fit twenty-five hours into every working day, thus leaving very little space to absorb and do justice to the full length novel. This is why I believe the ‘Ten-Minute-Tale’ has a place to lift us out of the mundane. I hope you enjoy these offerings as you ‘cherry-pick’ your path along life’s crooked highway. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.

Wreckers and other strange tales

Wreckers and other strange tales
Author: Harry Riley
Publsiher: Pneuma Springs Publishing
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2014-11-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781782283768

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With over thirty tales in this collection I agonised over which of them should be the cover story. However, the bleak solitude of those storm-tossed light-towers, often built off some wild and windswept, rocky coast, has always fascinated me, and so I chose the drama of the sea, with: ‘Wreckers.’ Even the most elevated families seem to have a black sheep who does not conform, and in ‘Twice Loved’ a wayward young son is to be disowned and banished forever. In the ‘Curse of Khartoum’ a despised mis-fit goes off at a tangent, with surprising results for everyone concerned. Things are rarely as black and white or as straightforward as they seem, and I hope these little tales will show that nothing in life should be taken for granted, or at face value. I leave you to decide if you think I am right. H.R. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Tales

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Tales
Author: H. P Lovecraft
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2011-05-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781446476291

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An introduction to the weird and unsettling world of H.P. Lovecraft, master and pioneer of horror. Between these pages you will find things that lurk, things that scurry in the walls, things that move unseen, things that have learnt to walk that ought to crawl, unfathomable blackness, unconquerable evil, inhuman impulses, abnormal bodies, ancient rites, nameless lands best left undiscovered, thoughts best left unspoken, doors best left closed, names best forgotten. You have been warned.

The Jailer of Souls and Other Weird Tales

The Jailer of Souls and Other Weird Tales
Author: Various
Publsiher: Good Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2023-07-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: EAN:4066339529946

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"The Jailer of Souls and Other Weird Tales" by Various. 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.

Montezuma s Castle and Other Weird Tales

Montezuma s Castle and Other Weird Tales
Author: Montezuma's Castle and Other Weird Tales
Publsiher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2023-08-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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