Friday

Books I'd Like to Own: Ghost Stories & Mysteries



John Henry Fuseli: The Nightmare (1781)

Ghost Stories & Mysteries:

Authors:
  1. Robert Aickman (1914-1981)
  2. E. F. Benson (1867-1940)
  3. Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951)
  4. John Buchan (1875-1940)
  5. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889)
  6. F. Marion Crawford (1854-1909)
  7. Edmund Crispin (1921-1978)
  8. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)
  9. L. P. Hartley (1895-1972)
  10. Susan Hill (1942- )
  11. M. R. James (1862-1936)
  12. J. Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873)
  13. Oliver Onions (1873-1961)
  14. Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957)
  15. Iain Sinclair (1943- )
  16. Bram Stoker (1847-1912)
  17. Montague Summers (1880-1948)
  18. H. Russell Wakefield (1888-1964)



Bitter Tea and Mystery: Ghost Story Bookshelf




The ones I already own are marked in bold:


    Robert Fordyce Aickman (1914-1981)

    Original Collections:

  1. [with Elizabeth Jane Howard]. We Are for the Dark: Six Ghost Stories (1951)
    1. The Trains
    2. The Insufficient Answer
    3. The View
  2. Dark Entries: Curious and Macabre Ghost Stories (1964)
    1. The School Friend
    2. Ringing the Changes
    3. Choice of Weapons
    4. The Waiting Room
    5. The View
    6. Bind Your Hair
  3. The Late Breakfasters [novella] (1964)
  4. Powers of Darkness: Macabre Stories (1966)
    1. Your Tiny Hand Is Frozen
    2. My Poor Friend
    3. The Visiting Star
    4. Larger than Oneself
    5. A Roman Question
    6. The Wine-Dark Sea
  5. Sub Rosa: Strange Tales (1968)
    1. Ravissante
    2. The Inner Room
    3. Never Visit Venice
    4. The Unsettled Dust
    5. The Houses of the Russians
    6. No Stronger than a Flower
    7. The Cicerones
    8. Into the Wood
  6. Cold Hand in Mine: Eight Strange Stories (1975)
    1. The Swords
    2. The Real Road to the Church
    3. Niemandswasser
    4. Pages from a Young Girl's Journal
    5. The Hospice
    6. The Same Dog
    7. Meeting Mr Millar
    8. The Clock Watcher
  7. Tales of Love and Death (1977)
    1. Growing Boys
    2. Marriage
    3. Le Miroir
    4. Compulsory Games
    5. Raising the Wind
    6. Residents Only
    7. Wood
  8. Painted Devils: Strange Stories [revised] (1979)
    1. Ravissante
    2. The Houses of the Russians
    3. The View
    4. Ringing the Changes
    5. The School Friend
    6. The Waiting Room
    7. Marriage
    8. Larger than Oneself
    9. My Poor Friend
  9. Intrusions: Strange Tales (1980)
    1. Hand in Glove
    2. No Time Is Passing
    3. The Fetch
    4. The Breakthrough
    5. The Next Glade
    6. Letters to the Postman
    • Intrusions: Strange Tales. London: Victor Gollancz, 1980.
  10. Night Voices: Strange Stories (1985)
    1. The Trains
    2. The Stains
    3. Just a Song at Twilight
    4. Laura
    5. Rosamund's Bower
    6. Mark Ingestre: The Customer's Tale
  11. The Model (1987) [novella] (1987)
  12. The Wine-Dark Sea (1988)
    1. The Wine-Dark Sea
    2. The Trains
    3. Your Tiny Hand is Frozen
    4. Growing Boys
    5. The Fetch
    6. The Inner Room
    7. Never Visit Venice
    8. The Next Glade
    9. Into the Wood
    10. Bind Your Hair
    11. The Stains
  13. The Unsettled Dust (1990)
    1. The Unsettled Dust
    2. The Houses of the Russians
    3. No Stronger than a Flower
    4. The Cicerones
    5. The Next Glade
    6. Ravissante
    7. Bind Your Hair
    8. The Stains
  14. The Collected Strange Stories. 2 vols (1999)
  15. The Strangers and Other Writings (2015)
    1. The Case of Wallingford's Tiger
    2. The Whistler
    3. A Disciple of Plato
    4. The Coffin House
    5. The Flying Anglo-Dutchman
    6. The Strangers
    7. The Fully-Conducted Tour
  16. The Late Breakfasters and Other Strange Stories (2016)
    1. My Poor Friend
    2. The Visiting Star
    3. Larger Than Oneself
    4. A Roman Question
    5. Mark Ingestre: The Customer's Tale
    6. Rosamund's Bower
  17. Compulsory Games (2018)
    1. Compulsory Games
    2. Hand in Glove
    3. Marriage
    4. Le Miroir
    5. No Time Is Passing
    6. Raising the Wind
    7. Residents Only
    8. Wood
    9. The Strangers
    10. The Coffin House
    11. Letters to the Postman
    12. Laura
    13. The Fully-Conducted Tour
    14. A Disciple of Plato
    15. Just a Song at Twilight

  18. Autobiography:

  19. The Attempted Rescue (1966)
  20. The River Runs Uphill: A Story of Success and Failure (1986)

  21. Non-fiction:

  22. Know Your Waterways (1955)
  23. The Story of Our Inland Waterways (1955)

Robert Aickman's first book, We Are for the Dark (1951), was written in collaboration with his then lover Elizabeth Jane Howard (subsequently Kingsley Amis's wife). Each of them supplied three of the six stories in the collection. Her contributions included the celebrated "Three Miles Up," one of the most haunting ghost stories of the twentieth century.

It wasn't until 1964 that he published another book, Dark Entries, which included his own most famous story, "Ringing the Changes." He put out another five collections during his lifetime (as well as leaving a number of stories which were published posthumously) - forty-eight (or 55) 'strange tales' in all, depending on how you count.


Robert Aickman: Intrusions (1980)




    Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940)

    Novels:

    The Dodo trilogy:
  1. Dodo: A Detail of the Day (1893)
  2. Dodo the Second [aka Dodo's Daughter] (1913)
  3. Dodo Wonders (1921)
  4. The David Blaize series:
  5. David Blaize (1916)
  6. David Blaize and the Blue Door (1918)
  7. David of King's [aka David Blaize of King's] (1924)
  8. The Mapp and Lucia series:
  9. Queen Lucia (1920)
    • Queen Lucia. 1920. A Black Swan Book. London: Transworld Publishers Ltd., 1988.
  10. Miss Mapp (1922)
    • Miss Mapp, including “The Male Impersonator”. 1922 & 1929. A Black Swan Book. London: Transworld Publishers Ltd., 1984.
  11. Lucia in London (1927)
    • Lucia in London. 1927. A Black Swan Book. London: Transworld Publishers Ltd., 1984.
  12. Mapp and Lucia (1931)
    • Mapp and Lucia. 1931. A Black Swan Book. London: Transworld Publishers Ltd., 1984.
  13. Lucia's Progress [aka The Worshipful Lucia] (1935)
    • Lucia’s Progress. 1935. A Black Swan Book. London: Transworld Publishers Ltd., 1984.
  14. Trouble for Lucia (1939)
    • Trouble for Lucia. 1939. A Black Swan Book. London: Transworld Publishers Ltd., 1984.
  15. The Colin series:
  16. Colin: A Novel (1923)
  17. Colin II (1925)
  18. The Rubicon (1894)
  19. The Judgement Books (1895)
  20. Limitations (1896)
  21. The Babe, B.A. (1897)
  22. The Money Market (1898)
  23. The Vintage (1898)
  24. The Capsina (1899)
  25. Mammon and Co. (1899)
  26. The Princess Sophia (1900)
  27. The Luck of the Vails (1901)
  28. Scarlet and Hyssop (1902)
  29. An Act in a Backwater (1903)
  30. The Book of Months (1903)
  31. The Relentless City (1903)
  32. The Valkyries (1903)
  33. The Challoners (1904)
  34. The Angel of Pain (1905)
  35. The Image in the Sand (1905)
  36. The House of Defence (1906)
  37. Paul (1906)
  38. Sheaves (1907)
  39. The Blotting Book (1908)
  40. The Climber (1908)
  41. A Reaping (1909)
  42. Daisy's Aunt [aka The Fascinating Mrs. Halton] (1910)
  43. Juggernaut [aka Margery] (1910)
  44. The Osbornes (1910)
  45. Account Rendered (1911)
  46. Mrs. Ames (1912)
  47. Thorley Weir (1913)
  48. The Weaker Vessel (1913)
  49. Arundel (1914)
  50. The Oakleyites (1915)
  51. Mike [aka Michael] (1916)
  52. The Freaks of Mayfair [sketches] (1916)
  53. An Autumn Sowing (1917)
  54. Mr. Teddy [aka The Tortoise] (1917)
  55. Up and Down (1918)
  56. Across the Stream (1919)
  57. Robin Linnet (1919)
  58. Lovers and Friends (1921)
  59. Peter (1922)
  60. Alan (1924)
  61. Rex (1925)
  62. Mezzanine (1926)
  63. Pharisees and Publicans (1926)
  64. Paying Guests (1929)
  65. The Inheritor (1930)
  66. Secret Lives (1932)
  67. As We Are, A Modern Revue (1932)
  68. Travail of Gold (1933)
  69. Ravens' Brood (1934)

  70. Short Story Collections:

  71. Six Common Things [aka A Double Overture] (1893)
    1. Once
    2. Autumn and Love
    3. Two Days After
    4. Carrington
    5. Jack and Poll
    6. At King's Cross Station
    7. The Sound of the Grinding
    8. Blue Stripe
    9. A Winter Morning
    10. The Zoo
    11. The Three Old Ladies
    12. Like a Grammarian
    13. Poor Miss Huntingford
    14. The Defeat of Lady Grantham
    15. The Tragedy of a Green Totem
    16. The Death Warrant
  72. The Room in the Tower, and Other Stories (1912)
    1. The Room in the Tower
    2. The Dust-Cloud
    3. Gavon's Eve
    4. The Confession of Charles Linkworth
    5. At Abdul Ali's Grave
    6. The Shootings of Achnaleish
    7. How Fear Departed from the Long Gallery
    8. Caterpillars
    9. The Cat
    10. The Bus-Conductor
    11. The Man Who Went Too Far
    12. Between the Lights
    13. Outside the Door
    14. The Terror by Night
    15. The Other Bed
    16. The Thing in the Hall
    17. The House with the Brick-Kiln
  73. The Countess of Lowndes Square, and Other Stories (1920)
    1. The Countess of Lowndes Square
    2. The Blackmailer of Park Lane
    3. The Dance on the Beefsteak
    4. The Oriolists
    5. In the Dark
    6. The False Step
    7. The Case of Frank Hampden
    8. Mrs. Andrews's Control
    9. The Ape
    10. Through
    11. 'Puss-Cat'
    12. There Arose a King
    13. Tragedy of Oliver Bowman
    14. Philip's Safety Razor
  74. "And the Dead Spake—", and The Horror Horn (1923)
  75. Visible and Invisible (1923)
    1. 'And the Dead Spake...'
    2. The Outcast
    3. The Horror-Horn
    4. Machaon
    5. Negotium Perambulans
    6. At the Farmhouse
    7. Inscrutable Decrees
    8. The Gardener
    9. Mr. Tilly's Séance
    10. Mrs. Amworth
    11. In the Tube
    12. Roderick's Story
  76. Spook Stories (1928)
    1. Reconciliation
    2. The Face
    3. Spinach
    4. Bagnell Terrace
    5. A Tale of an Empty House
    6. Naboth's Vineyard
    7. Expiation
    8. Home, Sweet Home
    9. 'And No Bird Sings'
    10. The Corner House
    11. Corstophine
    12. The Temple
  77. More Spook Stories (1934)
    1. The Step
    2. The Bed by the Window
    3. James Lamp
    4. The Dance
    5. The Hanging of Alfred Wadham
    6. Pirates
    7. The Wishing-Well
    8. The Bath-Chair
    9. Monkeys
    10. Christopher Comes Back
    11. The Sanctuary
    12. Thursday Evenings
    13. The Psychical Mallards
  78. Old London [novellas] (1937)
    1. Portrait of an English Nobleman
    2. Janet
    3. Friend of the Rich
    4. The Unwanted
  79. The Horror Horn and Other Stories: The Best Horror Stories of E. F. Benson (1974)
    1. The Sanctuary
    2. Monkeys
    3. The Bed by the Window
    4. 'And No Bird Sings'
    5. The Face
    6. Mrs. Amworth
    7. Negotium Perambulans
    8. The Horror-Horn
    9. The House with the Brick-Kiln
    10. The Thing in the Hall
    11. Caterpillars
    12. Gavon's Eve
    13. The Room in the Tower
  80. The Tale of an Empty House and Other Ghost Stories (1986)
    1. The Face
    2. Caterpillars
    3. Expiation
    4. The Tale of an Empty House
    5. The Bus-Conductor
    6. How Fear Departed from the Long Gallery
    7. The Other Bed
    8. The Room in the Tower
    9. Mrs. Amworth
    10. 'And No Bird Sings'
    11. Mr. Tilly's Séance
    12. Home, Sweet Home
    13. The Sanctuary
    14. Pirates
  81. The Flint Knife. Ed. Jack Adrian (1988)
    1. The Flint Knife
    2. The Chippendale Mirror
    3. The Witch-Ball
    4. The Ape
    5. Sir Roger de Coverley
    6. The China Bowl
    7. The Passenger
    8. The Friend in the Garden
    9. The Red House
    10. Through
    11. The Box at the Bank
    12. The Light in the Garden
    13. Dummy on a Dahabeah
    14. The Return of Frank Hampden
    15. The Shuttered Room
  82. Desirable Residences and Other Stories. Ed. Jack Adrian (1991)
    1. The Superannuation Department AD 1945
    2. The Satyr's Sandals
    3. The Disappearance of Jacob Conifer
    4. Number 12
    5. The Top Landing
    6. Sea Mist
  83. The Collected Ghost Stories of E.F. Benson. Ed. Richard Dalby (1992)
    1. The Room in the Tower, and Other Stories (1912)
    2. Visible and Invisible (1923)
    3. Spook Stories (1928)
    4. More Spook Stories (1934)
    5. The Clonmel Witch Burning (1895)
    • The Collected Ghost Stories. Ed. Richard Dalby. London: Robinson Publishing, 1992.
  84. Fine Feathers and Other Stories. Ed. Jack Adrian (1994)
      The Further Diversions of Amy Bondham
    1. The Lovers
    2. Complete Rest
    3. The Five Foolish Virgins
    4. Crook stories
    5. My Friend the Murderer
    6. Professor Burnaby's Discovery
    7. Sardonic stories
    8. The Exposure of Pamela
    9. Miss Maria's Romance
    10. The Eavesdropper
    11. James Sutherland, Ltd
    12. Bootles
    13. Julian's Cottage
    14. Society stories
    15. Fine Feathers
    16. The Defeat of Lady Hartridge
    17. The Jamboree
    18. Complementary Souls
    19. Dodo and the Brick
    20. A Comedy of Styles
    21. Noblesse Oblige
    22. An Entire Mistake
    23. Mr Carew's Game of Croquet
    24. The Fall of Augusta
    25. The Male Impersonator
    26. Crank stories
    27. M. O. M.
    28. The Adventure of Hegel Junior
    29. The Simple Life
    30. Mrs Andrews's Control
    31. George's Secret
    32. Buntingford Jugs
    33. Spook stories
    34. By the sluice
    35. Atmospherics
    36. Boxing Night
  85. The Collected Spook Stories series. 5 vols (Ash-Tree Press, 1998-2005)
      Vol. 1: The Terror by Night (1998)
    1. At Abdul Ali's Grave
    2. The Man Who Went Too Far
    3. The Cat
    4. The Dust-Cloud
    5. Gavon's Eve
    6. The Shootings of Achnaleish
    7. The Bus-Conductor
    8. The Terror by Night
    9. The House with the Brick-Kiln
    10. Between the Lights
    11. Caterpillars
    12. Outside the Door
    13. The Thing in the Hall
    14. The Other Bed
    15. How Fear Departed from the Long Gallery
    16. Vol. 2: The Passenger (1999)
    17. The Room in the Tower
    18. The Confession of Charles Linkworth
    19. The Friend in the Garden
    20. Dummy on a Dahabeah
    21. The Red House
    22. The Chippendale Mirror
    23. The Return of Frank Hampden
    24. The China Bowl
    25. The Passenger
    26. The Ape
    27. Through
    28. Thursday Evenings
    29. The Light in the Garden
    30. The Psychical Mallards
    31. Vol. 3: Mrs Amworth (2001)
    32. The Outcast
    33. Number 12
    34. Mrs. Amworth
    35. The Top Landing
    36. The Gardener
    37. The Horror-Horn
    38. 'And the Dead Spake...'
    39. Negotium Perambulans...
    40. In the Tube
    41. Machaon
    42. Mr. Tilly's Séance
    43. At the Farmhouse
    44. Inscrutable Decrees
    45. Roderick's Story
    46. Expiation
    47. Boxing Night
    48. Vol. 4: The Face (2003)
    49. Naboth's Vineyard
    50. The Face
    51. Spinach
    52. Reconciliation
    53. Corstophine
    54. The Temple
    55. A Tale of an Empty House
    56. Bagnell Terrace
    57. The Corner House
    58. 'And No Bird Sings'
    59. The Call
    60. The Bath-Chair
    61. The Dance
    62. Home, Sweet Home
    63. By the Sluice
    64. Vol. 5: Sea Mist (2005)
    65. Dives and Lazarus
    66. Sir Roger de Coverley
    67. The Box at the Bank
    68. Pirates
    69. The Witch-Ball
    70. The Hanging of Alfred Wadham
    71. Atmospherics
    72. The Wishing-Well
    73. Christopher Comes Back
    74. The Bed by the Window
    75. The Shuttered Room
    76. The Flint Knife
    77. James Lamp
    78. The Step
    79. The Sanctuary
    80. Monkeys
    81. Sea Mist
    82. Mrs. Andrews's Control
    83. The Clandon Crystal
    84. The Everlasting Silence
  86. Night Terrors: The Ghost Stories of E. F. Benson. Ed. David Stuart Davies 2012)
    1. The Room in the Tower, and Other Stories (1912)
    2. Visible and Invisible (1923)
    3. Spook Stories (1928)
    4. More Spook Stories (1934)
  87. The E. F. Benson Megapack (2013)
    1. At Abdul Ali's Grave
    2. The Man Who Went Too Far
    3. The Cat
    4. Gavon's Eve
    5. The Dust-Cloud
    6. The Shootings at Achnaleish
    7. The Bus-Conductor
    8. The House with the Brick-Kiln
    9. Outside the Door
    10. How Fear Departed from the Long Gallery
    11. The Confession of Charles Linkworth
    12. The Room in the Tower
    13. Caterpillars
    14. Between the Lights
    15. The Terror by Night
    16. The Other Bed
    17. The China Bowl
    18. The Passenger
    19. The Ape
    20. Through
    21. Thursday Evenings
    22. The Psychical Mallards
    23. Mrs Amworth
    24. The Gardener
    25. The Horror-Horn
    26. 'And the Dead Spake...'
    27. Negotium Perambulans
    28. In the Tube
    29. Mr. Tilly's Séance
    30. The Case of Frank Hampden
    31. Mrs. Andrews's Control
    32. The Death Warrant
    33. Machaon
    34. At the Farmhouse
    35. Inscrutable Decrees
    36. The Thing in the Hall
  88. Ghost Stories (2016)
    1. Spinach
    2. In the Tube
    3. The Man Who Went Too Far
    4. Mrs Amworth
    5. The Room in the Tower
    6. The Bus-Conductor
    7. Negotium Perambulans
    8. 'And No Bird Sings'
    9. Caterpillars
  89. The Outcast and Other Dark Tales (2020)
    1. Dummy on a Dahabeah
    2. A Winter Morning
    3. The Thing in the Hall
    4. The Passenger
    5. The Light in the Garden
    6. The Outcast
    7. The Top Landing
    8. The Face
    9. The Corner House
    10. By the Sluice
    11. Pirates
    12. The Secret Garden
    13. The Flint Knife
    14. The Bath-Chair
    15. The Dance
    16. Billy Comes Through

  90. Uncollected short stories:

  91. [with Jerome K. Jerome, Frank Frankfort Moore, Barry Pain and Eden Phillpotts] The Mystery of Black Rock Creek (1894)
  92. The Adventure of Hegel (Illustrated London News, January 1901
  93. The Hapless Bachelors (1921)
  94. The Witch Ball (Woman's Journal, December 1928
  95. The Woman in the Veil (1928)
  96. Dark and Nameless (1929)

  97. Plays:

  98. Aunt Jeannie (1902)
  99. Dodo (1905)
  100. The Friend in the Garden (1906)
  101. Dinner for Eight (1915)
  102. The Luck of the Vails (1928)

  103. Autobiographies:

  104. Our Family Affairs, 1867–1896 (1920)
  105. Mother (1925)
  106. Final Edition: Informal Autobiography (1940)

  107. Biographies:

  108. Sir Francis Drake (1927)
  109. The Life of Alcibiades (1928)
  110. As We Were: A Victorian Peepshow, or As We Are (1930)
  111. Ferdinand Magellan (1929)
  112. Charlotte Brontë (1932)
  113. King Edward VII (1933)
  114. Queen Victoria (1935)
  115. Charlotte, Anne and Emily Brontë (1936)
  116. The Daughters of Queen Victoria [aka Queen Victoria's Daughters] (1938)

  117. Miscellaneous:

  118. Sketches from Marlborough (1888)
  119. [with D. G. Hogarth] Notes on Excavations in Alexandrian Cemeteries [pamphlet] (1895)
  120. Two Generations [pamphlet] (1904)
  121. English Figure Skating (1908)
  122. Bensoniana (1912)
  123. Winter Sports in Switzerland (1913)
  124. Thoughts from E. F. Benson. Ed. E. E. Norton (1913)
  125. Thoughts from E. F. Benson. Ed. H. B. Elliott] (1917)
  126. Deutschland Über Allah [aka Crescent and Iron Cross] (1918)
  127. Poland and Mittel-Europa [aka The White Eagle of Poland] (1918)
  128. The Social Value of Temperance (1919)
  129. From Abraham to Christ [pamphlet] (1928)
  130. Sheridan LeFanu (1931)
  131. The Outbreak of War, 1914 (1933)
  132. The Kaiser and English Relations (1936)

  133. Edited:

  134. [with Eustace Miles] A Book of Golf (1903)
  135. [with Eustace Miles] The Cricket of Abel, Hirst and Shrewsbury (1903)
  136. [with Eustace Miles] The Mad Annual (1903)

A strange figure: on the one hand, there's the rather camp clowning of the Lucia books; on the other hand, the grimness of so many of his 'spook stories'. A mystery to unfold, perhaps?


    Algernon Henry Blackwood (1869-1951)

    Novels:

  1. Jimbo: A Fantasy (1909)
  2. The Education of Uncle Paul (1909)
  3. The Human Chord (1910)
  4. The Centaur (1911)
  5. A Prisoner in Fairyland [sequel to The Education of Uncle Paul] (1913)
  6. The Extra Day (1915)
  7. Julius LeVallon (1916)
    • Julius LeVallon: An Episode. London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1916.
  8. The Wave (1916)
  9. The Promise of Air (1918)
  10. The Garden of Survival (1918)
  11. The Bright Messenger [sequel to Julius LeVallon] (1921)
  12. Dudley & Gilderoy: A Nonsense (1929)

  13. Children's Books:

  14. Sambo and Snitch (1927)
  15. The Fruit Stoners: Being the Adventures of Maria Among the Fruit Stoners (1934)

  16. Plays:

  17. [with Violet Pearn] The Starlight Express. Music by Edward Elgar (1915)
  18. [with Violet Pearn] Karma: A Reincarnation Play (1918)
  19. [with Bertram Forsyth] The Crossing (1920)
  20. [with Violet Pearn] Through the Crack (1920)
  21. [with Bertram Forsyth] White Magic (1921)
  22. [with Elaine Ainley] The Halfway House (1921)
  23. [with Frederick Kinsey Peile] Max Hensig (1929)

  24. Short story collections:

  25. The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories (1906)
  26. The Listener and Other Stories (1907)
  27. John Silence (1908)
    • John Silence, Physician Extraordinary. 1908. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1912.
  28. The Lost Valley and Other Stories (1910)
  29. Pan's Garden: A Volume of Nature Stories (1912)
  30. Ten Minute Stories (1914)
  31. Incredible Adventures (1914)
  32. Day and Night Stories (1917)
  33. Wolves of God, and Other Fey Stories (1921)
  34. Tongues of Fire and Other Sketches (1924)
    • Tongues of Fire and Other Sketches. 1924. London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, n.d.
  35. Shocks (1935)
  36. The Doll and One Other (1946)

  37. Short Story Selections:

  38. Ancient Sorceries and Other Tales (1927)
  39. The Dance of Death and Other Tales (1927)
    • The Dance of Death and Other Stories. 1927. London: Pan Books Ltd., 1973.
  40. Strange Stories (1929)
  41. Short Stories of To-Day & Yesterday (1930)
  42. The Willows and Other Queer Tales. Ed. G. F. Maine (1932)
  43. The Tales of Algernon Blackwood (1938)
  44. Selected Tales of Algernon Blackwood (1942)
    • Selected Tales: Stories of the Supernatural and Uncanny. 1943. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1948.
  45. Selected Short Stories of Algernon Blackwood (1945)
  46. Tales of the Uncanny and Supernatural (1949)
    • Included in: Tales of Terror & Darkness: Part One: Tales of the Uncanny and Supernatural / Part Two: Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre. 1949 & 1967. Spring Books. London: The Hamlyn Publishing Group, 1977.
  47. In the Realm of Terror (1957)
  48. Selected Tales of Algernon Blackwood (1964)
  49. Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre (1967)
    • Included in: Tales of Terror & Darkness: Part One: Tales of the Uncanny and Supernatural / Part Two: Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre. 1949 & 1967. Spring Books. London: The Hamlyn Publishing Group, 1977.
  50. Ancient Sorceries and Other Stories (1968)
    • Ancient Sorceries and Other Stories. 1906-1908. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1974.
  51. Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood. Ed. Everett F. Bleiler (1973)
    • Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood. Preface by the Author. 1938. Ed. E. F. Beiler. New York: Dover Books, Inc., 1973.
  52. The Best Supernatural Tales of Algernon Blackwood. Ed. Felix Morrow (1973)
    • The Best Supernatural Tales of Algernon Blackwood. 1929. Introduction by Felix Morrow. New York: Causeway Books, 1973.
  53. Tales of Terror and Darkness (1977)
    • Tales of Terror & Darkness: Part One: Tales of the Uncanny and Supernatural / Part Two: Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre. 1949 & 1967. Spring Books. London: The Hamlyn Publishing Group, 1977.
  54. Tales of the Supernatural. Ed. Mike Ashley (1983)
  55. The Magic Mirror. Ed. Mike Ashley (1989)
  56. The Complete John Silence Stories. [with "A Victim of Higher Space"]. Ed. S. T. Joshi (1997)
  57. Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories. Ed. S. T. Joshi (2002)
  58. Algernon Blackwood's Canadian Tales of Terror. Ed. John Robert Colombo (2004)

At his best - in 'The Wendigo' and 'The Willows' and some of the John Silence stories, he's quite incomparable. There's an awful lot of dross missed in there too, unfortunately.


    John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (1875-1940)

    Omnibus volumes:

  1. The Four Adventures of Richard Hannay. 1930. London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1953:
    1. The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915)
    2. Greenmantle (1916)
    3. Mr Standfast (1918)
    4. The Three Hostages (1924)
  2. The Adventures of Sir Edward Leithen. 1935. London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1945:
    1. The Power-House (1916)
    2. John Macnab (1925)
    3. The Dancing Floor (1926)
    4. The Gap in the Curtain (1932)
  3. Four Tales. 1936. Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons Ltd., 1949.:
    1. The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915)
    2. The Power-House (1916)
    3. The Watcher by the Threshold, and Other Tales (1902)
    4. The Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies (1912)
  4. The Adventures of Dickson McCunn. 1937. London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, n.d.:
    1. Huntingtower (1922)
    2. Castle Gay (1930)
    3. The House of the Four Winds (1935)
  5. A Five-Fold Salute to Adventure. London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1939.:
    1. The Blanket of the Dark (1931)
    2. Witch Wood (1927)
    3. Salute to Adventurers (1915)
    4. Midwinter (1923)
    5. The Free Fishers (1934)

  6. Novels:

  7. Sir Quixote of the Moors (1895)
  8. John Burnet of Barns (1898)
  9. A Lost Lady of Old Years (1899)
  10. The Half-Hearted (1900)
  11. A Lodge in the Wilderness (1906)
  12. Prester John. 1910. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1960.
  13. Salute to Adventurers (1915)
  14. The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915)
  15. The Power-House (1916)
  16. Greenmantle. 1916. Classic Tales from the Golden Age of Adventure. Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. London: Hodder Headline, 2007.
  17. Mr Standfast (1918)
  18. The Path of the King. 1921. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1966.
  19. Huntingtower (1922)
  20. Midwinter. 1923. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1962.
  21. The Three Hostages (1924)
  22. John Macnab (1925)
  23. The Dancing Floor (1926)
  24. Witch Wood. 1927. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1963.
  25. The Courts of the Morning. 1929. London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1949.
  26. Castle Gay (1930)
  27. The Blanket of the Dark (1931)
  28. The Gap in the Curtain (1932)
  29. The Magic Walking Stick (1932)
  30. A Prince of the Captivity (1933)
  31. The Free Fishers (1934)
  32. The House of the Four Winds (1935)
  33. The Island of Sheep. 1936. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1956.
  34. Sick Heart River. 1941. Ed. David Daniell. World's Classics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.

  35. Short stories:

  36. Grey Weather: Moorland Tales of My Own People (1899)
  37. The Watcher by the Threshold, and Other Tales (1902)
  38. The Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies (1912)
  39. The Runagates Club (1928)
  40. The Long Traverse (1941)
  41. The Far Islands and Other Tales of Fantasy (1984)

  42. Poetry:

  43. The Pilgrim Fathers (1898)
  44. Poems: Scots and English (1917)

  45. Biography:

  46. Sir Walter Raleigh (1897)
  47. The Marquis of Montrose (1913)
  48. Andrew Jameson, Lord Ardwall (1913)
  49. Francis and Riversdale Grenfell: A Memoir (1920)
  50. Lord Minto: A Memoir (1924)
  51. The Man and the Book: Sir Walter Scott (1925)
  52. Montrose. 1928. Introduction by Keith Feiling. The World’s Classics, 555. London: Oxford University Press, 1957.
  53. Sir Walter Scott (1932)
  54. Julius Caesar (1932)
  55. Oliver Cromwell (1934)
  56. Augustus. 1937. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1942.

  57. Non-fiction:

  58. Scholar-Gipsies (1896)
  59. A History of Brasenose College (1898)
  60. The African Colony (1903)
  61. The Law Relating to the Taxation of Foreign Income (1905)
  62. Some Eighteenth Century Byways (1908)
  63. Nine Brasenose Worthies (1909)
  64. What the Home Rule Bill Means (1912)
  65. Nelson's History of the War. 24 vols (1914–19)
  66. Britain's War by Land (1915)
  67. The Achievement of France (1915)
  68. Ordeal by Marriage (1915)
  69. The Future of the War (1916)
  70. The Battle of the Somme, First Phase (1916)
  71. The Purpose of War (1916)
  72. The Battle of Jutland (1916)
  73. The Battle of the Somme, Second Phase (1917)
  74. These for Remembrance (1919)
  75. [by "Cadmus and Harmonia" = John & Susan Buchan] The Island of Sheep (1919)
  76. The Battle Honours of Scotland 1914–1918 (1919)
  77. The History of the South African Forces in France (1920)
  78. A History of the Great War (1922)
  79. A Book of Escapes and Hurried Journeys. 1922. London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd., 1929.
  80. The Last Secrets (1923)
  81. The Margins of Life (1923)
  82. [with Henry Newbolt] Days to Remember (1923)
  83. The History of the Royal Scots Fusiliers 1678–1918 (1925)
  84. Two Ordeals of Democracy (1925)
  85. [with John Stewart] The Fifteenth (Scottish) Division 1914-1919 (1926)
  86. Homilies and Recreations (1926)
  87. The Causal and the Casual in History (1929)
  88. [with George Adam Smith] The Kirk in Scotland, 1560-1929 (1930)
  89. Montrose and Leadership (1930)
  90. The Novel and the Fairy Tale (1931)
  91. Andrew Lang and the Borders (1932)
  92. The Massacre of Glencoe (1933)
  93. Gordon at Khartoum (1934)
  94. The King's Grace (1935)
  95. Naval Episodes Of The Great War (1938)
  96. The Interpreter's House (1938)
  97. Presbyterianism Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1938)
  98. Memory Hold-the-Door. 1940. London: Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., 1948.
  99. Comments and Characters (1940)
  100. Canadian Occasions (1940)

  101. Edited:

  102. Essays and Apothegms of Francis Lord Bacon (1894)
  103. Musa Piscatrix (1896)
  104. Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler (1901)
  105. The Long Road to Victory (1920)
  106. Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, Miscellanies: Literary and Historical (1921)
  107. Great Hours in Sport (1921)
  108. The Nations of Today, 6 vols (1923–24)
  109. A History of English Literature (1923)
  110. The Northern Muse: An Anthology of Scots Vernacular Poetry (1924)
  111. Modern Short Stories (1926)
  112. Essays and Studies, by Members of the English Association (1926)
  113. South Africa (1927)
  114. A General Survey of British History. 11 vols (1928)
  115. The Poetry of Neil Munro (1931)
  116. A Shorter History of English Literature (1937)

I certainly enjoyed reading the more adventurous of these stories when I was a kid, though even then his reactionary racism spoiled much of my enjoyment.



John Everett Millais: Wilkie Collins (1850)


    William Wilkie Collins (1824-1889)

    Novels:

  1. Iolani, or Tahiti as it was: A Romance. 1844 (1999)
  2. Antonina (1850)
  3. Basil (1852)
  4. Hide and Seek (1854)
    • Hide and Seek, or, The Mystery of Mary Grice. 1854. Rev. ed. 1861. Introduction by Norman Donaldson. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1981.
  5. The Dead Secret (1856)
  6. A Rogue's Life (1856/1879)
  7. The Woman in White (1860)
    • The Woman in White. 1860. Ed. John Sutherland. 1996. Oxford World's Classics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.
    • The Woman in White. 1860. London: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., n.d.
  8. No Name (1862)
    • No Name. 1862. Ed. Mark Ford. 1994. Penguin Classics. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2004.
  9. Armadale (1866)
    • Armadale. 1864-66. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1977.
  10. The Moonstone (1868)
    • The Moonstone. 1868. Introduction by Dorothy L. Sayers. Everyman’s Library, 979. London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc., 1944.
    • The Moonstone. 1868. Afterword by T. S. Eliot. 1928. Ed. Sandra Kemp. 1998. Penguin English Library. London: Penguin, 2012.
  11. Man and Wife (1870)
  12. Poor Miss Finch (1872)
    • Poor Miss Finch. 1872. Ed. Catherine Peters. Oxford World's Classics. 1995. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  13. The New Magdalen (1873)
    • The New Magdalen. 1873. Pocket Classics. 1993. Phoenix Mill, Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire: Alan Sutton Publishing Limited, 1998.
  14. The Law and the Lady (1875)
  15. The Two Destinies (1876)
  16. The Fallen Leaves (1879)
    • The Fallen Leaves. 1879. Pocket Classics. 1994. Phoenix Mill, Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire: Alan Sutton Publishing Limited, 1997.
  17. Jezebel's Daughter [novelisation of Collins' play The Red Vial (1858)] (1880)
  18. The Black Robe (1881)
  19. Heart and Science (1883)
  20. I Say No (1884)
    • 'I Say No'. 1884. Pocket Classics. 1995. Phoenix Mill, Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire: Alan Sutton Publishing Limited, 1998.
  21. The Evil Genius (1886)
  22. The Guilty River (1886)
  23. The Legacy of Cain (1889)
  24. [with Walter Besant] Blind Love (1890)

  25. Short Stories:

  26. Mr Wray's Cash Box. Or, the Mask and the Mystery. A Christmas sketch (1852)
  27. A Terribly Strange Bed (1852)
  28. Gabriel's Marriage (1853)
  29. The Ostler (1855)
  30. After Dark (1856)
  31. The Lady of Glenwith Grange (1856)
  32. [with Charles Dickens] The Wreck of the Golden Mary (1856)
    • Dickens, Charles, & Wilkie Collins. The Wreck of the Golden Mary. 1856. Illustrated by John Dugan. Venture Library. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1961.
  33. [with Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell & Adelaide Anne Procter] A House to Let (1858)
  34. [with Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Adelaide Anne Proctor, George Sala & Hesba Stretton] The Haunted House (1859)
  35. The Queen of Hearts (1859)
  36. Miss or Mrs? (1873)
    • Miss or Mrs? 1873. Pocket Classics. 1993. Phoenix Mill, Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire: Alan Sutton Publishing Limited, 1995.
  37. The Frozen Deep and Other Stories (1874)
    1. The Frozen Deep
      • The Frozen Deep. 1874. London: Hesperus Press Limited, 2012.
    2. The Dream Woman
    3. John Jago's Ghost; or The Dead Alive
  38. The Haunted Hotel & Other Stories (1878)
    • The Haunted Hotel. 1878. Penguin Red Classic. 2008. Melbourne: Penguin Group (Australia), 2009.

  39. My Lady's Money (1879)
  40. Who Killed Zebedee? (1881)
  41. The Ghost's Touch and Other Stories (1885)
  42. Little Novels (1887)
    1. The Queen's Revenge
    2. Mad Monkton
    3. Sights A-Foot
    4. The Stolen Mask
    5. The Yellow Mask
    6. Sister Rose
  43. [with Charles Dickens] The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices (1890)
  44. Tales of Terror and the Supernatural. Ed. Herbert van Thal. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1972.

  45. Non-fiction:

  46. Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A. (1848)
  47. Rambles Beyond Railways, or, Notes in Cornwall taken a-foot. Illustrations by Henry C. Brandling (1851)
  48. My Miscellanies (1863)

  49. Plays:

  50. [with Charles Dickens] The Frozen Deep (1857)
  51. The Red Vial (1858)
  52. [with Charles Dickens] No Thoroughfare (1867)
  53. Black and White (18––)
  54. Miss Gwilt (18––)

  55. Secondary:

  56. Peters, Catherine. The King of Inventors: A Life of Wilkie Collins. 1991. Minerva. London: Mandarin Paperbacks, 1992.

At his best, Collins is the supreme master of the bizarre mystery story. His only possible rival is Sheridan Le Fanu, but the two occupy slightly different territories, so complement rather than really competing with each other.



F. Marion Crawford (1903)


    Francis Marion Crawford (1854-1909)

    Novels:

  1. Mr. Isaacs: A Tale of Modern India (1882)
  2. Dr. Claudius (1883)
  3. To Leeward (1884 / 1893)
  4. A Roman Singer (1884)
  5. An American Politician (1884)
  6. Zoroaster (1885)
  7. A Tale of a Lonely Parish (1886)
    • A Tale of a Lonely Parish. 1886. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1910.
  8. The Saracinesca trilogy
  9. Saracinesca (1887)
  10. Sant' Ilario (1889)
  11. Don Orsino (1892)
  12. Marzio's Crucifix (1887)
  13. Paul Patoff (1887)
  14. With the Immortals (1888)
  15. Greifenstein (1889)
  16. A Cigarette-Maker's Romance (1890)
  17. Khaled: A Tale of Arabia (1891)
  18. The Witch of Prague (1891)
    • Included in: The Witch of Prague and Other Tales. Ed. David Stuart Davies. Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural. Ware, Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions Limited, 2008.
  19. The Three Fates (1892)
  20. The Children of the King (1893)
  21. Pietro Ghisleri (1893)
  22. Marion Darche (1893)
  23. The Katharine Lauderdale Trilogy
  24. Katharine Lauderdale (1894)
  25. The Ralstons (1894)
  26. Casa Braccio (1895)
  27. Love in Idleness (1894)
  28. Adam Johnstone's Son (1896)
  29. Taquisara (1896)
  30. A Rose of Yesterday (1897)
  31. Corleone (1897)
  32. Via Crucis (1899)
  33. In the Palace of the King (1900)
  34. Marietta (1901)
  35. Cecilia (1902)
  36. The Heart of Rome (1903)
  37. Whosoever Shall Offend (1904)
  38. The Soprano Trilogy
  39. Soprano (1905) [aka Fair Margaret] (1905)
  40. The Primadonna (1908)
  41. The Diva's Ruby (1908)
  42. A Lady of Rome (1906)
  43. Arethusa (1907)
  44. The Little City of Hope (1907)
  45. The White Sister (1909)
  46. Stradella (1909)
  47. The Undesirable Governess (1910)

  48. Short stories & Novellas:

  49. The Upper Berth (1894)
  50. Man Overboard! (1903)
  51. Uncanny Tales [aka Wandering Ghosts] (1911)
  52. The Witch of Prague and Other Tales (2008)
    • The Witch of Prague and Other Tales. Ed. David Stuart Davies. Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural. Ware, Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions Limited, 2008.

  53. Non-Fiction:

  54. Our Silver [pamphlet] (1881)
  55. The Novel: What It Is (1893)
  56. Constantinople (1895)
  57. Bar Harbor (1896)
  58. Ave Roma Immortalis (1898)
  59. Rulers of the South [aka Southern Italy and Sicily & The Rulers of the South] (1900)
  60. Gleanings from Venetian History [aka Salvae Venetia & Venice: The People and the Place (1905)

  61. Drama:

  62. [with Lorrimer Stoddard] In the Palace of the King (1900)
  63. Francesca da Rimini (1902 / 1980)
  64. Evelyn Hastings (1902 / 2008)
  65. [with Walter C. Hackett] The White Sister (1909)

The author of some remarkable ghost stories: 'The Upper Berth' principal among them. His novels are a bit harder to work one's way through, however.


    Robert Bruce Montgomery ['Edmund Crispin'] (1921-1978)

    Novels:

  1. The Case of the Gilded Fly [aka Obsequies at Oxford] (1944)
    • The Case of the Gilded Fly. 1944. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1946.
  2. Holy Disorders (1945)
    • Included in: The Second Gollancz Detective Omnibus: Whose Body?, by Dorothy L. Sayers / The Weight of the Evidence, by Michael Innes / Holy Disorders, by Edmund Crispin. 1923, 1943 & 1945. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1952.
  3. The Moving Toyshop (1946)
    • Included in: The Gollancz Detective Omnibus: The Moving Toyshop, by Edmund Crispin / Appleby’s End, by Michael Innes / Unnatural Death, by Dorothy L. Sayers. 1946, 1945 & 1927. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1951.
  4. Swan Song [aka Dead and Dumb] (1947)
    • Swan Song. 1947. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1984.
    • Swan Song. 1947. A Four Square Crime Book. London: The New English Library Limited, 1966.
  5. Love Lies Bleeding (1948)
    • Love Lies Bleeding. 1948. Penguin Crime Fiction. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1982.
  6. Buried for Pleasure (1948)
    • Buried for Pleasure. 1948. Penguin Books 1292. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1958.
  7. Frequent Hearses [aka Sudden Vengeance] (1950)
    • Frequent Hearses. 1950. Penguin Crime Fiction. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1982.
  8. The Long Divorce [aka A Noose for Her] (1951)
    • The Long Divorce. 1952. Penguin Books 1304. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1961.
  9. The Glimpses of the Moon (1977)
    • The Glimpses of the Moon. 1977. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1981.

  10. Short Story Collections:

  11. Beware of the Trains (1953) [BT]
    1. Beware of the Trains
    2. Humbleby Agonistes
    3. The Drowning of Edgar Foley
    4. Lacrimae Rerum
    5. Within the Gates
    6. Abhorred Shears
    7. The Little Room
    8. Express Delivery
    9. A Pot of Paint
    10. The Quick Brown Fox
    11. Black for a Funeral
    12. The Name on the Window
    13. The Golden Mean
    14. Otherwhere
    15. The Evidence for the Crown
    16. Deadlock
    • Beware of the Trains. 1953. Penguin Classic Crime. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1987.
  12. Fen Country (1979) [FC]
    1. Who Killed Baker?
    2. Death and Aunt Fancy
    3. The Hunchback Cat
    4. The Lion's Tooth
    5. Gladstone's Candlestick
    6. The Man Who Lost His Head
    7. The Two Sisters
    8. Outrage in Stepney
    9. A Country to Sell
    10. A Case in Camera
    11. Blood Sport
    12. The Pencil
    13. Windhover Cottage
    14. The House by the River
    15. After Evensong
    16. Death Behind Bars
    17. We Know You're Busy Writing, But We Thought You Wouldn't Mind If We Just Dropped in for a Minute
    18. Cash on Delivery
    19. Shot in the Dark
    20. The Mischief Done
    21. Merry-Go-Round
    22. Occupational Risk
    23. Dog in the Night-Time
    24. Man Overboard
    25. The Undraped Torso
    26. Wolf!
    • Fen Country: Twenty-Six Stories. 1979. Penguin Crime Fiction. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1981.

  13. Short Stories:

    1. Deadlock. Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, June 1949. [BT]
    2. Beware of the Trains. Daily Sketch, December 1949. [BT]
    3. Lacrimae Rerum. Daily Sketch, December 1949. [BT]
    4. The Quick Brown Fox. London Evening Standard, January 1950. [BT]
    5. [with Geoffrey Bush] Who Killed Baker? London Evening Standard, 30 October 1950. [FC]
    6. Humbleby Agonistes. London Evening Standard. [BT]
    7. Abhorred Shears. London Evening Standard. [BT]
    8. Express Delivery. London Evening Standard. [BT]
    9. A Pot of Paint [BT]
    10. Black for a Funeral [BT]
    11. The Name on the Window [BT]
    12. Otherwhere [BT]
    13. The Evidence for the Crown [BT]
    14. Within the Gates. London Evening Standard, March 1952. [BT]
    15. Shot in the Dark. London Evening Standard, 5 April 1952. [FC]
    16. The Drowning of Edgar Foley. London Evening Standard, August 1952. [BT]
    17. The Golden Mean. London Evening Standard. August 1952. [BT]
    18. The Little Room. London Evening Standard, September 1952. [BT]
    19. Merry-Go-Round. London Evening Standard, 23 February 1953. [FC]
    20. The Pencil. London Evening Standard, 24 February 1953. [FC]
    21. The House by the River. London Evening Standard, 25 February 1953. [FC]
    22. Death and Aunt Fancy. London Evening Standard, 26 February 1953. [FC]
    23. Wolf! London Evening Standard, 27 February 1953. [FC]
    24. After Evensong. London Evening Standard, 28 February 1953. [FC]
    25. Windhover Cottage. London Evening Standard, 2 August 1954. [FC]
    26. Man Overboard. London Evening Standard, 3 August 1954. [FC]
    27. Dog in the Night-Time. London Evening Standard, 4 August 1954. [FC]
    28. The Hunchback Cat. London Evening Standard, 5 August 1954. [FC]
    29. Blood Sport. London Evening Standard, 6 August 1954. [FC]
    30. The Undraped Torso. London Evening Standard, 7 August 1954. [FC]
    31. Occupational Risk. London Evening Standard, 11 July 1955. [FC]
    32. The Man Who Lost His Head. London Evening Standard, 8 August 1955. [FC]
    33. A Country to Sell. London Evening Standard, 9 August 1955. [FC]
    34. The Lion's Tooth. London Evening Standard, 10 August 1955. [FC]
    35. A Case in Camera. London Evening Standard, 11 August 1955. [FC]
    36. Gladstone's Candlestick. London Evening Standard, 12 August 1955. [FC]
    37. The Two Sisters. London Evening Standard, 13 August 1955. [FC]
    38. Outrage in Stepney. Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, November 1955. [FC]
    39. Death behind Bars. Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September 1960. [FC]
    40. We Know You're Busy Writing, But We Thought You Wouldn't Mind If We Just Dropped in for a Minute. Winter's Crimes 1 (1969). [FC]
    41. The Mischief Done. Winter's Crimes 6 (1972). [FC]
    42. St Bartholomew's Day. Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, February 1975.
    43. Cash on Delivery. [FC]
    44. The Hours of Darkness. Bodies from the Library 2. Ed. Tony Medawar (2019)
    45. Child's Play. Bodies from the Library 4. Ed. Tony Medawar (2021)

    Edited:

  14. Best SF (1954)
    • Best SF: Science Fiction Stories. 1954. London: Faber, 1962.
  15. Best SF 2 (1956)
    • Best SF Two: Science Fiction Stories. 1956. London: Faber, 1964.
  16. Best SF 3 (1958)
    • Best SF Three: Science Fiction Stories. 1958. London: Faber, 1963.
  17. Best SF 4 (1961)
    • Best SF Four: Science Fiction Stories. 1961. London: The Science Fiction Book Club, 1962.
  18. Best SF 5 (1963)
    • Best SF Five: Science Fiction Stories. 1963. London: Faber, 1971.
  19. Best SF 6 (1966)
  20. Best SF 7 (1970)
  21. Best Detective Stories (1959)
  22. Best Detective Stories 2 (1964)
  23. Best Tales of Terror (1962)
    • Best Tales of Terror. 1962. London: Faber, 1966.
  24. Best Tales of Terror 2 (1965)
  25. The Stars And Under: A Selection of Science Fiction (1968)
  26. Outwards From Earth: A Selection of Science Fiction (1974)
  27. Best Murder Stories (1971)
  28. Best Murder Stories 2 (1973)

  29. Secondary:

  30. Whittle, David. Bruce Montgomery/Edmund Crispin: A Life in Music and Books (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Group, 2007)

I'm not quite sure why I'm so enamoured of his work. I suppose that I first read it at an impressionable age. In any case, for whatever reason, it holds an inexplicable charm for me.




Arthur Conan Doyle (1914)


    Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

    Omnibus Volumes:

  1. The Complete Sherlock Holmes Short Stories: His Adventures; Memoirs; Return; His Last Bow & The Case-Book. 1892, 1894, 1905, 1917, 1927 & 1928. London: John Murray, 1949.
  2. The Complete Sherlock Holmes Long Stories: A Study in Scarlet; The Sign of Four; The Hound of the Baskervilles; The Valley of Fear. 1887, 1890, 1902, 1915 & 1929. London: John Murray, 1949.
  3. The Complete Professor Challenger Stories: The Lost World; The Poison Belt; The Land of Mist; The Disintegration Machine; When the World Screamed. 1912, 1913, 1926, 1928, 1929 & 1952. London: John Murray, 1963.
  4. The Conan Doyle Stories: Tales of the Ring & the Camp; Tales of Pirates & Blue Water; Tales of Terror & Mystery; Tales of Twilight & the Unseen; Tales of Adventure & Medical Life; Tales of Long Ago. 1929. London: John Murray, 1951.
  5. The Conan Doyle Historical Romances. Volume 1: The White Company; Sir Nigel; Micah Clarke; The Refugees. 1891, 1906, 1888, 1893. London: John Murray, 1931.
  6. The Conan Doyle Historical Romances. Volume 2: Rodney Stone; Uncle Bernac; The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard; The Adventures of Brigadier Gerard. 1896, 1897, 1896, 1903. London: John Murray, 1932.
  7. The Complete Napoleonic Stories. Uncle Bernac; The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard; The Adventures of Brigadier Gerard; The Great Shadow. 1897, 1896, 1903, 1892. London: John Murray, 1956.
  8. The Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Four Novels and the Fifty-Six Short Stories Complete, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Ed. William S. Baring-Gould. 2 vols. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1967.
    • The Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Four Novels and the Fifty-Six Short Stories Complete, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Ed. William S. Baring-Gould. 2 vols. 1967. London: John Murray, 1968.
  9. The Original Illustrated Arthur Conan Doyle. Castle Books. Secausus, New Jersey: Book Sales, Inc., 1980.
  10. The Original Illustrated 'Strand' Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Facsimile Edition. 1989. Ware, Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions Ltd., 1990.
  11. The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes. Vol. 1: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes & The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Ed. Leslie S. Klinger. New York & London: W. W. Norton, 2005.
  12. The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes. Vol. 2: The Return of Sherlock Holmes, His Last Bow & The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes. Ed. Leslie S. Klinger. New York & London: W. W. Norton, 2005.
  13. The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes. Vol. 3: A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles & The Valley of Fear. Ed. Leslie S. Klinger. New York & London: W. W. Norton, 2006.

  14. Novels:

  15. A Study in Scarlet (1887)
    • A Study in Scarlet: Based on the Story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery. 1887. Webb & Bower (Publishers) Limited. 1983. London: Peerage Books, 1985.
  16. Micah Clarke (1889)
  17. The Mystery of Cloomber (1889)
  18. The Sign of the Four (1890)
  19. The Firm of Girdlestone (1890)
  20. The White Company (1891)
  21. The Doings of Raffles Haw (1891)
  22. The Great Shadow (1892)
  23. The Refugees (1893)
  24. The Parasite (1894)
  25. The Stark Munro Letters (1895)
  26. Rodney Stone (1896)
  27. Uncle Bernac (1897)
  28. The Tragedy of the Korosko (1898)
  29. A Duet, with an Occasional Chorus (1899)
  30. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902)
  31. Sir Nigel (1906)
  32. The Lost World (1912)
  33. The Poison Belt (1913)
  34. The Valley of Fear (1915)
  35. The Land of Mist (1926)
  36. The Maracot Deep (1929)

  37. Short Story Collections:

  38. Mysteries and Adventures (1890)
  39. The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales (1890)
  40. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)
  41. The Gully of Bluemansdyke (1893)
  42. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894)
  43. Round the Red Lamp: Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life (1894)
  44. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard (1896)
  45. The Green Flag and Other Stories of War and Sport (1900)
  46. The Adventures of Gerard (1903)
  47. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905)
  48. Round the Fire Stories (1908)
  49. The Last Galley (1911)
  50. His Last Bow (1917)
  51. Danger! and Other Stories (1918)
  52. Three of Them (1923)
  53. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927)
  54. The Unknown Conan Doyle: Uncollected Stories. Ed. John Michael Gibson and Richard Lancelyn Green. 1982. London: Secker & Warburg, 1983.
  55. The Uncollected Sherlock Holmes. Ed. Richard Lancelyn Green. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1983.
  56. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: After Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Ed. Richard Lancelyn Green. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1985.


  57. Poetry:

  58. Songs of Action (1898)
  59. Songs of the Road (1911)
  60. The Guards Came Through, and Other Poems (1919)
  61. The Poems of Arthur Conan Doyle: Collected Edition (1922)
    • The Poems: Collected Edition. 1922. London: John Murray, 1928.

  62. Drama:

  63. [with J. M Barrie] Jane Annie; or, The Good Conduct Prize. Music by Ernest Ford. 1893 (1893) Chappell & Co. Libretto to operetta, with J.M. Barrie; music by Ernest Ford)
  64. The Story of Waterloo. 1894 (1907)
  65. Sherlock Holmes. 1899 (1922)
  66. A Duet. 1902 (1903)
  67. Brigadier Gerard. 1906 (1986)
  68. The Speckled Band. 1910 (1912)
  69. The Crown Diamond. 1921 (1958)
  70. Angels of Darkness: A Drama in Three Acts (2001)

  71. Non-fiction:

  72. The Great Boer War (1900)
  73. The War in South Africa – Its Cause and Conduct (1902)
  74. Through the Magic Door (1907)
  75. The Crime of the Congo (1909)
  76. The Case of Oscar Slater (1912)
  77. The German War: Some Sidelights and Reflections (1914)
  78. A Visit to Three Fronts (1916)
  79. The British Campaign in France and Flanders. 6 vols (1916–20)
  80. Memories and Adventures (1924)
  81. Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure (2012)

  82. Books on Spiritualism:

  83. The New Revelation (1918)
  84. The Vital Message (1919)
  85. Verbatim Report of a Public Debate on 'The Truth of Spiritualism' between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Joseph McCabe (1920)
  86. The Wanderings of a Spiritualist (1921)
  87. The Coming of the Fairies (1922)
  88. The Case for Spirit Photography (1922)
  89. Our American Adventure (1923)
  90. Our Second American Adventure (1924)
  91. The Spiritualist's Reader (1924)
  92. The History of Spiritualism (1926)
  93. Pheneas Speaks (1927)
  94. Our African Winter (1929)
  95. The Edge of the Unknown (1930)
    • On the Unexplained. [from 'The Edge of the Unknown', 1930]. London: Hesperus Press Limited, 2013.

  96. Pamphlets on Spiritualism:

  97. A Full Report of a Lecture on Spiritualism Delivered by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at the Connaught Hall, Worthing on Friday July 11th 1919 (1919)
  98. Our reply to the Cleric: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Lecture in Leicester, October 19th 1919 (1920)
  99. Spiritualism and Rationalism (1920)
  100. The Early Christian Church and Modern Spiritualism (1925)
  101. Psychic Experiences (1925)
  102. A Word of Warning (1928)
  103. What Does Spiritualism Actually Teach and Stand For? (1928)
  104. The Roman Catholic Church: A Rejoinder (1929)
  105. An Open Letter to Those of My Generation (1929)
  106. The New Revelation (1997)

I like Sherlock Holmes very much (who doesn't), but I must confess a certain taste for Professor Challenger and the various historical romances, too: they're quite absurd at times, but awfully readable still. See my post about him here.




Henry Lamb: L. P. Hartley (1938)


    Leslie Poles Hartley (1895-1972)

    Novels:

  1. Simonetta Perkins (1925)
  2. The Shrimp and the Anemone. Eustace and Hilda Trilogy I (1944)
  3. The Sixth Heaven. Eustace and Hilda Trilogy II (1946)
  4. Eustace and Hilda. Eustace and Hilda Trilogy III (1947)
    • Eustace and Hilda: A Trilogy. ['The Shrimp and the Anemone,' 1944; 'The Sixth Heaven,' 1946; 'Eustace and Hilda,' 1947]. 1958. Introduction by Lord David Cecil. London: Faber, 1979.
  5. The Boat (1949)
  6. My Fellow Devils (1951)
  7. The Go-Between (1953)
    • The Go-Between. 1953. The Modern Novel Series. London: Heinemann Educational Books, 1966.
  8. A Perfect Woman (1955)
  9. The Hireling (1957)
  10. Facial Justice (1960)
  11. The Brickfield (1964)
  12. The Betrayal (1966)
    • The Brickfield and The Betrayal. 1964 & 1966. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1973.
  13. Poor Clare (1968)
  14. The Love-Adept: A Variation on a Theme (1969)
  15. My Sisters' Keeper (1970)
  16. The Harness Room (1971)
  17. The Collections: A Novel (1972)
  18. The Will and the Way (1973)

  19. Short Stories:

  20. Night Fears (1924)
  21. The Killing Bottle (1932)
  22. The Travelling Grave and Other Stories (1948)
  23. The White Wand and Other Stories (1954)
  24. Two for the River (1961)
  25. The Collected Short Stories of L. P. Hartley (1968)
  26. Mrs. Carteret Receives (1971)
  27. The Complete Short Stories of L. P. Hartley. ['Simonetta Perkins' (1925); 'The Travelling Grave and Other Stories' (1951); 'The White Wand and Other Stories' (1954); 'Two for the River' (1961); 'Mrs. Carteret Receives' (1971)]. Introduction by Lord David Cecil. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1973.
  28. The Collected Macabre Stories (2001)

  29. Non-fiction:

  30. The Novelist's Responsibility (1967)

  31. Edited:

  32. Essays by Divers Hands. Volume XXXIV (1966)

"The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” -- This, the first line of The Go-Between, is certainly L. P. Hartley's most commonly quoted phrase (though apparently it was first used by his friend Lord David Cecil in his inaugural lecture as Goldsmith's Professor in 1949). He certainly has to be counted as one of the most distinguished ghost story writers of the twentieth century, alongside all his other achievements.





Susan Hill (2017)


    Susan Hill (1942- )

    Novels:

  1. The Enclosure (1961)
  2. Do Me a Favour (1963)
  3. Gentleman and Ladies (1968)
  4. A Change for the Better (1969)
  5. I'm the King of the Castle (1970)
  6. Strange Meeting (1971)
  7. The Bird of Night (1972)
    • The Bird of Night. 1972. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1976.
  8. In the Springtime of the Year (1973)
  9. The Woman in Black - A Ghost Story (1983)
    • Included in: The Woman in Black and Other Ghost Stories: The Collected Ghost Stories of Susan Hill: The Woman in Black; Dolly; The Man in the Picture; Printer's Devil Court; The Small Hand. 1983, 2012, 2007, 2013, 2010. London: Profile Books Ltd, 2015.
  10. Air and Angels (1991)
  11. The Mist in the Mirror: A Ghost Story (1992)
  12. Mrs de Winter (1993)
  13. The Service of Clouds (1997)
  14. The Man in the Picture: A Ghost Story (2007)
    • Included in: The Woman in Black and Other Ghost Stories: The Collected Ghost Stories of Susan Hill: The Woman in Black; Dolly; The Man in the Picture; Printer's Devil Court; The Small Hand. 1983, 2012, 2007, 2013, 2010. London: Profile Books Ltd, 2015.
  15. The Beacon (2008)
  16. The Small Hand: A Ghost Story (2010)
    • The Small Hand: A Ghost Story. London: Profile Books Ltd, 2010.
    • Included in: The Woman in Black and Other Ghost Stories: The Collected Ghost Stories of Susan Hill: The Woman in Black; Dolly; The Man in the Picture; Printer's Devil Court; The Small Hand. 1983, 2012, 2007, 2013, 2010. London: Profile Books Ltd, 2015.
  17. A Kind Man (2011)
  18. Dolly: A Ghost Story (2012)
    • Included in: The Woman in Black and Other Ghost Stories: The Collected Ghost Stories of Susan Hill: The Woman in Black; Dolly; The Man in the Picture; Printer's Devil Court; The Small Hand. 1983, 2012, 2007, 2013, 2010. London: Profile Books Ltd, 2015.
  19. Black Sheep (2013)
  20. From the Heart (2017)

  21. Detective Fiction:

    The Simon Serrailler series:
  22. The Various Haunts of Men, Vintage, 2005
  23. The Pure in Heart, Vintage, 2006
  24. The Risk of Darkness, Chatto & Windus, 2006
  25. The Vows of Silence, Chatto & Windus, 2008
  26. Shadows in the Streets, 2010
  27. The Betrayal of Trust, 2011
  28. A Question of Identity, 2012
  29. The Soul of Discretion, 2014
  30. The Comforts of Home, 2018
  31. The Benefit of Hindsight, 2019
  32. A Change of Circumstance, 2021

  33. Story collections:

  34. The Albatross and Other Stories (1970)
  35. The Custodian (1972)
  36. A Bit of Singing and Dancing (1973)
  37. Listening to the Orchestra: Four Stories (1996)
  38. The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read and Other Stories (2003)
  39. Farthing House: And Other Stories (2006)
  40. The Woman in Black and Other Ghost Stories (2015)
    • The Woman in Black and Other Ghost Stories: The Collected Ghost Stories of Susan Hill: The Woman in Black; Dolly; The Man in the Picture; Printer's Devil Court; The Small Hand. 1983, 2012, 2007, 2013, 2010. London: Profile Books Ltd, 2015.
  41. The Travelling Bag and Other Ghostly Stories: The Travelling Bag; Boy Twenty-One; Alice Baker; The Front Room (2016)

  42. Autobiography:

  43. The Magic Apple Tree (1982)
  44. Family (1989)

  45. Non-Fiction:

  46. Through the Kitchen Window. Illustrated by Angela Barrett (1984)
  47. Through the Garden Gate. Illustrated by Angela Barrett (1986)
  48. The Lighting of the Lamps: Collected Pieces (1987)
  49. Shakespeare Country. Photographs by Talbot and Whiteman (1987)
  50. The Spirit of the Cotswolds. Photographs by Nick Meers (1988)
  51. [with Rory Stuart] Reflections from a Garden. Illustrated by Ian Stephens (1995)
  52. Howards End is on the Landing (2009)
  53. Jacob's Room is Full of Books: A Year of Reading (2017)

  54. Plays:

  55. The Cold Country and Other Plays for Radio [The End of Summer, Lizard in the Grass, Consider the Lilies, Strip Jack Naked] (1975)
  56. On the Face of It. In Act 1. Ed. David Self and Ray Speakman (1979)
  57. The Ramshackle Company (1981)
  58. Chances (1981)

  59. Children's stories:

  60. One Night at a Time (1984)
  61. Mother's Magic (1985)
  62. Can it be True? Illustrated by Angela Barrett (1987)
  63. Susie's Shoes. Illustrated by Priscilla Lamont (1989)
  64. Stories from Codling Village. Illustrated by Caroline Crosland (1990)
  65. I've Forgotten Edward (1990)
  66. I Won't Go there Again (1990)
  67. Pirate Poll. Illustrated by Priscilla Lamont (1991)
  68. The Glass Angels (1991)
  69. Beware, Beware. Illustrated by Angela Barrett (1993)
  70. King of King's. Illustrated by John Lawrence (1994)
  71. The Christmas Collection: An Anthology. Illustrated by John Lawrence (1995)
  72. The Battle for Gullywith (2008)

Trump-admiration aside, she is quite an interesting writer. The film (and, I presume, stage play) of 'The Woman in Black' is far more effective than the original book - and the same applies to The Small Hand - but her talent for ghost stories is impressive nevertheless.




M. R. James (1900)


    Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936)



    James McBryde: Illustration for "Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book" (1)
    [Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904)]


    Fiction:

  1. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904)
    1. Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book (1895)
    2. Lost Hearts (1895)
    3. The Mezzotint (1904)
    4. The Ash-tree (1904)
    5. Number 13 (1904)
    6. Count Magnus (1904)
    7. 'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad' (1904)
    8. The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (1904)
    • Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. 1904. London: Pan Books Ltd., 1953.
  2. More Ghost Stories (1911)
    1. A School Story (1911)
    2. The Rose Garden (1911)
    3. The Tractate Middoth (1911)
    4. Casting the Runes (1911)
    5. The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral (1910)
    6. Martin's Close (1911)
    7. Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance (1911)
    • More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. 1911. London: Edward Arnold, 1924.
  3. A Thin Ghost and Others (1919)
    1. The Residence at Whitminster (1919)
    2. The Diary of Mr Poynter (1919)
    3. An Episode of Cathedral History (1914)
    4. The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance (1913)
    5. Two Doctors (1919)
    • A Thin Ghost and Others. 1919. London: Edward Arnold, 1920.
  4. The Five Jars (1922)
    • The Five Jars. 1920. Champaign, IL: Book Jungle, 2008.
  5. "Introduction." In V. H. Collins, ed. Ghosts and Marvels: A Selection of Uncanny Tales from Daniel Defoe to Algernon Blackwood. London: Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press, 1924.
  6. "After Dark in the Playing Fields". In College Days (Eton ephemeral magazine), 10. 28 June 1924.
  7. "There Was a Man Dwelt by a Churchyard". In Snapdragon (Eton ephemeral magazine), 6 December 1924.
  8. A Warning to the Curious and Other Ghost Stories (1925)
    1. The Haunted Dolls' House (1923)
    2. The Uncommon Prayer-Book (1921)
    3. A Neighbour's Landmark (1924)
    4. A View from a Hill (1925)
    5. A Warning to the Curious (1925)
    6. An Evening's Entertainment (1925)
  9. Wailing Well. Stanford Dingley: Mill House Press, 1928.
  10. "Rats". In At Random (Eton ephemeral magazine), 23 March 1929.
  11. The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James (1931)
    1. Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book (1895)
    2. Lost Hearts (1895)
    3. The Mezzotint (1904)
    4. The Ash-tree (1904)
    5. Number 13 (1904)
    6. Count Magnus (1904)
    7. 'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad' (1904)
    8. The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (1904)
    9. A School Story (1911)
    10. The Rose Garden (1911)
    11. The Tractate Middoth (1911)
    12. Casting the Runes (1911)
    13. The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral (1910)
    14. Martin's Close (1911)
    15. Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance (1911)
    16. The Residence at Whitminster (1919)
    17. The Diary of Mr Poynter (1919)
    18. An Episode of Cathedral History (1914)
    19. The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance (1913)
    20. Two Doctors (1919)
    21. The Haunted Dolls' House (1923)
    22. The Uncommon Prayer-Book (1921)
    23. A Neighbour's Landmark (1924)
    24. A View from a Hill (1925)
    25. A Warning to the Curious (1925)
    26. An Evening's Entertainment (1925)
    27. After Dark in the Playing Fields (1924)
    28. There Was a Man Dwelt by a Churchyard (1924)
    29. Wailing Well (1928)
    30. Rats (1929)
    • The Ghost Stories of M. R. James. 1931. London: Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd., n.d.
    • The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James. 1931. Pocket Edition. 1942. London: Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd., 1964.
    • The Penguin Complete Ghost Stories. 1931. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1987.
  12. "The Experiment: A New Year's Eve Ghost Story". In Morning Post, 31 December 1931.
  13. "The Malice of Inanimate Objects". In The Masquerade (Eton ephemeral magazine), no. 1 (June 1933)
  14. "A Vignette". In London Mercury 35 (November 1936)
  15. Best Ghost Stories of M. R. James (1944)
  16. The Ghost Stories of M. R. James. Ed. Michael Cox. Illustrated by Rosalind Caldecott. 1986. London: Tiger Books International, 1991.
  17. ‘Casting the Runes’ and Other Ghost Stories. Ed. Michael Cox. The World’s Classics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987.
    1. Introduction, by Michael Cox
    2. Note on the Text
    3. Select Bibliography
    4. A Chronology of M. R. James
    5. Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book (1895)
    6. The Mezzotint (1904)
    7. Number 13 (1904)
    8. Count Magnus (1904)
    9. 'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad' (1904)
    10. The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (1904)
    11. A School Story (1911)
    12. The Rose Garden (1911)
    13. The Tractate Middoth (1911)
    14. Casting the Runes (1911)
    15. The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral (1910)
    16. Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance (1911)
    17. The Diary of Mr Poynter (1919)
    18. An Episode of Cathedral History (1914)
    19. The Uncommon Prayer-Book (1921)
    20. A Neighbour's Landmark (1924)
    21. A Warning to the Curious (1925)
    22. Rats (1929)
    23. The Experiment (1931)
    24. The Malice of Inanimate Objects (1933)
    25. A Vignette (1936)
    26. Explanatory Notes, by Michael Cox (1987)
    27. From the Preface to Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904)
    28. From the Preface to More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1911)
    29. From the Prologue to J. S. Le Fanu, Madam Crowl's Ghost (1923)
    30. From the Introduction to V. H. Collins (Ed.), Ghosts and Marvels (1924)
    31. Stories I Have Tried to Write (1929)
    32. Some Remarks on Ghost Stories (1929)
    33. Ghosts — Treat Them Gently (1931)
  18. Two Ghost Stories: A Centenary (1993)
  19. The Fenstanton Witch and Others: M. R. James in Ghosts and Scholars (1999)
    1. A Night in King's College Chapel (1892? / 1985)
    2. The Fenstanton Witch (1924? / 1990)
    3. John Humphreys (pre-1911 / 1993)
    4. Marcilly-le-Hayer (pre-1929 / 1996)
    5. Speaker Lenthall's Tomb (1890s? / 1999)
    6. The Game of Bear (1999)
    7. Merfield House (1999)
  20. A Pleasing Terror: The Complete Supernatural Writings. Ed. Christopher Roden & Barbara Roden. Introduction by Steve Duffy. Ashcroft, British Columbia, Canada: Ash-Tree Press, 2001.
    1. Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book (1895)
    2. Lost Hearts (1895)
    3. The Mezzotint (1904)
    4. The Ash-tree (1904)
    5. Number 13 (1904)
    6. Count Magnus (1904)
    7. 'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad' (1904)
    8. The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (1904)
    9. A School Story (1911)
    10. The Rose Garden (1911)
    11. The Tractate Middoth (1911)
    12. Casting the Runes (1911)
    13. The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral (1910)
    14. Martin's Close (1911)
    15. Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance (1911)
    16. The Residence at Whitminster (1919)
    17. The Diary of Mr Poynter (1919)
    18. An Episode of Cathedral History (1914)
    19. The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance (1913)
    20. Two Doctors (1919)
    21. The Haunted Dolls' House (1923)
    22. The Uncommon Prayer-Book (1921)
    23. A Neighbour's Landmark (1924)
    24. A View from a Hill (1925)
    25. A Warning to the Curious (1925)
    26. An Evening's Entertainment (1925)
    27. After Dark in the Playing Fields (1924)
    28. There Was a Man Dwelt by a Churchyard (1924)
    29. Wailing Well (1928)
    30. Rats (1929)
    31. The Experiment (1931)
    32. The Malice of Inanimate Objects (1933)
    33. A Vignette (1936)
    34. A Night in King's College Chapel (1892? / 1985)
    35. The Fenstanton Witch (1924? / 1990)
    36. John Humphreys (pre-1911 / 1993)
    37. Marcilly-le-Hayer (pre-1929 / 1996)
    38. Speaker Lenthall's Tomb (1890s? / 1999)
    39. The Game of Bear (1999)
    40. Merfield House (1999)
  21. Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories. Ed. S. T. Joshi. Penguin Classics. London: Penguin, 2005.
  22. The Haunted Dolls' House and Other Ghost Stories. Ed. S. T. Joshi. Penguin Classics. London: Penguin, 2006.
  23. Collected Ghost Stories. Ed. Darryl Jones. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
    1. Introduction, by Darryl Jones
    2. Note on the Text
    3. Select Bibliography
    4. A Chronology of M. R. James
    5. The Ghost Stories
    6. Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book (1895)
    7. Lost Hearts (1895)
    8. The Mezzotint (1904)
    9. The Ash-tree (1904)
    10. Number 13 (1904)
    11. Count Magnus (1904)
    12. 'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad' (1904)
    13. The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (1904)
    14. A School Story (1911)
    15. The Rose Garden (1911)
    16. The Tractate Middoth (1911)
    17. Casting the Runes (1911)
    18. The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral (1910)
    19. Martin's Close (1911)
    20. Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance (1911)
    21. The Residence at Whitminster (1919)
    22. The Diary of Mr Poynter (1919)
    23. An Episode of Cathedral History (1914)
    24. The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance (1913)
    25. Two Doctors (1919)
    26. The Haunted Dolls' House (1923)
    27. The Uncommon Prayer-Book (1921)
    28. A Neighbour's Landmark (1924)
    29. A View from a Hill (1925)
    30. A Warning to the Curious (1925)
    31. An Evening's Entertainment (1925)
    32. After Dark in the Playing Fields (1924)
    33. There Was a Man Dwelt by a Churchyard (1924)
    34. Wailing Well (1928)
    35. Rats (1929)
    36. The Experiment (1931)
    37. The Malice of Inanimate Objects (1933)
    38. A Vignette (1936)
    39. Appendix: M. R. James on Ghost Stories
    40. From the Preface to Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904)
    41. From the Preface to More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1911)
    42. From the Introduction to V. H. Collins (Ed.), Ghosts and Marvels (1924)
    43. Stories I Have Tried to Write (1929)
    44. Some Remarks on Ghost Stories (1929)
    45. Ghosts — Treat Them Gently (1931)
    46. Preface to The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James (1931)
    47. Explanatory Notes, by Darryl Jones (2011)
  24. Curious Warnings: The Great Ghost Stories of M. R. James. Ed. Stephen Jones (2012)



  25. James McBryde: Illustration for "Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book" (2)
    [Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904)]


    Non-fiction:

  26. The Great Western Railway Guides. Paddington Station, London: The Great Western Railway, 1924-1926.
    1. [G. E. B.] Cathedrals (1924)
      • [G. E. B.] Cathedrals: With Seventy-Four Illustrations by Photographic Reproduction and Seventy-Four Drawings. With 'Cathedrals and How to Understand their Architecture' by Martin S. Briggs. March 1924. Paddington, London: The Great Western Railway, 1926.
    2. M. R. James. Abbeys (1925)
      • M. R. James. Abbeys. With an Additional Chapter on ‘Monastic Life and Buildings’ by A. Hamilton Thompson. August 1925. Paddington, London: The Great Western Railway, 1926.
    3. Charles Oman. Castles (1926)
      • Charles Oman. Castles: With 105 Illustrations, 67 Drawings, 5 Plans, 2 Coloured Plates, and 2 Maps. Paddington, London: The Great Western Railway, 1926.
  27. Eton and King's: Recollections, Mostly Trivial, 1875–1925. London: Williams & Norgate, Ltd., 1926.
    • Eton and King's: Recollections, Mostly Trivial, 1875-1925. 1926. Cambridge Library Collection. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press, 2011.
  28. Suffolk and Norfolk (1930)
    • Suffolk and Norfolk: A Perambulation of the Two Counties with Notices of Their History and Their Ancient Buildings. Illustrated by G. E. Chambers, F.S.A. London & Toronto: J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd, 1930.



  29. James McBryde: Illustration for "'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad'" (1)
    [Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904)]


    Translated & Edited:

  30. Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. Madam Crowl’s Ghost and Other Tales of Mystery. Ed. M. R. James. 1923. Ware, Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Classics, 1994.
  31. The Apocryphal New Testament: Being the Apocryphal Gospels, Acts, Epistles and Apocalypses, with Other Narratives and Fragments. Trans. Montague Rhodes James. 1924. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1955.
  32. Hans Christian Andersen. Forty-Two Stories. Trans. M. R. James. 1930. London: Faber & Faber, 1973.



  33. James McBryde: Illustration for "'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad'" (2)
    [Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904)]


    Scholarly Publications:

  34. Apocrypha Anecdota (1893–1897)
  35. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Museum. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1895.
  36. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Jesus College. London: Clay and Sons, 1895.
  37. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Peterhouse. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1899.
  38. The Western Manuscripts in the Library of Emmanuel College. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1904.
  39. The Western Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College. 4 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1904.
  40. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Pembroke College, Cambridge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1905.
  41. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Gonville and Caius College. 2 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1907.
  42. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. 2 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1912.
  43. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of St John's College, Cambridge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1913.
  44. A Descriptive Catalogue of the McClean Collection of Manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Museum. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1913.
  45. [Ed.] Walter Map: De Nugis Curialium. Anecdota Oxoniensia. Mediaeval and Modern Series, 14. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1914.
  46. Address at the Unveiling of the Roll of Honour of the Cambridge Tipperary Club (1916)
  47. The Biblical Antiquities of Philo (1917)
  48. Henry the Sixth: A Reprint of John Blacman's Memoir (1919)
  49. The Wanderings and Homes of Manuscripts (1919)
  50. The Lost Apocrypha of the Old Testament. Vol. 1 (1920)
  51. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Library of Samuel Pepys. London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1923.
  52. Lists of Manuscripts Formerly in Peterborough Abbey Library: with Preface and Identifications. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1926.
  53. The Apocalypse in Art: Schweich Lectures (1927)
  54. The Bestiary: Being a Reproduction in Full of the Manuscript Ii.4.26 in the University Library, Cambridge. Cambridge: Printed for the Roxburghe club, by John Johnson at the University Press, 1928.
  55. Two Ancient English Scholars: St Aldhelm and William of Malmesbury (1931)
  56. [with others] 'New and Old at Cambridge'. Fifty Years. London: Thornton Butterworth, 1932.
  57. St. George's Chapel, Windsor: The Woodwork of the Choir. Windsor: Oxley & Son, 1933.
  58. Descriptive Catalogues of the Manuscripts in the Libraries of Some Cambridge Colleges. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

  59. Secondary:

  60. Michael Cox. M. R. James: An Informal Portrait. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983.
  61. Richard William Pfaff. Montague Rhodes James. London: Scolar Press, 1980.

The unquestioned master of the classic English ghost story. See my posts about him here, here, and here.


M. R. James: Collected Ghost Stories (1931)




    Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873)

    Novels:

  1. The Cock and Anchor [aka Morley Court] (1845, rev. 1873)
    • The Cock and Anchor. 1845. Introduction by Herbert van Thal. The First Novel Library. London: Cassell, 1967.
  2. The Fortunes of Colonel Torlogh O'Brien (1847)
  3. The House by the Churchyard (1863)
    • The House by the Churchyard. 1863. Introduction by Elizabeth Bowen. The Doughty Library. London: Anthony Blond, 1968.
  4. Uncle Silas (1864)
    • Uncle Silas. 1864. London: Corgi Books, 1966.
    • Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh. 1864. Ed. Victor Sage. Penguin Classics. London: Penguin, 2000.
  5. Wylder's Hand (1864)
    • Wylder’s Hand. 1864. New York: Dover, 1978.
  6. Guy Deverell (1865)
    • Guy Deverell. 1865. New York: Dover, 1984.
  7. All in the Dark (1866)
    • All in the Dark. 1866. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.
  8. The Tenants of Malory (1867)
    • The Tenants of Malory. 1867. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.
  9. A Lost Name (1868)
    • A Lost Name. 1868. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.
  10. Haunted Lives (1868)
  11. The Wyvern Mystery (1869)
    • The Wyvern Mystery. 1869. Pocket Classics. 1994. Phoenix Mill, Far Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire: Alan Sutton Publishing Limited, 2000.
  12. Checkmate (1871)
    • Checkmate. 1871. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.
  13. The Rose and the Key (1871)
    • The Rose and the Key. 1871. Pocket Classics. Phoenix Mill, Far Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire: Alan Sutton Publishing Limited, 1994.
  14. Willing to Die (1872)
    • Willing to Die. 1872. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.

  15. Short Stories:

  16. Spalatro: From the Notes of Fra Giacomo (1843)
    • [Spalatro: From the Notes of Fra Giacomo. 1843. ebooks@Adelaide. Adelaide: The University of Adelaide Library, 2016.]
  17. Ghost Stories and Tales of Mystery (1851)
    1. The Watcher
    2. The Murdered Cousin
    3. Schalken the Painter
    4. The Evil Guest
  18. Chronicles of Golden Friars (1871)
    • Chronicles of Golden Friars. 1871. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.
      1. A Strange Adventure in the Life of Miss Laura Mildmay
      2. The Haunted Baronet
      3. The Bird of Passage
  19. In a Glass Darkly (1872)
    • In a Glass Darkly: Stories. 1872. Introduction by V. S. Pritchett. London: John Lehmann, 1947.
    • In a Glass Darkly. 1872. Wordsworth Classics. Ware, Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions Ltd., 1995.
      1. Green Tea
      2. The Familiar
      3. Mr Justice Harbottle
      4. The Room in the Dragon Volant
      5. Carmilla
  20. The Purcell Papers. 1880. Serenity Publishers, LLC, 2011.
    1. The Ghost and the Bone-Setter (January 1838)
    2. The Fortunes of Sir Robert Ardagh (March 1838)
    3. The Last Heir of Castle Connor (June 1838)
    4. The Drunkard's Dream (August 1838)
    5. A Passage in the Secret History of an Irish Countess (November 1838)
    6. The Bridal of Carrigvarah (April 1839)
    7. A Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter (May 1839)
    8. Scraps of Hibernian Ballads (June 1839)
    9. Jim Sullivan's Adventures in the Great Snow (July 1839)
    10. A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family (October 1839)
    11. An Adventure of Hardress Fitzgerald, a Royalist Captain (February 1840)
    12. The Quare Gander (October 1840)
    13. Billy Maloney's Taste of Love and Glory (June 1850)
  21. The Watcher and Other Weird Stories. Preface by Brinsley Le Fanu. 1894. New English Library Classic Series. London: The New English Library, 1974.
    1. The Watcher
    2. Passage in the Secret History of an Irish Countess
    3. Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter
    4. The Fortunes of Sir Robert Ardagh
    5. The Dream
    6. A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family
  22. Madam Crowl’s Ghost and Other Tales of Mystery. Ed. M. R. James. 1923. Ware, Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Classics, 1994.
    1. Madam Crowl's Ghost (from All the Year Round, December 1870)
    2. Squire Toby's Will (from Temple Bar, January 1868)
    3. Dickon the Devil (from London Society, Christmas Number, 1872)
    4. The Child That Went with the Fairies (from All the Year Round, February 1870)
    5. The White Cat of Drumgunniol (from All the Year Round, April 1870)
    6. An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street (from the Dublin University Magazine, January 1851)
    7. Ghost Stories of Chapelizod (from the Dublin University Magazine, January 1851)
    8. Wicked Captain Walshawe, of Wauling (from the Dublin University Magazine, April 1864)
    9. Sir Dominick's Bargain (from All the Year Round, July 1872)
    10. Ultor de Lacy (from the Dublin University Magazine, December 1861)
    11. The Vision of Tom Chuff (from All the Year Round, October 1870)
    12. Stories of Lough Guir (from All the Year Round, April 1870)
  23. Best Ghost Stories. Ed. E. F. Bleiler. New York: Dover, 1964.
    1. Squire Toby's Will
    2. Schalken the Painter
    3. Madam Crowl's Ghost
    4. The Haunted Baronet
    5. Green Tea
    6. The Familiar
    7. Mr. Justice Harbottle
    8. Carmilla
    9. The Fortunes of Sir Robert Ardagh
    10. An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street
    11. The Dead Sexton
    12. Ghost Stories of the Tiled House
    13. The White Cat of Drumgunniol
    14. An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House [non-fiction]
    15. Sir Dominick's Bargain
    16. Ultor de Lacy
  24. Ghost Stories and Mysteries. Ed. E. F. Bleiler. New York: Dover, 1975.
    1. The Room in the Dragon Volant (from London Society, 1872)
    2. Laura Silver Bell (from Belgravia Annual, 1872)
    3. Wicked Captain Walshawe, of Wauling (from Dublin University Magazine, 1869)
    4. Ghost Stories of Chapelizod (from Dublin University Magazine, 1851)
    5. The Child That Went with the Fairies (from All the Year Round, 1870)
    6. Stories of Lough Guir (from All the Year Round, 1870)
    7. The Vision of Tom Chuff (from All the Year Round, 1870)
    8. The Drunkard's Dream (from Dublin University Magazine, 1838)
    9. Dickon the Devil (from London Society, 1872)
    10. The Ghost and the Bone Setter (from Dublin University Magazine, 1838)
    11. A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family (from Dublin University Magazine, 1839)
    12. The Murdered Cousin (in Ghost Stories and Tales of Mystery, 1851 - originally published as "Passage in the Secret History of an Irish Countess" in Dublin University Magazine, 1838)
    13. The Evil Guest (in Ghost Stories and Tales of Mystery, 1851)
    14. The Mysterious Lodger (from Dublin University Magazine, 1850)
  25. Cox, Michael, ed. The Illustrated J. S. Le Fanu: Ghost Stories and Mysteries by a Master Victorian Storyteller. Equation. Wellingborough, Northamptonshire: Thorsons Publishing Group, 1988.
    1. Schalken the Painter
    2. The Familiar
    3. The Murdered Cousin
    4. An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street
    5. Ghost Stories of the Tiled House
    6. Wicked Captain Walshawe, of Wauling
    7. Squire Toby's Will
    8. Green Tea
    9. Madam Crowl's Ghost
    10. Mr Justice Harbottle
    11. The Room in the Dragon Volant
  26. Spalatro: Two Italian Tales. 1843. Mountain Ash, Wales: Sarob Press, 2001.
  27. The Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of J. Sheridan Le Fanu. 8 vols. UK: Leonaur, 2010.
    1. The Haunted Baronet / The Evil Guest / Carmilla / A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family / 10 short stories: A Debt of Honour; An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street; An Adventure of Hardress Fitzgerald, a Royalist Captain; An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House; Billy Malowney's Taste of Love and Glory; Borrhomeo the Astrologer; Catherine's Quest; Devereux's Dream; Doctor Feversham's Story & The little Red Man
    2. Uncle Silas / Green Tea / 5 short stories: Ghost Stories of Chapelizod; Ghost Stories of the Tiled House; Haunted; Jim Sulivan's Adventures in the Great Snow & Laura Silver Bell
    3. The House by the Churchyard / 1 short story: Dickon the Devil.
    4. The Wyvern Mystery / Mr. Justice Harbottle / 9 short stories: Madam Crowl's Ghost; Passage in the Secret History of an Irish Countess; Pichon & Sons, of the Croix Rousse; Schalken the Painter; Scraps of Hibernian Ballads; Wicked Captain Walshawe, of Wauling; Squire Toby's Will; Stories of Lough Guir & Sir Dominick's Bargain.
    5. The Rose and the Key / Spalatro, From the Notes of Fra Giacomo / 2 short stories: The Bridal of Carrigvarah & The White Cat of Drumgunniol.
    6. Checkmate / 6 short stories: The Fortunes of Sir Robert Ardagh; The Child That Went With the Fairies; What Was It?; Ultor De Lacy: a Legend of Cappercullen; Fireside Horrors For Christmas & The Questioning of Paddy Mullowney's Ghost
    7. All in the Dark / The Room in the Dragon Volant / The Mysterious Lodger / The Watcher / 3 short stories: The Drunkard's Dream; The Ghost and the Bone-Setter & The Legend of Dunblane.
    8. A Lost Name / The Last Heir of Castle Connor / 6 short stories: The Phantom Fourth; The Quare Gander; The Secret of the Two Plaster Casts; The Spirit's Whisper; The Vision of Tom Chuff & Some Gossip About Chapelizod.

The master of the classic British ghost story. See my post about him here.



Oliver Onions (1915)


    George Oliver Onions (1873-1961)

    Short Story Collections:

  1. Back o' the Moon (1906)
    1. Back o’ the Moon
    2. The Pillers
    3. Skelf-Mary
    4. Lad-Lass
    5. The Fairway
  2. Widdershins (1911)
    1. The Beckoning Fair One
    2. Phantas
    3. Rooum
    4. Benlian
    5. Io
    6. The Accident
    7. The Cigarette Case
    8. Hic Jacet
    • Widdershins. 1911. The Landmark Library. London: Chatto & Windus, 1968.
  3. Ghosts in Daylight (1924)
    1. The Ascending Dream
    2. The Dear Dryad
    3. The Real People
    4. The Woman in the Way
    5. The Honey in the Wall
  4. The Painted Face (1929)
    1. The Painted Face
    2. The Rosewood Door
    3. The Master of the House
  5. The Collected Ghost Stories (1935)
    1. Widdershins (1911)
    2. Ghosts in Daylight (1924)
    3. The Painted Face (1929)
  6. Bells Rung Backward (1953)
    1. The Rosewood Door
    2. The Woman in the Way
    3. The Honey in the Wall
    4. John Gladwin Says ...
    5. The Painted Face
  7. Ghost Stories. Introduction by Rosalie Parker (2003)
    1. Credo
    2. The Beckoning Fair One
    3. Phantas
    4. Rooum
    5. Benlian
    6. Io (aka "The Lost Thyrsus")
    7. The Accident
    8. The Cigarette Case
    9. Hic Jacet
    10. The Rocker
    11. The Ascending Dream
    12. Dear Dryad
    13. The Real People
    14. The Woman in the Way
    15. The Honey in the Wall
    16. John Gladwin Says ...
    17. The Painted Face
    18. The Rosewood Door
    19. The Smile of Karen
    20. The Out-Sister
    21. The Rope in the Rafters
    22. Resurrection in Bronze
    23. Tragic Casements
  8. The Dead of Night - The Ghost Stories of Oliver Onions. Ed. David Stuart Davies (2010)
    • The Dead of Night - The Ghost Stories of Oliver Onions. Ed. David Stuart Davies. Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural. Ware, Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions Limited, 2010.

There are some excellent stories in his early collection Widdershins, but the rest of his output is somewhat uneven, unfortunately.



John Doubleday: Dorothy L. Sayers (2015)


    Dorothy Leigh Sayers (1893-1957)

    Poetry:

  1. Op. I (1916)
  2. Catholic Tales and Christian Songs (1918)
  3. Lord, I Thank Thee (1943)
  4. The Story of Adam and Christ (1955)

  5. Novels:

  6. Whose Body? (1923)
    • Included in: The Second Gollancz Detective Omnibus: Whose Body?, by Dorothy L. Sayers / The Weight of the Evidence, by Michael Innes / Holy Disorders, by Edmund Crispin. 1923, 1943 & 1945. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1952.
    • Whose Body? 1923. NEL Books. London: New English Library Limited, 1977.
  7. Clouds of Witness (1926)
    • Included in: The Lord Peter Omnibus: Clouds of Witness / Unnatural Death / The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club. 1926, 1927, 1928 & 1935. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1964.
  8. Unnatural Death [aka The Dawson Pedigree] (1927)
    • Included in: The Gollancz Detective Omnibus: The Moving Toyshop, by Edmund Crispin / Appleby’s End, by Michael Innes / Unnatural Death, by Dorothy L. Sayers. 1946, 1945 & 1927. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1951.
    • Included in: The Lord Peter Omnibus: Clouds of Witness / Unnatural Death / The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club. 1926, 1927, 1928 & 1935. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1964.
  9. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1928)
    • Included in: The Lord Peter Omnibus: Clouds of Witness / Unnatural Death / The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club. 1926, 1927, 1928 & 1935. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1964.
  10. Strong Poison (1930)
    • Included in: Three Great Lord Peter Novels: Strong Poison / Murder Must Advertise / The Nine Tailors. 1930, 1933 & 1934. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1978.
  11. [with Robert Eustace] The Documents in the Case (1930)
    • [with Robert Eustace] The Documents in the Case. 1930. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1949.
  12. The Five Red Herrings [aka Suspicious Characters] (1931)
    • The Five Red Herrings. 1931. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1937.
  13. [with Members of The Detection Club: Canon Victor Whitechurch, George and Margaret Cole, Henry Wade, Agatha Christie, John Rhode, Milward Kennedy, Sayers, Ronald Knox, Freeman Wills Crofts, Edgar Jepson, Clemence Dane, Anthony Berkeley & G. K. Chesterton] The Floating Admiral (1931)
  14. Have His Carcase (1932)
    • Have His Carcase. 1932. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1935.
  15. Murder Must Advertise (1933)
    • Murder Must Advertise: A Detective Story. 1933. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1953.
    • Included in: Three Great Lord Peter Novels: Strong Poison / Murder Must Advertise / The Nine Tailors. 1930, 1933 & 1934. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1978.
  16. [With Members of The Detection Club: Anthony Berkeley, Milward Kennedy, Gladys Mitchell, John Rhode, Sayers & Helen Simpson] Ask a Policeman (1933)
  17. The Nine Tailors (1934)
    • The Nine Tailors: Changes Rung on an Old Theme in Two Short Touches and Two Full Peals. 1934. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1942.
    • Included in: Three Great Lord Peter Novels: Strong Poison / Murder Must Advertise / The Nine Tailors. 1930, 1933 & 1934. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1978.
  18. Gaudy Night (1935)
    • Gaudy Night. 1935. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1935.
  19. [With Members of The Detection Club: Margery Allingham, Anthony Berkeley, Freeman Wills Crofts, Father Ronald Knox, Sayers & Russell Thorndike] Six against the Yard (1936)
  20. Busman's Honeymoon: A Love Story With Detective Interruptions (1937)
    • Busman's Honeymoon: A Love Story with Detective Interruptions. 1937. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1949.
  21. [With Members of The Detection Club] Double Death: a Murder Story (1939)

  22. Short Story Collections:

  23. Lord Peter Views the Body (1928)
    1. The Abominable History of the Man with Copper Fingers
    2. The Entertaining Episode of the Article in Question
    3. The Fascinating Problem of Uncle Meleager's Will
    4. The Fantastic Horror of the Cat in the Bag
    5. The Unprincipled Affair of the Practical Joker
    6. The Undignified Melodrama of the Bone of Contention
    7. The Vindictive Story of the Footsteps That Ran
    8. The Bibulous Business of a Matter of Taste
    9. The Learned Adventure of the Dragon's Head
    10. The Piscatorial Farce of the Stolen Stomach
    11. The Unsolved Puzzle of the Man with No Face
    12. The Adventurous Exploit of the Cave of Ali Baba
    • Lord Peter Views the Body. 1928. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1949.
  24. Hangman's Holiday (1933)
    1. The Image in the Mirror
    2. The Incredible Elopement of Lord Peter Wimsey
    3. The Queen's Square
    4. The Necklace of Pearls
    5. The Poisoned Dow '08
    6. Sleuths on the Scent
    7. Murder in the Morning
    8. One Too Many
    9. Murder at Pentecost
    10. Maher-Shalal-Hashbaz
    11. The Man Who Knew How
    12. The Fountain Plays
    • Hangman's Holiday. 1933. NEL Books. London: New English Library Limited, 1978.
  25. [As Matthew Wimsey: with others] Papers Relating to the Family of Wimsey (1936)
  26. An Account of Lord Mortimer Wimsey, the Hermit of the Wash (1937)
  27. In the Teeth of the Evidence and Other Mysteries (1939)
    1. In the Teeth of the Evidence
    2. Absolutely Elsewhere
    3. A Shot at Goal
    4. Dirt Cheap
    5. Bitter Almonds
    6. False Weight
    7. The Professor's Manuscript
    8. The Milk-Bottles
    9. Dilemma
    10. An Arrow o'er the House
    11. Scrawns
    12. Nebuchadnezzar
    13. The Inspiration of Mr. Budd
    14. Blood Sacrifice
    15. Suspicion
    16. The Leopard Lady
    17. The Cyprian Cat
    • In the Teeth of the Evidence. 1939. NEL Books. London: New English Library Limited, 1973.
  28. The Wimsey Papers (1939-40)
  29. A Treasury of Sayers Stories (1958)
  30. Talboys [aka Striding Folly] (1972)
    1. Striding Folly
    2. The Haunted Policeman
    3. Talboys
    • Striding Folly: Including Three Final Lord Peter Wimsey Stories. Introduction by Janet Hitchman. 1972. NEL Books. London: New English Library Limited, n.d.
  31. Lord Peter: A Collection of All the Lord Peter Wimsey Stories (1972)
    1. The Abominable History of the Man with Copper Fingers
    2. The Entertaining Episode of the Article in Question
    3. The Fascinating Problem of Uncle Meleager's Will
    4. The Fantastic Horror of the Cat in the Bag
    5. The Unprincipled Affair of the Practical Joker
    6. The Undignified Melodrama of the Bone of Contention
    7. The Vindictive Story of the Footsteps That Ran
    8. The Bibulous Business of a Matter of Taste
    9. The Learned Adventure of the Dragon's Head
    10. The Piscatorial Farce of the Stolen Stomach
    11. The Unsolved Puzzle of the Man with No Face
    12. The Adventurous Exploit of the Cave of Ali Baba
    13. The Image in the Mirror
    14. The Incredible Elopement of Lord Peter Wimsey
    15. The Queen's Square
    16. The Necklace of Pearls
    17. In the Teeth of the Evidence
    18. Absolutely Elsewhere
    19. Striding Folly
    20. The Haunted Policeman
    21. Talboys
    22. "Sayers, Lord Peter and God" by Carolyn Heilbrun
    23. "Greedy Night, A Parody" by E. C. Bentley.
  32. The Wimsey Family: A Fragmentary History Compiled from Correspondence With Dorothy L. Sayers. Ed. C. W. Scott-Giles (1977)
    • Scott-Giles, C. W. The Wimsey Family: A Fragmentary History Compiled from Correspondence with Dorothy L. Sayers. 1977. NEL Books. London: New English Library Limited, 1979.
  33. [With Members of The Detection Club] The Scoop and Behind the Screen [Radio playscripts, 1930 & 1931] (1983)
  34. [With Members of The Detection Club] Crime on the Coast and No Flowers by Request [Detective serials, 1953] (1984)
  35. The Complete Stories (2002)
    1. Lord Peter Views the Body (1928)
    2. Hangman's Holiday (1933)
    3. In the Teeth of the Evidence and Other Mysteries (1939)
    4. Talboys (1972)
    5. Lord Peter: A Collection of All the Lord Peter Wimsey Stories (1972)

  36. Drama:

  37. [with Basil Mason] The Silent Passenger [Screenplay] (1935)
  38. [with Muriel St. Clare Byrne] Busman's Honeymoon: A Detective Comedy in Three Acts (1936)
  39. The Zeal of Thy House (1938)
    • Included in: Four Sacred Plays: The Devil to Pay / The Just Vengeance / He That Should Come / The Zeal of Thy House. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1948.
  40. He That Should Come: A Nativity Play in One Act [Radio play] (1938)
    • Included in: Four Sacred Plays: The Devil to Pay / The Just Vengeance / He That Should Come / The Zeal of Thy House. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1948.
  41. The Devil to Pay: Being the Famous History of John Faustus, the Conjurer of Wittenberg in Germany: How He Sold His Immortal Soul to the Enemy of Mankind, and Was Served Twenty-four Years by Mephistopheles, and Obtained Helen of Troy to His Paramour, With Many Other Marvels; and How God Dealt With Him at the Last (1939)
    • Included in: Four Sacred Plays: The Devil to Pay / The Just Vengeance / He That Should Come / The Zeal of Thy House. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1948.
  42. Love All (1940)
  43. The Golden Cockerel: Adapted from Alexander Pushkin [Radio play] (1941)
  44. The Man Born to Be King: A Play-Cycle on the Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ [Radio play] (1941-42)
    • The Man Born to be King: A Play-Cycle on the Life of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Presented by the British Broadcasting Corporation, Dec. 1941–Oct. 1942. Producer: Val Gielgud. 1943. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1946.
  45. The Just Vengeance (1946)
    • Included in: Four Sacred Plays: The Devil to Pay / The Just Vengeance / He That Should Come / The Zeal of Thy House. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1948.
  46. [With Members of The Detection Club] Where Do We Go From Here? [Radio play] (1948)
  47. The Emperor Constantine: A Chronicle (1951)

  48. Non-fiction:

  49. The Murder of Julia Wallace. In The Anatomy of Murder, by The Detection Club (1936)
  50. The Greatest Drama Ever Staged: Essays (1938)
  51. Strong Meat: Essays (1939)
  52. Begin Here: A War-Time Essay (1940)
  53. Creed or Chaos? and Other Essays in Popular Theology (1940)
  54. The Mind of the Maker: Essays (1941)
    • The Mind of the Maker. 1941. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1946.
  55. The Mysterious English (1941)
  56. Why Work? An Address Delivered at Eastbourne, April 23rd, 1942 (1942)
  57. The Other Six Deadly Sins: An Address Given to the Public Morality Council at Caxton Hall, Westminster, on October 23rd, 1941 (1943)
  58. Even the Parrot: Exemplary Conversations for Enlightened Children (1944)
  59. Making Sense of the Universe: An Address Given at the Kingsway Hall on Ash Wednesday, March 6th, 1946 (1946)
  60. Unpopular Opinions: Essays (1946)
  61. The Lost Tools of Learning (1948)
  62. The Days of Christ's Coming (1953)
  63. Introductory Papers on Dante (1954)
  64. The Story of Easter (1955)
  65. The Story of Noah's Ark (1956)
  66. Further Papers on Dante (1957)
  67. [with others] The Great Mystery of Life Hereafter (1957)
  68. The Poetry of Search and the Poetry of Statement, and Other Posthumous Essays on Literature, Religion, and Language (1963)
  69. Christian Letters to a Post-Christian World: A Selection of Essays. Ed. Roderick Jellema (1969)
  70. Are Women Human? Essays (1971)
  71. A Matter of Eternity: Selections From the Writings of Dorothy L. Sayers (1973)
  72. Wilkie Collins: A Critical and Biographical Study (1977)
  73. Spiritual Writings (1993)

  74. Translation:

  75. Tristan in Brittany, Being Fragments of the Romance of Tristan, Written in the Twelfth Century by Thomas the Anglo-Norman (1929)
  76. The Heart of Stone, Being the Four Canzoni of the "Pietra" Group by Dante (1946)
  77. The "Comedy" of Dante Alighieri the Florentine. Cantica I: Hell (1949)
    • Alighieri, Dante. The Comedy of Dante Alighieri the Florentine. Cantica I: Hell [L’Inferno]. Trans. Dorothy L. Sayers. 1949. Penguin Classics. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1972.
  78. The "Comedy" of Dante Alighieri the Florentine. Cantica II: Purgatory (1955)
    • Alighieri, Dante. The Comedy of Dante Alighieri the Florentine. Cantica II: Purgatory [Il Purgatorio]. Trans. Dorothy L. Sayers. 1955. Penguin Classics. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1971.
  79. The Song of Roland (1957)
    • The Song of Roland. 1957. Penguin Classics. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1959.
  80. [with Barbara Reynolds] The "Comedy" of Dante Alighieri the Florentine. Cantica III: Paradise (1962)
    • Alighieri, Dante. The Comedy of Dante Alighieri the Florentine. Cantica III: Paradise [Il Paradiso]. Trans. Dorothy L. Sayers & Barbara Reynolds. 1962. Penguin Classics. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1971.

  81. Edited:

  82. [with Wilfred Rowland Childe & T. W. Earp] Oxford Poetry, 1917 (1918)
  83. [with T. W. Earp & E. F. A. Geach] Oxford Poetry, 1918 (1919)
  84. [with T. W. Earp & Siegfried Sassoon] Oxford Poetry, 1919 (1920)
  85. [with the Editorial Committee] The Quorum (1920)
  86. Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery, and Horror (1928)
    • Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror. Part I: Detection and Mystery. 1928. London: Victor Gollancz, 1950.
    • Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror. Part II: Mystery and Horror. 1928. London: Victor Gollancz, 1951.
  87. Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery, and Horror — Second Series (1931)
    • Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror. Part III: Detection and Mystery. 1931. London: Victor Gollancz, 1952.
    • Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror. Part IV: Mystery and Horror. 1931. London: Victor Gollancz, 1952.
  88. Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery, and Horror — Third Series (1934)
    • Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror. Part V: Detection and Mystery. 1934. London: Victor Gollancz, 1952.
    • Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror. Part VI: Mystery and Horror. 1934. London: Victor Gollancz, 1952.
  89. Tales of Detection. Everyman's Library (1936)

  90. Letters:

  91. The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers: 1899–1936: The Making of a Detective Novelist (1995)
  92. The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers: 1937–1943, From Novelist to Playwright (1998)
  93. The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers: 1944–1950, A Noble Daring (1999)
  94. The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers: 1951–1957, In the Midst of Life (2000)
  95. The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers: Child and Woman of Her Time - A Supplement to the Letters (2002)

  96. Secondary:

  97. Brabazon, James. Dorothy L. Sayers: A Biography. Preface by Anthony Fleming. Foreword by P. D. James. 1981. A Discus Book. New York: Avon Books, 1982.
  98. Hitchman, Janet. ‘Such a Strange Lady’: An Introduction to Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957). 1975. NEL Books. London: New English Library Limited, 1979.

Once you have the bug, it's very difficult to stop yourself rereading Lord Peter Wimsey's erudite inanities. The rest of her work has a certain panache, too - and many of her essays on Dante, in particular, are quite brilliant.




MBA: Iain Sinclair (b.1943)


    Iain Sinclair (1943- )

    Poetry:

  1. Back Garden Poems (1970)
  2. Muscat's Wurm (1972)
  3. The Birth Rug (1973)
  4. Lud Heat (1975)
  5. Suicide Bridge (1979)
    • Lud Heat and Suicide Bridge. 1975 & 1979. Introduction by Michael Moorcock. Vintage. London: Random House, 1995.
  6. Flesh Eggs and Scalp Metal (1983)
  7. Autistic poses (1985)
  8. Flesh Eggs and Scalp Metal: Selected Poems 1970–1987 (1987)
    • Flesh Eggs & Scalp Metal: Selected Poems, 1970-1987. A Paladin Paperback Original. London: Grafton Books, 1989.
  9. Significant Wreckage (1988)
  10. Jack Elam's Other Eye (1991)
  11. Penguin Modern Poets Volume Ten: Douglas Oliver, Denise Riley, Iain Sinclair (1996)
  12. The Ebbing of the Kraft (1997)
  13. White Goods: poems, essays, fictions (2002
  14. Saddling The Rabbit (2002)
  15. The Firewall: Selected Poems 1979–2006 (2006)
  16. Red Eye (2013
  17. Fever Hammer Yellow (2020)

  18. Fiction:

  19. White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings (1987)
  20. Downriver (1991)
    • Downriver (Or, The Vessels of Wrath): A Narrative in Twelve Tales. 1991. Vintage. London: Random House, 1995.
  21. Radon Daughters (1994)
    • Radon Daughters. 1994. Vintage. London: Random House, 1995.
  22. Slow Chocolate Autopsy (1997)
  23. Landor's Tower (2001)
  24. Dining on Stones (2004)
    • Dining on Stones (or, The Middle Ground). 2004. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2005.

  25. Non-Fiction:

  26. The Kodak Mantra Diaries: Allen Ginsberg in London (1971)
  27. The Shamanism of Intent: Some Flights of Redemption (1991)
  28. Lights out for the Territories: 9 Excursions in the Secret History of London (1997)
    • Lights Out for the Territories: 9 Excursions in the Secret History of London. London: Granta Books, 1997.
  29. Crash: An Essay (1999)
  30. [with Marc Atkins] Liquid City (1999)
    • [with Marc Atkins] Liquid City, Expanded edition (2016)
  31. [with Rachel Lichtenstein] Rodinsky's Room (1999)
  32. Sorry Meniscus (1999)
  33. London Orbital (2002)
  34. [with Kevin Jackson] The Verbals: in conversation (2003)
  35. Edge of the Orison: In the Traces of John Clare's 'Journey Out Of Essex' (2005)
    • Edge of the Orison: In the Traces of John Clare's 'Journey Out of Essex'. 2005. London: Penguin, 2006.
  36. Buried At Sea (2006)
  37. Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire: A Confidential Report (2009)
  38. Ghost Milk: A Memoir (2011)
  39. Blake's London: The Topographical Sublime (2012)
  40. Kitkitdizze... Seeing Gary Snyder (2013)
  41. Swimming To Heaven: The Lost Rivers of London (2013)
  42. Objects of Obscure Desire. Illustrated by Sarah Simblet (2013)
  43. American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light (2014)
    • Austerlitz and After: Tracking Sebald: A chapter deleted from 'American Smoke' (2013)
    • Cowboy / Deleted File: A chapter deleted from 'American Smoke' (2014)
  44. London Overground: A Day's Walk around the Ginger Line (2015)
  45. Black Apples of Gower (2015)
  46. Westering (2015)
  47. Seeschlange (2016)
  48. My Favourite London Devils: A Gazetteer of Encounters with Local Scribes, Elective Shamen & Unsponsored Keepers of the Sacred Flame (2016)
  49. The Last London: True Fictions from an Unreal City (2017)
  50. Living with Buildings: Walking with Ghosts – On Health and Architecture (2018)
  51. Dark Before Dark. Photography by Anonymous Bosch (2019)
  52. Our Late Familiars. Photography by Ian Wilkinson (2020)
  53. The Gold Machine - In the Tracks of the Mule Dancers (2021)

  54. Edited:

  55. Conductors of Chaos: A Poetry Anthology (1996)
  56. London: City of Disappearances: Essays (2006)
  57. “Sickening”, in Restless Cities. Ed. M. Beaumont and G. Dart (2010): 257–276.

What can one say about Iain Sinclair? The high priest of London psychogeography, a truly interesting man.



Bram Stoker (1907)


    Abraham ['Bram'] Stoker (1847-1912)

    Novels:

  1. The Primrose Path (1875)
  2. The Snake's Pass (1890)
  3. The Watter's Mou' (1895)
  4. The Shoulder of Shasta (1895)
  5. Dracula (1897)
    • Dracula. 1897. London: Arrow Books, 1973.
    • The Annotated Dracula: Dracula by Bram Stoker. 1897. Ed. Leonard Wolf. Art by Sätty. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc. / Publisher, 1975.
    • The Essential Dracula: A Completely Illustrated & Annotated Edition of Bram Stoker’s Classic Novel. 1897. Ed. Raymond McNally & Radu Florescu. New York: Mayflower Books, 1979.
    • The Essential Dracula: Including the Complete Novel by Bram Stoker. 1897. Ed. Leonard Wolf. 1975. Notes, Bibliography and Filmography Revised in Collaboration with Roxana Stuart. Illustrations by Christopher Bing. A Byron Preiss Book. New York: Plume, 1993.
    • Three Vampire Tales: Bram Stoker, Dracula / Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla / John Polidori, The Vampyre: Complete Texts with Introduction. Historical Context. Critical Essays. 1897, 1872 & 1819. Ed. Anne Williams. New Riverside Editions. Ed. Alan Richardson. Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003.
    • The New Annotated Dracula. 1897. Edited by Leslie S. Klinger. Additional Research by Janet Byrne. Introduction by Neil Gaiman. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. Inc., 2008.
  6. Miss Betty (1898)
  7. The Mystery of the Sea (1902)
  8. The Jewel of Seven Stars (1903 / rev. 1912)
    • The Jewel of Seven Stars. 1903. Abridged by Ann Reit. New York: Scholastic Book Services, 1972.
    • The Jewel of Seven Stars. 1903. Introduction by David Glover. Oxford Popular Fiction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.
  9. The Man [aka The Gates of Life] (1905)
  10. Lady Athlyne (1908)
  11. The Lady of the Shroud (1909)
    • The Lady of the Shroud. 1909. London: Arrow Books, 1975.
  12. The Lair of the White Worm [aka The Garden of Evil] (1911)
    • The Lair of the White Worm. 1911. London: Arrow Books, 1963.
  13. Seven Golden Buttons (1891 / 2015)

  14. Short Story Collections:

  15. Under the Sunset [fairy tales] (1881)
    1. Under the Sunset
    2. The Rose Prince
    3. The Invisible Giant
    4. The Shadow Builder
    5. How 7 Went Mad
    6. Lies and Lilies
    7. The Castle of the King
    8. The Wondrous Child
  16. Snowbound: The Record of a Theatrical Touring Party (1908)
    1. The Occasion
    2. A Lesson in Pets
    3. Coggins's Property
    4. The Slim Syrens
    5. A New Departure in Art
    6. Mick the Devil
    7. Barksdales Lies
    8. In Fear of Death
    9. At Last
    10. Chin Music
    11. A Deputy Waiter
    12. Work'us
    13. A Corner in Dwarfs
    14. A Criminal Star
    15. A Star Trap
    16. A Moon-Light Effect
  17. Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories (1914)
    1. Dracula's Guest (1897 / 1914)
    2. The Judge's House (1891)
    3. The Squaw (1893)
    4. The Secret of the Growing Gold (1892)
    5. A Gipsy Prophecy (1914)
    6. The Coming of Abel Behenna (1914)
    7. The Burial of the Rats (1896)
    8. A Dream of Red Hands (1894)
    9. Crooken Sands (1894)
    • Dracula’s Guest. 1914. London: Arrow Books, 1966.
  18. The Bram Stoker Bedside Companion: Stories of Fantasy and Horror. Ed. Charles Osborne. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1973.
    1. The Secret of the Growing Gold (1892)
    2. Dracula's Guest (1897 / 1914)
    3. The Invisible Giant (1881)
    4. The Judge's House (1891)
    5. The Burial of the Rats (1896)
    6. A Star Trap (1908)
    7. The Squaw (1893)
    8. Crooken Sands (1894)
    9. The Gombeen Man [from The Snake's Pass] (1889–1890)
    10. At the Watter's Mou': Between Duty and Love [from The Watter's Mou'] (1895)
  19. Shades of Dracula: Bram Stoker’s Uncollected Stories. Ed. Peter Haining. London: William Kimber, 1982.
    1. The Crystal Cup (1872)
    2. The Chain of Destiny (1875)
    3. The Castle of the King (1881)
    4. The Fate of Fenella (1892)
    5. [New York World article]: Vampires in New England (1896)
    6. Walpurgis Night [Dracula's Guest] (1897 / 1914)
    7. The Seer (1901)
    8. [by Roger Sherman Hoar]: Another Dracula? (1930)
    9. At Last (1908)
    10. In the Valley of the Shadow (1907)

  20. Uncollected Stories:

    1. The Crystal Cup (1872)
    2. Buried Treasures (1875)
    3. The Chain of Destiny (1875)
    4. The Dualitists; or, The Death Doom of the Double Born (1887)
    5. The Gombeen Man [from The Snake's Pass] (1889–1890)
    6. Lucky Escapes of Sir Henry Irving (1890)
    7. The Night of the Shifting Bog (1891)
    8. Lord Castleton Explains [from The Fate of Fenella: by 24 Authors, ed. J. S. Wood] (1892)
    9. Old Hoggen: A Mystery (1893)
    10. The Man from Shorrox (1894)
    11. The Red Stockade (1894)
    12. When the Sky Rains Gold (1894)
    13. At the Watter's Mou': Between Duty and Love [from The Watter's Mou'] (1895)
    14. Our New House (1895)
    15. Bengal Roses (1898)
    16. A Yellow Duster (1899)
    17. A Young Widow (1899)
    18. A Baby Passenger (1899)
    19. The Seer [from The Mystery of the Sea, 1902] (1901)
    20. The Bridal of Death [from The Jewel of Seven Stars] (1903)
    21. In the Valley of the Shadow (1907)
    22. What They Confessed: A Low Comedian's Story (1908)
    23. The Way of Peace (1909)
    24. The 'Eroes of the Thames (1908)
    25. Greater Love (1914)

    Non-Fiction:

  21. The Duties of Clerks of Petty Sessions in Ireland (1879)
  22. A Glimpse of America (1886)
  23. Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving (1906)
  24. Famous Impostors (1910)
  25. Great Ghost Stories. Ed. Peter Glassman. Illustrated by Barry Moser (1998)
  26. Bram Stoker's Notes for Dracula: A Facsimile Edition. Ed. Robert Eighteen-Bisang & Elizabeth Miller. Foreword by Michael Barsanti (2008)

  27. Articles:

    1. Recollections of the Late W. G. Wills (1891)
    2. The Art of Ellen Terry (1901)
    3. The Question of a National Theatre (1908)
    4. Mr. De Morgan's Habits of Work (1908)
    5. The Censorship of Fiction (1908)
    6. The Censorship of Stage Plays (1909)
    7. Irving and Stage Lightning (1911)

    Secondary:

  28. Ludlam, Harry. A Biography of Dracula: The Life Story of Bram Stoker. London: The Quality Book Club, 1962.
  29. McNally, Raymond T. & Radu Florescu. In Search of Dracula: The History of Dracula and Vampires. 1972. London: Robson Books, 1997.
  30. McNally, Raymond T. Dracula was a Woman: In Search of the Blood Countess of Transylvania. 1983. London: Book Club Associates, 1984.
  31. Wolf, Leonard. A Dream of Dracula: In Search of the Living Dead. 1972. Popular Library. New York: Little., Brown & Company, Inc., n.d.

Bram Stoker may have been a bit uneven as a writer, but Dracula remains a legitimate masterpiece, which has outlasted successive avalanches of sequels, continuations, dramatisations, and other adaptations. The Jewel of Seven Stars is also a very remarkable work, as are many of his short stories. Don't listen to anyone who sees all this as somehow accidental. I've written more about him here, as well as on Dracula in general here and here.






Joseph Jerome: Montague Summers (1925)


    Augustus Montague Summers (1880-1948)

    Occultism:

  1. The History of Witchcraft and Demonology (1926)
  2. The Geography of Witchcraft (1927)
  3. The Vampire, His Kith and Kin: A Critical Edition (1928)
    • Vampires and Vampirism. Ed. John Edgar Browning (1993)
  4. The Vampire in Europe: A Critical Edition (1929)
    • The Vampire in Lore and Legend. Ed. John Edgar Browning (1993)
  5. The Werewolf (1933)
    • The Werewolf in Lore and Legend
  6. A Popular History of Witchcraft (1937)
  7. Witchcraft and Black Magic. 1946. London: Arrow Books, 1964.
  8. The Physical Phenomena of Mysticism (1947)

  9. Poetry and Plays:

  10. Antinous and Other Poems (1907)
  11. William Henry (1939)
  12. Edward II (1940)

  13. Fiction:

  14. Six Ghost Stories. 1938 (2019)
  15. The Bride of Christ and other fictions (2019)

  16. Non-Fiction:

  17. St. Catherine of Siena (1903)
  18. Lourdes (1904)
  19. A Great Mistress of Romance: Ann Radcliffe (1917)
  20. Jane Austen (1919)
  21. St. Antonio-Maria Zaccaria (1919)
  22. Architecture and the Gothic Novel (1931)
  23. The Restoration Theatre (1934)
  24. Essays in Petto (1933)
  25. The Playhouse of Pepys (1935)
  26. The Gothic Quest: a History of the Gothic Novel (1938)
  27. A Gothic Bibliography (1941)

  28. Edited or Translated:

  29. Works of Mrs. Aphra Behn (1915)
  30. Complete Works of Congreve (1923)
  31. Complete Works of Wycherley (1924)
  32. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole (1924)
  33. The Complete Works of Thomas Shadwell (1927)
  34. Covent Garden Drollery (1927)
  35. Horrid Mysteries, by the Marquis de Grosse [part of an incomplete edition of the Northanger Horrid Novels] (1927)
  36. The Necromancer; or, The Tale of the Black Forest, by 'Ludwig Flammenberg' [part of an incomplete edition of the 'Northanger Horrid Novels'] (1927)
  37. Demoniality, by Ludovico Maria Sinistrari (1927)
  38. Malleus Maleficarum, by Heinrich Kramer & Jacob Sprenger (1928)
    • Kramer, Heinrich, & James Sprenger. Malleus Maleficarum. 1487. Introduction by Dennis Wheatley. London: Arrow Books, 1971.
  39. The Discovery of Witches, by Matthew Hopkins (1928)
  40. [Trans. E. A. Ashwin] Compendium Maleficarum, by Francesco Maria Guazzo (1929)
  41. [Trans. E. A. Ashwin] Demonolatry, by Nicolas Remy (1930)
  42. The Supernatural Omnibus, Being a Collection of Stories of Apparitions, Witchcraft, Werewolves, Diabolism, Necromancy, Satanism, Divination, Sorcery, Goetry, Voodoo, Possession, Occult Doom and Destiny. London: Victor Gollancz, 1931.
  43. The Grimoire and Other Supernatural Stories (1936)
  44. Victorian Ghost Stories (1936)
  45. The Poems of Richard Barnfield (1936)
  46. The Complete Works of Thomas Otway (1936)

Reputedly the original for the villainous Mr. Karswell in M. R. James's ghost story "Casting the Runes" (1911). He may also have been the model for Father Hattrick in Edmund Crispin's 1977 detective novel The Glimpses of the Moon: "Under another name," says Crispin, "he's a sort of male C.V. Wedgwood."


    Herbert Russell Wakefield (1888-1964)

    Novels:

  1. Gallimaufry (1928)
  2. Happy Ever After (1929)
  3. Belt of Suspicion (1936)
  4. Hostess to Death (1938)

  5. Short story collections:

  6. They Return at Evening (1928)
    1. That Dieth Not
    2. Or Persons Unknown
    3. 'He Cometh and He Passeth By!'
    4. Professor Pownall's Oversight
    5. The Third Coach
    6. The Red Lodge
    7. 'And He Shall Sing...'
    8. The Seventeenth Hole at Duncaster
    9. A Peg on Which to Hang
    10. An Echo
  7. Old Man's Beard [aka Others Who Returned] (1929)
    1. A Coincidence at Hunton
    2. A Case of Mistaken Identity
    3. 'Written in Our Flesh!'
    4. 'Look Up There!'
    5. A Jolly Surprise for Henri
    6. Nurse's Tale
    7. Old Man's Beard
    8. Present at the End
    9. Surprise Item
    10. The Cairn
    11. The Dune
    12. The Last to Leave
    13. The Red Hand
    14. Unrehearsed
    15. Blind Man's Buff
  8. Imagine a Man in a Box (1931)
    1. The Frontier Guards
    2. The Central Figure
    3. Day-Dream in Macedon
    4. Damp Sheets
    5. The Inevitable Flaw
    6. Epilogue by Roger Bantock
    7. Corporal Humpit of the 4th Musketeers
    8. Mr. Bellows, the Monkey and the Turtle
    9. Imagine a Man in a Box
    10. The 'Swimease'
    11. The Sun in Their Eyes
    12. The Only Way Out
    13. The Lazaroid
  9. Ghost Stories (1932)
    1. Messrs. Turkes and Talbot
    2. A Peg on Which to Hang
    3. Used Car
    4. Damp Sheets
    5. The Cairn
    6. Blind Man's Bluff [sic]
    7. 'Look Up There!'
    8. The Frontier Guards
    9. Mr. Ash's Studio
    10. Nurse's Tale
    11. A Coincidence at Hunton
    12. The Red Hand
    13. An Echo
    14. Day-Dream in Macedon
    15. Knock! Knock! Who's There?
    16. Epilogue by Roger Bantock
    17. The Last to Leave
    18. The Central Figure
    19. Old Man's Beard
    20. Present at the End
    21. A Jolly Surprise for Henri
    • Ghost Stories. Florin Books. London: Jonathan Cape, 1932.
  10. A Ghostly Company (1935)
    1. 'And He Shall Sing ...'
    2. Death of a Poacher
    3. 'He Cometh and He Passeth By!'
    4. A Fishing Story
    5. The Seventeenth Hole at Duncaster
    6. Or Persons Unknown
    7. The Inevitable Flaw
    8. That Dieth Not
    9. The Red Lodge
    10. Professor Pownall's Oversight
    11. The Third Coach
    12. Colonel Humpit of the 4th Musketeers
  11. The Clock Strikes Twelve: Tales of the Supernatural (1940)
    1. Why I Write Ghost Stories
    2. Into Outer Darkness
    3. The Alley
    4. Jay Walkers
    5. Ingredient X
    6. 'I Recognised the Voice'
    7. Farewell Performance
    8. Not Quite Cricket
    9. In Collaboration
    10. A Stitch in Time
    11. Lucky's Grove
    12. Red Feathers
    13. Happy Ending?
    14. The First Sheaf
    15. Masrur
    16. A Fishing Story
    17. Used Car
    18. Death of a Poacher
    19. Knock! Knock! Who's There?
  12. Strayers from Sheol (1961)
    1. Farewell to All Those! (essay)
    2. The Triumph of Death
    3. Ghost Hunt
    4. The Third Shadow
    5. The Gorge of the Churels
    6. Mr. Ash's Studio
    7. Woe Water
    8. A Kink in Space-Time
    9. Messrs. Turkes and Talbot
    10. 'Immortal Bird'
    11. The Caretaker
    12. 'Four Eyes'
    13. The Sepulchre of Jasper Sarasen
    14. The Middle Drawer
    15. Monstrous Regiment
  13. The Best Ghost Stories of H. Russell Wakefield. Ed. Richard Dalby (1978)
    • The Best Ghost Stories of H. Russell Wakefield. Ed. Richard Dalby. 1978. Chicago: Academy Chicago Publications, 1982.
  14. Reunion at Dawn and Other Uncollected Ghost Stories (2000)
    1. Reunion at Dawn
    2. The Fire-Watcher's Story
    3. Parrot Cry
    4. Surprise for Papa
    5. Final Variation
    6. The Sandwich
    7. The Fall of the House of Gilpin
    8. Vengeance Is Ours!
    9. The Assignation
    10. The Latch-Key
    11. 'The Night Can Sweat with Terror'
    12. At World's End
    13. An Air of Berlioz
    14. The Bodyguard
    15. 'That Sleep of Death'
    16. Familiar Spirit
    17. A Man's Best Friend

  15. Non-Fiction:

  16. The Green Bicycle Case (1932)
  17. Hearken to the Evidence (1934)
  18. Landru, the French Bluebeard (1936)



One of the most bizarre and unexpected English ghost story writers. "Shortly before he died in Kensington, London, Wakefield's wife wrote August Derleth that her husband had destroyed his correspondence files, manuscripts and all photographs of himself" [Wikipedia].


Anthony Maitland: "Lucky's Grove" illustration (1970)







Johann Heinrich Füssli: The Nightmare (1790-91)








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