Readers of our "Macabre" and "Ghost Stories" MEGAPACK™ ebook series will surely enjoy this volume, which assembles the complete contents of two early British horror anthologies, Uncanny Stories (1916) and More Uncanny Stories (1918) both of which were assembled from tales originally published in Pearson’s Novel Magazine. Most of the contributors are little known today, butReaders of our "Macabre" and "Ghost Stories" MEGAPACK™ ebook series will surely enjoy this volume, which assembles the complete contents of two early British horror anthologies, Uncanny Stories (1916) and More Uncanny Stories (1918) both of which were assembled from tales originally published in Pearson’s Novel Magazine. Most of the contributors are little known today, but a couple -- including Roy Vickers -- went on to have distinguished careers in the mystery field. Included are:THE UNKNOWN QUANTITY, by E. R. PunshonTHE ARMLESS MAN, by W. G. LittTHE TOMTOM CLUE, by Scudamore Jarvis & Cecil MorganTHE CASE OF SIR ALISTER MOERAN, by Margaret StricklandTHE KISS, by M. E. RoyceTHE GOTH, by Roy VickersTHE LAST ASCENT, by E. R. PunshonTHE TERROR BY NIGHT, by Lewis ListerTHE TRAGEDY AT THE LOUP NOIR, by Gladys SternTHE MAILED FOOT, by Hermina Black & Edith Blair-StaplesTHE PIPERS OF MALLORY, by Theo. DouglasVISITING ROUNDS, by Michael KentTHE JUNGLE, by Paul EardleyTHE HAUNTED CHESSMEN, by E. R. PunshonTHE EIGHTH LAMP, by Roy VickersBILL DIXON STANDS, by J. Chapman AndrewsIf you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the more than 180 other entries in the series, covering science fiction, modern authors, mysteries, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more!...
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the uncanny stories megapack tm 16 classic chillers Reviews
This is a hodgepodge of stories - some thrillers, some ghost stories, some just weird. Overall, an interesting mix, but not always a successful one. "The Unknown Quantity" by E.R. Punshon is my personal favorite. Professor Maynard coldbloodedly murders his cousin for his money, which he intends to use to publish his paper, “The Secondary Variation of the Differential Calculus" and "A History of Higher Mathematics." Everything seems to be going his way. No one suspects him at all - then he looks at his hand and notices "on the palm a small drop of blood showed distinctly against the firm, pink flesh." He wipes it off, but the blood keeps coming back again and again and again...."The Mailed Foot", by Hermina Black & Edith Blair-Staples is about a fierce family ghost who avenges the honor (lost or otherwise) of the ladies of the families in a particularly brutal fashion. "The Pipers of Mallory" by Theo. Douglas concerns a young woman who goes to stay with her future mother-in-law, and soon learns of the older woman's (understandable) dislike of bagpipes, which are the traditional death knell for a member of the family. When the pipes are heard, no one is sure who will be the one to die. In "The Jungle" by Paul Eardley, a young man named Heron journeys to India seeking adventure and gets more than he expected for. He is hired as an assistant for a man named Shore. Shore's last two assistants died under strange, violent circumstances - and it appears that Heron is next. "The Haunted Chessman" by E.R. Punshon is an interesting story about a haunted chess set, carved from human bone, that brings death to everyone of its owners. "The Tomtom Clue" by Scudamore Jarvis & Cecil Morgan and "The Case of Sir Alister Moeran" by Margaret Strickland are downright racist in their depiction of Africans as savages. I wish Wildside Press wouldn't include stories like these.