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Bradbury Stories : 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales
by Ray Bradbury Details
The stories within these pages were chosen by Bradbury himself, and span a career that blossomed in the pulp magazines of the early 1940s and continues to flourish in the new millennium.
Dracula
by Bram Stoker Details
Having discovered the double identity of the wealthy Transylvanian nobleman, Count Dracula, a small group of people vow to rid the world of the evil vampire. A timeless tale of Gothic horror and romance.
Duel: Terror Stories
by Richard Matheson Details
Duel, Steven Spielberg's acclaimed first film, was adapted by Richard Matheson from his story of the same name. But "Duel" is only one of the classic suspense tales in this treasure trove of terror, which also contains Matheson's legendary first story, "Born of Man and Woman," as well as several stunning shockers that inspired memorable episodes of The Twilight Zone.
Entombed
by Linda Fairstein Details
When a former residence of Edgar Allan Poe is demolished, a human skeleton is found behind the walls. Soon, Cooper is digging into Poe's tormented life, hoping to discover a clue that will break open the case.
For Edgar
by Sheldon Rusch Details
A series of bizarre and baffling crimes draws Special Agent Elizabeth Taylor Hewitt into the pursuit of a madman calling himself The Raven who is paying homage to the literary works of Edgar Allan Poe with his twisted and violent killings.
In the Shadow of the Master: Classic Tales
by Edgar Allan Poe Details
Collects sixteen of Poe's works, in a commemorative volume complemented by essays from twenty contemporary authors, including Stephen King, Nelson DeMille, Sue Grafton, and Lawrence Block.
Night Shift
by Stephen King Details
Nineteen of King's most unsettling short pieces: bizarre tales of dark doings and unthinkable acts from the twilight regions where horror and madness take on eerie, unearthly forms, where noises in the walls and shadows by the bed are always signs of something dreadful on the prowl.
Not Quite Dead
by John MacLachlan Gray Details
During his less than successful reading tour of America, Charles Dickens finds himself sharing dilapidated quarters--and swapping story ideas--with Edgar Allan Poe, who has faked his own death in order to escape the Irish mob.
Poe's Children : The New Horror : An Anthology
by Peter Straub Details
An anthology of modern horror fiction features tales from twenty-five masters of the genre, with such selections as Stephen King's "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet," Dan Chaon's "The Bees," and Peter Straub's "Little Red."
Poe: 19 New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe
by Ellen Datlow Details
To coincide with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, this anthology celebrates the depth and diversity of one of the most important figures in literature.
Psycho
by Robert Bloch Details
Mary Crane believes she has found shelter from the storm when she checks into the Bates Motel, but the knife-wielding owner, Norman Bates, soon rips her piece of mind to shreds and the nightmare begins.
Pym
by Mat Johnson Details
A comic journey into the ultimate land of whiteness by an unlikely band of African American adventurers. Jaynes is obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe's only novel ; when he discovers a crude slave narrative that seems to confirm the reality of Poe's fiction, he resolves to seek out Tsalal, imagining it to be a key to his personal salvation.
The Best of H.P. Lovecraft : Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre
by H.P. Lovecraft Details
This collection includes sixteen of Lovecraft's most horrifying visions, including his masterpiece "The Shadow Out of Time." Though his readership was limited during his life, Lovecraft is often compared to Edgar Allan Poe and is now regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century.
The Complete Sherlock Holmes. Vol. 1
by Arthur Conan Doyle Details
Here are all four full-length novels and 56 short stories chronicling the colorful adventures of Sherlock Holmes--every word Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ever wrote about Baker Street's most famous resident.
The Death Dealer
by Heather Graham Details
As a killer obsessed by Poe's macabre tales selects his victims from members of a literary society devoted to the master writer, author Genevieve O'Brien, fearing that her mother will be next, enlists the aid of P.I. Joe Connolly to stop the murders.
The Pale Blue Eye
by Louis Bayard Details
When a suicide victim's body disappears from the West Point Military Academy, detective Gus Landor gets called in to investigate. After a new cadet, Edgar Allan Poe, approaches Landor with his theory that the man they are looking for is a poet, the duo begins to narrow down suspects all the while dealing with their own personal demons.
The Poe Shadow
by Matthew Pearl Details
In 1849, the body of Edgar Allan Poe has been buried in an unmarked grave in Baltimore. Concluded by everyone as a second-rate writer who met a disgraceful end, one lone admirer, Quentin Clark, puts his own career and reputation at risk in a crusade to salvage Poe's. Pearl combines fact with fiction to reconstruct Poe's final days in this literary historical mystery.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson Details
In this classic story of good and evil, a gentle doctor's experiment into the duality of the soul goes awry and he is transformed into a hideous monster at night. Stevenson explores the darker side of human nature, which is a common theme in the works of Poe.
The Tell-Tale Corpse
by Harold Schechter Details
Heading to Massachusetts in search of a cure for his ailing wife, Edgar Allan Poe becomes embroiled in an investigation into a series of brutal murders, joining forces with Louisa May Alcott to bring together the clues in seemingly unrelated cases.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
by Shirley Jackson Details
Since the mysterious death of four family members, the superstitious Mary Katherine "Merricat" Blackwood, her ailing uncle Julian, and agoraphobic sister Constance have lived in a bizarre but contented state of isolation. But when cousin Charles arrives in search of the Blackwood fortune, a terrible family secret is revealed. A treat for fans of Gothic mystery and suspense.
Updated 02/26/2013
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