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ASH-TREE PRESS eBOOKS

Our eBook range was launched in November 2011, and new titles are being added on a regular basis. Ash-Tree eBooks are available in Kindle and ePub formats (for Nook, Kobo, etc.), and are available direct from this site (eBook files are delivered to you by email as soon as possible following receipt of payment advice from Paypal). Alternatively, Kindle versions are available via amazon websites. Keep checking . . . there will be a number of eBook specials appearing in due course. Contact us if there are any particular titles you would like to see available as Ash-Tree eBooks.

 

 

 

ASH-TREE PRESS MACABRE Volume One

Between 1997 and 2005, Ash-Tree published a series of annual volumes known as THE ASH-TREE PRESS ANNUAL MACABRE. The stories were culled from the wonderful weekly and monthly magazines of bygone days. For eBook publication, a number of volumes are being combined into a single volume, and the first in this eBook series includes the contents from the 1997, 1998, and 1999 volumes. Don't miss out on wonderful 'lost' stories from such writers as Patricia Wentworth, Arthur Ransome, W. Somerset Maugham, E. C. Bentley, and many others.

ASH-TREE MACABRE Volume One

 

 

ASH-TREE PRESS MACABRE Volume Two

The second volume in the ASH-TREE PRESS MACABRE series features twenty-two stories, the contents of the 2000 and 2001 volumes of THE ASH-TREE PRESS ANNUAL MACABRE.

 

ASH-TREE MACABRE Volume Two

 

 

 

ASH-TREE PRESS MACABRE Volume Three

The third volume in the ASH-TREE PRESS MACABRE series features thirty stories,  Ghosts at The Cornhill, the contents of the 2002 and 2003 volumes of THE ASH-TREE PRESS ANNUAL MACABRE.

 

ASH-TREE MACABRE Volume Three

 

 

 

ASH-TREE PRESS OCCULT DETECTIVES VOLUME ONE

The first in the Occult Detectives eBook series features three collections: Aylmer Vance: Ghost-Seer; Norton Vyse: Psychic; and The Experiences of Flaxman Low.

 

 

ASH-TREE PRESS OCCULT DETECTIVES - VOLUME ONE

 

 

ASH-TREE PRESS OCCULT DETECTIVES VOLUME TWO:
THE FIRST CASEBOOK OF MILES PENNOYER by Margery Lawrence

When Margery Lawrence created her 'psychic sleuth' Miles Pennoyer in the mid-1940s, she gave life to a character who has since taken a place alongside Algernon Blackwood's John Silence and Dion Fortune's Dr Taverner as one of the greatest—and most memorable—of those specialists dealing with cases that  baffle more conventional medical practitioners. A student of many branches of the occult and the arcane, he lives in quiet elegance on a street overlooking the Thames: a street properly named 'Queer Street' by those who know of Pennoyer's field of expertise and the desperate clients who seek his aid when they have fallen foul of supernatural forces. Like another great consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, Pennoyer is accompanied by a faithful friend, the writer Jerome Latimer, who is always on hand to record his companion's greatest successes.

The First Casebook of Miles Pennoyer contains six of the twelve stories Lawrence wrote featuring this enigmatic character.

 

THE FIRST CASEBOOK OF MILES PENNOYER

 

 

ASH-TREE PRESS VAMPIRE CLASSICS

In the first of a 'Lost Classics' series, produced especially for eBook readers, LOST VAMPIRE CLASSICS brings together two rarities: THE WOMAN IN BLACK by M. Y. Halidom and THE VAMPIRE by Reginald Hodder. These two novels are not the vampire of Bram Stoker, but are early twentieth century developments on the vampire character. Both feature a woman as the fiend . . . each has its individual appeal.

ASH-TREE PRESS VAMPIRE CLASSICS

 

 

 

ASH-TREE PRESS VAMPIRE CLASSICS: VOLUME TWO

The second is our Vampire Classics series features three pieces: In the Dwellings of the Wilderness by C. Bryson Taylor; 'The Vampire' by Mrs Stanley Wrench; and Moonflowers by Margaret Peterson.
Three fine tales. Not to be missed.

 

ASH-TREE PRESS VAMPIRE CLASSICS VOL. TWO

 


 

SHERLOCK HOLMES OF BAKER STREET
A Life of the World's First Consulting Detective
by William S. Baring-Gould

William S. Baring-Gould (1913–67) was a devoted Sherlockian whose work on Sherlockian chronology and biography culminated, in 1967, in the publication of THE ANNOTATED SHERLOCK HOLMES. Prior to that, however, in 1962, he published the SHERLOCK HOLMES OF BAKER STREET, the first major biography of Sherlock Holmes, subtitled 'A Life of the World's First Consulting Detective'. The biography has been unavailable in a modern edition for many years, and it is a great pleasure, therefore, to offer to modern-day Sherlockians this eBook edition in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of its first publication.

SHERLOCK HOLMES OF BAKER STREET

 

 

 

GHOSTS IN THE HOUSE by A. C. & R. H. Benson
Nineteen of the finest ghost stories from the pens of the 'other two' Benson brothers. Read more . . .

Ghosts in the House

 

 

 

THE TERROR BY NIGHT by E. F. Benson
The first volume in the Ash-Tree Press Collected 'Spook Stories' of E. F. Benson. Read more . . .

The Terror by Night

 

 

 

THE PASSENGER by E. F. Benson
The second volume in the Collected 'Spook Stories' series. Read more . . .

The Passenger


 

 

MRS AMWORTH by E. F. Benson
The third volume in the Collected 'Spook Stories' series. Read more . . .

Mrs Amworth


 

 

THE FACE by E. F. Benson
The fourth volume in the Collected 'Spook Stories' series. Read more . . .

The Face

 


SEA MIST by E. F. Benson
The fifth and final volume in the Collected 'Spook Stories' series. Read more . . .

Sea Mist

 

 

 

A HAZY SHADE OF WINTER by Simon Bestwick
Step into the world of Simon Bestwick's modern ghost/supernatural/horror stories. You will never look at your own world in quite the same way. Read more . . .

A Hazy Shade of Winter

 

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YESTERDAY KNOCKS by Noel Boston
The only edition of the complete ghost stories of Noel Boston. Read more . . .

Yesterday Knocks

 

 

TWILIGHT and Other Supernatural Romances by Marjorie Bowen
edited by Jessica Amanda Salmonson

A stunning collection of stories from a neglected master of the supernatural tale. Read more . . .

TWILIGHT

 

 

 

THE COLD EMBRACE and Other Ghost Stories by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Eighteen weird and ghostly tales from a much-neglected Victorian practitioner of the genre. Read more . . .

The Cold Embrace

 

 

THE ADVENTURE OF THE MAIDEN VOYAGE: Sherlock Holmes and the R.M.S. Titanic
by Alexander E. Braun

When Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are summoned by Mycroft Holmes to a dinner at the Diogenes Club, they learn of the vitally important work being carried out by Phineas Farnsworth. Farnsworth is developing HEDAR, the Hertzian Echo Detector and Ranger, which will be vital to Britain in the anticipated war with Germany. Farnsworth, however, needs to consult with scientists in America, and Holmes and Watson are commissioned to accompany him and his invention on the trans-Atlantic voyage. Plans have been carefully made, and tickets have been booked for the journey . . . on the R.M.S. Titanic. This account by Dr Watson, suppressed for a full hundred years following the events of the voyage, is now made available for the first time.

The Maiden Voyage

 


MY DEAR HOLMES: A Study in Sherlock by Gavin Brend
Gavin Brend's was one of the earliest biographies/chronologies of Sherlock Holmes (first published in 1951). It investigates all of the canonical problems, and puts the relationship between Holmes and Watson into a new perspective. We're delighted to make this available for today's Sherlockian readers in eBook format.

My Dear Holmes


 

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THE WATCHER BY THE THRESHOLD by John Buchan
The complete weird and supernatural tales by this master of the short story. Read more . . .

The Watcher by the Threshold

 

 

 

THE GOLDEN GONG and Other Night-Pieces
by Thomas Burke
Twenty-one stories of horrors from London's Limehouse and other locations from a much neglected master of the macabre. More . . .

The Golden Gong

 

 

INTRUDERS by A. M. Burrage
The first volume of the Ash-Tree Press series gathering together the supernatural fiction of this master of the short tale. Read more . . .

Intruders


 

 

THE OCCULT FILES OF FRANCIS CHARD: SOME GHOST STORIES by A. M. Burrage
The second collection in the Ash-Tree series gathering the bulk of Burrage's supernatural fiction. Read more . . .

Francis Chard


 

SOMEONE IN THE ROOM: STRANGE TALES OLD AND NEW by A. M. Burrage
Ash-Tree's third collection in the series gathering the bulk of Burrage's supernatural fiction. Read more . . .

SOMEONE IN THE ROOM

 

 

 


WARNING WHISPERS by A. M. Burrage
The fourth volume of A. M. Burrage's supernatural stories. Read more . . .

WARNING WHISPERS

 

 


SCREAM FOR JEEVES: A Parody by P. H. Cannon
Three wonderful adventures of Jeeves and Wooster, in which they tackle problems from the Lovecraftian world, with the help of Sherlockian influences. Read more . . .

Scream For Jeeves

 

 

 

THE BLACK REAPER by Bernard Capes
Twenty-three chilling stories from a much overlooked master of the genre. Read more . . .

The Black Reaper

 

 

 

DIVINATIONS OF THE DEEP by Matt Cardin
Matt Cardin's highly acclaimed collection of glimpses into the primal chaos which God fashioned into an ordered cosmos, and the threads which occasionally unravel at the seams of the universe. Read more . . .

Divinations of the Deep





THE CANONICAL COMPENDIUM by Stephen Clarkson
This is 'the' must-have reference volume for Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts! The Canonical Compendium comprises a Topical Index of places, people, events, and items appearing in the Sherlockian canon, in 80 categories and 144 sub-categories, together with sixty different Story Indexes, one for each of the adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Entries are cross-referenced to five major editions of the Sherlockian canon, making this volume of practical use to virtually all readers of the Sherlock Holmes stories. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EDITION IS AVAILABLE ONLY IN PDF FORMAT (fully searchable).

The Canonical Compendium (PDF edition)

 

 

 

 

THE HORROR OF ABBOT'S GRANGE by Frederick Cowles
The First of three volumes of ghost/horror stories, collecting twenty of the sixty-one stories written by Cowles. Read more . . .

THE HORROR OF ABBOT'S GRANGE


 

 

 

 

THE NIGHT WIND HOWLS by Frederick Cowles
The second volume of ghost/horror stories by Frederick Cowles collects a further twenty-four chilling tales. Read more . . .

The Night Wind Howls


 

 

FEAR WALKS THE NIGHT by Frederick Cowles
The third and final volume of Cowles's stories. These seventeen stories were not published until afther the author's death. Read more . . .

Fear Walks the Night


 

ROBERT AICKMAN : AN INTRODUCTION by Gary W. Crawford
Robert Aickman was one of the most important writers of ghost stories in the last century. His personal, deeply felt tales were consummately poetic. Very much feeling a sense of twentieth century Angst, Aickman wrote elegant, moving tales of subtle terror. He also founded the Inland Waterways Association in Britain, which upgraded Britain's rivers and canals. He was a drama and film critic as well as being a member of the boards of British opera and ballet companies. This volume is an overview of his life and works.

Robert Aickman: An Introduction

 

 

 

UNHOLY RELICS by M. P. Dare
M. P. Dare's 1947 collection of thirteen stories of the weird, strange, and ghostly. Read more . . .

Unholy Relics

 

 

 

WILD JUSTICE edited by ELLEN DATLOW
Previously only published in the U.K. (as LETHAL KISSES), this eighteen-story anthology edited by Ellen Datlow is now receiving International eBook publication. Read here for full details . . .

Wild Justice

 

 

 

 

THE ELEMENTAL: Tales of the Supernormal and the Inexplicable
by Ulric Daubeny

Perhaps the ultimate in rarities! This splendid collection of seventeen stories is now available in eBook. Read more . . .

THE ELEMENTAL

 


 

 

 

BENDING THE WILLOW: Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes by David Stuart Davies
The definitive study of Jeremy Brett in his role as the Master Detective in the Granada TV series.

Bending the Willow

 

 


 

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DARK ENCOUNTERS by William Croft Dickinson

Called by some the 'Ghost Stories of a Scottish Antiquary', Professor Dickinson's haunting and sometimes terrifying tales of antiquarians, historians, archæologists, and scientists are now available as an Ash-Tree Press website exclusive. The thirteen stories in this collection are almost all based on well known events or incidents, and will leave readers wondering just where the merging of truth and fiction might have occurred.

CONTENTS: The Keepers of the Wall; Return at Dusk; The Eve of St Botulph; Can These Stones Speak?; The Work of Evil; The Return of the Native: Quieta Non Movere; Let the Dead Bury the Dead; The Castle Guide; The Witch's Bone; The Sweet Singers; The House of Balfother; His Own Number.

DARK ENCOUNTERS

 

 


THE CAPTAIN OF THE 'POLE-STAR': Weird and Imaginative Fiction by Arthur Conan Doyle
Thirty-seven stories are gathered in the most complete collection of Conan Doyle's weird fiction ever published. Read more . . .

The Captain of the 'Pole-Star'

 


 

 

THE NIGHT COMES ON by Steve Duffy
Steve Duffy's first highly acclaimed collection of stories in the Jamesian style. This new electronic edition adds four further stories, two original to the revised collection. Read more . . .

The Night Comes On

 

TRAGIC LIFE STORIES by Steve Duffy
Steve Duffy's work has been described as 'exquisite' and 'heartbreaking' (Mark Flowers School Library Journal), 'compelling' (Charles Tan, Bibliophile Stalker), and 'exceptional . . . full of menace, thrills, and growing terror' (Mario Guslandi, The Short Review). TRAGIC LIFE STORIES demonstrates all these qualities, bringing the classic ghost story up to date in a way that is as unsettling as it is terrifying. In these nine stories, nothing is what it seems, no one is safe, and there is absolutely nowhere to hide. Read more . . .

Tragic Life Stories

 

 

 

THE PHANTOM COACH: Collected Ghost Stories by Amelia B. Edwards
The first time that all of Amelia Edwards's known supernatural stories have been gathered together in one volume. Read more . . .

The Phantom Coach




THE INVISIBLE EYE by Erckmann-Chatrian
The Hugh Lamb-edited collection from these fine writers of the weird and horrible tale. Read more . . .

The Invisible Eye

 

 

 

THE NEBULY COAT by John Meade Falkner

First published in 1903, John Meade Falkner's THE NEBULY COAT has drawn praise from writers as diverse as Thomas Hardy, Graham Greene, E. M. Forster, John Betjeman, Henry Newbolt, and A. N. Wilson, while Lady Violet Bonham Carter, visiting a munitions works in 1915, fell into conversation with one of the directors, with whom she began discussing  books. She told him that there was one book that he must read; 'I cannot tell you why, because its quality is indescribable—it is called THE NEBULY COAT.' 'I wrote it,' relied the director.

The novel tells of the experiences of a young architect, Arthur Westray, who is despatched to the sleepy Dorset town of Cullerne to oversee restoration work on the once splendid, but now sadly deteriorated, Cullerne Minster. The project would seem to offer little by way of excitement: Cullerne is quiety dying, and Westray fears that any restoration efforts are doomed through lack of finance. He soon finds himself, rather unwillingly, caught up in the current of Cullerne life, and hears rumours about a mystery surrounding the claim to the title of Lord Blandamer, whose family vault is sited in Cullerne Minster, and whose arms—The Nebuly Coat—adorn the Minster's great transept window. When the new Lord Blandamer arrives, promising to pay all the costs of restoration, the inhabitants rejoice—all except Westray, who suspects that the new Lord is not what he seems, and the gone-to-seed organist, Sharnall, who seems close to solving the mystery of the Blandamer inheritance.

Part social comedy, part Hardyesque tragedy, and part murder mystery, THE NEBULY COAT stands unique among english novels.

 

THE NEBULY COAT

 

 

AFTER SHOCKS by Paul Finch
The British Fantasy Award-winning collection from the ever-popular British writer of horrors. Read more . . .

After Shocks


 

 

 

GHOST REALM by Paul Finch

Nine stunning stories of Haunted Britain from a modern master of the genre. Read more . . .

 

GHOST REALM

 


 

WALKERS IN THE DARK by Paul Finch

WALKERS IN THE DARK by Paul Finch: In this dynamic new collection, Paul Finch draws on fact, legend, and myth to create five terrifying tales spanning the length and breadth of Great Britain, from the mountains of Snowdonia to industrial Lancashire, and from northern Scotland to a run-down district of Liverpool. Readers will encounter the shape-shifting Baobham Sith and the horrifying 'Red Clogs'; search for the monstrous afanc of Wales; be haunted by the spectres of a war long past but not forgotten; and, in the spectactular title story, take part in a treasure hunt that goes terrifyingly wrong. WALKERS IN THE DARK is Paul Finch at his hard-hitting best, and a collection that will haunt you long after the last page has been turned.

Walkers in the Dark

 


WHERE HUMAN PATHWAYS END by Shamus Frazer

Ten supernatural stories and a poem from an author whose work appeared in London Mystery Magazine. Read more . . .

 

WHERE HUMAN PATHWAYS END

 

 


THE ROSE OF DEATH and Other Mysterious Delusions by Julian Hawthorne
Eight of Hawthorne's finest supernatural tales and a detailed overview of his life and career by editor Jessica Salmonson. Read more . . .

The Rose of Death

 


 

ROPE TRICK by Mark P. Henderson
Thirteen highly acclaimed strange tales, including the Aickmanesque 'Rope Trick'. Read more . . .

Rope Trick


 


AMERICAN MORONS by Glen Hirshberg
From the author of the acclaimed novel THE SNOWMAN'S CHILDREN and the award-winning collection THE TWO SAMS, comes AMERICAN MORONS, a collection of dazzling and haunting tales. . . .
     Two travelling college students confront their disintegrating relationship and the new American reality in a breakdown-lane along the Italian Superstrade; a woman chases the ghost of her neglectful father to a vanished amusement park at the end of the Long Beach pier; a pair of lonely, recently retired teachers leans just how much Los Angeles has taken from them; and chilling, post-funeral events reveal so much more of a family's horrific legacy.
     In these atmospheric, wide-ranging, surprisingly playful, and deeply mournful stories, grandkids and widows, ice-cream-truck drivers, and judges, travelers and invalids all discover—and sometimes survive—the everyday losses from which the most vengeful ghosts so often spring.

American Morons

 


THE BOOK OF BUNK by Glen Hirshberg
Glen Hirshberg's amazing novel, telling the story of Paul Dent, who winds up attached to the Federal Writers' Project, one of the least understood, shortest-lived, and most impossibly amibtious undertakings in the history of American goverment. Read more . . .

The Book of Bunk

 


THE FELLOW TRAVELLERS by Sheila Hodgson
When M. R. James penned his essay 'Stories I Have Tried to Write', he left several plot ideas for, as he wrote, 'the benefit of somebody else'. One writer who appreciated James's generosity was Sheila Hodgson, who determined to bring some of his ideas to fruition. Hodgson's collection contains twelve stories, eight based on radio plays, which remain true to both the character and spirit of M. R. James. Read more . . .

The Fellow Travellers


 



THE COMPLETE UNEASY TALES by Violet Hunt

This eBook edition gathers together the two collections of supernatural tales, Tales of the Uneasy and More Tales of the Uneasy

Read more on Tales of the Uneasy here . . .

THE COMPLETE UNEASY TALES

 

 

 

VAMPIRES OVERHEAD by Alan Hyder
Alan Hyder's 1935 novel of the vampire invasion of earth, the destruction of London, and the human battle between three survivors. Read more . . .

Vampires Overhead

 


 


SIX GHOST STORIES by T. G. Jackson
Jackson's relatively little known collection, which was first published in 1919. Read more . . .

SIX GHOST STORIES

 



THE FIVE JARS by M. R. James
M. R. James's classic fantasy tale for children and adults alike. Read more . . .

The Five Jars



 

 

A PLEASING TERROR : The Complete Supernatural Writings by M. R. James
Complete, annotated, the only edition of M. R. James's supernatural stories you will ever need. Read more . . .

A Pleasing Terror


 

 


ETON AND KING'S by M. R. James

James's reminiscences of his time spent at the two colleges. Read more . . .

ETON AND KING'S

 

 

 

SUMMONING KNELLS and Other Inventions by Chico Kidd
Forty-seven marvellous tales from the world inhabited by bell-ringers, ghosts à la M. R. James, and many others besides. Read more . . .

Summoning Knells

 

 

 


NO. 472 CHEYNE WALK by A. F. (Chico) Kidd & Rick Kennett
Like the detective stories of Sherlock Holmes, the Carnacki tales of William Hope Hodgson contain several references to never-described cases. Chico Kidd and Rick Kennett explore those references in the stories which go to make up this highly acclaimed collection of the untold stories of Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder. Read more . . .

No 472 Cheyne Walk

 



 

LADY STANHOPE'S MANUSCRIPT and Other Supernatural Tales
Edited by Barbara Roden

The very first Ash-Tree Press publication. Five stories. Read more . . . .

LADY STANHOPE''S MANUSCRIPT

 

 

 

THE EARTH WIRE and Other Stories by Joel Lane
Love and Death. Sex and Despair. In this critically acclaimed collection of seventeen short stories, Joel Lane examines the means and the cost of survival.

The Earth Wire

 


 

NIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE by Margery Lawrence

A 'lost', twelve-story collection from a master storyteller. Read more . . .

NIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE

 

 

 

THE FLOATING CAFÉ by Margery Lawrence

Twelve more tales to delight. Read more . . .

THE FLOATING CAFÉ

 

 

 

THE TERRACES OF NIGHT by Margery Lawrence

The 'Sequel' to Lawrence's earlier collection, NIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE. A further twelve stories. Read more . . .

THE TERRACES OF NIGHT

 

 

 

 

A NATURAL BODY AND A SPIRITUAL BODY: Some Worcestershire Encounters with the Supernatural
by J. S. Leatherbarrow's

An enthusiast of the ghost stories of M. R. James, J. S. Leathbarrow turned his hand to writing his own when the supply to tell to the young people of his parish was exhausted. Read more . . .

A NATURAL BODY AND A SPIRITUAL BODY


 


THE COMPLETE HAUNTINGS by Vernon Lee
edited, with an Introduction, by David G. Rowlands

This volume gathers all of Vernon Lee's supernatural writings. Read more . . .

THE COMPLETE HAUNTINGS

 

 


NINE GHOSTS by R. H. Malden
Richard Henry Malden (1879–1951), Vicar of Headingley, Leeds, and later, until the end of his life, Dean of Wells Cathedral, knew M. R. James for more than thirty years, and greatly admired his friend's ghost stories. The stories in NINE GHOSTS, Malden's only collection of supernatural fiction, were intended as a tribute to James's memory. In the years that have elapsed since the book's first publication, however, Malden has emerged as more than merely an imitator of James's style, and is now regarded as one of the finest ghost story writers of the last century. Read more . . .

Nine Ghosts

 

 

 

THE HAUNTED CHAIR and Other Stories by Richard Marsh
Eighteen chilling tales from the famed author of The Beetle. Read more . . .

The Haunted Chair

 

 

 

NIGHTMARE JACK and Other Stories by John Metcalfe
Seventeen stories from a much neglected master of the genre, whose work rivals that of Walter de la Mare, L. P. Hartley, and Robert Aickman. Read more . . .

Nightmare Jack

 


 


THE ALABASTER HAND by A. N. L. Munby
Fourteen chilling tales make up Munby's tribute to M. R. James in what is a cornerstone collection of the genre. Read more . . .

The Alabaster Hand

 

 

 

IN THE DARK by E. Nesbit
Twenty-one stories of the ghostly, weird, and macabre from this master storyteller. Read more . . .

In the Dark

 

 

 

IN GHOSTLY COMPANY by Amyas Northcote
A collection of classic ghost stories by a contemporary of M. R. James. Read more . . .

In Ghostly Company

 

 

 

THE PASSION PLAY and Other Ghost Stories
by Antony Oldknow
Ten stories from the strange world envisioned by Antony Oldknow. Read more . . .

The Passion Play

 


 

 

MASQUES OF SATAN: Twelve Tales and a Novella by Reggie Oliver
Reggie Oliver's third, highly acclaimed collection of supernatural stories. A must for enthusiasts of the genre. Read more . . .

Masques of Satan

 

 

 

THE MIRROR and Other Strange Reflections by Arthur Porges
edited by Mike Ashley

Twenty-eight stories of horror, supernatural, and mystery from this much neglected master of macabre. Read more . . .

THE MIRROR and Other Strange Reflections

 

 


NIGHT CREATURES by Seabury Quinn
Eleven stories of werewolves and witches, vampires and demons, and even the conventional ghost or two, from the famous contributor to Weird Tales. Read more . . .

Night Creatures

 



 

'I AM INCLINED TO THINK . . .': Musings on Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle
by Barbara Roden
 

Did Jack the Ripper inspire a gruesome touch in one of the Sherlock Holmes stories? Was Inspector Lestrade an idiot (and is Dr Watson really as intelligent as some Sherlockians like to make him out to be)? Did Holmes really dislike and distrust women? Are the similarities between 'The Red-Headed League' and 'The Three Garridebs' more than mere coincidence? And are Sherlockians in danger of not seeing the forest for the trees in their tireless analysis of the minutiae of the canon? These questions and many more are posed (and answered) in this collection of fifteen articles about Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, television and movie adaptations of the stories, and that wondrous world where it is always 1895. Originally published in 2004, 'I AM INCLINED TO THINK . . .' has been greatly expanded for this new eBook publication.

''I AM INCLINED TO THINK . . .''

 

THE THAMES HORROR and Other Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Barbara Roden
'I am an old man now, the last survivor of that small group which was witness to the events which occurred in Devonshire in October of 1899. If I do not commit the details—the true details—to paper, then the story will be lost forever.'
These true details are revealed in Barbara Roden's 'Of the Origin of the Hound of the Baskervilles', described by Publishers Weekly as 'exceptional' and 'on a level of its own'. It is one of the four tales included in The Thames Horror, which gathers together four new adventures of Sherlock Holmes and his companion, Dr John Watson. Roden—a lifelong Sherlockian and a member of the Baker Street Irregulars of New York—remains faithful to the immortal characters created by Conan Doyle while infusing her tales with suspense, mystery, and more than a little horror. In 'The Things That Shall Come Upon Them'—which SF Site praised as 'entertaining and elegantly written'—Holmes and Watson team up with psychic detective Flaxman Low to solve the mysterious occurrences at Lufford Abbey, in a tribute to M. R. James's classic tale 'Casting the Runes'. A previously unrecorded case provides the basis for 'The Suspect Servant', and a real-life horror takes centre stage in the previously unpublished title story, which sees Holmes and Watson on the trail of a serial killer in Victorian London. The Thames Horror is a must-read for anyone who has ever wished that Conan Doyle had written more stories about his immortal detective. Escape to the gaslit world where it is always 1895 and rejoice: the game is afoot once more!

THE THAMES HORROR

 

 

SLEEP NO MORE by L. T. C. Rolt
Tom Rolt's classic collection of supernatural tales. Read more . . .

SLEEP NO MORE

 

 


THE EXECUTOR AND OTHER GHOST STORIES by David G. Rowlands
David Rowlands' wonderful tales of Fr O'Connor and Mr Batchel finally make the transition to eBook. Read more . . .

THE EXECUTOR and Other Ghost Storieses

 



 

THEY MIGHT BE GHOSTS: Ghost Stories of an Artisan by David G. Rowlands
David G. Rowlands has been writing ghost stories for the British small press for many years, and his supernatural fiction has won him a large following. His first collection, THE EXECUTOR AND OTHER GHOST STORIES, demonstrated Rowlands's ability as a writer in the Jamesian tradition, and lso introduced further stories of Mr Batchel, based on E. G. Swain's fictional clergyman, and Fr O'Connor.
THEY MIGHT BE GHOSTS has a number of traditional stories, too, but in this collection Rowlands tells stories with a supernatural twist based on his many life experiences. Thus we have strange events encountered by a club of owners of Riley motor cars; stories of weird happenings in the life of a Pest Control Operative; very unusual happenings connected with events in the life of a player of the Hawaiian guitar; the weird and wonderful world of the garden railway enthusiast; encounters with a psychic detective agency; and even a couple of personal encounters with the great M. R. James himself. THEY MIGHT BE GHOSTS was orginally published by Ghost Story Press in a limited edition of 250, and is now made available as an Ash-Tree Press eBook exclusive.

THEY MIGHT BE GHOSTS

 



THE DEEP MUSEUM: Ghost Stories of a Melancholic
by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
A memorable collection of ghost stories and poems from World Fantasy Award-winning writer and editor Jessica Amanda Salmonson. Read more . . .

The Deep Museum

 

 

RANDALLS ROUND by Eleanor Scott
Randalls Round, Eleanor Scott's only collection of supernatural stories, is one of the most rare and sought-after titles in the genre. For many years nothing was known about the author, who remained as shadowy and elusive as her book. Contemporaries, such as M. R. James and Montague Summers, remained silent about her collection. More recently, however, details of her life have been tracked down, and now at last Randalls Round is published for a new generation of ghost story connoisseurs. In her Foreword to the volume, Scott tells how all nine stories had their origins in dreams, and hopes that they will have lost none of their power to terrify when translated to the printed page. She need not have worried. Stories such as 'Randalls Round', 'The Twelve Apostles', and 'At Simnel Acres Farm' are easily equivalent to anything written by such acknowledged masters as M. R. James and E. F. Benson, and in 'Celui-là', her tale of a nameless horror on a Breton beach, Scott has created a minor masterpiece of horror. Read more . . .

Randalls Round

 

 

SATAN'S CIRCUS by Lady Eleanor Smith
A wonderful collection of strange, weird, and supernatural stories from the world of the circus, the theatre, gipsy camps, and more. Read more . . .

 

Satan's Circus




THOSE WHOM THE OLD GODS LOVE by Harvey Peter Sucksmith

In the ten chilling and gripping tales of THOSE WHOM THE OLD GODS LOVE, Harvey Peter Sucksmith explores the terror of the human mind, imagined and real. His themes range from a chessboard inhabited by the Northern Gods; a terrifying encounter in a Charing Cross Road bookshop; a typewriter haunted from its grim past in a Nazi concentration camp; a silver horn which threatens the end of the world; a genius who suffers a grim end after translating an unknown language; and many more.
These ten stories are to be savoured . . . their shudders will stay with the reader long after the book is closed.
Originally published by Ghost Story Press in a very limited edition, THOSE WHOM THE OLD GODS LOVE is now an Ash-Tree Press eBook exclusive.

THOSE WHOM THE OLD GODS LOVE

 

 

THE STONEGROUND GHOST TALES by E. G. Swain
E. G. Swain's delightful ghost stories involving The Revd. Mr Batchel and his haunted parish of Stoneground. Read more . . .

The Stoneground Ghost Tales


 


 

 

THEY RETURN AT EVENING by H. R. Wakefield
The decomposing ghost of a murdered wife; the spectre of a dog which answers to the most terrifying of whistles; evil in the tradition of M. R. James's 'Casting the Runes', as a lawyer seeks to avenge the death of a friend. . . . These, and many more, are the ghosts which H. R. Wakefield has set to haunt us in his first book (the first of six Wakefield collections from Ash-Tree Press) of supernatural stories—a landmark collection first published in 1928. Read more . . .

THEY RETURN AT EVENING

 

 

OLD MAN'S BEARD by H. R. Wakefield
Mr Wakefield's first book of Ghost Stories, published under the happy title of THEY RETURN AT EVENING, was so successful both here and in America (where it was recommended by that curious institution 'The Book of the Month Club') that the author has been persuaded to draw further upon the resources of his horrific imagination. (From the dust jacket of the first edition.)

Old Man's Beard

 


IMAGINE A MAN IN A BOX by H. R. Wakefield
When he wrote the stories in Imagine a Man in a Box, Wakefield was in experimental style, and as a result only seven of the thirteen stories in the collection are in the supernatural vein. Nevertheless, Wakefield fans will revel in the selection on offer here. Read more . . .

Imagine a Man in a Box

 

 

 

THE CLOCK STRIKES TWELVE and Other Stories by H. R. Wakefield
A total of twenty-one stories, plus an article from H. R. Wakefield on why he wrote ghost stories form this fourth collection in the Ash-Tree series of Wakefield's supernatural fiction. Read more . . .

THE CLOCK STRIKES TWELVE

 

 

STRAYERS FROM SHEOL by H. R. Wakefield
A further eighteen stories from a master of the genre in this, the fifth title in Ash-Tree's series of Wakefield's supernatural fiction. Read more . . .

Strayers from Sheol

 


 


REUNION AT DAWN and Other Uncollected Ghost Stories by H. R. Wakefield
The sixth and final collection in the Ash-Tree series of Wakefield's supernatural fiction. Seventeen further stories. Read more . . .

Reunion at Dawn

 

 



THE VERDICT OF THEM ALL: True Crime Writings by H. R. Wakefield
H. R. Wakefield is best known for his splendid collections of ghost stories—cornerstones of the genre—but he also took a great interest in the 'true crimes' of his time. THE VERDICT OF THEM ALL brings together, for the first time ever, Wakefields studies of two crimes in which he was particularly interested: The unsolved GREEN BICYCLE CASE, and LANDRU: The French Blue-Beard. Meticulously researched, these studies will be a welcome addition to crime enthusiasts, as well as those who are interested in studying more of Wakefield's work

The Verdict of Them All

 

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THE DEVIL OF THE MARSH by H. B. Marriott Watson

edited by James Doig

Fifteen of Watson's fine weird stories, including the classic vampire tale, 'The Stone Chamber'. Read more . . .

THE DEVIL OF THE MARSH

 



THE IRREGULAR CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Ron Weighell
Sherlock Holmes, wrote his friend and chronicler John H. Watson, was an 'unofficial adviser and helper to everybody who is absolutely puzzled', and as such Holmes came into contact with 'all that is strange and bizarre'. Cases such as THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES or 'The Sussex Vampire' show the great detective dealing with matters which certainly are strange and bizarre; yet in all the sixty cases in the Sherlockian canon, Holmes proves that the supernatural plays no part in the matter under investigation.
     What if, however, those sixty cases did not tell the entire story? In THE IRREGULAR CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, we encounter five cases which test Holmes's powers to the limit; strange and bizarre cases involving forces that are not of this world. Missing manuscripts, strange sects, sudden death, and mysterious encounters all lead Holmes and Watson into a twilight world of mystery, magic, and danger, where nothing is commonplace and people are not what they seem. Along the way, the pair travel as far afield as Egypt and Venice, enlist the aid of Holmes's brother Mycroft, investigate a supposed werewolf attack, and are asked for assistance by two masters of the weird tale, M. R. James and Arthur Machen.
     Skilfully blending the classic supernatural tale with Holmes stories written in the style of Arthur Conan Doyle, THE IRREGULAR CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES will appeal to all those readers who, like Watson, share the great detective's love of 'all that is bizarre and outside the conventions and humdrum routine of everyday life.'

The Irregular Casebook


 

FLOKI'S BLADE and Other Dream Fictions by Edward Lucas White

Dreams formed the basis for many of Edward Lucas White's short stories, and this volume gathers the contents of two of his collections, LUKUNDOO and THE SONG OF THE SIRENS, and adds a further three stories which were only published in magazines of his time. Here you will find weird and supernatural tales, contes cruels, and horrors of days gone by. Contents: Lukundoo, Floki's Blade, The Picture Puzzle, The Snout, Alfandega 49A, The Message on the Slate, Amina, The Pig-Skin Belt, The House of the Nightmare, Sorcery Island, Afterword to Lukundoo; Preface to The Song of the Sirens; The Song of the Sirens, Iarbas, The Right Man, Dodona, The Elephant's Ear, The Fasces, The Swimmers, The Skewbald Panther, Disvola, The Flambeau Bracket; The Buzzards, The Whirlpool Gorge, The Death Rattle.

 

FLOKI'S BLADE

 

 

 

FIGURES IN RAIN: Weird and Ghostly Tales by Chet Williamson
Twenty-seven stories from a master craftsman of the supernatural genre. Read more . . .

Figures in Rain
 

 


EVERYBODY'S FAVORITE DUCK by Gahan Wilson
Join master detective Enoch Bone and his sidekick John Weston as they take on the world's criminal masterminds. Read more . . .

Everybody's Favorite Duck

 

 

 

GHOST GLEAMS by W. J. Wintle
The scarce 1920s collection of fifteen stories, with an introduction by Richard Dalby. Read more . . .

Ghost Gleams

 

 


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