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THE SOUL OF MARSE RALPH and Other Old Ghosts (An
Ash-Tree eBook Original)
edited by Christopher Roden
Seventeen stories revived from the magazines of the 1800s and early 1900s.
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 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 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 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 TWO:
THE FIRST CASEBOOK OF MILES PENNOYER by Margery Lawrence
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
Three fine tales. Not to be missed.
SHERLOCK HOLMES OF BAKER STREET
A Life of the World's First Consulting Detective
by William S. Baring-Gould
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 . . .
THE TERROR BY NIGHT by E.
The first volume in the Ash-Tree Press Collected 'Spook Stories' of E. F. Benson. Read more . . .
THE PASSENGER by E. F.
The second volume in the Collected 'Spook Stories' series. Read more . . .
MRS AMWORTH by E. F. Benson
The third volume in the Collected 'Spook Stories' series. Read more . . .
THE FACE by E. F. Benson
The fourth volume in the Collected 'Spook Stories' series. Read more . . .
SEA MIST by E. F. Benson
The fifth and final volume in the Collected 'Spook Stories' series. Read more . . .
A HAZY SHADE OF WINTER by
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 . . .
YESTERDAY KNOCKS by Noel Boston
The only edition of the complete ghost stories of Noel Boston. Read more . . .
TWILIGHT and Other Supernatural Romances by Marjorie
edited by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
A stunning collection of stories from a neglected master of the supernatural tale. Read more . . .
THE COLD EMBRACE and Other Ghost Stories by Mary
Eighteen weird and ghostly tales from a much-neglected Victorian practitioner of the genre. Read more . . .
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.
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.
THE WATCHER BY THE THRESHOLD by John Buchan
The complete weird and supernatural tales by this master of the short story. Read more . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
WARNING WHISPERS by A. M. Burrage
The fourth volume of A. M. Burrage's supernatural stories. Read more . . .
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 . . .
THE BLACK REAPER by Bernard Capes
Twenty-three chilling stories from a much overlooked master of the genre. Read more . . .
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 . . .
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 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 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 . . .
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 . . .
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.
UNHOLY RELICS by M. P. Dare
M. P. Dare's 1947 collection of thirteen stories of the weird, strange, and ghostly. Read more . . .
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 . . .
THE ELEMENTAL: Tales of the Supernormal and the
by Ulric Daubeny
Perhaps the ultimate in rarities! This splendid collection of seventeen stories is now available in eBook. Read more . . .
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.
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.
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 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 . . .
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 . . .
THE PHANTOM COACH: Collected Ghost Stories by Amelia B.
The first time that all of Amelia Edwards's known supernatural stories have been gathered together in one volume. Read more . . .
THE INVISIBLE EYE by
The Hugh Lamb-edited collection from these fine writers of the weird and horrible tale. Read more . . .
THE NEBULY COAT by John Meade Falkner
AFTER SHOCKS by Paul Finch
The British Fantasy Award-winning collection from the ever-popular British writer of horrors. Read more . . .
GHOST REALM by Paul Finch
Nine stunning stories of Haunted Britain from a modern master of the genre. Read more . . .
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.
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 . . .
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 . . .
ROPE TRICK by Mark P. Henderson
Thirteen highly acclaimed strange tales, including the Aickmanesque 'Rope Trick'. Read more . . .
AMERICAN MORONS by Glen Hirshberg
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 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 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 . . .
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 . . .
SIX GHOST STORIES by T. G. Jackson
Jackson's relatively little known collection, which was first published in 1919. Read more . . .
THE FIVE JARS by M. R. James
M. R. James's classic fantasy tale for children and adults alike. Read more . . .
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 . . .
ETON AND KING'S by M. R. James
James's reminiscences of his time spent at the two colleges. Read more . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
LADY STANHOPE'S MANUSCRIPT and Other Supernatural Tales
Edited by Barbara Roden
The very first Ash-Tree Press publication. Five stories. Read more . . . .
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.
NIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE by Margery Lawrence
A 'lost', twelve-story collection from a master storyteller. Read more . . .
THE FLOATING CAFÉ by Margery Lawrence
Twelve more tales to delight. Read more . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
THE HAUNTED CHAIR and Other Stories by Richard Marsh
Eighteen chilling tales from the famed author of The Beetle. Read more . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
IN THE DARK by E. Nesbit
Twenty-one stories of the ghostly, weird, and macabre from this master storyteller. Read more . . .
IN GHOSTLY COMPANY by Amyas Northcote
A collection of classic ghost stories by a contemporary of M. R. James. Read more . . .
THE PASSION PLAY and Other Ghost Stories
by Antony Oldknow
Ten stories from the strange world envisioned by Antony Oldknow. Read more . . .
MASQUES OF SATAN: Twelve Tales and a Novella by Reggie
Reggie Oliver's third, highly acclaimed collection of supernatural stories. A must for enthusiasts of the genre. Read more . . .
THE MIRROR and Other Strange Reflections by Arthur
edited by Mike Ashley
Twenty-eight stories of horror, supernatural, and mystery from this much neglected master of macabre. Read more . . .
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 . . .
AM INCLINED TO THINK . . .': Musings on Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle
by Barbara Roden
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!
SLEEP NO MORE by L. T. C. Rolt
Tom Rolt's classic collection of supernatural tales. Read more . . .
THE EXECUTOR AND OTHER GHOST STORIES by David G.
David Rowlands' wonderful tales of Fr O'Connor and Mr Batchel finally make the transition to eBook. Read more . . .
THEY MIGHT BE GHOSTS: Ghost Stories of an Artisan by David G. Rowlands
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
THOSE WHOM THE OLD GODS LOVE by Harvey Peter Sucksmith
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 . . .
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 . . .
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.)
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 . . .
THE CLOCK STRIKES TWELVE and Other Stories by H. R.
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
THE VERDICT OF THEM ALL: True Crime Writings by H. R. Wakefield
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 IRREGULAR CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Ron Weighell
FLOKI'S BLADE and Other Dream Fictions by Edward Lucas White
FIGURES IN RAIN: Weird and Ghostly Tales by Chet
Twenty-seven stories from a master craftsman of the supernatural genre. Read more . . .
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 . . .
GHOST GLEAMS by W. J. Wintle
The scarce 1920s collection of fifteen stories, with an introduction by Richard Dalby. Read more . . .
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