Thursday, August 1, 2019

Titles Reviewed in LATE REVIEWS

I had to sort my "Late Reviews" in Wormwood and other places, and ended up making a list (alphabetical by author) of the reviews in my collection Late Reviews, so I thought I'd post it here.  The entries marked with an asterisk were not published in Wormwood (issues 1-30), but appear in the collection. Also, many of the reviews originally published in Wormwood were updated (usually with new biographical information) for the collection. (More details, and ordering information, here.)

*Adcock, A. St. John. The World That Never Was
Aickman, Robert. The Late Breakfasters
Aickman, Robert. Panacea
*Aiken, Conrad. Punch
[anon.] The Haunted Hunt
[anon] An Introduction to Islandia
[anon]. My Grimmest Nightmare
Antrobus, C.L. The Wine of Finvarra and Other Stories
Armour, Donald. Swept & Garnished
*Baum, L. Frank. The Wizard of Oz [play]
Bennett, Arnold. “Strange Stories of the Occult”
*Benson, Stella. Living Alone
Bernard, John. The New Race of Devils
Birnstingl, Edgar Magnus. Destur Mobed and Other Stories
*Blackwood, Algernon. Sambo and Snitch
Blakeston, Oswell. Boys in Their Ruin and Others
Butler, David. The Men Who Mastered Time
*Cadnum, Michael. Invisible Mirror
Caine, Hall. The Demon Lover
Carleton, S. The Forest Runner
Carové, Friedrich Wilhelm. The Story without an End
Carr, Cameron. Gilded Clay
Carroll, Jonathan Samuel. Looney Tunes
Cartmell, Esmé. Rescue in Ravensdale
Cearnach, Conall. The Fatal Move and Other Stories
Chambers, Robert W. In Search of the Unknown
Childe, Wilfred Rowland. Dream English
Christmas, Grace V. What Father Cuthbert Knew
*Cline, Leonard. The Dark Chamber
*Cline, Leonard. God Head
*Corwen, Maxwell. Ole Man Swordfish
Counihan, Daniel. Unicorn Magic
*Crawford, F. Marion. Wandering Ghosts
*Dahl, Roald. Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories
Dawson, Annie. The Edge of the World
de Comeau, Alexander. Monk’s Magic
de Hamong, Count Leigh. A Study of Destiny
Drake, Burgess. Hush-a-by Baby
Drake, H.B. Shinju
*Dunn, Gertrude. The Mark of the Bat
*Dunsany, Lord. Guerrilla
*Dunsany, Lord. The Pleasures of a Futuroscope
*Dupont, Inge, and Hope Mayo (eds). Morgan Library Ghost Stories
Durand, Orson. Necromancy Street and Other Tales
*Dyalhis, Nictzin. The Dark Lore
Dyllington, Anthony. The Unseen Thing
Egan, Beresford. Pollen
Egbert, H. M. The Sea-Demons
Ellis, T.E. Children of Don
L’Epine, Chas. The Devil in a Domino and The Lady of the Leopard
Ewers, Hanns Heinz. Edgar Allan Poe
Faber, Geoffrey. Elnovia
*Fallada, Hans, Sparrow Farm
Fay, Erica. The Road to Fairyland
Fessier, Michael. Clovis
Fessier, Michael. Fully Dressed and in His Right Mind
Francis, Francis. Eternal Emnity
Frank, Waldo. Chalk Face
Freyer, Dermot. Night on the River
Garnett, David. Lady into Fox
Gaskell, Jane. The Shiny Narrow Grin
Gerould, Katharine Fullerton. Vain Oblations
Gibson, Eva Katharine. Zauberlinda
Goddard, Richard E. The Whistling Ancestors
Grant, Alan. It Walks the Woods
*Green, Julian. Christine and Other Stories
*Green, Roger Lancelyn. The Castle in Lyonesse
*Green, Roger Lancelyn. The Land of the Lord High Tiger
*Green, Roger Lancelyn. The Wood That Time Forgot
Gregory, Franklin. The White Wolf
Hall, Leland Sinister House
Hamel, Frank. Tiger Wolves
Hansom, Mark. The Shadow on the House
Hansom, Mark. The Wizard of Berner’s Abbey
Harding, John William. A Conjuror of Phantoms
*Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. The Monarch of Dreams
*Inman, Arthur Crewe. Of Castle Terror
Jepson, Edgar. No. 19
Jessopp, Augustus. The Phantom Coach and Other Ghost Stories
     of an Antiquary
Jolly, Stratford D. The Soul of the Moor
Kallas, Aino. The Wolf’s Bride
Keary, C.F. ’Twixt Dog and Wolf
Kilmarnock, Lord. Ferelith
Kirk, Russell. Old House of Fear
Knapp, George L. The Face of Air
Lamkey, Rosemary. The Lonely Dwarf
Leather, Robinson and Richard Le Gallienne. The Student and
     the Body-Snatcher and
Other Trifles
Le Corbeau, Adrien. The Forest Giant
Lee, Vernon. The Ballet of Nations
Leech, Joseph. Ghosts and Glamour
*Leiber, Fritz. The Dealings of Daniel Kesserich
Leman, Bob. Worms
*Lindsay, David. Devil's Tor
Lindsay, David. The Witch
*Lortz, Richard. Children of the Night
*Maby, J. Cecil. By Stygian Waters
Macardle, Dorothy. Earth-bound
Macdonald, Ronald. The Laughing Elf
*Macleod, Fiona. The Hills of Reuel and Other Stories
Matthewman, S. The Crystal Casket
Metcalfe, John My Cousin Geoffrey
Miller, Sutro. Ghost Stories
Mills, Lady Dorothy. The Dark Gods
*Monette, Paul. Sanctuary
Moore, Frank Frankfort The Other World
Morant, H.C. F. Whirlaway
Morris, R.A.V. The Lyttleton Case
Morrough, E.R. The Temple Servant and Other Stories
Muddock, J.E. The Shadow Hunter
*Muilenburg, Walter J. Prairie
Munster, The Countess of. Ghostly Tales
Neale, Arthur, ed. The Great Weird Stories
Nicholson, John. Costello—Physic Investigator
O’Hagan, Howard. Tay John
*Pain, Barry. Stories in the Dark
*Pain, Barry. Three Fantasies
Paton, Raymond. The Tale of Lal
*Paul, Phyllis. Camilla
*Paul, Phyllis. The Children Triumphant
Paul, Phyllis We Are Spoiled
*Peake, Mervyn. Boy in Darkness
Pemberton, Clive. The Weird o’ It
Pendered, Mary L. The Secret of the Dragon
Pendered, Mary L. The Uncanny House
*Peterson, Margaret. Moonflowers
Phillpotts, Eden. The Lavender Dragon
An Pilibin (John Hackett Pollack). A Tale of Thule
Pin, Herbert Moore. A Vampire of Souls
Plarr, Marion. Cynara
Plarr, Victor. Thor and the Giants
Prosper, James [Barry Pain]. A Mountain Apart
Ransome, Arthur. The Elixir of Life
Ransome, Arthur. Highways and Byways in Fairyland
Ridley, Guy. The Word of Teregor
*Robbins, Tod. Close Their Eyes Tenderly
Robbins, Tod. In the Shadow
*Robbins, Tod. The Scales of Justice and Other Poems
*Robbins, Tod. Silent, White and Beautiful and Other Stories
Robbins, Tod. The Spirit of the Town
Russell, Ray. The Case Against Satan
St. John, J. Allen. The Face in the Pool
Salmon, Arthur L. The Ferry of Souls
Saltoun, M. After
Saul, George Brandon. Liadain and Curithir
Savage, Henry. The Receding Shore
Savery, Constance. Tenthragon
Sawyer, Nesta. The Reason of the Beginning and Other Imaginings
Segal, Lesley Keen. Many Enchantments
Sheppard, Ethel. The Sun-Worshippers
Sherry, Oliver. Mandrake
Shortt, Vere D. and Frances Mathews. The Rod of the Snake
Sime, S. H. A Curious Case
*Sloane, William M., III. Runner in the Snow
Southby, Logi. The White Dragon
*Stanton, Will. Once Upon a Time Is Enough
Steele, V.M. Hunters of Humans
*Stevens, Francis. Sunfire
Steward, Samuel M. Pan and the Fire-Bird
Stock, E. Elliot The Ring of Ug and Other Stories
*Suster, Gerald. The Devil's Maze
Swithin, Antony. Princes of Sandastre
Thacker, Eric and Athony Earnshaw. Musrum
Thrush, Arthur The Capture of Nina Carroll
Timlin, William M. The Ship That Sailed to Mars
Tourneur, Nigel. Hidden Witchery
Verne, Jules. An Antarctic Mystery
Viereck, George Sylvester. The House of the Vampire
Visiak, E.H. The Shadow (1936)
Visiak, E.H. The Shadow (1967-68)
Waite, Arthur Edward. The Golden Stairs
*Wandrei, Donald. The Eye and the Finger
Wason, Sandys. Palafox
Weston, Jessie. The Soul of the Countess and Other Stories
Whitehead, Henry S. Pinkie at Camp Cherokee
Wilson, Colin. Metamorphosis of the Vampire
Woodiwiss, John C. Some New Ghost Stories
*Wormser, G. Ranger. The Scarecrow and Other Stories
Wray, Roger. The Dweller in the Half-Light
Wright, R.H. The Outer Darkness
*Wuorio, Eva-Lis. Escape If You Can
*Wyke-Smith, E.A. Bill of the Bustingforths

Monday, February 18, 2019

Belated Announcement: David Lindsay's Sphinx and Leonard Cline's The Cult Murders

A few titles were delayed last year at various stages for various reasons. I now announce them both. First is  Sphinx, by David Lindsay, for which I wrote a new Introduction.

In Sphinx (1923), Nicholas Cabot has come to a country-house called Mereway where he plans to work on a machine he has invented that records dreams. He encounters a family with three marriageable daughters, and takes refuges from them in the company of some neighbors, including the calculating Celia Hantish and the well-known composer Lore Jensen, who has written a tune called “Sphinx" which hints at the riddle of existence. Meanwhile as Cabot experiments with his machine, he finds that dreams give access to a deeper meaning of life.

Sphinx, by David Lindsay
Trade paperback edition ($20.00) sold via Amazon (and other  affiliates) ISBN 9781987594317.
Amazon.com at this link. Amazon.co.uk at this link.
Trade paperback edition ($20.00) sold via Lulu, at this link.
Kindle edition, sold via Amazon and affiliates.
 
Next is The Cult Murders, by Leonard Cline, writing as Alan Forsyth.  This is the first of Cline's three pseudonymous pulp thrillers, written while he was in jail for manslaughter.  To be fair, Cline didn't think much of his pulp writing, and it is negligible in comparison with Cline's serious literary work under his own name.  But that doesn't mean that his pulp-writing is without interest or merit. The Cult Murders concerns a Devil worshiping cult set up to fleece rich women of their fortunes. Originally serialized in 1928, this is the first appearance in book form.

The Cult Murders, by Leonard Cline, writing as Alan Forsyth
Trade paperback edition ($16.00) sold via Amazon (and other affiliates) ISBN 9780359403783.
Amazon.com at this link.  Amazon.co.uk at this link.
Trade paperback edition ($16.00) sols via Lulu, at this link.
Kindle edition, sold via Amazon and affiliates.