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Panther Horror Paperbacks 60’s & 70’s

Robert Bloch – The House Of The Hatchet

Posted by demonik on July 12, 2007

The House Of The Hatchet (Panther 1976)

Robert Bloch – By Way Of Introduction

House Of The Hatchet
Return To The Sabbath
The Mandarin’s Canaries
Waxworks
The Feast In The Abbey
Slave Of The Flames
The Shambler From The Stars
Mother Of Serpents
The Secret Of Sebek
The Eyes Of The Mummy
One Way To Mars

Waxworks: Paris, the fogbound docklands. Bertrand, “a poet, a very bad poet, with the sentimentally esoteric nature such beings effect”, is the latest man to have become obsessed with the strikingly beautiful waxwork of Salome in the local chamber of horrors. The proprietor, a shabby, fat little grey haired man informs him that he moulded the figure in the image of his wife, a reputed witch guillotined for the decapitation murders of five young men. Bertrand notices that the head of John the Baptist she brandishes on her silver platter periodically changes, and the horror escalates when he recognises one of them as that belonging to a family friend, Colonel Bertroux …

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