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Penelope Gilliatt – One By One

Posted by demonik on November 19, 2009

Penelope Gilliatt – One By One (Panther, 1967)

Cover: Sid Sutton

Blurb:
A CITY TORN APART BY MADNESS, FEAR, SAVAGERY AND DISILLUSION …

300 years after the Black Death, London is once again an isolated, panic-stricken city of the dying and the dead    …. in the grip of a fearsome plague that has killed 10,000 people by the third week of August.

The boffins are baffled. The PM returns from his grouse moors …

Theatres and cinemas close; the football pools continue by ballot .. .

Afraid of infection, men stop making love to their wives. Out-of-work prostitutes turn to collecting corpses …

BUT MOST EXTRAORDINARY OF ALL IS WHAT HAPPENS TO JOE AND POLLY, AN ORDINARY HAPPILY MARRIED COUPLE, DURING THAT APOCALYPTIC SUMMER OF CLEAR BLUE SKIES AND ROTTING FLESH

“Almost uncannily readable” – Sunday Telegraph

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Jules Verne – Carpathian Castle

Posted by demonik on November 8, 2009

Jules Verne – Carpathian Castle (Panther, Sept. 1963)

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Blurb:

THE BRINK OF FEAR …
A cry escaped him; then throwing himself back, as if he had been struck by lightning, he slipped along the chain, which instinct made him hang on to, and rolled down, down . . ..
CARPATHIAN CASTLE…
deep in the impenetrable depths of the Transylvanian forest stood its massive creeper covered walls — a challenge to the world of the alien mortals . . . .
A CLASSIC MASTERPIECE OF GOTHIC HORROR BY THE AUTHOR OF ‘20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA’

PANTHER BOOKS
THE NAME THAT ENSURES GOOD READING

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Lin Carter – Lovecraft

Posted by demonik on November 8, 2009

Lin Carter – Lovecraft: A Look Behind the Cthulhu Mythos (Panther, 1975: originally Ballantine, US, 1972)

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Blurb:
The Legend of Dread Cthulhu ….

Lovecraft’s brilliant creation of an occult dimension of horror swarming with such monstrous entities as dread Cthulhu, Yog-Sogoth, Azathoth and other malign supernatural beings has captured the imagination of millions of readers all over the world.

Lin Carter is one of the greatest authorities of our time on adult fantasy and an accomplished author of fantastic fiction in his own right. Here he gives us a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at Lovecraft himself and at the creation of the haunting mythos that must rank as this century’s greatest addition to the world’s store of supernatural tiction.

Thanks to James Diog for the cover scan!

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John Knowler – The Trap

Posted by demonik on November 8, 2009

John Knowler – The Trap (Panther, 1966)

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Blurb:

An electrifying masterpiece of the macabre.

Mary Baxter, young and innocent, an English suburban rose, goes to work for Wilhelm Schmidt, moody and passionate, an antiquarian bookseller who has a flourishing side-line in erotica. The results of their confrontation are electrifying. Mary’s fresh, prosaic and breathless innocence is brought into contact with an alien and forbidden range of experience: sharp practice, lust, incest, and finally suicide ….

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