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Robert Neill – Witchfire At Lammas

Posted by demonik on June 28, 2011

Robert Neill – Witchfire At Lammas (Arrow, 1979)

Blurb
1715. Queen Anne is dead and the German King George reigns over England. Throughout the country, Jacobite support is stirring and in a village at the foot of the Pennines, loyalty to the ‘true King across the water’ is strong.

Into a community seething with superstition and mistrust comes young Celia Bancroft, well-bred, educated and talented. But her mysterious talents lie in the dark realms of witchcraft, amulets and incantations.

At a time when unrest and the lust for blood run high, the forces of white and black magic begin a power struggle that culminates in a chilling and macabre climax.

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De Sade: Kiss the Whip

Posted by demonik on October 28, 2010

De Sade: Kiss the Whip (Creation, 2005)

Blurb:
Four acclaimed purveyors of fantastic fiction collide in a pulp inferno of black magic, torture, and sexual depravity: Robert Bloch’s The Skull of the Marquis de Sade, Jean-Paul Denard’s Jacqueline, Daughter of the Marquis de Sade, Richard Matheson’s De Sade (novelized by Henry Clement), and Jeremy Reed’s When the Whip Comes Down.

All four works are dark tributes to the Marquis de Sade, whose literary legacy and reputation continue to inspire writers and filmmakers to this day.

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Dennis Wheatley – To The Devil: A Daughter

Posted by demonik on May 17, 2010

Dennis Wheatley – To The Devil – A Daughter (Arrow, 1985 reprint)

Throughout a wrting career that spanned four decades, wheatley’s novels were almost invariably graced with ace cover paintings and staged photo’s. Arrow’s eighties reprints of his Black Magic thrillers did nothing to buck that trend.

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Gregory Pendennis – Piranhas in Petticoats

Posted by demonik on April 22, 2009

Gregory Pendennis – Piranhas in Petticoats (Elmslie & Co., 1913, 1934: Spear, 1975, 1980) )

THE MENACE WITHIN

“I mean, confound it all, you insolent baggage! Your country’s about to wage war on the Hun!”

On the surface, Rosie Prenderghast-Smythe seemed no different to any other correct young English debutante. Beautiful. Wealthy. Devoted to Daddy and ‘Mumsy’. Fiercely proud of the Great British way of life.

Why then, had top brass been seen fit to haul in the Duke de Risqué to explain his dearest grand-daughter’s recent muddle-headed outbursts at perceived “injustices”. Outbursts which may yet see her gaoled as a threat to national security?

The answer was more terrible than de Risqué dared fear. His dearest grand-daughter had fallen prey to an even deadlier enemy than Kaiser Bill, Satan and all their hordes combined. The young fool had been duped into joining the Suffragette movement.

Heavily disguised, securing employment far below his station, de Risqué learns from his ‘fellow’ gossiping pantry maids that, brainwashed by her Soviet pay-mistresses, Rosie is recruiting an all-women’s football team to challenge his Majesty’s first XI for the Football Association Challenge Cup at the Crystal Palace!

Can the Duke knock some sense into Miss Prenderghast-Smythe’s dizzy little head before she can bring the Empire to its knees?

Spear 1980 edition

Spear 1980 edition

*covers shown are the ’34 Elmslie and the 2nd Spear edition. If anyone has the originals, please scan ’em up!*

With apologies to Franklin Marsh (and the entire human race)

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