A blue scarab which makes the sound of a terrifying death-tick. A moth with the markings of a dead man's face. An empire of intelligent, aggressive and colossal ants. The insect kingdom has finally come to seek retribution for humankind's negligence in this deliciously skin-crawling new anthology.
From suspenseful hauntings to strange tales of afterlife and purgatory, Oliphant's stories possess a unique style and nuanced voice to deliver thoroughly unnerving and unforgettable moments. This newly edited collection features many of her 'Seen and Unseen' series and rare tales newly revived from the Library collections.
Since stories have been swapped and written down, literature has been awash with tales of bad or strange weather. Charting the course from ancient flood myths to twentieth-century psychological storms, this foray into troubled waters and severe weathers offers the perfect read on a rainy day - or night.
David thinks it is a splendid idea to open a tea garden at his Kentish cottage. His wife, Germayne, is not so sure. With rumour rife that the couple are - whisper it - not actually married, the lady of the local manor makes it her mission to shut the enterprise down in this well-crafted comedy.
In twelve speculative tales of our universe's mathematics and physics gone awry, this new anthology presents an abundance of curiosities - and terrors - with stories from Jorge Luis Borges, Miriam Allen deFord, Frank Belknap Long and Algernon Blackwood.
A glittering ball on a misty night in the countryside. Rumours of a missing girl, never found. A mysterious wanderer in the night killed by a car speeding away from the revelry... Threads to be expertly drawn together by the beloved E.C.R. Lorac in this never-before-published Golden Age mystery.
The doomed mutual attraction of a middle-aged widow and her new son-in-law, who is much closer to her own age than her daughter's, becomes a pivotal drama in this sensitive and emotionally complex 1950s bestseller.