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The Highgate Horror

Author : Mark Wright
ISBN : 1846537495
Genre : Science fiction comic books, strips, etc
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The Highgate Horror collects together all the most recent stories by leading Doctor Who writers and artists, from the highly acclaimed comic strip in DWM.
Category: Science fiction comic books, strips, etc

Highgate Rise Thomas Pitt Mystery Book 11

Author : Anne Perry
ISBN : 9781472218117
Genre : Fiction
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Unexpected clues and unexpected dangers... The death of the doctor's wife in a ferocious fire shocks genteel Highgate Village. But when it proves to be arson, Inspector Thomas Pitt finds himself in charge of a complicated case of murder, in Anne Perry's Highgate Rise. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Sarah Perry. 'Perry uses her well-mannered prose, satiric wit and sense of place and time to construct a completely believable and human world. A sterling performance' - Library Journal Clemency Shaw, the wife of a prominent doctor, is killed in a tragic fire in Highgate. But the blaze was deliberate, so was she or her husband the intended victim? Could the doctor have set it himself to inherit Clemency's large fortune? While Inspector Thomas Pitt tries to build a case from the scarce clues, his wife Charlotte retraces the dangerous path that Clemency walked in the last months of her life, finding herself enmeshed in a sinister web that stretches from the lowest slums to the loftiest centres of power. What readers are saying about Highgate Rise: 'This is a very satisfying book and I enjoyed it greatly' 'Taking book to work, can't put it down' 'Five stars'
Category: Fiction

A Horror Omnibus

Author : Adam Nevill
ISBN : 9781447263852
Genre : Fiction
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Adam Nevill's A Horror Omnibus contains three tales of supernatural terror from one of Britain’s best horror authors . . . Apartment 16: An apartment block in London has lain empty for fifty years. Seth is the night watchman and one night hears a disturbance in the strange apartment. What he experiences changes his life forever. Could the doorway to Apartment 16 be the gateway to something altogether more terrifying? The Ritual: Four old university friends reunite for a hiking trip in the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle. When they take a shortcut, they soon discover old macabre remains and a bestial presence that turns their hike into a nightmare that could cost them their lives. But the four friends soon discover that death doesn’t come easy among these ancient trees . . . Last Days: Kyle Freeman is an indie film-maker with no money and few options, so when he lands a commission to make a documentary about The Temple of the Last Days cult, he jumps at the chance. Little does he know that his investigation into the cult’s bloody history will lead him into the darkest places he’s ever known.
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Author : Ian Cooper
ISBN : 9780993071744
Genre : Performing Arts
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The horror film reveals as much, if not more, about the British psyche as the heritage film or the social realist drama. But like a mad relative locked in the attic, British horror cinema has been ignored and maligned. Even when it has been celebrated, neglect is not far behind and what studies there have been have been have concentrated largely on the output of Hammer, the best-known producers of British horror. But that is only part of the story. It’s a tradition that encompasses work by both celebrated auteurs such as Hitchcock and Polanski, as well as a series of opportunistic, often-unashamed hacks. Frightmares is an in-depth analysis of the home-grown horror film, each chapter anchored by a close study of two or more key titles, consisting of textual analysis, production history, marketing and reception. Although broadly chronological, attention is also be paid to the thematic links, emphasising both the wide-range of the genre and highlighting some of the less-explored avenues. Chapters focus on the origins of British horror and its foreign influences, Hammer (of course), the influence of American International Pictures, notably their Vincent Price films, and other American filmmakers, the ‘savage Seventies’ and the new wave of twenty-first century British horror.
Category: Performing Arts

The Life And Times Of A D Blumlein

Author : R. W. Burns
ISBN : 085296773X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Burns, a physicist retired to a second career in the history of electrical engineering, presents the second biography of Blumlein (1903-42) this year. He describes how the British electronics engineer contributed enormously to the fields of telephony and electrical measurements, monophonic and stereophonic recording and reproduction, high definition television, electronics, antennas and cables, and radar systems of various types. Because the policy of the company he worked for discouraged publishing, only two learned society papers exist, there is no collection of personal letters, and most his friends and coworkers are dead, Burns has had to draw heavily on the 128 patents granted him between 1927 and 1942, but relegates the technical material to chapter-end notes for the sake of those who just want a good story.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Arkham S Masters Of Horror

Author : Peter A. Ruber
ISBN : UOM:39015049615332
Genre : Fiction
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Some of the writers August Derleth published during his 32 year reign at Arkham House have become legends among collectors and connoisseurs of weird fiction. Others have faded into unfortunate obscurity. Peter Ruber now brings 21 writers to life in detailedbiographical essays that document little-known events through exhaustive research, and their long correspondence with August Derleth. These essays and an extensive introduction provide a rare and sometimes controversial insider's history of Arkham House, in which the editor also challenges some of the myths perpetuated by misinformed critics over the last three decades. With the addition of 21 rare stories and letters (most published here for the first time), the 445 pages of "Arkham"s Masters of Horror" form a book within a book. This unique and important anthology is required reading for everyone who enjoys weird fiction, and is interested in learning more about Arkham House, its founder, and the writers who made the era from 1939 to 1971 one of the most exciting in the history of specialty press publishing. Featured writers include: H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch, Henry S. Whitehead, Robert E. Howard, H. Russell Wakefield, Seabury Quinn, Vincent Starrett, E. Hoffmann Price, Carl Jacobi, Donald Wandrei, Ramsey Campbell, and many others.
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