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Peter Tremayne – Swamp!

Posted by demonik on June 4, 2009

Peter Tremayne – Swamp!   (Sphere, 1985)

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It was huge, reptilian, a flesh-eating nightmare from hell! Its lair was by the murky waters of Chay-in-cuna – Lake of the Dead in the old Calusa tongue of the Indians who once inhabited these Florida Everglades.

Sometimes this monstrous survivor of the primitive past would emerge into the foul, fetid air of the swamps, and run amok among the impenetrable mangroves and giant waving sawgrass. It killed whatever crossed its path – hunters, tourists, swamp people.

And not even the worst hurricane to strike Florida in years could forestall its bloodthirsty rampage!

Thanks to H. P. Saucecraft for the cover scan.

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Peter Tremayne – Nicor!

Posted by demonik on June 4, 2009

Peter Tremayne – Nicor! (Sphere, 1987)

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The monsters straddled the bay, giant black towers spurting flame far into the tropical night. From the belly of each a long, sharp proboscis stabbed down into the seabed. Oil rigs. Slashing, whirling teeth biting greedily into the ocean floor, sucking deeply into its secrets. Secrets that should have remained forever buried in those peaceful waters. For in those Caribbean depths lurked something beyond the feeble powers of man, an abomination that the oilmen’s relentless probing would provoke into a violent frenzy of retribution and surging, blood-stained surf.

Thanks to Severance for the cover scan

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Peter Tremayne – Kiss Of The Cobra

Posted by demonik on June 4, 2009

Peter Tremayne – Kiss Of The Cobra (Sphere, 1984)

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Blurb:

Hissing and writhing, the venomous fork-tongued Cobra seeks out its prey…

When Sir Keith Chase of Oxford University stumbled upon the sacred crypt of Monosha in West Bengal, it was the archaeological find of the century. But what Sir Keith didn’t know was that by breaking open the musty burial chamber he had brought on himself one of the most ancient and terrifying curses known to Man…

For Monosha was the Hindu goddess “Mother Serpent”. And for any mortal who defiled her tomb, a fearful vengeance lay in store – the remorseless, agonising vengeance of the deadly Hooded One…

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Peter Tremayne – Angelus!

Posted by demonik on June 4, 2009

Peter Tremayne – Angelus! (Sphere, 1985)

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The Most Evil Horror Wears The Mask Of Innocence

SEND NOT TO ASK FOR WHAT THE BELL TOLLS
IT TOLLS FOR STARK, BLOODY HORROR …
The exclusive college of St Peter Damian stood in one of the most beautiful parts of the remote Irish countryside.
Yet there was nothing beautiful about the nightmare sequence of rape, mutilation and gruesome death that beset the college that fatal autumn.
Ed Devlin, the young Irish-American tutor who thought he’d achieved a lifelong ambition in getting a post at St Peter Damian, had no idea of the vicious vortex of slaughter into which he was about to be drawn. Soon the regular ringing of the college’s Angelus bell took on overtones of demonic terror as it tolled out ever more horrific messages of carnage most foul …

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Alan Ryan – Halloween Horrors

Posted by demonik on June 3, 2009

Alan Ryan (ed.) – Halloween Horrors (Sphere, 1988)


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Alan Ryan – Introduction: Halloween Night

Robert R. McCammon – He’ll Come Knocking At Your Door
Charles L. Grant – Eyes
Whitley Streiber – The Nixon Mask
Peter Tremayne – The Samhain Feis
Steve Rasnic Tem – Trickster
Michael McDowell – Miss Mack
Guy N. Smith – Hollow Eyes
Alan Ryan – The Halloween House
Craig Shaw Gardner – Three Faces Of The Night
Bill pronzini – Pumpkin
Frank Belknap Long – Love In The Wildwood
Ramsey Campbell – Apples
Robert Bloch – Pranks

Blurb:

Hallowe’en– a time for pumpkin lanterns and trick or treat, for hot spiced drinks and party laughter. For some. But not for all. For those lonely souls Hallowe’en is a night of necromancy and bone-chilling fear, when the wild October wind cannot quite mask the high, keening scream of terror, when the ancient evils arise once more from the underworld to lure the unwary to their dark and terrible deaths…

See also Vault’s Halloween Horrors thread.

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