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MARK OF THE LAUGHING DEATH and Other Stories

 

by FRANCIS JAMES

 

Introduced by John Pelan

 

Dancing Tuatara Press #24

 

 Are you up for a collection of weird menace stories from a master of the genre? This time John Pelan has tackled Francis James, who was known for being one of the "second wave" of pulp writers who specialized in eerie, atmospheric thrillers. In his introduction, John places the author in the hierarchy of pulp writers and promises more collections of his in the near future. In the meantime, here is what you'll find in this book:

 

Mark of the Laughing Death, Dime Mystery Magazine, November 1936

Monsterís Death Song, Terror Tales, December 1935

Slaves of the Midnight Caverns, Dime Mystery Magazine, July 1937

Arms of the Flame Goddess, Dime Mystery Magazine, April 1938

The Women Who Killed for Satan, Horror Stories June/July 1939

The Unwelcome Dead, Terror Tales, July 1935

Brides for the Half-Men, Sinister Stories, February 1940

Merry Christmas from the Dead, Dime Mystery, January 1937

 

 

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