Gregory J Luce - Return of the Shuggoth - A decent opening account that sees the owner of a movie drive-in come across a rare horror film that is escorted by numerous doom-laden rumours. When the movie is played disaster strikes and a beast is unleashed of the most destructive proportions. A B-movie treat for those immersed.

H. Russell Wakefield - A Black Solitude - A story that concerns a haunted room and the dubious exorcism of, as conducted by a mystic outsider who plans to conquer the inner evil but who fails to predict the forces that he is taking on. Run of the mill with various suggestions throughout but still an enjoyable read.

Donald Wandrei - Strange Harvest - One of those fantastical yarns that has no boundaries and makes one smile with the lunacy of it all. Here we see a small farming community witness a series of incredible events that concerns the crops they grow. A newcomer to the area is suspected and eventually we uncover more scientific dabbling gone awry.

Seabury Quinn - Fling the Dust Aside - A tale of love comes to the fore after an adulterous wife is found out by her free-floating husband who has the power to leave his body and partake of astralised peregrinations. A neatly written account that gets the reader asking many questions about impossible possibilities.

Manley Banister - Song in the Thicket - A young couple become upset by the appearance of several puddles around their new home and so, following the advice of two friends, call in an aged man who is fondly known as a water witch. A death ensues and a world of liquid love and desire is uncovered as the Undines look for salvation and...souls.

Emil Petaja - The Insistent Ghost - A delightful account of a widow who runs a little gift and book shop. The tale begins with innocence but we uncover a darker side to our lead lady's character and soon her dead husband is paying her a visit and seeking revenge for the crime she surprisingly committed. Alas his plans don't run smoothly.

Leah Bodine Drake - Whisper Water - One of those stories concerning the power of an ancient Indian and how an undeniable love wins the day over adultery and murder. A tree, a watery retreat and the simple innocence of a working man are nicely narrated in a highly visual account.

Alice Drayton Farnham - Black as the Night - A widowed man re-marries and takes his new wife away from the hustle and bustle of London to his remote Cornish home. The housekeeper welcomes the new arrival but soon exposes her concerns whereas the jealous pet dog is another matter. If you have a problem with canines it will be a whole lot worse after reading this.

H. Beam Piper - Dearest - A strange tale of an old war veteran who is under threat from his greed-laden relatives and in danger of being signed off as insane.  He has a friend, a friend who no one can see but who appears to be far from imaginary.  The inclusion of this oddity adds variation to the tome but it is an acquired taste.

August Derleth - The Ebony Stick - Uncle Jack has been a very naughty fellow and inherited a fortune by a quite unforgivable deception. When his relatives, both young and old, gather at his house they see, despite his recent windfall, that he is a troubled man even after being the recipient of Aunt Maud's assets. Eventually we find the reason for his lack of happiness and how, even in death, a spirit with a reason can make one's life hell.

Carl Jacobi - The Spanish Camera - A woman comes across a camera of her dead Uncle's and uncovers a realm of revenge that sees photographs expose predictions of unaccountable deaths. This is an insane tale that will appeal to those lovers of the fantastical and dwellers in the tomes of the outlandish.