A collection of fantasy and horror short stories. Contains the following tales:1. "In a Nutshell"2. "The White Moth"3. "The Corner Shop"4. "'God Grante That She Lye Stille'"5. "The Playfellow"6. "The Nurse Never Told"7. "The Lovely Voice"8. "The First Night"9. "The Follower"...
|Title||:||This Mortal Coil|
|Number of Pages||:||245 Pages|
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This Mortal Coil Reviews
August Derleth put out a number of Arkham House books in the 1940's showcasing 'classic' British writers of weird fiction . They failed to ignite the interest among an American audience which up and coming homegrown authors like Robert Bloch and Frank belknap Long achieved, and he discontinued the experiment. However, we must be thankful to Derleth that he preserved the tales contained in 'This Mortal Coil', because it is a fantastic collection. Cynthia Asquith writes well, and the standard is generally well above the usual 'Weird Tales' fare in terms of literary quality. Her characters have a real depth, and there are some genuinely creepy moments on offer here too. Pick of the crop is probably the chilling opener 'In a Nutshell', but they are all excellent, with perhaps the exception of the rather prosaic 'The Lovely Voice'.
Includes "God Grante That She Lie Stille", recommended in the intro toRoald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories