Read Tales of Terror: 58 Short Stories Chosen by the Master of Suspense by Alfred Hitchcock Eleanor Sullivan Nelson DeMille William Brittain John Lutz Brian Garfield John Coyne Edward Wellen Online


Be afraid--be very afraid: the master of suspense is serving up 58 bloodcurdling tales for your delectation. These suspenseful stories all appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and in the words of Hitch himself, they "are guaranteed to chill and unnerve." Bill Pronzini contributes "The Arrowmont Prison Riddle," Margaret B. Maron has "A Very Special Talent," BarrBe afraid--be very afraid: the master of suspense is serving up 58 bloodcurdling tales for your delectation. These suspenseful stories all appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and in the words of Hitch himself, they "are guaranteed to chill and unnerve." Bill Pronzini contributes "The Arrowmont Prison Riddle," Margaret B. Maron has "A Very Special Talent," Barry M. Malzberg offers "A Home Away from Home," and Patricia Matthews chronicles "The Fall of Dr. Scourby." Meet a girl who stalks Jack the Ripper, a clairvoyant writer of newspaper obituaries, a homicidal partygoer in a sanatorium, and a police detective who lives vicariously through the exploits of one of his most notorious suspects: they all populate these frightening pages. Caution: not recommended for late-night reading--except for the very brave CONTENTSKilled by Kindness ..... Nedra TyreJust a Minor Offense ..... John F. SuterA Home Away From Home ..... Robert BlochDeath of a Derelict ..... Joseph Payne BrennanThe Arrowmont Prison Riddle ..... Bill PronziniThe Dettweiler Solution ..... Lawrence BlockThe Whitechapel Wantons ..... Vincent McConnorCora's Raid ..... Isak RomunLife or Breath ..... Nelson deMilleA Private Little War ..... William BrittainHave You Ever Seen This Woman? ..... John LutzJoe Cutter's Game ..... Brian GarfieldA Cabin in the Woods ..... John CoyneThe Long Arm of El Jefe ..... Edward WellenKid Cardula ..... Jack RitchieCareer Man ..... James HoldingThe Perfidy of Professor Blake ..... Libby MacCallSea Change ..... Henry SlesarThe Blue Tambourine ..... Donald OlsonGraveyard Shift ..... William P. McGivernA Bottle of Wine ..... Borden DealMan Bites Dog ..... Donald HonigNever Trust an Ancestor ..... Michael ZuroyAnother War ..... Edward D. HochSparrow on a String ..... Alice Scanlan ReachThe Missing Tattoo ..... Clayton MatthewsThe Fall of Dr. Scourby ..... Patricia MatthewsThe Loose End ..... Stephen WasylykThat So-called Laugh ..... Frank SiskA Very Special Talent ..... Margaret B. MaronThe Joker ..... Betty Ren WrightThe Very Hard Sell ..... Helen NielsenThe Tin Ear ..... Ron GoulartThe Time Before the Crime ..... Charlotte EdwardsAfter the Unfortunate Accident ..... Barry N. MalzbergThe Grateful Thief ..... Patrick O'KeeffeThe Inspiration ..... Talmage PowellDeath is a Lonely Lover ..... Robert ColbyThe Witness was a Lady ..... Fletcher FloraScheme for Destruction ..... Pauline C. SmithTo the Manner Born ..... Mary BraundBlack Disaster ..... Richard O. LewisThe Marrow of Justice ..... Hal EllsonInnocent Witness ..... Irving SchifferWe're Really Not That Kind of People ..... Samuel W. TaylorPocket Evidence ..... Harold Q. MasurThe Death Desk ..... S.S. RaffertyA Left-handed Profession ..... Al NussbaumSecond Spring ..... Theodore MathiesonBank Night ..... Arthur PorgesThe Contagious Killer ..... Bryce WaltonBad Actor ..... Gary BrandnerFree Advice, Incorporated ..... Michael BrettThe Real Criminal ..... James M. GilmoreThe Hard Sell ..... William DolanThe Prosperous Judds ..... Bob BristowThe Dead Indian ..... Robert W. AlexanderThe China Cottage ..... August Derleth...

Title : Tales of Terror: 58 Short Stories Chosen by the Master of Suspense
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ISBN : 9780883657102
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Number of Pages : 631 Pages
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Tales of Terror: 58 Short Stories Chosen by the Master of Suspense Reviews

  • Natalie Allen
    2019-01-12 17:38

    Alfred Hithcock's portrayal of "scary" stores are nothing short of art in disguise. I'd consider myself a long-time fan, so it was a real treat to add this baby to my collection. A must-read for fellow Hitchcock lovers!

  • Terryann Saint
    2019-01-19 13:25

    Awesome, old school stories. A couple are real gems.

  • Kristine
    2019-01-16 16:28

    I've read these in order, but haven't gotten too far through. However, I am pleasantly surprised by every single one that I have read; I don't really have any complaints about any of them. They all set the mood well, and none feel cheap and they all seem original. Yea!

  • Debra Harrison
    2018-12-29 15:45

    I am reading this now. The stories are indeed full of Terror and Mystery. The terror stories are not horror but what I'd consider "intellectual horror". If you take the time to think abiut the repercussions of the stories, they are scarry.

  • Miguel
    2018-12-28 16:40

    Great short stories that keep you guessing what is next. Only to take you down an unexpected ending. Classics by the master

  • Alisa Kester
    2019-01-13 11:29

    Not really my idea of "tales of terror", being mostly mystery stories. As mystery short stories are my least favorite of the genre, I didn't finish it.

  • Eski Boo
    2019-01-04 18:38

    Note: I read the dutch version of this book which only counts 16 stories sadly.7/10 This book was full of suspenseful, dark and funny tales as the title implies. I'm not sure if the endings should be considered plottwists or punchlines but they were amusing nonetheless. My boyfriend bought this book for me about 2 years ago and I'm glad to have finally read it and liked it as much as I did

  • Lance Carney
    2019-01-14 19:44

    My daughter bought this for me for my birthday along with a book about Hitchcock's films since we were watching them. These short stories were originally in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine from the 1950's through the 70's. I enjoyed most of them even though some were outdated (but therefore interesting to me). These are not tales of "Terror" as I know it (think Stephen King), but the editor needed a way to divide the short stories into several different books and titles. I think the "terror" in this edition comes from the fact that most of the stories involve murder. I don't know if I'll read any of the other editions, but I am glad I read this one. It was the next best thing to checking the mail box everyday for the next delivery of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine!

  • Michael Rodriguez
    2018-12-27 15:41

    These 58 short stories of mystery and suspense (not terror—that is a misnomer) were first published in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine during the 1960s and 1970s, hand-picked by the great director himself according to the blurb. Most of these narratives are rock-solid entertainment; they engage your attention, give you plenty of “aha” moments, and even elicit the occasional spine-tingle of terror. My favorites include the schoolboy who will kill for good grades, the reporter who writes up obituaries before the people die, and the woman who visits an asylum where the patients play the doctors—having killed the real doctors. If you enjoy clever, hard-boiled tales of mystery and suspense, then you’ll enjoy these. B+

  • L8blmr
    2019-01-07 19:16

    I finally finished this huge collection of stories allegedly chosen by Alfred Hitchcock. Considering there were 58 stories of murder and/or mayhem and that I read at most 3 of them a night...well, you can do the math. Since all of the tales were originally published prior to 1980 (some of them as early as in the 50's), it was like a trip back in time to the old-fashioned, straight-forward crime story that first captured my interest when I was young. Most were well-written and a pleasure to read (use of old-school sense of humor included), though a handful left me saying, "Huh?" at their conclusion.

  • Syon
    2019-01-15 19:34

    -Good collection of short stories, though nothing terrifying at all. Title was misleading, so points off for that.-Overall, it is more a book about the irony and sudden nature of death, and how karma is a very real thing in this world. -Well written short stories, with half being mediocre, and half being decent to very exciting. 7/10

  • Sherrill Wallace
    2018-12-24 12:29

    I dont read much fiction but hey, this is Alfred Hitchcock. Are his books really fiction??

  • Laura
    2019-01-21 19:36

    Some of the stories & styles are a little dated, but all around, this is a good collection of short stories. I had forgotten how much I love this art form. Reading this book rejuvenated my interest in these delicious savory bites of fiction.

  • Sadie
    2019-01-19 12:38

    Most of these are mysteries and detective stories, and not really "horror" as we think of it today, but they're all very good. Some seem to drag on a bit, everything is worth a read. Great stuff if you like to guess where a story is going to go, or whodunnit.

  • Zara Vie
    2018-12-27 13:22

    it was a pretty good book but kinda borin and the title is a huge lie there is absolutely no terror

  • Jennifer
    2019-01-02 18:32

    This book has some very good stories in it. Good for light reading.

  • Jean
    2019-01-13 14:17

    nice variety of classic shorts

  • Ruben
    2019-01-01 19:17

    good shorts reads from different authors

  • Shera
    2019-01-08 16:17

    I like Hitchcock, but I don't think most of the stories in this book are that good, ok...yea. I finished it, out of curiousity

  • Kim
    2019-01-07 15:45

    I had forgotten what great short stories are like until I read this book. Anything associated with Alfred Hitchcock's name is exceptional!

  • Bee-Man
    2019-01-08 15:19

    Creepy but yummy...

  • PWRL
    2018-12-26 15:17


  • Emily Jividen
    2018-12-28 14:27

    Loved it.