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Sierra Hahn, Cameron Stewart
The Old Gringo
Carlos Fuentes, Margaret Sayers Peden
Branch Cabell James Branch Cabell
White Apples
Jonathan Carroll
Tarzan of the Apes
Michael Meyer, Gore Vidal, Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Dead of Night: The Ghost Stories of Oliver Onions (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural)
Oliver Onions
Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time, #1)
Marcel Proust, C.K. Scott Moncrieff, Terence Kilmartin, D.J. Enright
The Land of Laughs
Jonathan Carroll
Voyage Along the Horizon
Javier MarĂ­as, Kristina Cordero
Palm-of-the-Hand Stories
J. Martin Holman, Lane Dunlop, Yasunari Kawabata

Behind the Death Ball

Behind the Death Ball - Alfred Hitchcock, Lawrence Treat, Ed Lacy, John Lutz, Hal Ellson, Robert Alan Blair, Syd Hoff, August Derleth, Arthur Porges, Helen Nielsen, Henry Slesar, Talmage Powell, C.B. Gilford, Fletcher Flora, Bruce Hunsberger a very slight collection with not a lot to recommend it. there is another solar pons story here "the amateur philologist" which taxed my ability to suspend disbelief: even the most inept police experts could not possibly be as stupid as this story would have one believe, and the central conceit is too ludicrous. arthur porges, henry slesar and talmage powell offer the strongest contributions aside from the table-turning story "the hitchhikers" by bruce hunsberger. it also features one of the most boring stories around bigamy i've ever read, called "till death" by fletcher flora, and a terribly dated, and stupid misogynistic story called "many women too many" by C.B. Guilford.