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    The Beast with Five Fingers: Supernatural Stories (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) (Paperback) By (author) W. F. Harvey, Introduction by David Stuart Davies, Series edited by David Stuart Davies

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    Description' ...the hand was writhing in agonized contortions, squirming and wriggling upon the nail like a worm upon a hook. 'We'll keep it there until it dies,' he said. 'May I burn in hell, if I ever open the door of that safe again.' The brilliant and scary 'The Beast with Five Fingers', is the first entry in this mammoth collection of strange and chilling short stories by W. F. Harvey, an unjustly neglected author of supernatural tales. This unique volume demonstrates clearly that Harvey is one of the masters of the genre. Along with such classics as 'August Heat', which concerns two strangers whose individual fates become inextricably entwined in a nightmare scenario and the gruesome school yarn, 'The Dabblers', you will find such minor masterpieces of the uncanny as 'The Man Who Hated Aspidistras', 'Sarah Bennet's Possession', 'The Habeas Corpus Club' and many more stories which refreshingly avoid the cliche while at the same time creating that wonderfully eerie sense of fear.


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    The Beast with Five Fingers
    Supernatural Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) W. F. Harvey, Introduction by David Stuart Davies, Series edited by David Stuart Davies
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9781840221794
    ISBN 10: 1840221798

    BIC E4L: GEN
    DC22: 823.912
    BIC E4L: SST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC subject category V2: FYB
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC012000
    Thema V1.0: FK, FYB
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    15 May 2009
    Publication City/Country