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The "Creeps" Omnibus by Charles Lloydomnibus
Nightmares, a collection of uneasy tales by Charles Birkin
Powers of Darkness: A Collection of Uneasy Tales by Lord Dunsany et al
Shudders: A Collection of Uneasy Tales by Charles Birkin
Tales of the Grotesque: A Collection of Uneasy Tales by L.A. Lewis
TERRORS: A COLLECTION OF UNEASY TALES by Charles Birkin

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The Creeps Series.
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The other great hardcover horror anthology series of the 1930's (along with the Not at Night series) was the Creeps Library published by Philip Allan Publishers of London. These inexpensively produced volumes were edited by horror writer, Charles Birkin, though he was never credited as the editor on any of the books. At first, the Creeps series primarily published reprints, but later on, the volumes published original stories as well. The Creeps series consisted of fourteen anthologies and one triple-decker reprint volume. The books were extremely popular and featured some incredibly colorful jackets.

A number of horror story collections and novels published during the 1920's and 1930's by Philip Allan were advertised on the dust jackets of the Creeps anthologies and are considered part of the series, though it is not clear if these books were edited by Birkin or not. Like most collectors, consider the Creeps series to consist of all the anthologies, single author collections, and weird and fantastic novels published by Philip Allan.
The following is a list of the entire Creeps series.

ANTHOLOGIES:

CREEPS (1932)
SHUDDERS (1932)
SHIVERS (1933)
HORRORS (1933)
MONSTERS (1934)
NIGHTMARES (1933)
PANICS (1934)
POWERS OF DARKNESS (1934)
QUAKES (1933)
THE CREEPS OMNIBUS (1935)
An omnibus of three earlier anthologies:
1. CREEPS
2. SHIVERS
3. SHUDDERS
TALES OF DEATH (1936)
TALES OF DREAD (1936)
TALES OF FEAR (1935)
TERRORS (1933)
THRILLS (1935)

SINGLE AUTHOR COLLECTIONS AND NOVELS:

THE DEATH-MASK & Other Ghost Stories by Mrs. Henrietta D. Everett (1920) - (published before the CREEPS series began, but contains stories in the same style)

WHO WANTS A GREEN BOTTLE? & Other Uneasy Tales by Tod Robbins (1926) - (published before the CREEPS series began, but contains stories in the same style)

THE STRANGE PAPERS OF DR BLAYRE by Christopher Blayre (1932)

DEVIL'S DRUMS by Vivian Meik (1933)

THE MASTER OF MURDER by Tod Robbins (1933)

MYSTERIES OF ASIA by Achmed Abdullah (1934)

TALES OF THE GROTESQUE: Uneasy Tales by L. A. Lewis (1934).

THE AIR DEVIL by Barrington Beverley (1934)

THE THREE FREAKS by Tod Robbins (1934)

VEILS OF FEAR by Vivian Meik (1934)

DEVIL OF THE DEPTHS by Jack McLaren (1935)

VAMPIRES OVERHEAD by Alan Hyder (1935)

THE THREE FREAKS (retitled reprint of THE UNHOLY THREE) by Tod Robbins (1935)

THE SPACE RAIDERS by Barrington Beverley (1936)

THE HORROR ON THE ASTEROID & Other Tales of Planetary Horror by Edmond Hamilton (1936)

THE UNDYING MONSTER (reprint edition) by Jessie Douglas Kerruish (1936)

THE GREEN MAN OF KILSONA by Festus Pragnell (1937)

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