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Stories of Suspense by Mary E. MacEwen

Stories of Suspense

by Mary E. MacEwen (Editor)

Other authors: Margaret St. Clair (Contributor), John Collier (Contributor), Roald Dahl (Contributor), Irv Docktor (Cover artist), Lord Dunsany (Contributor)4 more, Jack Finney (Contributor), Shirley Jackson (Contributor), Daniel Keyes (Contributor), Daphne du Maurier (Contributor)

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Superior collection of stories has quite a bit of variety, with the only thing in common being that most are classics. Thus we have Daniel Keyes' unforgettable Flowers for Algernon in the same volume as a John Collier gem and two of Jack Finney's finest. Throw in Daphne DuMaurier's The Birds, which re-reading after many years, is absolutely terrifying, and a typically nasty Roald Dahl story, and you have a collection you won't be able to put down. On a lesser note, Shirley Jackson's contribution is amusing; Margaret St. Clair's The Perfectionist, less so. The other story in the collection, Lord Dunsany's Two Bottles of Relish goes on too long, but saves itself with its classic final line, which adds a knife twist to the ending you knew was coming all along. ( )
  datrappert | Aug 25, 2011 |
This is one of the few Non-SF/F Anthologies I own and I've kept it all these years because of the excellent quality of the stories. They are at once chilling and absorbing as all the best suspense stories are. My particular favorites are Two Bottles Of Relish by Lord Dunsany because of the horrid and fiendish twist and Of Missing Persons by Jack Finney for the world he described so vividly that I still want to go there. ( )
  jade_kadir | Jul 26, 2007 |
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MacEwen, Mary E.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clair, Margaret St.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Collier, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dahl, RoaldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Docktor, IrvCover artistsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dunsany, LordContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Finney, JackContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jackson, ShirleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Keyes, DanielContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Maurier, Daphne duContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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A moron turns genius - and foresees his own doom.

Thousands of deadly birds stalk men - then attack with suicidal fury.

A lonely man wins a chance for new happiness - and loses it through split-second doubt.

None great stories by masters of the macabre. Tales of shock and suspense, of strange twists hidden in a shadow world of fear.


The Birds - Daphne du Maurier

Of Missing Persons - Jack Finney

Midnight Blue - John Collier

Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes

Taste - Roald Dahl

Two Bottles of Relish - Lord Dunsany

Charles - Shirley Jackson

Contents of a Dead Man's Pockets - Jack Finney

The Perfectionist 0 Margaret St. Clair
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