Edited by Stephen Jones. Introduction by Stephen Jones. Cover art by Stephen E. Fabian (interior art by various artists).
DARKNESS, MIST AND SHADOW
THE COLLECTED MACABRE TALES OF BASIL COPPER
Compiled and Edited by Stephen Jones
outstanding British writer in the genre."
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Collected together for the first time in two handsomely produced volumes from PS Publishing are all the supernatural and macabre short stories and novellas of legendary British writer Basil Copper.
Drawn from numerous collections, anthologies and magazines as varied as the legendary Pan Book of Horror Stories series, rare and collectible compilations edited by Peter Haining and Richard Dalby, and the author's own highly-prized books from Arkham House, these two extensive collections contain more than four decades' worth of weird fiction from one of the genre's most renowned practitioners.
In this initial volume you will find such classics of the macabre as the author's first professionally published short story, 'The Spider', along with memorable tales like "Camera Obscura' (adapted by Rod Serling for the TV series Night Gallery), 'The Academy of Pain', 'Amber Print', 'The Recompensing of Albano Pizar' (dramatised by BBC Radio 4) and the author's terrifying Cthulhu Mythos novella, 'Shaft Number 247'.
With an historical Introduction by editor Stephen Jones, Volume One of Darkness, Mist and Shadow: The Collected Macabre Tales of Basil Copper also contains original illustrations by Dave Carson, Les Edwards, Bob Eggleton, Gary Gianni and Allen Koszowski, along with a stunning cover painting by Stephen E. Fabian.
Basil Copper (1924-2013) became a full-time writer in 1970. His first story in the horror field, "The Spider", was published in 1964 in The Fifth Pan Book of Horror Stories, since when his short fiction has appeared in numerous collections and anthologies, and been extensively adapted for radio and television. Along with two non-fiction studies of the vampire and werewolf legends, his other books include the novels The Great White Space, The Curse of the Fleers, Necropolis, The Black Death and The House of the Wolf.
Copper has also written more than fifty hardboiled thrillers about Los Angeles private detective Mike Faraday, and has continued the adventures of August Derleth's Sherlock Holmes-like consulting detective Solar Pons in several volumes of short stories and the novel Solar Pons versus The Devil's Claw.
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