"What always beats them in the end," said Dr. Matthews, "is how to dispose of the body."
Slade agreed quickly although he didn't believe the old man. He had worked out a foolproof plan for getting rid of Spalding, the earnest young lawyer who knew too much for his own good. The body itself was no problem at all - or was it?
Slade is just one of many macabre characters in this collection of fourteen suspense stores, some fact and some fiction. A band of men plot to unearth Abraham Lincoln's body... a pack of ghost dogs take revenge on their sadistic killer... seven members of one family die of arsenic poisoning.... Here are chilling stories to keep readers fascinated and horrified. And watchful.
Avon Books - 1982
Includes the short works:
The Turn of the Tide (C S Forester)
The Vermont Raffles Who Transcended the Tomb (Edward H Smith)
Invisible Boy (Ray Bradbury)
Something Evil in the House (Celia Fremlin)
The "Coney" Men (Lloyd Lewis)
High-Water Mark (Bret Harte)
The Magic Shop (H G Wells)
The Nine-to-Five Man (Stanley Ellin)
Sarah James Robinson (Edmund Pearson)
Kerfol (Edith Wharton)
The Leaping Trout (David Hogan)
A Tale of Terror (Paul Louis Courier)
Eight Minutes to Kill (Julian Symons)
Traveler's Joy (Dwynwen Richards)
This paperback is in good condition with spine creases, a corner clip and a 2" tear on the cover.