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and Other Stories

Written by Paul Ernst

Introduced by John Pelan


   Paul Ernst was a versatile writer and one of the most creative of the weird menace authors who wrote for Popular Publications’ triumvirate of “shudder pulps,” Dime Mystery Magazine, Terror Tales and Horror Stories. Sourced predominantly from Dime Mystery Magazine, the twelve stories in this volume display Ernst’s talent for weaving ambiguous plot elements into his tales to create stronger supernatural suggestion than was usual in the field.

   Horror fiction authority John Pelan provides a new introduction detailing the importance of Paul Ernst in the weird menace fiction scene.

Twelve Who Were Damned, © Dime Mystery November 1937

Brides of the Dust Demon, ©, Dime Mystery December 1936

The Pallid Furies, © Dime Mystery November 1935

Danse Macabre, © Dime Mystery May 1935

The Town the Dead Things Claimed, © Dime Mystery July 1938

Death Dines Out, © Dime Mystery January 1936

Embrace of the Fire God © Dime Mystery February 1936

Horror in the Glass, © Dime Mystery March 1935

The Monster Who Worked in Clay © Dime Mystery March 1937

The Man Who Called on Death, © Dime Mystery Sept. 1935

Satan’s Flower Shop © Dime Mystery October 1936

Madman’s Circus © Horror Stories February 1935

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