The Clock Strikes Twelve 248p.

By: Wakefield, H. R. (Herbert Russell)

Price: $80.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Cover Art; This book is a First American Edition, originally published by Herbert Jenkins in London in 1940. Four stories were added by August Derleth (the editor of Arkham House) along with the introduction by H. R. Wakefield. Stated limitation on the book is 4,000 copies though there were 4040 printed (Arkham House Companion--listing #22). This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book has some beginning bumping to the spine ends. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is clean and bright, with the exception of some beginning toning to the rear panel and the tips of the dust jacket flaps. Included are the short stories: Why I write ghost stories, Into Outer Darkness, The Alley, Jay Walkers, Ingredient X, I Recognized the Voice, Farewll Performance, Not Quite Cricket, In Collaboration, A Stitch in Time, Lucky's Grove, Red Feathers, Happy Ending? , The First Sheaf, Masrur, A Fishing Story, Used Car, Death of a Poacher, and, Knock! Knock! Who's There? "Wakefield is best known for his ghost stories, but he produced work outside the field. He was greatly interested in the criminal mind and wrote two non-fiction criminology studies, The Green Bicycle Case (1930) (about a 1919 death in Leicestershire) and Landru: The French Bluebeard (1936). He also wrote three detective novels: Hearken to the Evidence (1933) , Belt of Suspicion (1936) and Hostess of Death (1938). In 1968, BBC Television produced a dramatization of Wakefield's supernatural story "The Triumph of Death", starring Claire Bloom and now thought to have been wiped, for the series Late Night Horror. " (from Wikipedia)

Title: The Clock Strikes Twelve 248p.

Author Name: Wakefield, H. R. (Herbert Russell)

Illustrator: Illustrated by Ronald Clyne

Categories: Horror,

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Edition

Publisher: Sauk City, WI, Arkham House: 1946

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: A38647

Keywords: Horror H. R. Wakefield Arkham House Short Stories Macabre Tales dark fantasy Short Fiction Anthologies Horror,