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THE OCCULT FILES OF FRANCIS CHARD:
SOME GHOST STORIES
by A. M. Burrage
edited, with an Introduction,
by Jack Adrian

ISBN: 1-899562-20-6; xvi + 281pp
Published 18 December 1996 in an edition of 500 copies
 

The second title in Ash-Tree Press’s series of the collected supernatural fiction of A.M. Burrage, who has long been one of the most popular ghost story writers of the century. This volume contains all thirteen tales from Burrage’s first collection, 1927’s Some Ghost Stories. Also included are a further thirteen stories, none of which have been published in book form before. Two of the stories feature Derek Scarfe, ‘the man who made haunted houses his hobby’, while ten chronicle the adventures of the occult detective Francis Chard. There is also a 10,000 word novella, ‘The House by the Crossroads’, set at the time of the Crimean War. The volume is introduced by Jack Adrian, and features a jacket illustration by Douglas Walters.

Contents: Introduction by Jack Adrian; The Occult Files of Francis Chard: 'The Affair at Penbillo'; 'The Pit in the Garden'; 'The Woman with Three Eyes'; 'The Third Visitation'; 'The Girl in Blue'; 'The Bungalow at Shammerton'; 'The Protector'; 'The Soldier'; 'The Hiding Hole'; 'The Tryst'; Some Ghost Stories: 'Playmates'; 'The Room Over the Kitchen'; 'The Green Scarf'; 'The Wrong Station'; 'The Gamblers' Room'; 'The Summer-House'; 'The Yellow Curtains'; 'Nobody's House'; 'Between the Minute and the Hour'; 'Footprints'; 'Browdean Farm'; 'Furze Hollow'; 'Wrastler's End'; The House by the Crossroads; The Man Who Made Haunted Houses His Hobby: 'The Severed Head'; 'The House of Treburyan'.

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