Book: David Stuart Davies «Return from the Dead: Classic Mummy Stories»

Return from the Dead: Classic Mummy Stories

Производитель: "Wordsworth"

Серия: "the Supernatural"

Beware, the Dead are coming back! This is a unique and fascinating collection of early mummy stories that helped to establish the chilling concept of the Dead returning to life as a potent sub-genre of horror fiction. The main feature on the mummy bill,`The Jewel of the Seven Stars`by Bram Stoker, is generally regarded as his best work after`Dracula`. A weird mixture of adventure, the supernatural and science fiction is found in Jane Webb`s`The Mummy`, a tale written in 1827 but set in 2126.`Some Words with a Mummy`is by the great horror writer Edgar Allen Poe. Arthur Conan Doyle`s`The Ring of Thoth`is the classic mummy tale and was the basis for the 1932 movie`The Mummy`starring Boris Karloff and, indeed most mummy films ever since.`Lot 249`, another Doyle chiller, completes this collection, which is guaranteed to entertain and possibly prompt a nightmare.

Издательство: "Wordsworth" (2006)

ISBN: 978-1-84022-452-8

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David Stuart Davies

David Stuart Davies (born 1946) is a British writer. He worked as a teacher of English before becoming a full-time editor, writer, and playwright. Davies has written extensively about Sherlock Holmes, both fiction and non-fiction.[1] He is the editor of Red Herrings, the monthly in-house publication of the Crime Writers' Association.

Contents

Novels

Sherlock Holmes Adventures

  1. Sherlock Holmes and the Hentzau Affair (1991)
  2. The Tangled Skein (1995)
  3. The Scroll of the Dead (1998)
  4. Shadow of the Rat (1999)
  5. The Veiled Detective (2004). Explores the relationship between Holmes, Dr. Watson and Professor Moriarty
  6. The Games Afoot (2008)

Johnny One Eye

  1. Forests of the Night (2000)

Johnny Hawke is removed from the army after a rifle explodes in his face and he looses an eye. Offered a desk job with the police, Johnny sets up as a private investigtor in London. When asked to investigate the disappearance of a young woman things turn dangerous. Could there be a connection between the girl and fading film actor Gordon Moore?

  1. Comes the Dark (2006)
  2. Without Conscience (2008)
  3. Requiem for a Dummy (2009)
  4. The Darkness of Death (2010)

Non-fiction

His non-fiction books about Sherlock Holmes include:

  • Holmes of the Movies: The Screen Career of Sherlock Holmes (1977)
  • Bending the Willow: Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes (1996)
  • Starring Sherlock Holmes: A Century of the Master Detective on Screen (2001, updated 2007)
  • Clued Up on Sherlock (2004)
  • Dancing in the Moonlight: Jeremy Brett - A Celebration (2006)

Plays

His award-winning one-man play Sherlock Holmes - The Last Act[2] is still touring after its premiere at Salisbury Playhouse in 1999. It has played in France, Canada, America, Hong Kong, Malta and all over the British Isles.

In 2009, Big Finish Productions released audio adaptations of his plays The Last Act and The Death and Life.

Other work

He is the editor of several collections for Wordsworth & Collectors Library (Barnes & Noble) including:

  • The Best of Sherlock Holmes
  • Shadows of Sherlock Holmes
  • Stories from the Nineteenth Century
  • Tales of Unease
  • Return From the Dead

His DVD work includes writing and narrating commentaries for the MPI release of the digitally re-mastered Basil Rathbone Holmes films;[3] conducting interviews on the new Jeremy Brett Holmes releases; and with David Jason on A Touch of Frost DVDs.

He is as one-third of literary performance group The Mystery Men, alongside Matthew Booth and M. J. Elliott

References