By Robert Aickman

Cold Hand in Mine was once first released within the U.K. in 1975 and within the U.S. in 1977. the tale 'Pages from a tender Girl's magazine' gained the Aickman international delusion Award in 1975. It was once initially released in The journal of delusion & technology Fiction in 1973 earlier than showing during this collection.

Cold Hand in Mine stands as considered one of Aickman's most sensible collections and comprises 8 tales that blow their own horns his powers as a 'strange tale' author to the entire, being extra ambiguous than ordinary ghost tales. through the tales the reader is brought to various characters, from a guy who spends the evening in a Hospice to a German aristocrat and a girl who sees an photo of her personal soul. there's additionally a nod to the normal vampire tale ('Pages from a tender Girl's Journal') yet the entire tales stay unconventional and inconclusive, which maybe makes all of them the extra startling and intriguing.

Show description

Read or Download Cold Hand in Mine PDF

Similar Short Stories books

Means of Escape: Stories

A suite of Penelope Fitzgerald's brief tales. Penelope Fitzgerald was once some of the most highly-regarded writers at the English literary scene. except Iris Murdoch, no different author has been shortlisted such a lot of occasions for the Booker. Her final novel, 'The Blue Flower', used to be the ebook of its yr, garnering striking acclaim in Britain, the USA and Europe.

The Safety of Objects: Stories

The leap forward tale assortment that confirmed A. M. houses as the most bold writers of her generationOriginally released in 1990 to extensive severe acclaim, this striking first number of tales by way of A. M. houses confronts the true and the surreal on even phrases to create a tense and occasionally hilarious imaginative and prescient of the yankee dream.

The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios

Listed below are 4 unforgettable tales via the writer of lifetime of Pi. Written prior in Martel's profession, those stories show that startling mixture of dazzle and intensity that experience made Yann Martel a world phenomenon. creative in shape and undying in content material, every one tale is relocating and thought-provoking.

The Joy of Funerals: A Novel in Stories

A tender widow who lusts, a daughter who aches, a shopaholic who hungers. .. the enjoyment of Funerals is a riveting assortment that explores the lives of 9 younger ladies, every one prepared to take drastic measures to fill the voids created by means of longing and loneliness. the 1st 8 face demise in a different way, whereas the 9th girl Nina ties all of them jointly by way of attending funerals in her seek to connect to others.

Additional resources for Cold Hand in Mine

Show sample text content

You had greater permit me supply it an outstanding spring-clean. " She had no longer been there sooner than and that i was once hesitant. yet, thankfully, while the time got here, she appeared rather to love the attic, regardless of the disconcerting process, with all of the new colors staring out, and all of the doorways nonetheless locked. i do know that no less than so much of them have been locked and never purely close, simply because my mom attempted some of the handles, and in no doubtful means, which I alone had now not cared to do. "How do you get on with the folk within the basement? " requested my mom. I informed her in a few compatible phrases. "I'm pleased the wife's taken to you. you would like a lady round. i am pleased she's beautiful too. " It used to be now not till a number of days after i ultimately back that I back observed Maureen. My conduct have been beautiful mousey, and that i don't imagine she had discovered that i used to be there. in my opinion, I held again from taking the initiative. within the first position, I had by no means performed so hitherto. within the moment position, i used to be extra doubtful than ever, after the spell of absence, how issues have been going to improve, or perhaps how i wished them to improve. Then, one morning in the first week, as in a column of burning fiery chariots, entered into ownership Messrs Stallabrass, Hoskins and Cramp, with all their strength, all their mechanism, all their archive. Their arrival used to be as convinced, rowdy, and joyful because the withdrawal of _Freedom_ have been vague and muted. at the fast the staircase used to be alive with short-haired, short-skirted ladies operating up and down as in Jacob's dream, other than that those ladies have been changing backchat with shouting elimination males. (Short hair and brief skirts have been, after all, new at that date, even though my mom had already long past in for either, even supposing she not often travelled faraway from her cottage. ) relocating in the course of the throng have been a number of males in white shirts, stiff collars, darkish trousers, and braces. might they be companions? Even Stallabrass, Hoskins and Cramp in individual? definitely they have been dealing with motions which would good be a kind of giving orders. the entire variety of folks concerned fairly eclipsed _Freedom_, even fairly. And that afternoon got here Maureen tapping at my door. "Why did not you permit me comprehend you have been again? " "I hesitated. " She used to be prepared to enable it pass at that. "What do you think that? " I went on, inclining my head downwards and sideways. Maureen twitched up a nook of her mouth. "Do you think they will quieten down? " I requested. "I do not see why they need to. they are a beautiful lousy lot from what little i have visible. " "I've obvious fairly sufficient of them already. " Authors consistently are usually hasty of their judgments. it's the pressure of attempting to find peace and focus. "Have you obvious Mr Millar? " "Not that i do know of. who is Mr Millar? " "He's the guy whose outfit it truly is. The names outdoor do not exist, or are all lifeless, or anything. My bet is that Mr Millar's bumped all of them off. " I take note Maureen utilizing that individual expression, which was once then as new as brief hair and brief skirts. "Not necessarily," I stated. "You usually locate those agencies with plenty of names and not one of the humans relatively current.

Rated 4.35 of 5 – based on 42 votes