‘The morgue had no electricity, just a kerosene lamp… I had not been sitting there for long when the lamp…went out, and something moved very softly and quietly past me… Something cold and icy touched one of my hands and felt its way up towards my neck and throat. It was behind me, then it was before me. Then it was over me. I was in the arms of the corpse!’
With The House of Strange Stories, celebrated writer Ruskin Bond brings forth a collection of some of the most blood-curdling tales ever written. Featuring Stacy Marie Belloc Lowndes’ ‘The Lodger’, Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Red-Headed League’, Wilkie Collins’ ‘The Duel’, Bram Stoker’s ‘The Sqaw’, Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Cask of Amontillado’, and several of Bond’s own, these tales of macabre, suspense, vampires, and haunted houses will leave even horror fans terrified.