THE SNAIL-WATCHER AND OTHER STORIES. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1970. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Scarce collection of masterful tales of psychological horror including the nasty "The Snail-Watcher" and the Edgar nominated "The Terrapin," the latter influenced by her love-hate relationship with her mother. "In this volume of strange and often disturbing tales, Highsmith demonstrates her skill as a short-story writer." "This is a first-rate collection that will make you want to read more of Highsmith's short fiction ..." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 360-1. This collection was published in Britain later the same year by Heinemann as ELEVEN: SHORT STORIES. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 93. Barron, ed., Fantasy and Horror 6-168. Hubin (1994), p. 400. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing and clipped price. (#141788).
First edition so stated on copyright page.