CATCH YOUR DEATH AND OTHER GHOST STORIES. [London]: Patrick Hardy Books, [1984]. Octavo, pictorial boards. First edition. Collects nine stories. Reviewer Stephen Jones termed this a "brilliant" ghost story collection. "Like Joan Aiken, John Gordon is UK author of young adult fiction whose supernatural stories stand heads and shoulders above the work of most contemporary horror authors who write for adults. Gordon’s stories are decidedly dark, rooted in commonplace tragedies that can occur at anytime, such as teen pregnancies and spousal abuse. Gordon does not shy away from the unpleasant, nor does he feel the need to save his young protagonists from the horrific ends that sometimes catch up with them. Aside from the occasional inclusion in one of Karl Edward Wagner's horror anthologies, Gordon is virtually unknown to an American audience." - Boyd White. On the "recommended reading" list in Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: The 100 Best Books, p. 254. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#158836).

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