YOU NEVER BELIEVE ME AND OTHER STORIES. New York: St. Martin's Press, . Octavo, boards. First edition. A posthumous collection of eighteen stories, including several dark fantasies, with an introduction by his brother Louis Grubb. "Includes three stories previously collected in THE SIEGE OF 318 (1978), as well as 'The Horsehair Trunk,' 'The Return of Verge Likens,' and 'You Never Believe Me' ('Where The Woodbine Twineth'), three of Davis’ most famous horror stories from TWELVE TALES OF SUSPENSE AND THE SUPERNATURAL (1964). In addition to 'The Crest of ’36,' a darkly humorous tale of river spirits and reincarnation written for Kirby McCauley’s seminal anthology DARK FORCES (1980), of the eight stories original to YOU NEVER BELIEVE ME, three are criminous or supernatural. 'And Presently He Died' details the grim reckoning between a spinster and her emotionally and physically abusive brother. 'Green Thumb' describes the justice wrought by the spirit of a murder victim through a lush, flowering vine. Best of all is 'The Last of the Chiefs,' a variation of the Pygmalion myth in which a skilled woodcarver is saved from his cruel, alcoholic brother by a Cherokee princess he sculpts from a maple tree." - Boyd White. See Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-154. Owner's name and March 1991 date on front free endpaper. Small abrasion on front free endpaper, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#159324).
"First Edition / 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.