"Stanley Ellin needs no bestial terrors to conjure up his special world of Quiet Horror. He builds his wickedly chilling stories around ordinary circumstances and plausible actions. Then, with a diabolical twist, he traps the unsuspecting reader is a vise of Quiet Horror - in a nightmare from which there is no escape. Ten masterpieces of the macabre - prize-winning stories all - including 'The Specialty of the House' rated by critics as one of the best mystery stories ever written." Original title: Mystery Stories. Includes a foreword by Ellery Queen. 175 pages. This description is from the Nov. 1965 Signet First Printing.
Praise for this book
"The finest collection of stories in the crime form published in the past half century." - Julian Symons
Used availability for Stanley Ellin's Mystery Stories
1956 : USA Paperback
Title: Quiet Horror
Author(s): Stanley Ellin
ISBN: 0-451-02806-6 / 978-0-451-02806-8 (USA edition)