Posted by demonik on September 1, 2007
Peter Saxon – Corruption (Sphere, 1968)
Where will the bodies turn up next?
A brilliant surgeon becomes a multiple killer … to preserve the beauty of the woman he loves.
Himself responsible for the accident which disfigures her, Sir John Rowan performs a brilliant operation to restore Lynn’s horribly scarred face.
But the effects are short lived.
Spurred by his infatuation for her, he is forced to repeat in secret the dangerous but vital operation on Lynn’s face.
And each time he operates, a woman is found murdered … and disfigured.
Thanks to Andy (nightreader) of Vault for yet another brilliant scan.
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Posted by demonik on August 20, 2007
Ronald Holmes – Witchfinder General (Pan, 1968: Herbert Jenkings, 1966)
A vivid, colourful and brutal novel – based on the life of Matthew Hopkins, one of the most vicious Englishmen who ever lived.
While Cavaliers and Roundheads are locked in bloody combat, Hopkins – self-appointed Witchfinder General – wages a savage war against the helpless under the pretext they are servants of Satan. Mercilessly he satisfies his appetite for lust and cruelty by spreading a trail of terror through the Eastern Counties. And with every innocent death his purse grew heavier …
Hilary Dwyer as Sam and Vincent Price as Matthew Hopkins the Witchfinder General, as they appear in a scene from the new Tigon screen version of this book. Produced by Arnold Miller, Philip Waddilove and Louis M. Heyward, the picture is directed by Micheal Reeves. Executive Producer Tony Tenser. Released by Tigon Pictures Ltd.
‘A catalogue of horror’ Eastern Daily Press
‘There is a degree of authenticity that makes the blood run cold’ Cambridge News
Two other great historical novels by Ronald Bassett in PAN
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