CONFERENCE WITH THE DEAD Terry Lamsley 1st US HC SIGNED/LIMITED 175 COPY ED OOP

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CONFERENCE WITH THE DEAD by Terry Lamsley, intro by Ramsey Campbell. Portland, OR/San Franscisco, CA; Night Shade Books. 1st US hardcover edition. Originally published in a 500 copy edition by Ash-Tree Press, Terry Lamsley's Conference with the Dead has long remained almost unobtainable. A nominee for the World Fantasy Award, and winner of the Internation Horror Guild Award, this chilling collection of tales has remained out of print for far too long. "In Conference with the Dead, Terry Lamsley presents ten excellent ghost stories in the classic English mode, deceptively civilized in execution but deeply disturbing as a trickle of icy water down the back of the neck. Any stiff upper lips encountered here are the result of rigor mortis. I really would not read these late at night, if I were you." - Kage Baker, author of The Graveyard Game and Mother Aegypt "I love ghost stories, especially when the writer is as good as Terry Lamsley, who has one of those legendary, word-of-mouth reputations, straight from self-publication to international recognition. He knows how to ground terror in a meticulous observation of the ordinary, and how to use the incomer's, the outsider's, disquieting uncertainties. Some of these tales ("The Toddler", "Blade And Bone") conjure the traditional M. R. James frisson, buried evil disturbed by the unwary. ... read more