Post by H_P_Saucecraft on May 29, 2009 19:16:05 GMT
Louise Cooper - Crown Of Horn (Hamlyn 1981)
Hamlyn Horror by the author of In Memory of Sarah Bailey (expecting it any day now). It says romantic suspense on the back, so I'm prepared for a disappointment, but I'm a completist on the Hamlyn front, so I had to get it (the way it's going at the moment, with luck,(going on the Astell list) I may have a full collection of Hamlyn horrors by the end of the year.
She had a few published by NEL in the 'seventies, Blood Summer and the aforementioned In Memory of Sarah Bailey. Don't remember them going down that well with our lot, but i've developed a taste for these Gothic/ Romantic Suspense efforts. As Andreas put it, you're never quite sure what to expect. Well done on amassing such a stash of Hamlyn's in double-quick time, Dave and thanks for sharing all these covers and blurbs.
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.
The Sarah Bailey book isn't cheap to come by as Cooper has a fair following these days from her fantasy ouevre. I have read Blood Summer sporting an excellent cover. Underwhelmed was my response - not what I'd call a good Nel horror. That's not to say it's a bad book if you know what I mean. The cover to Sarah Bailey is pinched from a photo still from the Return of Count Yorga. We did a comparison awhile back. I've seen Memory of Sarah Bailey for 25 quid. KC