Sorry if this is already known to you all, but I just wanted to share that after sending an e-mail on the Wordsworth Editions website, I recieved a response from the Director Derek Wright informing me that due to low volume sales that (currently) no new titles are planned to be added to the "Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural" collection.
After I sent my message I sent another (because I forgot to ask in the first one *ahem*) if it wouldn't be too much trouble to have a complete list of titles in the collection, including those that are out of print.
Here first, is the e-mail that I sent a couple of days ago, and Derek Wright's reply, and then the list.
I would like to say a big thank you for releasing a lot of out of print stories that I never would have known about if not for your "Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural" collection. I have about 30 of them.
I was wondering why you had decided to change the colour of the books in the collection from black to red/maroon? It's not a big deal, but I do enjoy seeing all of them on my shelf, all nice and uniform in black.
Also have you published anything by Hugh B Cave, or might be planning to? He is a new discovery of mine; I am enjoying my copy of Murgunstrumm & Others by him greatly - but I think most of his books are once again out of print. It would be nice to see some of his weird fiction in print again for newcomers such as myself.
Thanks for your email. I'm pleased you have been enjoying the series.
Although I have received many enthusiastic comments on this series, unfortunately sales generally have not been good and the change of covers was intended to freshen up it up. We have done quite a lot of pruning of the slowest titles so we shall see how things progress. At this stage we have no plans to add to the series, although we would not be able to consider Cave's work, as it will remain in copyright until the year 2075!
The Wheatley titles were a rare example where we were able to conclude a workable arrangement to publish works that were still in copyright, but we only had the rights for a limited period before a larger publisher stepped in.
I am attaching a list of all of the titles that have appeared in the series since it began.
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Title ISBN CLASSIC EDWARDIAN VICTORIAN GHOST 9781840220667 MADAM CROWLS GHOST STORIES 9781840220674 GHOST STORIES 9781840220704 SHERLOCK HOLMES GAMES AFOOT 9781840220711 TALES MYSTERY & IMAGINATION 9781840220728 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 9781840220735 JACK THE RIPPER 9781840220773 TALES OF UNEASE 9781840220780 WOMAN IN WHITE 9781840220841 HAUNTER OF THE RING 9781840220858 WEREWOLF PACK 9781840220872 BLACK VEIL AND OTHER TALES 9781840220889 NIGHT SHIVERS 9781840220896 WITCH OF PRAGUE 9781840220902 CHARLIE CHAN OMNIBUS 9781840220926 CRIME SCENES 9781840220933 ALL SAINTS EVE 9781840220940 TALES OF MYSTERY & MACABRE 9781840220957 GHOST STORIES EDITH WHARTON 9781840221640 DR NIKOLA 9781840221657 SCOTTISH GHOST STORIES 9781840221688 CASEBOOK OF SEXTON BLAKE 9781840221701 UNCLE SILAS 9781840221718 RIDDLE OF THE SANDS 9781840221787 THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS 9781840221794 CASTLE OTRANTO NIGHTMARE ABBEY 9781840221848 THE MONK 9781840221855 GOTHIC SHORT STORIES 9781840224252 RETURN FROM THE DEAD 9781840224528 SWEENEY TODD 9781840224832 UNCANNY STORIES 9781840224924 THE TANGLED SKEIN 9781840225273 DRACULA'S GUEST & OTHER STORIES 9781840225280 CASEBOOK CARNACKI GHOST FINDER 9781840225297 WAGNER THE WEREWOLF 9781840225303 POWER DARKNESS TALES TERROR 9781840225310 STRANGE TALES 9781840225327 HAUNTED HOTEL & STRANGE TALES 9781840225334 TERROR BY NIGHT 9781840225341 BISHOP HELL & OTHER STORIES 9781840225372 CRIMSON BLIND & GHOST STORIES 9781840225389 AYLMER VANCE: GHOST SEER 9781840225396 BELL IN FOG & OTHER STORIES 9781840225402 A NIGHT ON THE MOOR 9781840225419 THE DEVIL RIDES OUT 9781840225433 TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER 9781840225440 THE HAUNTING OF TOBY JUG 9781840225457 CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT 9781840225464 TEMPLE OF DEATH 9781840225471 SHERLOCK HOLMES HENTZAU AFFAIR 9781840225488 NOT EXACTLY GHOSTS&FIRES BURN BLUE 9781840225495 COLLECTED GHOST STORIES 9781840225518 IN A GLASS DARKLY 9781840225525 HOUSE BY CHURCHYARD 9781840225747 COUCHING AT THE DOOR 9781840226072 WHISPERER DARKNESS:VOL 1 9781840226089 THE BEETLE 9781840226096 ORIENTAL GHOST STORIES 9781840226102 RIGHT HAND OF DOOM 9781840226119 SHADOWS ON THE BLIND 9781840226126 BULLDOG DRUMMOND 9781840226201 THE LOVED DEAD 9781840226225 DRACULA & DRACULA'S GUEST 9781840226270 SWEENEY TODD 9781840226324 THE DRUG AND OTHER STORIES 9781840226386 VARNEY THE VAMPYRE 9781840226393 DEAD OF NIGHT 9781840226409 AUSTRALIAN GHOST STORIES 9781840226416 HORROR IN MUSEUM:VOL.2 9781840226423 IN GHOSTLY COMPANY 9781840226430 THE KING IN YELLOW 9781840226447 LAIR WHITE WORM&LADY SHROUD 9781840226454 CASEFILES OF MR J.G.REEDER 9781840226461 MYSTERY OF THE YELLOW ROOM 9781840226478 SHADOW OF RAT & TANGLED SKEIN 9781840226522 IRISH GHOST STORIES 9781840226607 HAUNTER THE DARK:VOL 3 9781840226676 THE ITALIAN 9781840226683 SIMON IFF STORIES & OTHER WORKS 9781840226782 THE COMPLETE FOUR JUST MEN 9781840226843 NIGHT TERRORS 9781840226850 AN ARSENE LUPIN OMNIBUS 9781840226874 VOODOO TALES 9781840226904 THE LURKING FEAR:VOL 4 9781840227000 EYES OF MAX CARRADOS 9781840227017