Charles L. Grant - The Orchard (Tor Books, 1986, 287 pages)
Prologue My Mary's Asleep I See Her Sweet and Fair The Last and Dreadful Hour Screaming, in the Dark Epilogue
This looks like a novel but is a collection of thematically linked novellas in Grant's often used setting Oxrun Station. The Tor edition of Grant's work is among the best realized author editions. It has its own identity like Laymon's Headline edition or Zebra Books horror line.
Scans are from my personal collection if not noted otherwise.
TOR adopted a similar approach in a fruitless attempt to break Chetwynd-Hayes in the US with The Grange and The Other Side. David Mann provided cover art for The Grange, probably both. The Other Side's gorgeous depiction of Clavering Grange is uncredited.
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. - Christine Campbell Thomson