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Title: A Baker’s Dozen
Author: Alfred Hitchcock (Editor)
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Genre: Crime Fiction
From the Inside Cover
NEVER SAY DIE.
For those who had the courage to come back for more, that generous master of suspense has provided a baker’s dozen of the bizarre, a little extra in the way of horror and intrigue. Here is a supreme collection of skin-prickling suspense, cunningly chosen to startle and terrify, by
Table of Contents:
F. TENNYSON JESSE – The Mask
AGATHA CHRISTIE – Accident
GRAHAM GREENE – A Day Saved
ROBERT LEWIS – Roman Holiday
SAMUEL BLAS – Revenge
JOHN STEINBECK – The Snake
MARY DEASY – Long Shadow on the Lawn
RAY BRADBURY – The Night
D. H. LAWRENCE – The Rocking-Horse Winner
GEORGES CAROUSSO – The Warden
ELLIS ST. JOSEPH – Leviathan
LOUIS POLLOCK – Breakdown
EUGENE MANLOVE RHODES – The Fool’s Heart
This was a decent read and I don’t have anything to complain about but it wasn’t as fantastic as some of the other books that Hitchcock has edited. With authors like Christie, Steinbeck and Bradbury I have to admit I was expecting something a notch above what I got.
In terms of food, it was the difference between the pictures of a hamburger that you see at fastfood places (like McDonald’s) and the reality of what you get. Nothing wrong with the burger and you’re going to eat it and enjoy it. But no one can say that it looks anything like the picture of perfection you see up on the menu or in the ads.
I am content with my time spent with this book but have nothing to rave or rant about. Makes writing this review pretty easy though!
Oh, technically this book is called “A Baker’s Dozen of Suspense Stories” but that is a ridiculous mouthful.