For this Sunday’s pick from the Badger shelves I have decided to eschew the usual science fiction selection and delve into my small cache of Supernatural Specials. The book I have have chosen is by Pel Torro, more commonly known as R. L. Fanthorpe and Harry O. Mansfield writing as a duo. There are no individual taglines featured on this series of novels, each of them bearing only the ominous legend;
Strange, weird, eerie
Harry Fox provides another great cover for this one featuring three of his trademark disembodied heads floating above a woman beating a side drum. I also love the strangely childish sketch of a human skull on the rear cover which also proudly states;
“The Strange Ones” is a sophisticated masterpiece of the macabre, by one of today’s leading authors. It will appeal to every connoisseur of the weird and grotesque.
I am indeed a connoisseur of such things and so it’s time for me to dive headlong into this marvellously strange tome and find out what lies within its pages. I’ll be back with you soon to share yet another selection from the Badger shelves of my library so please feel free to join me again. Your comments are always appreciated.
The Strange Ones by Pel Torro
(Serial Number SN70)
This version was published in 1963 by Badger Books
The cover artist is Harry Fox