Cold Hand in Mine - Strange Stories Author:Robert Aickman From the Front Inside Book Jacket: "These eight stories draw the reader irresistibly into eight strange worlds -- uncanny, enigmatic, unearthly. In each there is something chillingly wrong -- a hint of diabolism or vampirism, of reincarnation or the living dead -- all of which could be explained away as hallucination or hysteria. Or could it? — T... more »he stories cover a wide variety of settings and situations. A young English girl falls into peaceful but oddly enervating love in a palazzo in Ravenna, a man traveling on business finds himself as night falls in a isolated, unnervingly Kafka-esque hotel, Prince Albrecht von Allendorf meets his mysterious end in a mountain lake in Bavaria.
Robert Aickman's stories are the work of a master of the genre, subtle, written with consummate skill and command of detail. Their mystery lingers, tantalizes, never quite lets the reader go."