The Black Mass - Col. S. P. Meek
A late night scream in the monastery awoke the abbot and his monks. Upon
investigation, they found the lifeless body of one ordered to do penance
alone that night. On the chest of the victim there had appeared the mark
of a cult of demon worshipers. Now the hunt was on for those who had
attended the Black Mass.
The Last Archer - Earl Peirce (sic), Jr.
It was a lonely island with a pair of castles. The man had been hired to
install a generator by a most generous employer. Later that first night
he had witnessed the strange contest when arrows of death flew out of the
darkness from castle to castle. The ritual battle proceeded night after
night, after which, during the day, his employer, the archer, retired to
sleep in a long black coffin.
The Sight of Roses - Jay Tyler
The motivated man had employed a pentacle, hoping to contact a demon. He
did indeed make contact with an agreeable new partner who promised to
assist him to reach his goals, even to commit murder. The key was to
avoid exposing his sensitivity to roses.
Acrophobia - L. Sprague de Camp
The demon of acrophobia, like a seductive siren, invited the fearful man to
seek the edge of the tall building and then release himself into the air.
Webbed Hands - Ferdinand Berthoud
When the woman's body was found, the doctor inspected her, and
immediately concluded that some dangerous beast from a zoo must have
escaped, for the hands which had made the gripping bruises were webbed.
It was to be the first of seven deaths over the weeks in Cape Town, South
Africa, all women.
Hollywood Horror - Paul Ernst
It was during the filming of the starlet's next movie that something
changed, something impossible occurred to cause her face to gradually
disappear leaving nothing but a glaring and hollow-eyed skull. She
continued to walk and talk, unaware of the cause of horror in faces of the
workers on the movie set, until at last she opened the lid of a mirror.
The same terror then spread to others on the set. It was the doctor who
had discovered and reassured them that the flesh was still present; it had
just become invisible. Another mystery for Ascott Keane to solve, with
blame ultimately pointing in the direction of the notorious Doctor