Death Stalks the Night

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Death Stalks the Night
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Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author Hugh B. Cave
Illustrator Lee Brown Coye
Cover artist Alan M. Clark
Country United States
Language English
Genre fantasy, horror and Mystery short stories
Publisher Fedogan & Bremer
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages xiii, 569 pp
ISBN 1-878252-15-1
OCLC 33812266
813/.52 20
LC Class PS3505.A912 D43 1995

Death Stalks the Night is a collection of fantasy and horror and Mystery short stories by author Hugh B. Cave. It was originally to have been the fifth volume published by Carcosa, the North Carolina joint publishing venture founded by Karl Edward Wagner, Jim Groce and David Drake. However, Lee Brown Coye, who was completing the illustrations for the volume, died, stalling its publication by Carcosa.

It was eventually released in 1995, including the completed illustrations by Coye, through Fedogan & Bremer in an edition of 2,000 copies, of which 100 were signed by the author. The stories originally appeared in the magazines Dime Mystery Magazine, Terror Tales, Spicy-Adventure Stories, New Mystery Adventures, Super-Detective Stories, Spicy Mystery Stories, Horror Stories, Detective Short Stories and Star Detective Magazine.


  • Foreword
  • Introduction, by Karl Edward Wagner
  • "Modern Nero"
  • "Death’s Loving Arms"
  • "The Crawling Ones"
  • "The Pain Room"
  • "The Flame Fiend"
  • "Unholy Night!"
  • "Dark Slaughter"
  • "The Corpse Crypt"
  • "Mistress of the Dead"
  • "Terror Island"
  • "Satan’s Mistress"
  • "Tomb for the Living"
  • "Death Holds for Ransom"
  • "My Pupil—The Idiot!"
  • "Death Calls from the Madhouse"
  • "Death’s Door"
  • "Death Stalks the Night"