The Clock Strikes Twelve

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The Clock Strikes Twelve
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Dust-jacket illustration by Ronald Clyne for The Clock Strikes Twelve by H. R. Wakefield
Author H. Russell Wakefield
Cover artist Ronald Clyne
Country United States
Language English
Genre fantasy, horror short stories
Publisher Arkham House
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages xi, 248 pp

The Clock Strikes Twelve is a collection of stories by author H. Russell Wakefield. It was released in 1946 and was the first collection of the author's stories to be published by Arkham House. It was published in an edition of 4,040 copies.


The Clock Strikes Twelve contains the following tales:

  1. "Why I Write Ghost Stories"
  2. "Into Outer Darkness"
  3. "The Alley"
  4. "Jay Walkers"
  5. "Ingredient X"
  6. "“I Recognised the Voice”"
  7. "Farewell Performance"
  8. "Not Quite Cricket"
  9. "In Collaboration"
  10. "A Stitch in Time"
  11. "Lucky's Grove"
  12. "Red Feathers"
  13. "Happy Ending?"
  14. "The First Sheaf"
  15. "Masrur"
  16. "A Fishing Story"
  17. "Used Car"
  18. "Death of a Poacher"
  19. "Knock! Knock! Who's There?"


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