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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Ash-Tree Press; First Edition, 2nd Issue edition (2005)
  • ASIN: B000P0UFK0
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,983,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A VERY evocative tale.
Burke Rakers
The supernatural creatures glimpsed in the pages of this book are quite equal in malevolence to any apparition haunting the works of M.R. James (MRJ).
E. A. Lovitt
H. Russell Wakefield stands tall among the writers of the literary ghost story.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By millimillenary on January 17, 2012
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H. Russell Wakefield stands tall among the writers of the literary ghost story. His tales have something of M. R. James' influence in them, but they are grittier than James' stories; the entities and antagonists even more disturbing.

Most of Wakefield's output had been out of print for decades until Ash-Tree Press reprinted his work in the late `90s and early `00s in the form of exceptionally fine hardcover editions. Unfortunately, these were limited to small print runs, and most are now hard to find. Enter the eBook!

The Kindle edition of They Return at Evening works well. A table of contents links to the individual stories, and the original cover art from the Ash-Tree reprint is included.

If you appreciate creepy tales of vengeful ghosts and demons, They Return at Evening likely has something you'll (shudderingly) enjoy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Burke Rakers on July 13, 2012
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For a snobby, alcoholic misogynist (and he was undoubtedly all three) Wakefield wrote some damn fine stories...and quite a few of them are in this book. Granted that "He Cometh and He Passeth By" was a little disappointing after all the build up I'd read from others (It's an okay pastiche/homage of the superior "Casting The Runes"), most of the stories in this book are still well above average...and two of them...

"The Red Lodge" was genuinely and honestly creepy. Sitting on my porch and reading this one in the fading daylight had me jumping at every unexplained noise. A VERY evocative tale. And "The Seventeenth Hole at Duncaster" came at me from out of the blue. I'd heard nothing about this story (The secretary of the Duncaster Golf Club begins to realize that cutting down those trees to alter the course of the 17th hole...was a bad idea.), and was very pleased with the chills it gave me. All in all...this was an excellent collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tularosa on October 31, 2012
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H. R. Wakefield is in the top tier of British writers of the ghost story, which includes Sheridan LeFanu, M.R. James, and Robert Aickman, and "They Return at Evening" is probably his best collection. This author was a magnificent conjuror of the macabre and does not deserve the relative obscurity into which his works fell after his passing in 1964. Many thanks to Ash-Tree Press for re-publishing his titles and making them available and affordable in the ebook format.

Highly recommended to all readers!
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