|Cover artist||Les Edwards|
|Genre||Detective short stories|
|Publisher||F & B Mystery|
|Media type||Print (hardback)|
|Pages||xii, 306 pp|
Frost is a collection of mystery stories by author Donald Wandrei. It was released in 2000 by F & B Mystery in an edition of 1,100 copies of which 100 were signed by the editor and artist and released in a slipcase with Wandrei's Three Mysteries . The stories features Wandrei's scientist detective I. V. Frost and originally appeared in the magazine Clues Detective. It collects the first 8 stories, with the final 10 planned for a subsequent volume. This never appeared. Haffner Press has put out a complete collection of I.V. Frost (2020).
August William Derleth was an American writer and anthologist. Though best remembered as the first book publisher of the writings of H. P. Lovecraft, and for his own contributions to the Cthulhu Mythos and the cosmic horror genre, as well as his founding of the publisher Arkham House, Derleth was a leading American regional writer of his day, as well as prolific in several other genres, including historical fiction, poetry, detective fiction, science fiction, and biography.
Arkham House is an American publishing house specializing in weird fiction. It was founded in Sauk City, Wisconsin, in 1939 by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei to publish hardcover collections of H. P. Lovecraft's best works, which had previously been published only in pulp magazines. The company's name is derived from Lovecraft's fictional New England city, Arkham, Massachusetts. Arkham House editions are noted for the quality of their printing and binding. The colophon for Arkham House was designed by Frank Utpatel.
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The Continental Op is a fictional character created by Dashiell Hammett. He is a private investigator employed as an operative of the Continental Detective Agency's San Francisco office. The stories are all told in the first person and his name is never given.
Frost may refer to two distinct weather phenomena:
Donald Albert Wandrei was an American science fiction, fantasy and weird fiction writer, poet and editor. He was the older brother of science fiction writer and artist Howard Wandrei. He had fourteen stories in Weird Tales, another sixteen in Astounding Stories, plus a few in other magazines including Esquire. Wandrei was the co-founder of the prestigious fantasy/horror publishing house Arkham House.
Otto Penzler is a German-born American editor of mystery fiction, and proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City.
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The Eye and the Finger is a collection of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories by American writer Donald Wandrei. It was released in 1944 and was his first book published by Arkham House. 1,617 copies were printed.
Bill Pronzini is an American writer of detective fiction. He is also an active anthologist, having compiled more than 100 collections, most of which focus on mystery, western, and science fiction short stories. Pronzini is known as the creator of the San Francisco-based Nameless Detective, who starred in over 40 books from the early 1970s into the 2000s.
Michael Raymond Donald Ashley is a British bibliographer, author and editor of science fiction, mystery, and fantasy.
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Colossus: The Collected Science Fiction of Donald Wandrei is a collection of science fiction short stories by American writer Donald Wandrei. It was released in 1989 by Fedogan & Bremer in an edition of 1,000 copies. Many of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Weird Tales, Astounding Stories, The Minnesota Quarterly, Thrilling Wonder Stories and Leaves.
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.
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The Last Pin is a series of mystery stories by author Howard Wandrei. It was released in 1996 by F & B Mystery in an edition of 1,600 copies of which 100 were specially bound and released in a slipcase with Wandrei's Saith the Lord. The stories originally appeared in the magazines Detective Fiction Weekly, Private Detective Stories, Detective Action Stories, Spicy Detective Stories, Romantic Detective, and Black Mask under Wandrei's pseudonyms, Robert A. Garron and H. W. Guernsey.
Saith the Lord is a short book by author Howard Wandrei that bundles a mystery story with a letter and a short autobiography. It was released in 1996 by F & B Mystery in an edition of 350 copies of which 100 were specially bound in Lexotone, signed by the editor, numbered and released in a slipcase with Wandrei's The Last Pin. The remaining 250 copies were bound in card stock and given away to guests at the 1996 World Fantasy Convention. The story originally appeared in the magazine Black Mask in 1940.
Bottled in Blonde is a collection of Detective fiction stories by author Hugh B. Cave. It was released in 2000 by F & B Mystery in an edition of 1,100 copies of which 100 were signed by the author and artist. The collection was released in honor of Cave's 90th birthday and features stories about his detective, Peter Kane. The stories originally appeared in Dime Detective Magazine.
Three Mysteries is a collection of mystery stories by author Donald Wandrei. It was released in 2000 by F & B Mystery in an edition of 125 copies of which 100 were released in a slipcase with the limited edition of Wandrei's Frost.
The Eerie Mr. Murphy is a collection of science fiction, fantasy and horror stories by author Howard Wandrei. It was released in 2003 by Fedogan & Bremer in an edition of 1,100 copies of which 100 were signed by the editor, D. H. Olson and released in a slipcase with a chapbook of correspondence and diary entries. Many of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Esquire, Weird Tales, Astounding Stories, Spicy Mystery Stories, Speed Mystery, Unknown, Astounding Stories and The Minnesota Quarterly. The book also includes a collection of Wandrei's drawings.