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Title: Back for Christmas Title Record # 100024
Author: John Collier
Date: 1939-10-07
Type: SHORTFICTION [non-genre]
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: A non-genre murder story.
Synopsis: Dr. Carpenter has been invited to lecture in America; his wife is making arrangements for the trip, the way she arranges everything in their lives. Before his departure Dr. Carpenter carries out a plan to murder his wife and hide her in the hole in the cellar that he'd told her was a new wine bin. Will he get away with it?
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Translations
Year Language Title
1956Translated by R. Meijer
Dutch Met de Kerst Weer Thuis
1969Translated by Else Hoog
Dutch Met Kerstmis Weer Thuis

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The New Yorker; Oct 7, 1939 1939-10-07 ed. Editors of the New Yorker        
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag  
The Pocket Book of Mystery Stories 1941-08-00 ed. Lee Wright Pocket Books (Pocket Book of Mystery Stories #117)     viii+
439
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
The Touch of Nutmeg and More Unlikely Stories 1943-00-00 John Collier Press of the Readers Club   $2.00 viii+
247
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1944-00-00 ed. Herbert A. Wise, Phyllis Fraser Modern Library G72 $2.95 xix+
1080
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth George Salter Checkmark
Green Thoughts and Other Strange Tales 1945-00-00 John Collier Armed Services Edition 871 $0.00 287
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
The Golden Argosy: A Collection of the Most Celebrated Short Stories in the English Language 1947-00-00 ed. Charles Grayson, Van H. Cartmell The Dial Press     656
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Unexpected 1948-06-00 ed. Bennett Cerf Bantam Books 502 $0.25 x+
273
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Ed Grant Checkmark
Fancies and Goodnights 1951-11-00 John Collier Doubleday   $4.00 364
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Margot Tomes Checkmark
Fancies and Goodnights 1953-04-00 John Collier Bantam Books A1106 $0.35 506
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Charles Binger Checkmark
The Golden Argosy: A Collection of the Most Celebrated Short Stories in the English Language 1955-00-00 ed. Charles Grayson, Van H. Cartmell The Dial Press     656
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Fancies and Goodnights 1956-00-00 John Collier Bantam Books F1703 $0.50 375
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
Nacht en Ontij 1956-00-00 ed. B. Jessurun Lobo Elsevier (Elsevier Reeks)     319
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth F. van Uden Checkmark
Pictures in the Fire 1958-00-00 John Collier Hart-Davis   13/6 190
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Fancies and Goodnights 1963-00-00 John Collier Bantam Books (Bantam Classic) SC91 $0.75 418
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
Fancies and Goodnights (selections) 1965-00-00 John Collier Time-Life Books (Time Reading Program)   $ xix+
328
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Seymour Chwast Checkmark
Of Demons and Darkness 1965-00-00 John Collier Corgi Books / Transworld Publishers FS7126 5/- xii+
303
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
Fancies and Goodnights 1969-00-00 John Collier Bantam Books N4614 $0.95 xii+
418
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
De Dame op de Schimmel 1969-00-00 John Collier De Arbeiderspers (Grote ABC #127)     255
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Ferenc Gögös Checkmark
The 6th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories 1971-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Fontana 0-00-612686-3 3/6 189
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1971-00-00 ed. Herbert A. Wise, Phyllis Fraser Hammond, Hammond & Co. 0-242-78551-4   832
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Stein Checkmark
The John Collier Reader 1972-11-00 John Collier Alfred A. Knopf 0-394-46186-X $10.00 xv+
571
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1977-00-00 ed. Herbert A. Wise, Phyllis Fraser Book Club Associates CN 4361   832
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The 6th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories 1978-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Fontana 0-00-615353-4 £0.65 189
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth John Holmes  
Fancies and Goodnights (selections) 1980-00-00 John Collier Time-Life Books (Time Reading Program)   $ xix+
328
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Seymour Chwast Checkmark
Fancies and Goodnights 1981-03-00 John Collier Doubleday / SFBC 5749 $5.50 396
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Tony Fiyalko Checkmark
Huivering Wekken: 26 Onthutsende Verhalen 1982-00-00 ed. Erik Lankester Loeb 90-6213-413-0   383
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Kate Higgins Checkmark
Uncanny Tales of Unearthly and Unexpected Horrors 1983-00-00 ed. Helen Hoke Lodestar Books / Dutton 0-525-66919-1 $11.95 xiii+
126
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Chillers for Christmas 1989-10-00 ed. Richard Dalby Michael O'Mara Books 0-948397-62-4 £12.95 311
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Clifford Harper  
Chillers for Christmas 1990-10-00 ed. Richard Dalby Headline 0-7472-3357-8 £4.99 309
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
Chillers for Christmas 1990-11-00 ed. Richard Dalby Gallery 0-8317-1274-0 $5.98 311
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Television Late Night Horror Omnibus 1993-09-00 ed. Peter Haining Orion 1-85797-092-6 £8.99 578
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1994-00-00 ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library 0-679-60128-7 $25.95 xix+
1034
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Henry Fuseli Checkmark
The Television Late Night Horror Omnibus 1994-07-00 ed. Peter Haining Artus Publishing 1-898799-03-2 £4.99 578
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
The Armchair Horror Collection 1994-09-00 ed. Peter Haining Orion 1-85797-411-5 £4.99 ix+
675
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1994-10-00 ed. uncredited Bracken Books 1-85891-137-0 £5.99 611
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1994-10-00 ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library 0-679-60128-7 $21.00 xix+
1034
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Fuseli Checkmark
The Television Late Night Horror Omnibus 2003-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Bounty Books 0-7537-0851-5 £9.99 578
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Checkmark
Fancies and Goodnights 2003-05-00 John Collier New York Review of Books 1-59017-051-2 $14.95 xi+
418
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Neo Rauch  
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural date unknown ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library 0-679-60128-7 $25.95 xix+
1034
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Henry Fuseli Checkmark
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural date unknown ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library 0-394-60446-6 $9.95 xix+
1034
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Sara Eisenmann Checkmark
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