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Title: Creeps by Night: Chills and Thrills Title Record # 1027309
Editor: Dashiell Hammett
Date: 1931-00-00
Type: ANTHOLOGY
Language: English
Note: 21 stories with introduction by Dashiell Hammett Several notices in US newspapers mention 20 stories, but there are 21. Hammett selected the stories as the judge of public nominations. (quote) The John Day Company is willing to pay $10 to any bookseller, literary editor or other person who suggests a story read in any English or American periodical which may be found acceptable for inclusion in "Creeps by Night", a collection of chills and thrills planned for September publication. Dashiell Hammett will be the judge of eligibility and no story will be used which already has appeared in book form. It is preferred that they should have been printed in periodicals not more than three years old. -- (end quote) New York Herald Tribune 1931-05-22 p19, "Literary Notes" -- The New York Times -05-31 pBR11, "Books and Authors", provides much the same information, and deadline June 15 for receipt of nominations. "It is to be a collection of strange and weird tales, by authors of any nationality. ... older stories may, in exceptional cases, be chosen if they are particularly chilling or thrilling."
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Year Title
1932 18 stories with introduction by Dashiell Hammett These are 18 among the 21 stories in US collection Creeps by Night: Chills and Thrills, which were selected by Hammett from public nominations (see that parent collection). Unknown: whether Hammett made the cut from 21 or revised the introduction.
Modern Tales of Horror
1961 10 stories, with introduction by Dashiell Hammett The stories are 10 of the 21 in the 1931 anthology Creeps by Night: Chills and Thrills, which were selected by Hammett from public nominations (see that parent collection). Unknown: whether Hammett revised or the publishers cut the introduction Jointly the 1961 anthologies Creeps by Night and The Red Brain (see) contain 20 of the 21 stories. The exception is "A Woman Alone with Her Soul" (1912) by Thomas Bailey Aldrich, the oldest of the 21. The 20 are not divided in tens by publication date, nor as first and second halves of the original sequence.
Creeps by Night
Year Language Title
1990 Italian Vivono di notte. 18 racconti dell'orrore
2005 Italian Red Brain
2016 French Terreur dans la nuit : 10 nouvelles horrifiques

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Creeps by Night: Chills and Thrills 1931-09-00 ed. Dashiell Hammett John Day   $2.50 525
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Modern Tales of Horror 1932-07-00 ed. Dashiell Hammett Gollancz   5/- 448
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Creeps by Night 1961-00-00 ed. Dashiell Hammett Belmont Books 230 $0.35 141
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Creeps by Night 1966-02-00 ed. Dashiell Hammett Four Square Books   3/6 141
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 Michael Leonard (I) Checkmark
Vivono di notte. 18 racconti dell'orrore 1990-09-00 ed. Dashiell Hammett Mondadori (Omnibus) 88-04-34172-6 Lit 25,000 382
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Urania #1497 Supplement 2005-04-00 ed. Giuseppe Lippi Mondadori 1497 Supplement 4.10 298
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.
mag Franco Brambilla  
Terreur dans la nuit : 10 nouvelles horrifiques 2016-03-31 ed. Dashiell Hammett Fleuve Noir 978-2-265-11577-4 16.90 214
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  
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