And Midnight Never Come


Published in 2021 by Kingsbrook Publishing

The diary with a nasty tale to tell. A burglary gone horribly wrong. The sinister woman at the window. A night alone in the waxworks. 

And Midnight Never Come brings you 20 haunting tales from the Victorian and Edwardian heyday of supernatural fiction.

Hugh Lamb was one of the world’s leading anthologists of vintage macabre . During his long career he unearthed a host of little-known authors and also brought to light lost works from the more well-known. When he passed away in 2019, Hugh left behind a collection of unused stories and unpublished anthology ideas. Using this material as a starting point, Hugh’s son Richard has compiled And Midnight Never Come, the first brand new Hugh Lamb anthology for 30 years.

Delve, if you dare, into this unique age of ghosts, monsters, killers and fog-enshrouded chills.


Introduction – Richard Lamb
Marie St. Pierre – Hume Nisbet
Eccles Old Tower – E. R. Suffling
Mr. Mortimer’s Diary – Amyas Northcote
Judgement Deferred – Mrs. G. Linnaeus Banks
Waxworks – André De Lorde
The Vision Of Inverstrathy Castle – F. Startin Pilleau
The Vision Of Inverstrathy Castle Sequel – F. Startin Pilleau
The Follower – Frederick Carruthers Cornell
In The Interests Of Science – Anonymous
The Painted Coin – Guy Thorne
The Corner House – Bernard Capes
The Headless Leper – Frederick Cowles
Our Scientific Observations Of A Ghost – Grant Allen
Miracle In Suburbia – Thomas Burke
Ego Speaks – J. H. Pearce
The Phantom Ship – William Hope Hodgson
A Twilight Experience – G. M. Robins
Father Martin’s Tale – R. H. Benson
The Bead Necklace – Alice Perrin
Behind The Wall – Violet Jacob
Afterword – Johnny Mains


And Midnight Never Come is the first brand new Hugh Lamb anthology since Gaslit Nightmares 2 in 1991.

The title And Midnight Never Come comes from an unpublished Hugh Lamb anthology.


“The late Hugh Lamb’s anthologies — “Victorian Nightmares,” “Terror by Gaslight” and a dozen others — are treasured by aficionados of the weird, in part for Lamb’s informative introductions to each story. This fall, Richard Lamb discovered that his father’s papers comprised enough unused material to make up this posthumous collection, a typical Lambian assortment of writers who are forgotten (F. Sartin Pilleau, E.R. Suffling), half-forgotten (Hume Nisbet, Alice Perrin) and vaguely familiar (William Hope Hodgson).”

Michael Dirda
The Washington Post

“As for this posthumous collaboration, it could easily pass for Vol III of Gaslit Nightmares.”

Dem Bones
Vault of Evil Forum

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