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Kecksies and Other Twilight Tales is a collection of stories by British writer Marjorie Bowen. It was released in 1976 and was the author's first collection of stories published in the United States. It was published by Arkham House in an edition of 4,391 copies.

Kecksies and Other Twilight Tales
Dust-jacket illustration by Stephen E. Fabian.
AuthorMarjorie Bowen
Cover artistStephen E. Fabian
CountryUnited States
GenreHorror, Fantasy
PublisherArkham House
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback)
Pagesxiii, 207
LC ClassPZ3.B6746 Ke3 PR6003.O676


Kecksies and Other Twilight Tales contains the following stories:

  1. "Preface"
  2. "The Hidden Ape"
  3. "Kecksies"
  4. "Raw Material"
  5. "The Avenging of Ann Leete"
  6. "The Crown Derby Plate"
  7. "The Sign-Painter and the Crystal Fishes"
  8. "Scoured Silk"
  9. "The Breakdown"
  10. "One Remained Behind"
  11. "The House by the Poppy Field"
  12. "Florence Flannery"
  13. "Half-Past Two"


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  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 52.
  • Joshi, S.T. (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. p. 141. ISBN 0-87054-176-5.
  • Nielsen, Leon (2004). Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 123. ISBN 0-7864-1785-4.