Pigeons from Hell by Robert Ervin Howard For stark, living fear . . . what other writer is even in the running?” –H. P. Lovecraft “[Behind Howard’s stories] lurks a dark poetry and the timeless truth of dreams.” –Robert Bloch “Howard had a gritty, vibrant style–broadsword writing that cut its way to the heart, with heroes who are truly larger than life.” –David Gemmell“ Howard’s writing seems so highly charged with energy that it nearly gives off sparks.” –Stephen King Originally published posthumously by Weird Tales in 1938, and the basis of the Boris Karloff hosted TV episode in 1961 of "Thriller," "Pigeons From Hell" is the spellbinding short novel of two stranded motorists and a local sheriff who battle strange and malevolent forces that inhabit a run-down, abandoned mansion in the middle of a swamp in the middle of nowhere.