This vintage book contains Francis Marion Crawford's 1911 horror novel, "The Dead Smile". With a ghastly banshee, a cadaver that won't stay put, and an infectious and sinister smile, this eerie novel is a masterpiece of the macabre that constitutes a must-read for fans of the genre. Francis Marion Crawford (1854-1909) was an American writer of novels most famous for his notable contributions to classic supernatural and horror fiction. Contents include: "The Dead Smile", "The Screaming Scull", "Man Overboard!", "For the Blood is the Life", "The Upper Berth", "By the Water of Paradise", and "The Doll's Ghost". Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.