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  1.  Terror Castle
  2.  Stuttering Parrot
  3.  Whispering Mummy
  4.  Green Ghost
  5.  Vanishing Treasure
  6.  Skeleton Island
  7.  Fiery Eye
  8.  Silver Spider
  9.  Screaming Clock
10.  Moaning Cave
11.  Talking Skull
12.  Laughing Shadow
13.  Crooked Cat
14.  Coughing Dragon
15.  Flaming Footprints
16.  Nervous Lion
17.  Singing Serpent
18.  Shrinking House
19.  Phantom Lake
20.  Monster Mountain
21.  Haunted Mirror
22.  Dead Man's Riddle
23.  Invisible Dog
24.  Death Trap Mine
25.  Dancing Devil
26.  Headless Horse
27.  Magic Circle
28.  Deadly Double
29.  Sinister Scarecrow
30.  Shark Reef
31.  Scar-Faced Beggar
32.  Blazing Cliffs
33.  Purple Pirate
34.  Wandering Cave Man
35.  Kidnapped Whale
36.  Missing Mermaid
37.  Two-Toed Pigeon
38.  Smashing Glass
39.  Trail of Terror
40.  Rogues' Reunion
41.  Creep-Show Crooks
42.  Wreckers' Rock
43.  Cranky Collector

Book of Mystery Puzzles

Find Your Fate
  1.  Weeping Coffin
  2.  Dancing Dinosaur
  7.  House of Horrors
  8.  Savage Statue

Crimebusters
  1.  Hot Wheels
  2.  Murder To Go
  3.  Rough Stuff
  4.  Funny Business
  5.  An Ear For Danger
  6.  Thriller Diller
  7.  Reel Trouble
  8.  Shoot the Works
  9.  Foul Play
10.  Long Shot
11.  Fatal Error

The Secret of Terror Castle

Text by Robert Arthur
© 1964, Renewed 1992

Random House Trade and GLB Hardcover Editions

Publisher: Random House
First Printed: 1964
Cover Art by Ed Vebell
Internal Illustrations by Harry Kane

Trade Edition First Printing Identification:
-- No list on the back cover
-- On page 47 of Ch 5, there is an error in the text.

Additional Trade Edition First Printing Characteristics:
-- Matte cover finish
-- Blue graveyard/spiderweb endpapers (uncut)
-- Stitched binding
-- No inner list
-- No ISBN on the back cover
-- Copyright Page details: click here

Notes:
-- Second Printings of Terror Castle also had no title list on the back cover, but the error on page 47 was corrected, the endpapers were cut and the textblock was no longer stitched, but glued.
-- Ed Vebell is uncredited as the cover artist, but his signature is visible in the lower right corner of the cover.

Scholastic Paperback Edition

Publisher: Scholastic Book Services
First Printed: November 1971
Cover Art by Ed Vebell
Internal Illustrations by Harry Kane

First Printing Identification: "First Printing" is noted on the copyright page.

Notes:
-- Alfred Hitchcock's introduction was revised in this edition to compensate for Scholastic publishing The Mystery of the Green Ghost prior to Terror Castle. Click here for a comparison of the Random House and Scholastic introductions.

Random House First Paperback Edition

Publisher: Windward Books/Random House
Common Name: Windward Books Silverback Edition
First Printed: October 1972
Cover Art by Ed Vebell
Internal Illustrations by Harry Kane

First Printing Identification: Unknown

Notes:
-- This title can also be found with a $1.25 price; this is most likely a Second Printing.
-- As shown below, this edition was also available in an issue with a white background instead of the reflective silver. It was probably a Third Printing.
-- Alfred Hitchcock's introduction is the same revised one as in the Scholastic Paperback Edition.


Common Name: Windward Books White Issue
First Printed: circa 1976
Cover Art by Ed Vebell
Internal Illustrations by Harry Kane

First Printing Identification: unknown

Notes:
-- The price on this printing is $1.45 instead of the original $0.95 and $1.25.

Random House Second Paperback Edition

Publisher: Random House
Common Name: Marchesi Cover
First Printed: 1978
Cover Art by Stephen Marchesi
Internal Illustrations by Harry Kane

First Printing Identification: 1234567890 numberline on the copyright page.

Notes:
-- The cover art for this edition was changed in its Tenth Printing (1982) to the Robert Adragna work shown below. This change in cover art did not require an edition change.


Common Name: Hitchcock Cover
First Printed: 1982, Tenth Printing
Cover Art by Robert Adragna
Internal Illustrations by Harry Kane

First Printing Identification: 0 numberline on the copyright page.

Random House Revised Paperback Edition

Publisher: Random House
Common Name: Keyhole Cover
First Printed: 1985
Cover Art by Robert Adragna
Internal Illustrations: None

First Printing Identification: 1234567890 numberline on the copyright page.

Notes:
-- This edition introduces the one-time character of Reginald Clarke, who takes the place of Alfred Hitchcock as a movie director in search of an authentic haunted house. This was probably done because Terror Castle is the only book that uses a film director as a very substantive plot device and there would have had to have been major rewriting of the story to eliminate him.

Knopf Bullseye Paperback Edition

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Common Name: Bullseye Edition
First Printed: June 1991
Cover Art by Roger Loveless
Internal Illustrations: None

First Printing Identification: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 numberline on the copyright page.

Notes:
-- The text of this edition is identical to the Revised Edition's text.
-- This is the only Bullseye title to not include the Crimebusters series in its rear list.
-- Knopf is a division of Random House.

Random House Current Paperback Issue

Publisher: Random House
Common Name: Dodge Issue
First Printed: 1998
Cover Art by Bill Dodge
Internal Illustrations: None

First Printing Identification: 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 numberline on the copyright page.

Notes:
-- This version is not a new edition, but a reissue (with a new set of printings) of the Bullseye Edition with different cover art. Both share the same ISBN and printing plates (typeface). Technically, this issue should be included with the Bullseye Edition, but was given a separate section because it was part of a recent Random House release of the first eleven books in the series with renewed copyrights.
-- A variant of this book exists in which a promotional price of 99 cent ($1.50 in Canada) is printed on the cover. This variant is much less common; it was probably only available for a short time. Click here for a cover scan.

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