First published in 1917, "The Terror" is a short novel by Welsh author Arthur Machan set in England during the First World War. After an inexplicable series of murders are committed with no clue as to the perpetrator, a mystery starts to unravel in front of the townspeople. A gripping murder mystery by a modern master of the genre, "The Terror" is not to be missed by those with a love of the uncanny and unexplained. Arthur Machen (1863 - 1947) was a Welsh author and renowned mystic during the 1890s and early 20th century who garnered literary acclaim for his contributions to the supernatural, horror, and fantasy fiction genres. His seminal novella "The Great God Pan" (1890) has become a classic of horror fiction, with Stephen King describing it as one of the best horror stories ever written in the English language. Other notable fans of his gruesome tales include William Butler Yeats and Arthur Conan Doyle; and his work has been compared to that of Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.