From Evil's Pillow, Basil Copper's first American (and first hardcover) collection, published by Arkham House, contains a decent selection of his weird tales. It begins with one of his very best, "Amber Print", about two film collectors who are terrorized by a remarkably strange copy of the classic silent movie The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari. The volume continues with two quite long stories of ghastly hauntings. A young couple move into "The Grey House", find they are not alone, face unspeakable evil. The climax of this one is especially vile. "The Gossips" are unusual statues brought to London from Sicily for museum exhibition. Contact with them brings only nasty tragedy, woven with peculiar mystery. As noted, those are long tales, which wander a bit, their significance, and the lurking menace, gradually creeping up on the reader. They reek of morbid atmosphere. The collection rounds off with two lesser stories, both thoroughly entertaining: "A Very Pleasant Fellow" is a darkly comical account of bitter revenge; "Charon", on the other hand, is a gentle, warm story of the supernatural, a fitting conclusion to the book.
I recommend this collection, especially to those not familiar with Basil Copper's works.