Carnacki

The Edinburgh Townhouse and Other Stories

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Author: William Meikle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996694193

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Page: N.A

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CARNACKI operates in shadowy occult realms, on the fringes of science, in places out of sight and out of mind of normal everyday people. But sometimes the darkness touches the lives of others in ways they cannot understand, and they find they need help - the kind of help that only Carnacki can provide.In MR. CHURCHILL'S SURPRISE and INTO THE LIGHT Carnacki is called on to help a young Winston Churchill investigate a strangely empty German U-Boat captured in the North Sea, and in dispelling something that is lingering in a London inn that was home to a club of gentlemen seeking illicit pleasures and a path to power.In FINS IN THE FOG and THE KING'S TREASURE, Carnacki again aids another Hodgson character, Captain Gault, in ridding him of a nemesis brought up from the deeps of the ocean intent on revenge, and in the salvage of a cursed treasure off the coast of Scotland.In other tales you will meet an Egyptian amulet and the thing that protects it, a photographer whose pictures contain strange developments, a very strange occurrence on a cricket field, an old Edinburgh townhouse that is much more than it seems, and much more.In these new stories, Carnacki helps old friends and new acquaintances in the never ending battle to keep the Great Beyond at bay.

Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder

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Author: William Hope Hodgson

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 177541910X

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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Long before the supernatural detectives at the center of television shows such as Medium and The Ghost Whisperer hit the airwaves, there was "detective of the occult" Thomas Carnacki, the fictional detective created by William Hope Hodgson, author of the novel The House on the Borderland. The Carnacki tales center around the eponymous detective's uncanny ability to get to the bottom of hauntings and other mysterious paranormal disturbances.

CARNACKI: the Lost Cases

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Author: Sam Gafford,John Grant,A. Kidd,John Howard,Charles Rutledge,Paul McNamee,Josh Reynolds,James Gracey,William Meikle,Robert Price,James Bojaciuk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692743690

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Page: 174

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Even Carnacki, the great 'Ghost-Finder', himself has cases that he will not speak about. In these 12 tales, we learn the details of those 'Lost Cases' that Carnacki talked about only in hushed whispers. Learn the truth behind "The Steeple Monster Case", the horror of "The Grunting Man", the creeping terror of "The Grey Dog" and so much more. When you have learned the truth behind these cases, you may find yourself haunted as well!

The Ghost Club

Newly Found Tales of Victorian Terror

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Author: William Meikle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781642049312

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

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In Victorian London, a select group of writers, led by Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker and Henry James held an informal dining club, the price of entry to which was the telling of a story by each invited guest.

The Tales of Inspector Legrasse

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Author: H. P. Lovecraft,C. J. Henderson,Robert M. Price,Ben Fogletto,Erica Henderson

Publisher: Mythos Books

ISBN: 9780972854511

Category: Fiction

Page: 217

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Spawned from the classical horror-hunt of Inspector Legrasse in H.P. Lovecraft's seminal tale "The Call of Cthulhu", the further adventures of Inspector Legrasse have been taken directly from the notes of Professor William Channing Webb of the American Archaelogical Association and written up for your edification by author C.J. Henderson, the dedicated chronicler who has exhaustively reported the occult adventures of Anton Zarnak, Jack Hagee and Teddy London, amongst many others. These seven tales detail the epic confrontation of an unsuspecting mankind with the unimaginable horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos. After a wait of over half a century, from the combined hands of H.P. Lovecraft and C.J. Henderson finally come the answers to all the maddening riddles of the legendary first tale of the Cthulhu Mythos, "The Call of Cthulhu". Stories include: "The Call of Cthulhu" by H.P. Lovecraft, and the following stories by C.J. Henderson: "Patiently Waiting", "To Cast Out Fear", "So Free We Seem", "Locked Room", "Where Shadow Falls" and "Nothing To Fear But Dust". Color cover by Ben Fogletto. Interior frontspiece by Erica Henderson. Introduction by Robert M. Price.

Gaslight Arcanum

Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes

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Author: J. R. Campbell,Charles Prepolec

Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing

ISBN: 1894817958

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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From the comforting glow of Baker Street gas-lamps to the gloom of the ocean's depths, Sherlock Holmes lays bare the secrets of men, monsters and evil in twelve new tales of the bizarre, the uncanny and the arcane.

The Dark Angel

The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, Volume Three

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Author: Seabury Quinn

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1597809454

Category: Fiction

Page: 492

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The third of five volumes collecting the stories of Jules de Grandin, the supernatural detective made famous in the classic pulp magazine Weird Tales. Today the names of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith, all regular contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales during the first half of the twentieth century, are recognizable even to casual readers of the bizarre and fantastic. And yet despite being more popular than them all during the golden era of genre pulp fiction, there is another author whose name and work have fallen into obscurity: Seabury Quinn. Quinn's short stories were featured in well more than half of Weird Tales's original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin's knack for solving mysteries—and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (grand Dieu!)—captivated readers for nearly three decades. Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero. The third volume, The Dark Angel, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from "The Lost Lady" (1931) to "The Hand of Glory" (1933), as well as "The Devil's Bride", the only novel featuring de Grandin, which was originally serialized over six issues of Weird Tales.

Sigils and Totems

A Collection of Novellas

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Author: William Meikle

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Available for the first time in a collection, three of William Meikle's Sigils and Totems novellas—The Job, Broken Sigil, and Pentacle. THE JOB Dave Wilson is down on his luck, with gambling debts coming due. He takes on a risky burglary at a Scottish country house, but the job goes badly wrong, and all too soon Dave is embroiled in a fight he wants no part of—an ages-old battle for ownership of the house. Opposing factions are at work, and both want Dave's help. There are demons to fight, both metaphorical and literal, and there are hard choices to be made, if Dave has the strength to make them. BROKEN SIGIL There are houses like this all over the world. Most people only know of them from whispered stories over campfires; tall tales told to scare the unwary. But some, those who suffer…some know better. They are drawn to the places where what ails them can be eased. If you have the will, the fortitude, you can peer into another life, where the dead are not gone, where you can see that they thrive and go on, in the dreams that stuff is made of. When a New York cop is called to investigate a murder at one such house, he is sucked in to a world he cannot fathom, cannot control, a place where past and present have no meaning, and where symbols and memories are as valid as facts and truths. The black bird is speaking, but can he afford to listen? PENTACLE There are houses like this all over the world. Most people only know of them from whispered stories over campfires; tall tales told to scare the unwary. But some—those who suffer—know better. They are drawn to these places to ease their pain. If you have the will, the fortitude, you can peer into another life, where the dead are not gone, where your love might live forever. But that’s not the case for the residents of the Edinburgh house, for something has disturbed the quiet reflection in that old building. A creature has slipped through, sniffling and snuffling in all the dark places, disrupting the balance of time and space. And it's John’s job to fix it…by any means necessary.

Best Horror of the Year

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Author: Ellen Datlow

Publisher: Start Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1597806315

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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A group of mountain climbers, caught in the dark, fights to survive their descent; An American band finds more than they bargained for in Mexico while scouting remote locations for a photo shoot; A young student’s exploration into the origins of a mysterious song leads him on a winding, dangerous path through the US’s deep south; A group of kids scaring each other with ghost stories discovers alarming consequences. The Best Horror of the Year showcases the previous year’s best offerings in horror short fiction. This edition includes award-winning and critically acclaimed authors Mark Morris, Kaaron Warren, John Langan, Carole Johnstone, Brian Hodge, and others. For more than three decades, award-winning editor and anthologist Ellen Datlow has had her finger on the pulse of the latest and most terrifying in horror writing. Night Shade Books is proud to present the tenth volume in this annual series, a new collection of stories to keep you up at night. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction: Summation 2017—Ellen Datlow Better You Believe—Carole Johnstone Liquid Air—Inna Effress Holiday Romance—Mark Morris Furtherest—Kaaron Warren Where’s the Harm?—Rebecca Lloyd Whatever Comes After Calcutta—David Erik Nelson A Human Stain—Kelly Robson The Stories We Tell about Ghosts—A. C. Wise Endoskeletal—Sarah Read West of Matamoros, North of Hell—Brian Hodge Alligator Point—S. P. Miskowski Dark Warm Heart—Rich Larson There and Back Again—Carmen Maria Machado Shepherd’s Business—Stephen Gallagher You Can Stay All Day—Mira Grant Harvest Song, Gathering Song—A. C. Wise The Granfalloon—Orrin Grey Fail-Safe—Philip Fracassi The Starry Crown—Marc E. Fitch Eqalussuaq—Tim Major Lost in the Dark—John Langan Honorable Mentions About the Authors Acknowledgment of Copyright About the Editor

Occult Detective Quarterly #4

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Author: John Grant

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781718645486

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Page: 104

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The popular supernatural magazine OCCULT DETECTIVE QUARTERLY returns with it's 4th issue! Edited by John Linwood Grant and Dave Brzeski, this issue contains fiction by Josh Reynolds, Sarah Hans, Rhys Hughes and many more! Also contains reviews of new books and audio programs and, of course, new episodes of BORKCHITO: OCCULT DOGGO DETECTIVE by Sam L. Edwards and Yves Tourigny. It's another issue of the best in Occult Detective fiction and not to be missed!

Songs of Dreaming Gods

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Author: William Meikle

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A mysterious house sits on a corner block on a hill in St. John's, Newfoundland, in one of the oldest cities in North America, a non-descript, three-story wooden cube, going slowly to seed. When local cops, John Green, Janis Lodge and Todd Wiggins are sent to investigate a multiple murder on the top floor of the property, they start opening doors and uncovering secrets. But like peeling the layers off an onion, each door opened only leads them deeper into the mystery. There are houses like this all over the world, and those who suffer are drawn to them, as John, Janis and Todd have been drawn. They have found their way in. Can they find their way out again? And at what cost?

The Hole

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Author: William Meikle

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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It starts with an odd hum that brings headaches and nosebleeds to the inhabitants of a remote, sleepy country town. Then a sinkhole begins to form…and out from that hole comes the townspeople's worst nightmares. Facing their fears and the growing madness, a group of survivors descend into the collapsed area in an attempt to save what is left of their town. Sacrifices will be required, but will they be enough? The hole is growing…spreading…and the horror within it is growing stronger…

Carnacki

The New Adventures

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Author: Sam Gafford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615943008

Category:

Page: 230

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The adventure begins with an invitation to dinner and a story and, for over 100 years, readers have accepted that invitation from Carnacki, The Ghost Finder. Since his first appearance in 1912, William Hope Hodgson's Carnacki has continued to thrill and amaze. Armed with his scientific apparatus of cameras and the ever-present 'electric pentacle', Carnacki has investigated cases of hauntings and terror both contrived and real! Collected here are 11 new stories, and one play, featuring Carnacki and his 'new adventures'! In these tales, he comes face to face with forces from the 'Outer Monstrosities' as well as numerous specters and evil curses. Danger and death are Carnacki's companions and there are things that even the legendary SaaaMaaa Ritual cannot dispel. Thrill to these new stories of a character who has entranced readers for a century and, hopefully, a century yet to come!

Broken Sigils

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Author: William Meikle

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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There are houses like this all over the world. Most people only know of them from whispered stories over campfires; tall tales told to scare the unwary. But some, those who suffer…some know better. They are drawn to the places where what ails them can be eased. If you have the will, the fortitude, you can peer into another life, where the dead are not gone, where you can see that they thrive and go on, in the dreams that stuff is made of. When a New York cop is called to investigate a murder at one such house, he is sucked in to a world he cannot fathom, cannot control, a place where past and present have no meaning, and where symbols and memories are as valid as facts and truths. The black bird is speaking, but can he afford to listen?

Poor Cecco

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Author: Margery Williams Bianco

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486492265

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 159

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Poor Cecco, a toy wooden dog, explores the world beyond the toy box, having adventures with such characters as the Easter Chicken, a tribe of feisty rats, and a family of woodchucks.

Forgotten Futures

The Scientific Romance Role Playing Game

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Author: Marcus L. Rowland

Publisher: Hellograph Incorporated

ISBN: 9780966892628

Category: Games

Page: 156

View: 9412

Noirlathotep

Tales of Lovecraftian Crime

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Author: Paul McCoy,Dan Johnson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545551554

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Page: 322

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Noirlathotep features seven writers from the horror/pop culture website Psycho Drive-In, telling original tales of blood-curdling Lovecraftian-themed crime. Dan Lee's "Let Sleeping Gods Lie" is a classic hardboiled detective story set in the modern day. P.I. Glenn Mitchell is hired to retrieve a mysterious book by a mysterious man only to discover that he may be in over his head. Alex Wolfe's "A Stutter in the Infinite" begins as a locked-door mystery, following police consultant Lindsay Alexander as she is called in to identify the body of a friend. From there, she spirals into madness with a hint of violence. "The Lurker in the Dark" by John E. Meredith, takes us to post WWII New England as African American private investigator August Winfield is hired to track down a beautiful woman's missing mother while dealing with his own familial issues. "Dan Shadduk's Bad Luck Day" by R. Mike Burr takes private detective fiction to the nether realms, as monstrous P.I. Dan Shadduk agrees to help an ex-lover escape from a demonic crime lord. Dan Johnson brings us back to the present and a disturbing case of lust, ambition, and murder on a college campus with "In the Shadow of Reality." "In the Valley of San Fernando" is Rick Shingler's comedic caper of P.I. Phil Howard, who is hired by the wife of great Cthulhu to find their missing twins, Nicci and Nikky, before Hollywood chews them up and spits them out. Lastly, Paul Brian McCoy weaves cryptozoology, meth dealing, dream traveling, and alien conspiracies into a neo-noir tale called "The Shadow Over Braxton County." When Samantha Sargent returns home for her father's funeral, she gets recruited by her corrupt police officer uncle into cooking meth. But who, or what, is he working for? These seven stories bring crime fiction to a dark and accursed realm where nobody can be trusted and even if you make it out alive, your mind - and maybe your soul - may not survive intact!

Carnacki

Heaven and Hell

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Author: William Meikle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626410183

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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All new tales of William Hope Hodgson's Carnacki. Meet an Edwardian occult detective who goes where no other gentleman will dare. Nine stories and a novella that take Carnacki deep into neolithic barrows, into the crypts of ancient cathedrals and see him fighting the elemental powers of darkness on his own terms. The Blooded Iklwa: A malevolent spirit is intent on blood. Can Carnacki identify the source of the attacks and stop the Zulu blade from its nightly haunting? Or will his client be forced to suffer a death of a thousand cuts? The Larkhill Barrow: A pounding terror has been called up out of Salisbury Plain; an ancient darkness that will haunt your dreams. The Sisters of Mercy: Battle hardened old soldiers lie sick abed in fear for their souls. Only someone with intimate knowledge of the powers of darkness can help them. The Hellfire Mirror: The rituals of an infamous club have left their mark on a mirror, leading Carnacki into a fight to stop his own home from being overrun with the forces of darkness. The Beast of Glamys: Danger to the daughter of a Scottish Lord leads Carnacki to a remote castle, and the uncovering of the secret behind a legend that has persisted for centuries. The Tomb of Pygea: Something serpentine whispers in the dark under Admiralty Arch, and only Carnacki has the skills, and the nerve, to descend, and to listen. The Lusitania: A cruise ship is berthed in Liverpool, deserted by passengers and crew, stuck in port until Carnacki can remove the cause of their terror; apparitions of disaster and shipwreck The Haunted Oak: Ghosts of the recent dead walk beneath its spreading boughs and the Church needs Carnacki's expertise. But some things are best left to take their course -- natural, or supernatural. The Shoreditch Worm: When one of the churches of London changes its chimes, something old starts to wake. Can Carnacki stop it before it is too late? The Dark Island: Carnacki uncovers a gateway to a dark realm of magic and myth, where the far future of our planet can be touched and seen, if a man has the stomach for it. Meet Carnacki: Ghosthunter. "William Meikle does a stand up job here, of capturing the tone of the original stories. He falls naturally into the more formal language of the period, without making it any less easy to read." - The British Fantasy Society