Category Archives: Mystery/thriller

“The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The War of the Worlds”, by Manly and Wade Wellman

These days, there are countless “mashups” in fiction, in which two or more disparate genres, characters or series are brought together or into conflict.  We’ve seen werewolves versus vampires, such as in the Underworld series of films; we’ve also seen … Continue reading

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Marie Corelli’s Vendetta

Marie Corelli (1855-1924) is another of those curious set of authors whose work was stunningly successful during their lifetime but is virtually unknown today. This neglect is often independent of the quality of the writing: Richard Marsh, another Victorian/Edwardian era … Continue reading

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Richard Marsh’s The Goddess: A Demon (Valancourt edition)

With the release of the Valancourt edition of Richard Marsh’s The Goddess: A Demon, I thought I’d repost my earlier review of the book, with some modifications specific to this edition. I’ve read a lot of the books of Richard … Continue reading

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Richard Marsh’s A Spoiler of Men

I have yet to be really disappointed by the works of Richard Marsh (1857-1915)!  Over the Christmas holiday, I spent some time reading A Spoiler of Men (1905) , which has recently been reprinted by the always great Valancourt Books, … Continue reading

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M.P. Shiel’s Prince Zaleski

Valancourt Books continues to release fascinating literary treasures that have been buried and forgotten for ages!  The most recent of these is a collection of stories by M.P. Shiel about his character Prince Zaleski: We’ve encountered Matthew Phipps Shiel (1865-1947) … Continue reading

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The Beast with Five Fingers by W.F. Harvey

I’ve been trying to keep up with my weird fiction reading while I’ve been working on my physics textbook, though it’s been pretty hard to read a major work considering I spend most of my evenings doing research for the … Continue reading

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Johnston McCulley’s The Bat Strikes Again and Again!

Name this scene: Yet he was one man working alone against the crooks and the corrupt politicians who went hand in glove with the evil forces of the underworld.  For that reason he must become a figure of sinister import … Continue reading

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