Category Archives: Mystery/thriller

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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Thomas M. Disch’s The Prisoner

Recently I started investigating the works of author Thomas M. Disch, a well-known horror author and generally remarkable fellow who committed suicide in 2008.  His book The M.D.: A Horror Story was one of the books I read in my … Continue reading

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Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s The Last Days of Pompeii

One of the fun things about blogging about both science and horror fiction is the unusual connections that one can find between them.  On of my favorite science topics outside of physics is vulcanology, which is why I read blogs … Continue reading

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Richard Marsh’s A Metamorphosis

I continue with some reviews of the works of Richard Marsh, in celebration of the release of Valancourt’s edition of The Beetle. This time I discuss a book that is, as yet, only available through Google books, Richard Marsh’s A … Continue reading

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Richard Marsh’s “Philip Bennion’s Death”

As promised, here’s the first discussion of some classic Richard Marsh, in celebration of the release of Valancourt’s edition of The Beetle.  I start with a brief discussion of another Valancourt edition, Richard Marsh’s Philip Bennion’s Death (1897).

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