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Richard Marsh’s The Goddess: A Demon

I’ve been on a bit of a Richard Marsh kick lately (I already discussed his books The Beetle and The Joss), reading everything of his that’s available in print. He’s almost completely unknown today, even though he was a highly … Continue reading

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Richard Marsh’s The Joss: A Reversion

Richard Marsh was a prolific writer of horror, suspense and mystery stories in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. I’ve previously blogged about his most famous work, The Beetle: A Mystery, an 1897 horror tale that was so popular … Continue reading

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Richard Marsh’s The Beetle: A Mystery

As I’ve mentioned previously, Wordsworth Mystery & Supernatural is publishing an excellent collection of long out of print Victorian-era novels and short stories.  I just finished reading one of them, a neglected novel of suspense and the supernatural, Richard Marsh’s … Continue reading

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Valancourt’s definitive edition of Marsh’s “The Beetle” released!

I just received in the mail the other day my copy of Valancourt Books’ edition of Richard Marsh’s The Beetle: A Mystery.  The Valancourt edition is the definitive edition for the collector, with an introduction by Richard Marsh scholar Minna … Continue reading

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The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories

I’ve been following Valancourt Books almost since they started publishing books back in 2005 (and of course I’ve written a number of book intros for them).  It has been really exciting to see them expand from their origins in reprinting … Continue reading

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Riccardo Stephens’ The Mummy

An ancient Egyptian mummy.  An ominous and deadly curse.  A growing collection of fatalities in the mummy’s presence. It is a familiar, and intriguing, plot for horror novels.  But one of the earliest of such novels has gone unread for … Continue reading

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Christine Campbell Thomson’s Not At Night (1925)

When I started to think about it recently, it occurred to me that I didn’t know much about horror fiction between the time of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) and H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937).  There are a  number of obvious standouts — … Continue reading

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Robert Aickman’s Dark Entries

It took me far longer than it should have, but I have finally read a collection of short stories by Robert Aickman (1914-1981).  Though the 1960s and 1970s, he published 48 supernatural tales, some of which are acknowledged as classics, … Continue reading

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Dennis Wheatley’s To the Devil a Daughter

Occasionally, I just have a feeling about a book.  I’ve read a number of novels by the author Dennis Wheatley (1897-1977) and have generally been impressed.  Way back in 2008 I favorably reviewed Wheatley’s supernatural thrillers The Devil Rides Out … Continue reading

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Rosa Praed’s Fugitive Anne (1902)

Since nearly the beginning of my blog, I’ve been a fan of Valancourt Books, which publishes a lot of wonderful and neglected works from the 19th and early 20th centuries.  I’ve blogged about a lot of them, some of which … Continue reading

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