The esteemed gentleman adventurer Dalton Quayle and his colleague Dr Humphrey Pemberton are back... and in two all-new yarns to entertain you.
With painful puns and knowing winks, from the obvious too the less-so, you'll love Dalton's Snow Joke and his trifling time with the Bric-a-Brac Man.
Transcribed from the pages of Dr Pemberton's diary by Mr Paul Kane, with an introduction from Mr Guy Adams, this is a strictly limited edition paperback of 100 copies (numbered and signed by Paul Kane) with a mass-market ebook to follow.
Cover illustration by Ian Simmons.
"Rich and fun and witty and steeped in knowledge of horror." - Guy Adams, from his introduction.
"Those familiar with Paul Kane’s work will know him as a tenth level master in the way of the joke." - Tom Holt
"If you miss the turn into Baker Street you just might find yourself here. Ripping yarns with a spiffing sense of fun!" - Simon Clark
And what the Press say about Quayle's earlier collection, Rides Out:
"[L]ike being machine-gunned with silliness... We reckon Quayle deserves to ride again!’" - Death Ray magazine
"This book is mad – quite, quite mad. It’s H P Lovecraft: the Carry On version." - Shroud Magazine
Paul Kane is the award-winning, bestselling author and editor of over fifty books – including the Arrowhead trilogy (gathered together in the sellout Hooded Man omnibus, revolving around a post-apocalyptic version of Robin Hood), The Butterfly Man and Other Stories, Hellbound Hearts and The Mammoth Book of Body Horror. His non-fiction books include The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy and Voices in the Dark, and his genre journalism has appeared in the likes of SFX, Rue Morgue and DeathRay. He has been a Guest at Alt.Fiction five times, was a Guest at the first SFX Weekender, at Thought Bubble in 2011, Derbyshire Literary Festival and Off the Shelf in 2012, Monster Mash and Event Horizon in 2013, and Edge-Lit in 2014, ... (more)