A novella. Cover and interior illustrations by Pete Von Sholly.
In The Case of Charles Dexter Ward Lovecraft puts forth one of the most horrifying concepts of his career — a trio of grave-robbers are systematically rifling the tombs of the world’s most brilliant men — men who also possessed occult and arcane secrets thought to be long lost. In the hands of these monstrous ghouls, the dead are resurrected from bones and dust and extorted endlessly for their secrets! It’s the story also of a hapless young man who finds he is just a pawn in this deadly game and a doctor who discovers the plot and finds he is the only man who can fight it.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937) is a well known American horror, fantasy and science fiction author. He is especially known for creating the Cthulhu Mythos.
H. P. Lovecraft's readership was limited during his life, but his reputation has grown over the decades and he's regarded as one of the greatest and most influential horror writers of the 20th century. Lovecraft's short stories have inspired many authors, artists and directors.
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