The Black Veil and Other Tales of Supernatural Sleuths
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The Black Veil and Other Tales of Supernatural Sleuths

by Mark Valentine
Release date: September 2007
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: weird fiction, gothic horror, anthology, mystery

Edited by Mark Valentine.

The Gateway of the Monster… The Red Hand… The Ghost Hunter

To Sherlock Holmes the supernatural was a closed book: but other great detectives have always been ready to do battle with the dark instead. This volume brings together sixteen chilling cases of these supernatural sleuths, pitting themselves against the peril of ultimate evil.

Here are encounters from the casebooks of the Victorian haunted house investigators John Bell and Flaxman Low, from Carnacki, the Edwardian battler against the abyss, and from horror master Arthur Machen's Mr Dyson, a man-about-town and meddler in strange things. Connoisseurs will find rare cases such as those of Allen Upward's ‘The Ghost Hunter’, Robert Barr's Eugene Valmont (who may have inspired Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot) and Donald Campbell's young explorer Leslie Vane, the James Bond of the jazz age, who battles against occult enemies of the British Empire. And the collection is completed by some of the best tales from the pens of modern psychic sleuth authors.

Contents:

Introduction by Mark Valentine

The Warder of the Door by Robert Eustace and L. T. Meade

The Story of Sevens Hall by Hesketh Prichard and Kate Prichard (as by E. Heron and H. Heron)

The Gateway of the Monster by William Hope Hodgson

The Red Hand by Arthur Machen

The Haunted Woman by Allen Upward

The Ghost with the Club-foot by Robert Barr

The Curious Activities of Basil Thorpenden by Vernon Knowles

The Necromancer by Donald Campbell

Waste Manor by L. Adams Beck

The House of Fenris by John Cooling

The Prince of Barlocco by Mark Valentine

The Legacy of the Viper by Colin Langeveld

The Sheelagh-na-gig by Rosemary Pardoe

The Black Veil by Chico Kidd

Like Clockwork by R. B. Russell

Spirit Solutions by Rosalie Parker

(updated 2018-12-16)

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