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The Long Road to Missouri, by Bowdoin

Indeed, it’s a Long Road to Missouri. Especially when you’re involved with another murder. Even after you’ve retired.

A fast-paced mystery that takes an assassin out of retirement. 195 more words

Book Review

Pick From The Box

Here’s one of Inos’s that I didn’t include in the  microfictions PDF :

She held out the box of folded up pieces of paper to me and said, “Pick from the box.” They looked like raffle tickets, but they weren’t: they were options in a party game. 62 more words

Flash Fiction

The Witches, 1966, Pan (Peter Curtis)

We all love a film tie-in in the world of tawdry horror paperbacks, don’t we? Whether it’s a novelisation of the film or a re-issue of a novel with the artwork (and often the new name of) the film adaptation. 1,810 more words


The Sorcery Club ~ Elliott O'Donnell (The Dennis Wheatley Library of the Occult ~ Volume 6 (Sphere, 1974))

Next up in The Dennis Wheatley Library of The Occult is volume six, The Sorcery Club by Elliott O’Donnell.

I’m sure that many of us have one or two O’Donnell books kicking about on our shelves, he was relatively prolific and his books were immensely popular in their day. 1,498 more words

Dennis Wheatley

Evil Guardian Angel

This one was channelled from Ino

I don’t know what to do with my English public schoolgirl friend. She never actually wore a tie at school, but I’ve decided that the Old School Tie is something that strangles those who try to survive without being streetwise. 298 more words

Flash Fiction

Carnacki the Ghost-Finder ~ William Hope Hodgson (The Dennis Wheatley Library of the Occult ~ Volume 5 (Sphere, 1974))

And so we’re onto number five of the Dennis Wheatley Library of The Occult series, William Hope Hodgson’s Carnacki the Ghost-Finder.

If anyone had asked me, not that anyone ever has, if I liked the Carnacki tales I would most definitely have replied in the affirmative. 1,399 more words

Dennis Wheatley

An overview of Cthulhu and H.P. Lovecraft

The works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft have had a large impact on the work of many horror writers and game enthusiasts for a long time. The number of stories he has written, whether with entire books or short novellas, has given rise to the Cthulhu Mythos; a universe where madness underlies every intricate surface, and although there are entities that could be considered gods, they are horrors so unimaginable that even to look at them would break the spirit of the best of men and reduce them to a state of irreversible insanity. 1,376 more words