The Colleagues of Professor Van Helsing

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An Anthology of early and seminal occult detectives from the middle to late 1800s. The sub-genre that gave birth to such modern series as the X-files. From Ghost maestro J. Sheridan Lefanu through popular mystery writers such as Algernon Blackwood, L.T. Meade and Robert Eustace, through occult wroters like Dion Fortune and Aleister Crowley to the master of horror writing Arthur Machen.

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Published by Sangraal Inc.
Words: 83,940
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458089885
About Rick Russell

I'm a book seller who has been at it all his adult life. Along the way I have been a book, magazine, ezine and newspaper editor and writer. I have purposely avoided the publishing establishment, because I have known many of them, and their incompetence and ignorance of literature as an art form is frightening. I write because it is a part of understanding what I have made my profession and i have done it for forty years now.

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Review by: Robert Mitchell, Jr on Oct. 27, 2012 :
I had been intending to read something by Machen and Blackwood, and had long thought it would be fun to read some of Crowley's fiction, so I was very excited to find this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Mr. Russell's introductions to each tale are worthy and sound, as is his prologue, and I may well read more of his compilations. My only criticism is that he did not include the original publication date for each story, but that omission doesn't diminish enjoyment. Of the tales included I must say that Crowley's was the most unsettling. Recommended!
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

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