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Basil Copper – Necropolis

Posted by demonik on June 6, 2009

Basil Copper – Necropolis (Sphere, 1981)

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Blurb:

BROOKWOOD GLADES OF REMEMBRANCE – 450 ACRES OF LIVING DEATH!

Private Dective Clyde Beatty’s suspicions are aroused when he is approached by the lovely Angela Meredith to investigate the circumstances surrounding her father’s death. And when an autopsy reveals the hideous truth about her father’s corpse, Beatty sets forth on a macabre trail of conspiracy and murder that leads back to Brookwood Cemetery. There, in the vast Victorian city of the dead, amidst ancient mausoleums and sepulchral spires, Beatty stalks an ungodly prey. While beneath the hallowed ground, in subterranean catacombs, Blackwood’s deadliest secret of all holds the key to Beatty’s life… or death.

“Feverish gaslight gothic that’s as rich in atmosphere as it is in ghoulish doings” – Kirkus Reviews

“A dark, exotic Gothic thriller… Excellent!” – Booklist

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Basil Copper – Here Be Daemons

Posted by demonik on June 6, 2009

Basil Copper – Here Be Daemons (Sphere, 1978)

 

Old Mrs. Cartwright
The Knocker At The Portico
The Way The World Died
The Second Passenger
The Treasure Of Our Lady
Justice At The Crossroads
Mrs. Van Donk
The Trodes
The Great Vore

Black Magic novella The Great Vore is arguably the stand-out of this, Copper’s fifth collection. Revenge At The Crossroads sees a stranger fall foul of superstitious villagers when they mistake him for a vampire. The Second Passenger, and a murderer is pursued by the rotting corpse of his victim – hardly original, but one of the best stories of its kind.

Thanks to H. P. Saucecraft for providing the cover scan

See also Here Be Daemons thread on Vault Of Evil

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Basil Copper – Into The Silence

Posted by demonik on June 2, 2009

Basil Copper – Into The Silence (Sphere, 1983)

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Under the Cornish village a secret hoard lies buried. Obsessed as if by vampire dreams which possess his very soul, the professor drives his team to burrow through dense, heavy topsoil and solid granite rock into the cavern, into the darkness, INTO THE SILENCE. In the cavern they seek that which was lost to man. And in the darkness they hear the shattering, noisless scream from deep within their brains, the scream of silence.

Thanks to blackmonk for providing the blurb and cover scan.

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Basil Copper – The Great White Space

Posted by demonik on June 2, 2009

Basil Copper – The Great White Space (Sphere, 1978)

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Terry Oakes

Blurb:

Beyond the hideous Plain of darkness, past the terrifying secret city, deep within earth’s dank uncharted caverns, a monstrous hybrid race stood guard at the entrance to the great white space.

So it was that the Great Northern Expedition ventured into the horrors of a stupendously vast underground terrain, in search of the legendary opening to another universe, peopled by an unimaginable spawn of darkness…

Thanks to Calenture for the cover scan and blurb.

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