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William Hope Hodgson – Carnacki The Ghost-Finder

Posted by demonik on August 16, 2010

William Hope Hodgson – Carnacki The Ghost-Finder [# 6] (Sphere, 1974)

Blurb

Carnacki   …. ‘ghost finder’ and ‘ghost breaker’, a psychic sleuth fighting against sinister forces from Outside. These nine spinetingling tales of conflict with dark powers lurking on the rim of human consciousness include such classics as The Gateway of the Monster, The Thing Invisible and The Searcher of the End House.

Carnacki The Ghost-Finder is Volume 6 in the Dennis Wheatley Library of the Occult.

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William Hope Hodgson – The Boats Of The Glen Carrig

Posted by demonik on June 14, 2009

William Hope Hodgson – The Boats Of The Glen Carrig (Sphere, 1982)

Les Edwards

Les Edwards

Hodgson’s first novel (1907), a Sc-Fi Horror hybrid, finds  Mariners adrift on the Sargasso sea in peril from murderous, stumpy armed and tentacled ‘Weed Devils’.

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William Hope Hodgson – The Ghost Pirates

Posted by demonik on June 3, 2009

William Hope Hodgson – The Ghost Pirates (Sphere, 1975, 1981)

Cover of the 1981 edition

Cover of the 1981 edition

There were rumours that the Mortzestus was haunted.

But when she had sailed two weeks out of ‘Frisco before a fair wind, the crew dismissed them. Until, unaccountably, the rigging went slack. A ghostly form was seen to climb up from the sea. A great weight crashed down from the mast. The shadows thickened and an unnatural mist descended around the ship, leaving her helpless. Then a legendary ship bore down on the Mortzestus and it looked like the fate of the crew was sealed — to disappear on a calm sea … without a trace.

“We know of nothing like the author’s work in the whole of present day literature” – Bookman
Introduction by Gerald Suster, author of The Literature of Fear

Dennis Wheatley Library Of The Occult edition, 1975

Dennis Wheatley Library Of The Occult edition, 1975

The Ghost Pirates is Volume 33 in the Dennis Wheatley Library of the Occult

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