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The Casebook of Carnacki the Ghost Finder

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The Casebook of Carnacki the Ghost Finder

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Alternate Title: Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder
Author: William Hope Hodgson
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions, 2006
Eveleigh Nash, 1913
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Book Type: Collection
Genre: Horror
Sub-Genre Tags: Ghosts
Weird (Horror)
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Edited with an Introduction by David Stuart Davies

'I saw something terrible rising up through the middle of the 'defence'. It rose with a steady movement. I saw it pale and huge through the whirling funnel of cloud - a monstrous pallid snout rising out of that unknowable abyss. It rose higher and higher. Through a thinning of the cloud I saw one small eye... a pig's eye with a sort of vile understanding shining at the back of it. Thomas Carnacki is a ghost finder, an Edwardian psychic detective, investigating a wide range of terrifying hauntings presented in the nine stories in this complete collection of his adventures. Encountering such spine-chilling phenomena as 'The Whistling Room', the life-threatening dangers of the phantom steed in 'The Horse of the Invisible' and the demons from the outside world in 'The Hog', Carnacki is constantly challenged by spiritual forces beyond our knowledge. To complicate matters, he encounters human skullduggery also. Armed with a camera, his Electric Pentacle and various ancient tomes on magic, Carnacki faces the various dangers his supernatural investigations present with great courage. These exciting and frightening stories have long been out of print. Now readers can thrill to them again in this new Wordsworth series.

The original edition was published in 1913. The title story is also known as "The House Among the Laurels".


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