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The Best of Jules de Grandin

20 Classic Occult Detective Stories

Seabury Quinn



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Night Shade Books
16 June 2020
Hercule Poirot meets Fox Mulder . . . raises genuine shivers. --Kirkus Reviews A collection of the 20 greatest tales of Jules de Grandin, the supernatural detective made famous in the classic pulp magazine Weird Tales. Today the names of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith
Imprint:   Night Shade Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
ISBN:   9781949102260
ISBN 10:   1949102262
Pages:   512
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Seabury Quinn was a pulp magazine author whose popular stories of the occult detective Jules de Grandin were published in Weird Tales between 1925 and 1951. Quinn penned ninety-two short stories and one full-length novel featuring the occult Hercule Poirot, which were enormously popular with readers. Quinn died in 1969.

Reviews for The Best of Jules de Grandin: 20 Classic Occult Detective Stories

Praise for Seabury Quinn's Jules de Grandin Stories: Hercule Poirot meets Fox Mulder . . . gruesomely effective, and purists who object to detective stories with paranormal elements will find that the moment each story crosses the border to the supernatural raises genuine shivers. --Kirkus Reviews Connoisseurs of pulp adventure . . . will be delighted. --Publishers Weekly A collection of wonderfully fun mashups. Seabury Quinn's stories are bloody and action-packed, with the sort of shameless, disreputable charm that characterizes the best of the pulps. Even if there's little that's truly original in his work, his clever assortment of monsters and occult menaces make for tremendously entertaining stories. His admirers have every reason to be thrilled with these comprehensive new collections, and the writer will find new fans among those who enjoy truly weird horror. --Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog A fun, spooky trip back to the golden age of weird . . . De Grandin, 'his little blond mustache twitching like the whiskers of an excited cat, ' is an exuberant, delightful creation. --Publishers Weekly Quite fun; [the stories] move quickly and offer up a tantalizing blend of mystery and the bizarre . . . [Quinn's] characterizations and pacing lead to stories that are quite satisfying. --Kirkus Reviews Read this and you will get a blast of the past...It's nice to see the old stories gathered up and being shared again. Stories never die as long as there's still one storyteller left. --Book Faerie

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