Perilous Portmanteau

An all-new Royal Occultist story, “The Fates of Dr. Fell”, will be appearing in Spawn of the Ripper, a forthcoming anthology from April Moon Books–publishers of Ill-Considered Expeditions and Dark Rites of Cthulhu

“The Fates of Dr. Fell” is an homage to the old Hammer/Tigon/Amicus films, especially ‘Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors’, starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. It may, or may not, feature cameos by those two fellows, as well as a certain Mr. Price…

Emby Press Sale

Emby Press, publishers of my novels, The Whitechapel Demon and The Jade Suit of Death, as well as A Grimoire of Eldritch Inquests, the anthology of occult detective stories I co-edited, are having a sale today on all titles, including mine. Too, Emby is instituting a new ‘rewards-for-reviews’ program–write a review for any two Emby Press titles and get a free Emby Press ebook of your choice. Check out the Emby Press site for more information.


Shadows of Wold Newton

I’ve been informed by the fine folks at Meteor House that there are still one or two copies of Phileas Fogg & the War of Shadows available for purchase, should you be so inclined. A sequel to Philip Jose Farmer’s The Other Log of Phileas Fogg, this fully authorized novella is available in trade paperback and hardcover. If you’re on the fence, why not check out this review from Jason Aiken, courtesy of the Lovecraft eZine, or this one from David Brzeski at the British Fantasy Society.

New Worlds, Lost Places

This coming Monday (June 15th, 2015) will see the release of the long awaited Professor Challenger: New Worlds, Lost Places, an anthology dedicated to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s irascible Professor George Edward Challenger. The table of contents includes my story, “Time’s Black Gulf”, which finds Lord John Roxton and Edward Malone joining forces with Carnacki the Ghost-Finder to rescue Professor Challenger from an eons-old conspiracy. (more…)