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postheadericon Carnacki, The Ghost Finder

Carnacki, The Ghost FinderBy William Hope Hodgson

Carnacki, The Ghost Finder contains six short stories featuring the skeptical, pompous, obnoxious and opinionated Thomas Carnacki, who is a paranormal detective bent on uncovering hoaxes of bogus hauntings and ghosts. But sometimes even the great Carnacki has to deal with truly horrific things that cannot be explained by reason…

The following classic horror short stories are included in the book:

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postheadericon The House on the Borderland

The House on the BorderlandBy William Hope Hodgson

The House on the Borderland is a classic novel that facilitated the bridging of the gap between the British fantastic and supernatural authors of the later 19th century and modern horror fiction. The classic American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft listed this work by Hodgson as amongst his greatest influences.

In 1877, two gentlemen head into Ireland to spend a week fishing in the village of Kraighten. While there, they discover in the ruins of a very curious house a diary of the man who had once owned the house. The diary’s torn pages hinted at an evil beyond anything that existed on this side of the curtains of impossibility.

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postheadericon The Terror

The TerrorBy Arthur Machen

During the First World War in Britain a series of unexplained deaths and murders occur with no sign of who or what is responsible.

“The working man told me about it, and added some dreadful details. Corpses so terribly maimed that coffins had been kept covered; faces mutilated as if by some gnawing animal…”

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