The Edinburgh Townhouse and Other Stories is an assemblage of cracking good yarns written by an author who is at the top of his game... one of our generations finest writers. He is unapologetically firmly entrenched in pulp fiction traditions, and by the gods, his words never cease to thrill me to no end. - Bob Freeman, The Occult Detective
From the Author
Carnacki resonated with me immediately on my first reading many years ago. Several of the stories have a Lovecraftian viewpoint, with cosmic entities that have no regard for the doings of mankind. The background Hodgson proposes fits with some of my own viewpoint on the ways the Universe might function, and the slightly formal Edwardian language seems to be a "voice" I fall into naturally. I write them because of love, pure and simple.
The stories appear in three main collections HEAVEN AND HELL from Dark Regions Press, and THE WATCHER AT THE GATE from Dark Renaissance. Both volumes are in limited edition hardcovers, trade paperbacks and ebooks, all fully illustrated by the great Wayne Miller. This third volume, THE EDINBURGH TOWNHOUSE, appears in the Lovecraft Ezine's fiction imprint.
I love exploring the Occult Detective sub-genre, in the Midnight Eye Files stories, in my Carnacki stories, and with Sherlock Holmes and Professor Challenger. I intend to write a lot more of it, and that will definitely mean more Carnacki to come.