There are a number of solid reasons to add The Ghost Club to your reading list. For example, you love a good ghost story, or maybe you've read and enjoyed Meikle's Carnacki tales, or perhaps you're a fan of Victorian terror, or maybe you just enjoy a good read. Whatever your reason, happy reading.
- Cemetery DanceIt holds such a bounty of great stories it could easily entertain readers of many brands of horror.
- This is horrorMeikle playfully manipulates multiple styles, has sly references to real stories and has created a work which comes across as genuinely authentic
- Horror TalkMeikle has done a wonderful job in keeping with the cadence of each author. I loved each of these tales especially since I am familiar with most of these authors and have greatly enjoyed reading their words in the past. These are all good old-fashion tales that don't rely on shock or blood and guts to get your attention.
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'The Ghost Club is a massively ambitious anthology of stories 'by' classic authors as imagined by the extremely talented William Meikle. Massively entertaining, too.' - Simon Clark, author of the award winning The Night of the Triffids
'In the past, we've had the Diogenes Club, the 'Club of the Damned', and even Peter Straub's 'Chowder Society.' Now we have THE GHOST CLUB by William Meikle. And it is, quite simply, a delight. Not only has the author displayed his knowledge of and love for the writers of yesteryear, but in creating 'The Ghost Club' our host has produced his own collection of unknown and previously unpublished short stories 'by' Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Leo Tolstoy, Bram Stoker, Mark Twain, H. G.Wells, Margaret Oliphant, Oscar Wilde, H. Rider Haggard, Helena P Blavatsky, Henry James, Anton Chekhov, Jules Verne and Arthur Conan Doyle. I say 'unknown', when I mean - of course - that all the stories are written by Mr Meikle in the style of the aforementioned authors; and the entire experience of reading this collection is like sitting with him in an old fashioned study, with a roaring fire, guttering shadows and a snifter or two of brandy as he unfolds his 'Ghost Club' tales. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.' - Stephen Laws, author of GHOST TRAIN
'William Meikle is an audacious writer! In The Ghost Club he takes on the personalities of literary icons Bram Stoker, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jules Verne and the like and creates stories they might have told, mimicking their voices and writing styles. And he makes that work! I have too many favorites to name but as I read from start to finish, the stories just got better and better and I found myself as absorbed as if I were reading spooky tales told by these master storytellers. Kudos to Meikle! Lovers of traditional and quirky ghost stories need The Ghost Club in their library!' - Nancy Kilpatrick. author of REVENGE OF THE VAMPYR KING
'Masters of literature spin classic spooky tales in this chilling collection.' - Scott Nicholson, author of THE RED CHURCH
About the Author
I am a Scottish writer, now living in Canada, with over twenty novels published in the genre press and over 300 short story credits in thirteen countries. I have books available from a variety of publishers including Dark Regions Press, DarkFuse and Dark Renaissance, and my work has appeared in a number of professional anthologies and magazines with recent sales to NATURE Futures, Penumbra and Buzzy Mag among others. I live in Newfoundland with whales, bald eagles and icebergs for company and when I'm not writing I drink beer, play guitar and dream of fortune and glory.