Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder

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Carnacki the Ghost-Finder
Dust-jacket illustration by Frank Utpatel for Carnacki the Ghost-Finder (1947)
Author William Hope Hodgson
Illustrator Ronald Clyne
Country United States
Language English
Series Carnacki
Genre Supernatural fiction, Detective fiction
Publisher Eveleigh Nash, Mycroft & Moran
Publication date
1913, 1947 (rev. ed.)
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 288, 241
OCLC 13117415

Carnacki the Ghost-Finder is a collection of occult detective short stories by English writer William Hope Hodgson. It was first published in 1913 by the English publisher Eveleigh Nash. In 1947, a new edition of 3,050 copies was published by Mycroft & Moran and included three additional stories (being numbers 7-9 listed below). The Mycroft & Moran version is listed as No. 53 in Queen's Quorum: A History of the Detective-Crime Short Story As Revealed by the 100 Most Important Books Published in this Field Since 1845 by Ellery Queen.[1] All editions subsequent to the Mycroft and Moran edition print all nine stories.


Carnacki the Ghost-Finder contains the following tales:


Further reading[edit]

  • Jaffery, Sheldon (1989). The Arkham House Companion. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, Inc. pp. 22–23. ISBN 1-55742-005-X. 
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998 (PDF ebook). Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 844. 
  • Joshi, S.T. (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. pp. 177–178. ISBN 0-87054-176-5. 
  • Nielsen, Leon (2004). Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 149–150. ISBN 0-7864-1785-4. 

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