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 short stories
Publisher Eveleigh Nash, Mycroft & Moran
Publication date
1913, 1947 (rev. ed.)
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 288, 241 pp
OCLC 13117415

Carnacki the Ghost-Finder is a collection of occult detective short stories by author 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:

  1. "The Thing Invisible"
  2. "The Gateway of the Monster"
  3. "The House Among the Laurels"
  4. "The Whistling Room"
  5. "The Searcher of the End House"
  6. "The Horse of the Invisible"
  7. "The Haunted Jarvee"
  8. "The Find"
  9. "The Hog"


  • Holden & Hardingham, 1920
  • Mycroft & Moran, 1947
  • London: Tom Stacey, 1972.
  • St. Albans, UK: Panther, 1974.
  • London: Tandem, 1974.
  • London: Sphere, 1974.
  • London: White Lion, 1975.
  • London: Grafton, 1991.
  • London: Wordsworth Editions, 2006.


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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