Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder
Dust-jacket illustration by Frank Utpatel for Carnacki the Ghost-Finder (1947)
|Author||William Hope Hodgson|
|Genre||Supernatural fiction, Detective fiction short stories|
|Publisher||Eveleigh Nash, Mycroft & Moran|
|1913, 1947 (rev. ed.)|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
|Pages||288, 241 pp|
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. All editions subsequent to the Mycroft and Moran edition print all nine stories.
Carnacki the Ghost-Finder contains the following tales:
- "The Thing Invisible"
- "The Gateway of the Monster"
- "The House Among the Laurels"
- "The Whistling Room"
- "The Searcher of the End House"
- "The Horse of the Invisible"
- "The Haunted Jarvee"
- "The Find"
- "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.
- Ellery Queen (1951). Queen's Quorum: A History of the Detective-crime Short Story as Revealed in the 106 Most Important Books Published in this Field Since 1845. Biblo & Tannen Publishers. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-8196-0229-9.
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