Necropolis (Copper novel)

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Dust-jacket illustration by Stephen E. Fabian for Necropolis
Author Basil Copper
Illustrator Stephen E. Fabian
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Gothic novel, Mystery novel
Publisher Arkham House
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages xii, 352 pp
ISBN 0-87054-088-2
OCLC 5353095
LC Class PZ4.C7857 Ne 1980 PR6053.O658

Necropolis is a British Gothic novel by author Basil Copper. It was published by Arkham House in 1980 in an edition of 4,050 copies. It was Copper's third book published by Arkham House.

Plot summary[edit]

The novel is set in Victorian England. Clyde Beatty, a private investigator, is hired by Angela Meredith to investigate her father's death. His investigations lead him to a nursing home in Surrey, directed by the sinister Dr. Horace Couchman. After an autopsy reveals the murder of Miss Meredith's father, Dr. Couchman flees to London leading Beatty eventually to the eerie Brockwood Cemetery and a criminal conspiracy involving millions of pounds worth of gold bullion.


Arkham House[edit]

  • Second Printing, 1981 - 1,539 copies.

Valancourt Books[edit]



  • Jaffery, Sheldon (1989). The Arkham House Companion. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, Inc. pp. 124–125. ISBN 1-55742-005-X. 
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 53. 
  • Joshi, S.T. (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. p. 147. ISBN 0-87054-176-5. 
  • Nielsen, Leon (2004). Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 127. ISBN 0-7864-1785-4.