THE GHOST CLUB

In Victorian London, a select group of writers, led by Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker and Henry James held an informal dining club, the price of entry to which was the telling of a story by each invited guest.

These are their stories, containing tales of revenant loved ones, lost cities, weird science, spectral appearances and mysteries in the fog of the old city, all told by some of the foremost writers of the day. In here you'll find Verne and Wells, Tolstoy and Checkov, Stevenson and Oliphant, Kipling, Twain, Haggard, Wilde and Blavatsky alongside their hosts.

Come, join us for dinner and a story.

'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

Table of Contents

  • Robert Louis Stevenson : Wee Davie Makes a Friend
  • Rudyard Kipling : The High Bungalow
  • Leo Tolstoy : The Immortal Memory
  • Bram Stoker : The House of the Dead
  • Mark Twain : Once a Jackass
  • Herbert George Wells : Farside
  • Margaret Oliphant : To the Manor Born
  • Oscar Wilde : The Angry Ghost
  • Henry Rider Haggard : The Black Ziggurat
  • Helena P Blavatsky : Born of Ether
  • Henry James : The Scrimshaw Set
  • Anton Checkov : At the Molenzki Junction
  • Jules Verne : To the Moon and Beyond
  • Arthur Conan Doyle : The Curious Affair on the Embankment
REVIEWS


Meikle playfully manipulates multiple styles, has sly references to real stories and has created a work which comes across as genuinely authentic - Horror Talk

Meikle 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. - Horror Novel Reviews

'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