Carnacki and Me
The stories appear in three main collections HEAVEN AND HELL from Dark Regions Press, and THE WATCHER AT THE GATE from Dark Renaissance. Both volumes are in limited edition hardcovers and trade paperbacks, all fully illustrated by the great Wayne Miller. A third volume, THE EDINBURGH TOWNHOUSE, appears in the Lovecraft Ezine's fiction imprint.
I love exploring the Occult Detective sub-genre, in the Midnight Eye Files stories, in my Carnacki stories, and with Sherlock Holmes and Professor Challenger. I intend to write a lot more of it, and that will definitely mean more Carnacki to come.
You may notice while reading that Carnacki likes a drink and a smoke, and a hearty meal with his friends gathered round.
This dovetails perfectly with my own idea of a good time. And although I no longer smoke, writing about characters who do allows me a small vicarious reminder of my own younger days.
I wish I had Carnacki's library, his toys, but most of all, I envy him his regular visits from his tight group of friends, all more than willing to listen to his tales of adventure into the weird places of the world while drinking his Scotch and smoking his cigarettes.
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