The Edinburgh Townhouse
CARNACKI operates in shadowy occult realms, on the fringes of science, in places out of sight and out of mind of normal everyday people. But sometimes the darkness touches the lives of others in ways they cannot understand, and they find they need help - the kind of help that only Carnacki can provide.
In MR. CHURCHILL'S SURPRISE and INTO THE LIGHT Carnacki is called on to help a young Winston Churchill investigate a strangely empty German U-Boat captured in the North Sea, and in dispelling something that is lingering in a London inn that was home to a club of gentlemen seeking illicit pleasures and a path to power.
In FINS IN THE FOG and THE KING'S TREASURE, Carnacki again aids another Hodgson character, Captain Gault, in ridding him of a nemesis brought up from the deeps of the ocean intent on revenge, and in the salvage of a cursed treasure off the coast of Scotland.
In other tales you will meet an Egyptian amulet and the thing that protects it, a photographer whose pictures contain strange developments, a very strange occurrence on a cricket field, an old Edinburgh townhouse that is much more than it seems, and much more.
In these new stories Carnacki helps old friends and new acquaintances in the never ending battle to keep the Great Beyond at bay.
The Edinburgh Townhouse and Other Stories is an assemblage of cracking good yarns written by an author who is at the top of his game... one of our generations finest writers. He is unapologetically firmly entrenched in pulp fiction traditions, and by the gods, his words never cease to thrill me to no end. - Bob Freeman, The Occult Detective
All in all, bally good fun, one to enjoy with sitting round the fireplace with the chaps, a glass good aged port in hand. - Ginger Nuts of Horror
I greatly enjoyed the storytelling which often takes place after a nice meal with friends and retiring to the library for drinks and smokes... 5 out of 5 stars - Frank Michaels Errington
The results are intriguing, compelling, and authentic-sounding stories told as if from a century ago. The essence of an effective time machine. - Collings Notes
The inclusion of horrific entities tormenting humanity and threatening to either kill us or drive us insane is a nice touch, and fit in well with the overall feel of the Carnacki stories. This is a great read that will appeal to readers young and old. Recommended. - The Horror Librarian