The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck
One of the greatest crime and horror novels ever written, this long unavailable work has a new introduction by William Hjortsberg. This is the complete novel, not the more common abridged edition. This new edition also includes three bonus essays by Alexander Laing. Signed by William Hjortsberg.
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The late fantasy and horror writer Karl Edward Wagner once published a list of essential novels in the old Twilight Zone magazine. It sent me scurrying into countless book stacks at academic libraries in search of these novels since I had never heard of most of them. I will say the ones I've managed to find were all winners; there wasn't a dull book among the lot of them. So, in an eff0rt to broaden my horizons, I'm going to take a breather from Operator 5 and look at another book published the ...more