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The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck

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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.

Hardcover, 228 pages
Published 2008 by Centipede Press (first published January 1st 1934)
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Tim Mayer

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
Creepy medical-science-fiction-mystery that doesn't quite live up to it's promising premise and becomes less about the atmosphere and more about the whodunit. But it's still a unique entry in the horror-mystery subgenre, with some genuinely terrifying plot elements and a singular first-person narrative.
Dave Roberts
I'm giving this one 3 stars for story, four stars for character and setting. The setting, in particular, is very well rendered. I've read many books since reading this one, but I can clearly recall many of the settings from this book.
Fantastic murder mystery novel set in a small town with a medical school. Written with excellent knowledge of the state of medicine of the time period (1930s).
Forrest Jackson
A great, weird read about a couple of mad scientists. Sort of a gonzo Frankenstein. Now reprinted by Millipede/Centipede Press!
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