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Kolchak The Night Stalker: A Black & Evil Truth

4.16  ·  Rating Details  ·  43 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Carl Kolchak was just your average reporter until the day he put two and two together and came up with evil. A reluctant paranormal investigator, Kolchak couldn't stop tripping over the unusual even if he wanted to. And for all of his efforts of seeking the truth... unemployment and ridicule have followed him like the plague. Someone, or something, is tearing people up int ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 15th 2007 by Moonstone (first published May 25th 2007)
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Jul 29, 2014 Paul rated it it was amazing
C.J. Henderson nails it with Kolchak The Night Stalker: A Black & Evil Truth! His version of Kolchak reads true. He truly captures the spirit and tone of the old "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" series. Henderson reproduces the language and cadence of Kolchak so perfectly, you cannot help but hear Darren McGavin's voice in your head. And, what a fun, creepy, and, dare I say, epic scale mystery Henderson has whipped up for our intrepid reporter. What a fun read. (We will miss you, Mr. Henderson.)
Richard Radgoski
May 01, 2014 Richard Radgoski rated it really liked it
This is my first completed book by CJ Henderson. I know him through a local PA convention called MEPACON which is held 2x per year in the Clarks-Summit/Scranton area. CJ has done a great job capturing the ambiance I remember from the TV series. Here, Carl is updated to the present day but this seems seamless and appropriate. I really felt the Carl I knew speaking to me off the pages. I enjoyed the mystery as well, but if I have one complaint, the solution seemed a bit rushed. I think that it was ...more
Stephen Osborne
Nov 20, 2011 Stephen Osborne rated it liked it
This was a tough one for me. I love Kolchak, and the writing was good. I didn't mind updating Carl to modern times, with references to laptops, cell phones, The X-Files, and such. After all, loads of our favorite characters in books or movies don't age. Bond, Archie Goodwin and Nero Wolfe, and Spencer always stayed the same age, even though their books spanned decades. And it was nice that this story tied up a lot of nagging questions brought up by the Kolchak movies and TV series...but that was ...more
Sep 05, 2012 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2012
Carl Kolchak, down-on-his-luck reporter and reluctant paranormal investigator, is back and updated for the 21st century. Five years after his encounter with vampire Janos Skorzeny in Las Vegas catapulted him into a life of investigating the supernatural, Kolchak finds himself in California, yet again working alongside his editor Tony Vincenzo, this time at a Hollywood newspaper. But when Vincenzo sends Kolchak to West Virginia to investigate a rash of mysterious murders, the so-called Night Sta ...more
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Nov 22, 2013 Nelio Gomes rated it really liked it
A string of gruesome murders has intrepid reporter Kolchak dispatched to the scene. Once there, everybody’s favourite curmudgeon journalist sets about covering what he hopes (and prays) is just a run-of-the-mill small town innocent being mysteriously butchered… While puzzling over multiple slayings, Kolchak has time to reflect on his lot in life, his constant run-ins with the paranormal, and his rejection by the main stream fifth estate. C.J. Henderson has sure done a fine job of capturing the v ...more
Jason Minor
Oct 30, 2015 Jason Minor rated it it was ok
If you are a Kolchak fan, you'll find something to enjoy in this book. Some parts are fun. However, the main thing I took from the this book is what to avoid when telling a story.
Michael Thompson
Jun 25, 2015 Michael Thompson rated it really liked it
A stylish page-turner and honorable continuation of the Kolchak mantle, although I would have prefered to keep him in the 70's. It's hard to imagine him using cell phones, lap tops and the internet, and oddly enough each chapter is headed by an old-fashioned typewriter at the top of the page. It even re-dates his original adventure as five years before this adventure, clearly well into the 20th century, but it works.
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CJ Henderson is the creator of both the Jack Hagee hardboiled PI series and the Teddy London supernatural detective series. He is also the author of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies, several score novels, plus hundreds of short stories and thousands of non-fiction pieces. In the wonderful world of comics he has written everything from Batman an
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