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Kolchak: The Night Stalker Casebook

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After the Stoker Award nominated success of the Kolchak Chronicles (and its various printings), we have a brand new collection of original creepy-thriller Kolchak prose short stories! Again, we have culled the best and the brightest among horror/mystery novelists and comic writers! So listen in as Kolchak relays some of his most spine-tingling cases about voodoo, myths, ghost towns, time c ...more
Paperback, 333 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Moonstone Press
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Shawn
Apr 15, 2010 rated it it was ok
Pretty much everything I said at the start of my review of Kolchak: The Night Stalker Chronicles applies here - this is fan fiction, essentially, and should aspire at best to be enjoyable episodes of the TV show long after the fact. Also, as I said previously, the short story format is perhaps not the best for attempts to replicate the KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER episode formula in all its plot beats (most writers here give us the usual confrontation with "long suffering editor" Tony Vincenzo, and the expected de ...more
Quentin Wallace
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's going to be hard for me not to give a Kolchak anthology five stars. I like the character so much that unless the stories are just absolutely terrible I'll still enjoy it. Even if SOME of the stories are absolutely terrible I'll enjoy it, but thankfully there was nothing bad in this volume.

It's amazing that such a short lived tv series spawned such a great and long lasting following. Kolchak is truly an amazing character. In this one we see him dealing with the usual unearthly th
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Chadwick Saxelid
Feb 04, 2013 rated it liked it
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The indomitable and incorrigible Carl Kolchak, genre television's first paranormal investigator, returns in seventeen stories of the weird and the bizarre.

When it was first printed, some seven or eight years ago, the anthology Kolchak: The Night Stalker Casebook served two purposes. The first, and most important, of the two purposes was to be an affectionate memorial to the late Darren McGavin, the journeyman actor that created Kolchak's lovably scruffy and comically unvarnished pers
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Jaime Contreras
Jul 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Carl Kolchak fans wanted more of the intrepid reporter and investigator of the paranormal. He is back in a second collection of stories penned by different authors. In truth, there is some uneven efforts here. This was not as good as the first collection but it is an excellent reading for Kolchak fans. My favorite stories were: The Day of Her Return, Digger, And, Brief Encounter and Cancellation.
Stephen Osborne
Nov 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
Anthologies are usually a mixed bag, but this one had more clunkers than usual, and a few stories so badly written I couldn't believe that they made the cut. A couple started off well, but quickly went sour. However, Strange Events at Vishnu Springs was excellent, and The Day of Her Return, Digger, and Call Me Sam were very, very good. The rest...oh, dear.
David
Jul 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
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If anyone has ever watched the old TV series from the 70's then they are almost written like if you were watching the show.(KolchakThe Night Stalker) 17 short stories in this book.
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“(aspiring journalist to Carl Kolchak)
'Andy knows I want to be a reporter. Like you'
This took me by surprise. 'Sallie, my dear, nobody wants to be a reporter like me.”
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