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Carnacki: The Lost Cases

(Carnacki #2)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Even Carnacki, the great ‘Ghost-Finder’, himself has cases that he will not speak about. In these 12 tales, we learn the details of those ‘Lost Cases’ that Carnacki talked about only in hushed whispers. Learn the truth behind “The Steeple Monster Case”, the horror of “The Grunting Man”, the creeping terror of “The Grey Dog” and so much more. When you have learned the truth ...more
Kindle Edition, 174 pages
Published July 4th 2016 (first published June 24th 2016)
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Feb 10, 2020 rated it liked it
This was fine. Most weren’t very memorable, and the few that changed the format of Carnacki’s stories were downright annoying. William Meikle’s story, as always, was one of the best.
Riju Ganguly
Apr 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Carnacki, the ghost-finder, has been receiving considerable attention off late.
While Occult Detectives and Paranormal Investigators, from basic Holmesian types to the more cowboy-like Dresdenesque ones, keep treading the grounds, reducing it to a slush, the century old gent treating his friends with food, sherry, and his ‘tales’, has truly caught our imagination.
It’s in that tradition that this collection of Carnacki’s supposedly ‘lost’ cases has come forth, containing stories penned by some of
Oct 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, mystery
Really 3.5 stars
I read the original Hodgson umpteen years ago and always regretted there were so few stories by him about Carnacki.
Recently there have been several writers taking on the mantle and some of the books have been enjoyable and excellent. This book is more of a mixed bag with stories by many authors. About half of them are quite good and some not so good. I especially didn't like a few stories that deviate from the basic formula of Hodgson's original tales which take place in Carnack
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
New tales of the Ghost-Finder!

Thomas Carnacki, the Ghost Finder, was the creation of William Hope Hodgson. The original stories were published in 1913! The version most people are familiar with was published in 1947, and include three stories that were not in the original book.

The stories are written to a specific formula. Carnacki invites four friends to his home at 472 Cheyne Walk in Chelsea. These men are only known by their last names: Arkright, Jessop, Taylor, and Dodgson (obviously Hodgson
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great Anthology!

Though all authors in this wonderful anthology write in their own voice and style they manage to channel 'Dodgson's Spirit' through their stories.
Hal Bodner
Aug 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
For those readers who are unfamiliar with William Hope Hodgson's work, a wonderful serendipity awaits. Written in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, they are already in the public domain and available for download, gratis, at Project Gutenberg. Thomas Carnacki is a ghost hunter, a Victorian version of the Scooby Gang. Like Scooby-Doo and his friends, Carnacki is equally as likely to discover a supernatural cause for the various manifestations he investigates as he is to uncover deliberate s ...more
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