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The Dark Angel

(The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin #3)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  12 reviews
The third of five volumes collecting the stories of Jules de Grandin, the supernatural detective made famous in the classic pulp magazine Weird Tales.

Today the names of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith, all regular contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales during the first half of the twentieth century, are recognizable even to
Hardcover, 468 pages
Published April 3rd 2018 by Night Shade
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Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 stars.
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Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Dark Angel by Seabury Quinn

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Given that this is a collection of 1920s-era Pulp fiction, I was totally surprised by how good these stories were.

According to the introduction, the author Seabury Quinn was a prolific writer of "weird" pulp fiction for Weird Fiction. Apparently, there were only a few volumes during the 1920s that didn't feature a story by Quinn about his character, Jules de Grandin. (Apparently,
Riju Ganguly
May 26, 2021 rated it liked it
The book contains a novel (The Devil's Bride), a novella-length tale (The Ghost Helper) and nine short stories. All of them feature the indefatigable occult action hero Jules de Grandin, where he takes on all sorts of supernatural villains and beasties. Once upon a time these tales were immensely popular, catering to the imagination of an entire generation of Americans. They had shaped popular media, apart from creating cast-iron stereotypes for most of such stories and characters.
Volume three of this great series!

Jules de Grandin was an occult detective in the same vein as Carnacki the Ghost-Finder and John Silence. The stories were published in Weird Tales, a 1930’s and 1940’s pulp magazine that also featured the stories of HP Lovecraft (Cthulhu Mythos) and Robert E Howard (Conan.)

De Grandin is a Frenchman, small and blond haired with tiny feet. He is irascible and totally convinced of his own importance. He appears to be expert in any type of monster hunting, from va
Bob Ryan
In the forward to this book the editors advise not to try and read this book like any other book, straight through from beginning to end over a short period of time. They were right. I tried that, got about half way through and like a clog in a bathroom sink, stopped up. Stopped up with the style, the verbage and the sameness of the mood. You've got to remember this was written as a serial, small segments coming out periodically to a group of willing, mostly young adult readers who found this as ...more
Dec 19, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
First off, there is a thirty minute introduction, some of which is repeated in other volumes. There is some bashing of Quinn's work by HPL, who has gained in popularity while Quinn who was more popular when first published has faded from the public sphere. There is a lot of background information, including the fact that Quinn's stories, and the Grandin stories in particular, helped Weird Tales Magazine survive the Great Depression. Overall, it makes the case for reading these little known, enjo ...more
Joel Jenkins
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Though Seabury Quinn isn't often recalled as fondly as his fellow Weird Tales writers HP Lovecraft and Robert E Howard, he certainly did have a penchant for turning a poetic phrase:

pg. 463, 1st paragraph, Hand of Glory: The wind soughed dolefully through the broken arches of the nave and whistled with a sort of mocking ululation among the rotted cross-beams of the transept.

The wine-bibbing protagonist of the tales, Dr. Jules deGrandin takes a hard line against supernatural menaces of all sorts:

Anne Wingate
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
They Just Get Better and Better!

I really enjoy these books, and I am looking forward to the next one. I wasn't going to pre-order, but I guess I will. I can't imagine that Quinn wrote these just as pot-boilers. Clearly he enjoyed writing them, and I have checked everything put forth as fact and found it all correct as far as was known when he was writing. Many writers of that time were totally lazy as to research, and it's refreshing to see good homework. I do my homework when I'm writing, and I
Bruce Blanchard
Aug 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the 3rd in a series of 5 volumes releasing the completing output of Seabury Quinn when it comes to his pulp fiction hero Jules de Grandin. So who is Jules de Grandin? He is a Frenchman with womanish feet, blond hair and moustache, a taste for the good life of liquor (anytime!), good food, an appreciation of the female body, and a lot of creative swearing. He has an ego and doesn't mind declaring his companions as stupid heads. He is a physician and eminent occultist who has traveled the ...more
Steven Middaugh
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such Stuff as Pulps Are Made On

This latest volume is composed of several novellas and one novel of ever indefatigable Jules De Grandin with a mixture of crime and supernatural. Or as the Frenchman is wont to say, "superphysical." Whatever. We're dealing with ghosts, ghouls, werewolves, and Satanic worshipers. Still, a lot of fun to be read.
Robert Hobson
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Does this guy ever get boring...NO.
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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For sheer sadistic, entertainingly nasty detail, it would be impossible to top The Devil's Bride. It's surely the epitome of the Weird Tales type. ...more
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