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Alien Stars

(Harry Stubbs #3)

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London 1925: after a grisly discovery in a ladies' rooming house, ex-boxer Harry Stubbs finds himself on a mission that takes him from the lowest dives to high society, searching for occult mysteries buried in the Horniman Musem, wrestling with enigmas -- and bare-knuckle battling with deadly opponents. An insidious alien is at large, the time to stop it is running out. -- ...more
Kindle Edition, 202 pages
Published January 15th 2018 by Crossroad Press (first published February 12th 2017)
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Queen Terrible Timy
Actual rating: 4.5 stars
Full review with some extra add ons can be found on my blog!

First of all, look at the cover. I love it so much! Okay, I might be a bit too much in love in purple…

After the Roslyn D’Onston case, Harry finds himself employed by a rich man called Safford, and working closely with Skinner. They tasks are doing anything Stafford asks from them be it following people, leading an investigation, capture a gardener gone wild or finding an artifact Stafford seeks. The latter turns
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C.T. Phipps
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
HARRY STUBBS is back and fighting the Great Od Ones again! The adventures of a early 20th century London boxer and amateur detective remains one of my favorite Cthulhu spin-offs. It's a series of well-researched detective stories which are more interested in the occult secret societies, weird history of London, and cultists versus the actual supernatural weirdness so many other stories deal with. In simple terms, it's more The 9th Gate versus Friday the Thirteenth in how it compares to most stor ...more
Philip Hemplow
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think one of the things I like most about Harry Stubbs is that he's a character we wouldn't normally get to hear from: the hired muscle; an ex-boxer; a henchman who gets called on when things get confrontational. Most stories like this would be told from the perspective of Skinner, his pal, with the lumbering heavy reduced to a 2D caricature. It's very refreshing to be told things from the perspective of the bodyguard and enforcer, and a welcome departure from the ruthless averaging, common to ...more
Andrew Lawrenson
This latest novel from Hambling once more features protagonist Harry Stubbs, and ex-boxer and now budding-detective, with a sharper mind than your average hired muscle.

Together with another veteran of WW1 he is hired by a secretive employer Randolph Stafford, and sent on a mission to confront a woman and retrieve an artefact - and elusive and all too dangerous “beetle” with which their employer has an unhealthy obsession.

This is an adventure of a cosmic horror that has the power to consume thos
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Matthew Davenport
Our modest hero, Harry Stubbs, returns in another great adventure!

He's still reading his science fiction novels, working the jobs only an ex-boxer can get, and working on a correspondence course in investigations that has me super excited for future installments.

In this book, he's investigating a weird type of meteorite that might have abstract properties, making it dangerous for the owner.

My favorite parts of this book were the parts that define any Harry Stubbs adventure. Specifically, the inv
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Matthew
This is another Harry Stubbs novel from Hambling that does a wonderful job of blending the horror of H.P. Lovecraft with a post-First World War London. If Cthulhu meets Peaky Blinders sounds like your cuppa, give Alien Stars a go; you'll be happy you did.
Lulu
Apr 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love this series.
Thomas
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 3 finds Harry working with a partner and employed by a wealthy but twitchy benefactor. Bizarre deaths follow. Another possible benefactor appears. Possible romantic entanglements occur. And a potential ally or enemy shows. Harry's good nature, honor, and tenacity, as well as a little luck get Harry into and out of trouble. Check it out.
BERNARD ANDREWS
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pleasure to read, nice addition to the mythos

I am enjoying the further adventures of Harry Stubbs with the cosmic monsters and influences inspired by the Cthulhu mythos and looking forward to seeing more
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