Carnacki, Ghost Hunter: A Collection of Ghost Stories A horror mystery classic! Horror Book Review
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Nine thrilling mystery stories featuring the adventures of ghost hunter and debunker, Carnacki. “X-Files” of the early 1900’s.
The stories are told from a first-person perspective by Dodgson, one of Carnacki’s four friends.
Carnacki’s not dogmatic, and always uses evidence to draw his final conclusions, so that in some stories he decides the haunting is real, while in others it is staged or faked by an adversary for various reasons.
This variety makes the stories suspenseful, as the audience is never sure if the ghosts are real or not.
The character of Carnacki was inspired in part by Dr. Hesselius, a supernaturally inclined scientist who appeared in short stories by the Irish fantasy writer Sheridan Le Fanu, notably the early and influential vampire story “Carmilla.”
The stories influenced later horror and fantasy writers, notably Seabury Quinn and Algernon Blackwood, both of whom had their own supernatural detective characters (Jules de Grandin and John Silence respectively).
These are thrilling stories. A must-have for classic mystery fans!