I updated the Recommended Lovecraftian Books section of this website (novels here, anthologies and collections here) with five newer Lovecraftian books. Enjoy!
He Who Walks in Shadow, by Brett J. Talley – The Incendium Maleficarum has been lost and Carter Weston presumed dead, but thestory of That Which Should Not Be is only just beginning. Now Carter’s only daughter, Rachel Jones, and his oldest friend, Henry Armitage, must embark on an epic journey that will take them from the hell-blasted Tunguska forest to the catacombs of Paris to the shores of the Scottish Isles. They are in a race against time, for in France, strange murders and whispers of occult rituals herald the rise of an ancient evil bent on plunging the world into eternal darkness. It is up to Rachel and Henry to learn Carter’s fate, recover the Incendium Maleficarum, and perhaps even save the world.
Lucky’s Girl, by William Holloway – Something has awakened on Grove Island. Something that, even in sleep, has held Elton Township in its black embrace. Something old, wise and patient. Something that walked the ancient forests and howled beneath black skies. Kenny McCord had a good life – his own slice of the American Dream. But all of that is over, so he is heading home to the small town he left behind so many years ago. However Kenny is not the only son that has returned to Elton Township. His childhood friend, and worst enemy, has come back to settle old scores and, quite literally, raise a little hell.
A House of Hollow Wounds, by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. – “[Pulver] is typically compared to a Lovecraftian version of the Beats, but A House of Hollow Wounds is in my opinion closer in style and emotional tone to French Decadent writers such as Baudelaire, Huysmans, and Rodenbach. It’s both wildly modern and original, and yet evokes those unsettling gothic and classical ‘vast chthonic wilderness pressing agaisnt the slender marble columns of civilization’ themes that are like heroin to me. Dark, poetic, sexual, obsessive, and exquisitely hallucinatory.”-Livia Llewellyn
The Dunfield Terror, by William Meikle – It starts with a strange glowing fog that arrives at the height of a snowstorm. A terror from thepast has returned, bringing with it death and destruction that threatens to overrun the town. The old stories tell of a post-war experiment gone wrong, one that opened the way for the fog—or whatever was behind it—to begin its reign of terror. A small team of workmen are the last hope to keep their town alive through the long, storm-filled night. But the many horrors that await them are beyond anyone’s worst nightmares.
The Immortal Body (The Singularity Cycle Book 1), by William Holloway – Detective John Mitchell thought he understood murder. But that all changes when monsters are born during a faith healing at a local church. Psychic Medium Sarah Lynn Beauchamp thought she understood the dead, but the dead have a new plan for her. SAS veteran Dr. Menard thought the War was through with him until an unspeakable evil returns from the depths of a forgotten time. Behind it all, a mysterious figure lurks, controlling the actors from the shadows, ushering an end to reason, sanity and the world as we know it.
Hey, Mike! Just finished a fine novella that might fit into this category: The Visible Filth by Nathan Ballingrud. Man, what a grim, disturbing tale!
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I see that A House of Hollow Wounds has just come out–any idea on whether there’ll be a Kindle version?
Recommend Black Star, Black Sun by Rich Hawkins & Mists of the Miskatonic by Al Halsey. Can’t wait to read He Walks in the Shadow! That Which Should Not Be is one of the best books I’ve ever read.
Hey Tim, thanks for recommending Mists. I appreciate it more than you know. ~Al
I’ve read two of the five (and wrote one of them) and the others are now going directly to the top of my TBR pile.
It’s been some time but I enjoyed TWSNB, only one character was too much of a giveaway, too well-known! 😀