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Dark Angel (preorder)

Dark Angel (preorder)

by Seabury Quinn

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The third volume, The Dark Angel, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from “The Lost Lady” (1931) to “The Hand of Glory” (1933), as well as “The Devil’s Bride,” the only novel-length work featuring de Grandin (serialized in Weird Tales over six issues in 1932), an introduction by George Vanderburgh and Robert Weinberg, and a foreword by Darrell Schweitzer.

 

(preorder—to be published in March)

Dust jacket by Donato Giancola

Published by Night Shade Books.

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 casual readers of the bizarre and fantastic. And yet despite being more popular than them all during the golden era of genre pulp fiction, there is another author whose name and work have fallen into obscurity: Seabury Quinn.

Quinn’s short stories were featured in well over half of Weird Tales’s original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin, there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin’s knack for solving mysteries—and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (Grand Dieu!)—captivated readers for nearly three decades.

Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin presents all ninety-three of Seabury Quinn’s stories starring the supernatural detective Jules de Grandin. Presented in chronological order over five fully cloth-bound hardcover volumes, with artwork from acclaimed artist Donato Giancola, Night Shade Books is proud to present the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.

The third volume, The Dark Angel, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from “The Lost Lady” (1931) to “The Hand of Glory” (1933), as well as “The Devil’s Bride,” the only novel-length work featuring de Grandin (serialized in Weird Tales over six issues in 1932), an introduction by George Vanderburgh and Robert Weinberg, and a foreword by Darrell Schweitzer.

Seabury Quinn was born in 1889 in Washington, DC. A World War I veteran, Quinn was both a lawyer and a journalist for most of his life, as well as a prolific pulp magazine fiction author. Having published more than five hundred short stories in a variety of magazines, his most well-known character, the occult detective Jules de Grandin, was featured in Weird Tales between 1925 and 1951. Quinn penned ninety-two short stories and one full-length novel featuring “the occult Hercule Poirot,” which were enormously popular with readers. Quinn died in 1969.

Trade hardcover: $34.99

Additional Information

Authors Quinn, Seabury
Artists Giancola, Donato
Binding Hardcover
Type Collection
Edition Trade
Year 2018
Month March
Print Status Pre-Order
Shipping Class Preorder

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