Harry Keogh: Necroscope and Other Weird Heroes
by Brian Lumley
Category: Fiction / Horror
320 pages; ISBN: 076530847
Rating: 10/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
HARRY KEOGH: NECROSCOPE AND OTHER WEIRD HEROES is clearly for fans of Brian Lumley and anyone who enjoys Lovecraft. The collection contains eight long shorts/novellas starring four of Mr. Lumley’s top guns. Three stories feature Titus Crow (psychic detective). David Hero and Eldin the Wanderer (Agents of the king) travel in Dreamlands in two contributions. Finally the title character stars in three new stories not previously published.
Each tale is well written displaying Mr. Lumley’s skill at world building in a realm of horror rarely seen as descriptive; my heart still remains in my throat as a power failure occurred in the middle of a Keogh thriller. This reviewer read the book by lead character, meaning first Crow’s trio, then the Hero-Eldin duo and finally the three Keogh stories over several days. Thus savoring a strong collection.
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