Read The Horror on the Links: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, Volume One: 1 Online Free - 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 more than 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, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, and including all thirty-two original Weird Tales covers illustrated for de Grandin stories, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.
The first volume, The Horror on the Links, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from “The Horror on the Links” (1925) to “The Chapel of Mystic Horror” (1928), as well as an introduction by Robert Weinberg.
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May 31, 2017
May 16, 2017
Seabury Quinn is a pulp fiction horror writer whose contemporaries (Lovecfaft, Howard, Smith, Bloch, Derelith and Wellman) are more well-known. But Quinn's occult detective Jules de Grandin and his comrade, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, made an appearance in 62 of the 96 issues of Weird Tales (1925-1951...
August 24, 2017
As the preface says, don't read them all in one go. you'll get overwhelmed... but the adventures of deGrandin are amazing and deserve to be on the shelf next to Conan's adventures and Lovecraft's writtings.
September 17, 2017
Doctor of the occult, the bizarre, and the outré…
This beautiful book contains 22 stories of Dr. Jules de Grandin, published in Weird Tales Magazine from 1925-1928. It is volume one in a series that promises to reprint all of the tales Seabury Quinn wrote featuring the little blonde Frenchman with...
December 13, 2017
this year I read the stories: The Vengeance of India, The Grinning Mummy, The Veiled Prophetess, Creeping Shadows, The White Lady of the Orphanage, The Poltergeist, The Gods of East and West, The Jewel of Seven Stones, Body and Soul, the other stories I had previously read. These stories of de Gr...
July 13, 2017
A lot of the stories were just creepy and some were The Island of Dr. Moreau meets Jules De Grandin. I didn't care for most of the stories. I probably won't be rereading this one.
August 20, 2017
Fun pulp from Weird Tales reflects the early days of urban fantasy and horror that's so popular now. Dated stereotypes, but still readable prose.