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Carnacki, The Ghost Finder

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Thomas Carnacki was a detective of the supernatural, created for a series of short stories by Wiliam Hope Hodgson. Hodsgon, also a noted photographer and bodybuilder, might have created more stories for this intrepid sleuth of the occult, but he unfortunately died at the youthful age of 40 in World War I. (Introduction by Samanem)

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By William Hope Hodgson

1910, 1912

No. 1


In response to Carnacki's usual card of invitation to have dinner and listen to a story, I arrived promptly at 427, Cheyne Walk, to find the three others who were always invited to these happy little times, there before me. Five minutes later, Carnacki, Arkright, Jessop, Taylor, and I were all engaged in the "pleasant occupation" of dining.

"You've not been long away, this time," I remarked, as I finished my soup; forgetting momentarily Carnacki's dislike of being asked even to skirt the borders of his story until such time as he was ready. Then he would not stint words.

"That's all," he replied, with brevity; and I changed the subject, remarking that I had been buying a new gun, to which piece of news he gave an intelligent nod, and a smile which I think showed a genuinely good humored appreciation of my intentional changing of the conversation.

Later, when dinner was finished, Carnacki snugged himself comfortably down in his big chair, along with his pipe, and began his story, with very little circumlocution:

"As Dodgson was remarking just now, I've only been away a short time, and for a very good reason too I've only been away a short distance... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 3 reviews)

Reviewer: - July 17, 2015
Subject: Carnacki, The Ghost Finder
A good series of short stories, very well narrated by both readers.
Reviewer: - August 21, 2014
Loved Dennis' s voice. Wonderful reader. The other reader is excellent
Reviewer: - August 21, 2014
Very interesting short stories. Enjoyable. Very well read by the two readers.

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