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ptoner
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10/06/2013 2:01 pm  

Vintage crime reprints: mysterious tales that never die

A century ago, a craze for occult detectives, who combined Holmesian sleuthing with Edwardian spiritualism, anticipated the popularity of television shows such as “The X-Files,” “Fringe” and “Psych.” William Hope Hodgson wrote of Carnacki, ghost finder; Alice and Claude Askew conjured Aylmer Vance, ghost-seer; and the outlandish Aleister Crowley created weird mage/sleuth Simon Iff.

http://seattletimes.com/html/books/2021127393_vintagemysteriesxml.html


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alysa
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10/06/2013 3:12 pm  

I quite often read those Wordsworth Editions books!


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