"Hercule Poirot meets Fox Mulder" in these stories featuring occult detective Jules de Grandinvolume 4 in a complete series that "raises genuine shivers" (Kirkus Reviews, on The Devil's Rosary, vol. 2).
The pulp magazine Weird Tales was an early platform for many authors of the bizarre and fantastic, including such luminaries as H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith. In the golden age of genre pulp fiction, Weird Tales contributor Seabury Quinn was more popular than them all. Yet in recent years, Quinn and his chilling tales of supernatural mystery have fallen into relative obscurity.
Quinn's most famous character, the 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. With shades of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, de Grandin captivated readers for nearly three decades.
The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. The fourth volume, A Rival from the Grave, includes all the stories from "The Chosen of Vishnu" (1933) to "Incense of Abomination" (1938).