"Hercule Poirot meets Fox Mulder" in these stories featuring occult detective Jules de Grandinvolume 3 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 third volume, The Dark Angel, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from "The Lost Lady" (1931) to "The Hand of Glory" (1933), as well as "The Devil's Bride" (1932), the only novel featuring de Grandin, which was originally serialized over six issues of Weird Tales.