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The most prolific writer in the Weird Tales stable is being presented in a handsome 5 volume set collecting his complete Jules de Grandin output These are no great literature but they are well crafted entertaining stories with their tongue set firmly in cheek Considering the last complete series of these by the Battered Silicon Dispatch Box are permanently out of print I can t recommend this series too highly As the fair haired French wonder would undoubtedly exclaim Nom de nom, Trowbridge, these are a bargain most rare Seabury Quinn s short stories were featured in well than half of the pulp magazine Weird Tales 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 for nearly three decades Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin presents allpublished works featuring the supernatural detective Presented in chronological order over five volumes, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero I ve only read 2 or 3 stories up to now but they seem to be okay and I ll no doubt carry on with book one waiting for book two to come up at a less ridiculous price. The Jules de Grandin stories have always been favourites of mine, and I am over the moon that I can collect them all Looking forward to the next volume Don t know, or care, why Quinn has picked up such a bad rep over the years I read and enjoy Weird Tales authors Lovecraft and REH as well, and find Quinn a welcome addition to their ranks. No it did not.These are not the original stories, and contain the same spelling typographical errors as did the original 3 volume set which was published by George Vanderbugh.Also arrived with damaged Creased Cover.When will somebody reprint the original series Chris Worthington. no My my These must have been the wet dreams of pulp lovers You have a parody of a Frenchman, as sought after by the ignoramus, to make the tales exotic You have a Dr Watson working as the faithful narrator for a hero who is a combination of all penny dreadful and subsequent detectives including those dealing with paranormal And you have stories By God What stories This volume contains twenty three stories, and they cover the whole gamut of pulp villains Vampires, werewolves, shape shifters of other varieties, giant snakes, reincarnation, curses imported from Asia and Africa, half breed people, Germans, sadists, cultists, Egyptian man and goddesses In short, if you can take yourself to the level of America between the two wars, and appreciate what the great unwashed used to consume as entertainment, then you are in for a tremendous ride.I am, however, already afraid of the other volumes that I have purchased, and which I have to read because they had cost me too much.Your call. 1970 Kindle Previously only available in an expensive deluxe three volume set and an incomplete paperback series , the Jules de Grandin series will be in five volumes from Night Shade Books This volume reprints all the stories that were in Weird Tales from 1926 to 1928, starting with the first story, The Horror on the Links.This is a handsome volume, well done The tales of the supernatural Sherlock Holmes, as he was called, are pretty good, and ran right up until almost the end of the magazine, in the early 1950s De Grandin fought everything from vampires, ghosts and demons to mummies and killer cults.One odd credit on the copyright page is the claim that stories are by permission of Weird Tales Limited, but they are in fact public domain The copyright was never renewed on most issues of Weird Tales, which folded in 1954 It also says The Horror on the Links is copyright Quinn s estate That may mean it s the revised version from The Phantom Fighter collection of 1966, in which Quinn modernized the stories collected Quinn died in 1969.A worth addition to any library of pulp fiction. If you ve read typical letters from H P Lovecraft discussing the contents of the latest issues of WEIRD TALES, you know his mentions of the short stories of Seabury Quinn are generally accompanied by deep groans Quinn typically placed around 6 stories per year in the monthly WEIRD The stories feature the adventures of a Hercule Poirot clone, Jules de Grandin, as related by a dimwitted physician sidekick The introduction to the first volume of the projected 5 volume collection of these tales gives some good advice let several weeks go by between stories My recommendation is to read another, unrelated book between stories De Grandin specializes in the occult, the weird, the supernatural and the fantastic Coming up with a new supernatural menace roughly every two months for 25 years and over 90 stories meant, of course, a good deal of repeated plowing of the same furrows Sometimes Quinn finds a nice twist, as in the very first published story, where the reader will assume from the beginning that a mad doctor has invented a serum that transforms a nice young man into a murderous gorilla whenever the moon is full Wrong If you want to get the full benefit of these attractively printed and bound volumes, you will need some patience and some tolerance, because we are definitely skirting the boundaries of the kingdom of Hack And than sometimes, crossing that border.