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by Darren
Wed 24 Feb, 2016 15:11:32
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW and John Creasey Crime Classics Blogger Event
Replies: 4
Views: 4301

And another picture....
http://promotingcrime.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... atley.html

And it would seem your talk was successful in gaining new DW readers (scroll down to Michael Reynolds 2016-02-20 18:34:56): http://www.instagram24.com/tag/crimelit
:smt073
by Darren
Tue 23 Feb, 2016 21:20:26
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW and John Creasey Crime Classics Blogger Event
Replies: 4
Views: 4301

And a further picture, Charles. But this explains that it is not a bottle of beer but an ancient unopened bottle of clementine gin which I assume at some point was part of DW's cellar.

http://www.annabookbel.net/2016/02/21/c ... -wheatley/
by Darren
Tue 23 Feb, 2016 21:14:01
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW and John Creasey Crime Classics Blogger Event
Replies: 4
Views: 4301

And further, Charles, there is a picture of you at the event, with a bottle of beer by your side: http://wwwshotsmagcouk.blogspot.co.uk/2 ... atley.html :smt030
by Darren
Tue 23 Feb, 2016 19:00:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW and John Creasey Crime Classics Blogger Event
Replies: 4
Views: 4301

DW and John Creasey Crime Classics Blogger Event

From Charles in the What's New section: Up in the present, you may be interested to know that Dominic Wheatley and I were guests at a Crime Classics blogger event held at the Groucho Club on Saturday last; part of a series of events designed to re-awaken interest in Dennis Wheatley and other classic...
by Darren
Mon 1 Feb, 2016 07:35:43
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley Podcasts
Replies: 77
Views: 69641

FOR THE LOVE OF HORROR is another horror film podcast series that I recently discovered. In episode 6 (December 2015) they had a Dennis Wheatley double bill, discussing both TDRO and TTDAD. The review of TDRO is simply a summary of the film, BUT I did learn one interesting little gem. Gwen Ffrangcon...
by Darren
Sat 5 Dec, 2015 19:18:40
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Phil Baker "Dennis Wheatley" lecture in 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 7670

Phil Baker "Dennis Wheatley" lecture in 2016

Hi folks, The illustrious DW biographer, Phil Baker, is giving a lecture on DW to the Dracula Society on 12th March 2016. I used to be a member of the Dracula Society when I lived in London in the early 90s, and they were great social evenings, usually in a private room in a central London pub, with...
by Darren
Thu 26 Nov, 2015 21:15:35
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How Was It For You? (The Haunted Airman)
Replies: 29
Views: 27165

Dartington Hall is definitely on my "to visit" list. It's history/mythology covers the age of Wheatley, a progressive school opening not long before DW started writing and closing due to a series of scandals only a few years after DW's death. There is really atmospheric footage on youtube: https://w...
by Darren
Tue 17 Nov, 2015 21:25:10
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How Was It For You? (The Haunted Airman)
Replies: 29
Views: 27165

Dennis Wheatley Sequels

What titles come to mind?

I'll start with the obvious: The Devil Rides Back

Another obvious one is Black September - I'm sure DW would have an exciting plot with that one.

Any others?
by Darren
Sun 15 Nov, 2015 17:25:43
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How Was It For You? (The Haunted Airman)
Replies: 29
Views: 27165

A wasted opportunity. Everyone is in agreement. What a waste!! It is frustrating because it is well made, with good actors, a good set and atmosphere. The worry is that viewers may blame DW for the poor story. What a waste!!!! :smt093 A good thing to come out of it is that the music by Daniel Pember...
by Darren
Sun 15 Nov, 2015 14:22:07
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW Audiobooks
Replies: 13
Views: 12952

I thought it magical. It was (almost) like coming across the book for the first time. It is a very different experience. Nick Dow mentioned in his audiobook talk at the 2009 convention that you "always pick up something new every time". I really enjoyed listening to The Ka of Gifford Hilary. I had ...
by Darren
Sat 14 Nov, 2015 08:53:17
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW Audiobooks
Replies: 13
Views: 12952

There are a few DW audiobooks currently available free to listen to on YouTube. Christopher Lee reading The Devil Rides Out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyjmu918Es4 Christopher Lee reading Strange Conflict - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEAcCKSItnM and, Nick Mercer reading The Haunting of To...
by Darren
Fri 13 Nov, 2015 00:57:32
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Terrific value for money, but ...
Replies: 3
Views: 5641

Very clever, Cibator. :smt023
by Darren
Thu 12 Nov, 2015 19:09:19
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Terrific value for money, but ...
Replies: 3
Views: 5641

And how was the collation, Charles? Was it up to scratch? Does it compare well to The Sword of Fate? :-k
by Darren
Thu 12 Nov, 2015 17:19:02
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Other possible genres...
Replies: 10
Views: 9491

duncanpaul17 wrote:However, although thinking about what other genres he could have written in, I still wish he had written more Black Magic Stories.
Duncan
So do I - especially as they are so good. And whenever I mention DW to people, those that have heard of him usually refer to him as the "horror writer".
by Darren
Thu 12 Nov, 2015 17:10:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Other possible genres...
Replies: 10
Views: 9491

Shane - I didn't get on with Herbert's Crickley either - I threw the towel in halfway through. It's interesting how you refer to Jack Nicholson "hamming it up". For many of the scenes Nicholson (and the others) provided (in some instances) over 50 different performances, pushing their acting skills ...

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