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by Jim
Wed 12 Mar, 2014 16:19:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Another Wheatley curiosity
Replies: 8
Views: 5442

Blimey- The House of Lost Souls . I could only manage the first couple of chapters. One of the worst pieces of hackwork I've ever come across (although if I'd known DW was going to make an appearance, I might have persevered). Don't worry--you didn't miss anything. It was only a vaguely accurate po...
by Jim
Wed 12 Mar, 2014 02:15:31
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Another Wheatley curiosity
Replies: 8
Views: 5442

shanedwyer wrote:Is this the first of the two novels (in which DW appears as a character) you're referring to Jim?
Satan Wants Me
I didn't know about that one! I was referring to F.G. Cottam's House of Lost Souls, which makes three.
by Jim
Sat 8 Mar, 2014 13:26:49
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Another Wheatley curiosity
Replies: 8
Views: 5442

Re: Another Wheatley curiosity

"It pits history’s most esteemed escape artist, Harry Houdini, and his friend, bestselling novelist, Dennis Wheatley, against ancient evil in the small New England town of Dunwich." Interesting to see DW as a character in two novels in just a few years. History be damned: Wheatley's first book wa...
by Jim
Thu 6 Mar, 2014 01:27:21
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fu Manchu Article in Fortean Times
Replies: 17
Views: 18496

Amazon US now lists the book as "Out of Print--Limited Availability," in spite of the fact that its release date was only a week ago...
by Jim
Mon 3 Mar, 2014 23:24:27
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Today's Daily Express
Replies: 3
Views: 3240

Not to put down Tina Rosenberg, whose little book I read and enjoyed, but is there anything in D for Deception which was not in Wheatley's own The Deception Planners, issued thirty years before? The Express article makes it sound as though none of this had been known until a year or two ago...
by Jim
Mon 3 Mar, 2014 23:13:05
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Curious set of DW posters
Replies: 7
Views: 4743

Re: Curious set of DW posters

If you've not seen these then you are in for a pleasant surprise. I have only just discovered them and I love them. You can't see it clearly but the wine is a 1973 Rustenberg Cabernet Sauvignon. I, of course, was more interested to see what the books were... :D (Thanks so much for sharing that!)
by Jim
Thu 27 Feb, 2014 03:16:46
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Blue Murder and my DW visit to the British Library
Replies: 11
Views: 10943

More goodies for The Uncollected Dennis Wheatley...
by Jim
Tue 18 Feb, 2014 23:37:34
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fu Manchu Article in Fortean Times
Replies: 17
Views: 18496

Steve Whatley wrote:Well Jim, I ordered on 2 December, and I'm still waiting! They've twice invited me to cancel my order. Is it available direct from the publisher?[font=Courier New] [/font]
It does not show on their (Strange Attractor) site yet. Their book on "Baron Corvo" was also very late in appearing...
by Jim
Tue 18 Feb, 2014 11:12:47
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fu Manchu Article in Fortean Times
Replies: 17
Views: 18496

This is now available to pre-order at Amazon.com, so I assume the UK site will not be far behind...
by Jim
Sat 25 Jan, 2014 17:53:04
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW and the Yanks
Replies: 6
Views: 3561

That's a lot more than I thought/remembered! Thanks to all for the input...
by Jim
Thu 23 Jan, 2014 00:45:22
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW and the Yanks
Replies: 6
Views: 3561

D'oh! I certainly should have remembered Murder Off Miami--yes, the Florida one. I haven't read Linda Lee yet, but it's true that she gets involved in adventures in Canada and the U.S.
by Jim
Mon 20 Jan, 2014 21:21:16
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW and the Yanks
Replies: 6
Views: 3561

DW and the Yanks

Here's a little trivia question. We know that one of the Modern Musketeers (Rex van Ryn) calls the United States home. Off the top of my head, though, I can think of only two occasions when Wheatley characters visit the U.S.: Gregory Sallust comes to San Francisco in The Island Where Time Stands Sti...
by Jim
Thu 9 Jan, 2014 01:05:03
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bloomsbury to re-publish Dennis Wheatley
Replies: 43
Views: 42464

Wow--a wonderful (and quite fair) write-up!
by Jim
Thu 9 Jan, 2014 01:03:29
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW's Birthday
Replies: 16
Views: 13495

Thanks for the reminder, Steve.

Here's to crime!
by Jim
Tue 31 Dec, 2013 22:34:12
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seasonal Greetings
Replies: 18
Views: 11769

Well a happy New Year to everyone when it comes and if anyone is planning on mixing a DW or two to celebrate then remember "make 'em small, drink 'em quick, four gives you an appetite and here's to crime!" We will certainly raise at least one and think of DW and all our friends in DW both still her...

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