Out this Week: Seabury Quinn’s The Devil’s Rosary, Volume Two of the Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin!


Great news, sci-fi/fantasy/horror fans! The Devil’s Rosary, by Seabury Quinn, comes out this week for purchase in stores and online.

Volume Two of the Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, and sequel to the highly acclaimed The Horror on the Linksthis new collection of Quinn’s short stories featuring the deadly and debonair detective of the supernatural is sure to satisfy fans of pulp and weird fiction (and even those just looking for some good detective work—de Grandin isn’t known as “the occult Poirot” for nothing!).

We think you should all pick up these books and find out why Quinn was the most successful and prolific author for the famous Weird Tales magazine. But, in case it helps make up your mind, we thought we’d also gather up some of the praise readers have had for this series. So, read on, and hear from the experts why you need Jules de Grandin on your bookshelf.

(And don’t forget to check out how we put together the amazing cover with the talented Donato Giancola!)

Jules de Grandin Drawing by Virgil Finlay     Devil's Rosary Cover--Weird_Tales_April_1929


Praise for The Devil’s Rosary

“Connoisseurs of pulp adventure . . . will be delighted.”—Publishers Weekly

“Hercule Poirot meets Fox Mulder . . . gruesomely effective, and purists who object to detective stories with paranormal elements will find that the moment each story crosses the border to the supernatural raises genuine shivers.”—Kirkus Reviews

“More thrills, chills, and kills from a pulp master.”—Science Fiction Book Club

Praise for the Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin

“A collection of wonderfully fun mashups. Seabury Quinn’s stories are bloody and action-packed, with the sort of shameless, disreputable charm that characterizes the best of the pulps. Even if there’s little that’s truly original in his work, his clever assortment of monsters and occult menaces make for tremendously entertaining stories. His admirers have every reason to be thrilled with these comprehensive new collections, and the writer will find new fans among those who enjoy truly weird horror.”—Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

“A fun, spooky trip back to the golden age of weird . . . De Grandin, ‘his little blond mustache twitching like the whiskers of an excited cat,’ is an exuberant, delightful creation.”—Publishers Weekly

“Many of these stories have been unavailable for years. I applaud Night Shade Books for bringing these wonderful stories back into print. I can?t wait for Volume Two! GRADE: A”—GeorgeKelley.org

“There’s no doubt that Night Shade Books has done the horror community a big service with . . . collections of Seabury Quinn’s tales of Jules de Grandin. They help to fill a huge gap in horror history by bringing a forgotten author and his greatest creation back into the light.”—Ravenous Monster

“Read this and you will get a blast of the past…It’s nice to see the old stories gathered up and being shared again. Stories never die as long as there’s still one storyteller left.”—Book Faerie