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They Who Seek Ghosts and Demons
(in Fact and Fiction)

The Ghost Hunter Hall of Fame spans the lengthy history of authentic ghost hunting by listing several of its most noteworthy investigators. Many of these supernatural snoopers worked during the Victorian period (1837-1901), and to get an idea of what books they relied upon, look at The Victorian Ghost Hunters’ Library.

The Chronological Bibliography of Early Occult Detectives is a long list of fictional occult detective characters from 1817 to 1938 along with many links to online texts of their tales. (There is one page for the 1800s and another for the early 1900s.)

A Key to the Chronological Bibliography of Early Occult Detective might be helpful in understanding that bibliography and my definition of “occult detective fiction.”

The Legacy of Ghost Hunter Fiction: A Chronological Bibliography is a long list of ghost hunter characters — a specialized branch of occult detectives — along with many links to online texts of their tales.

A Key to the Legacy of Ghost Hunter Fiction might be helpful in understanding that bibliography and my definition of “ghost hunter fiction.”


A Few Quick Chuckles

Old Phantoms with New Captions is made up of my made-up captions for ghost story illustrations I’ve found in old magazines and books.


Sherlockian Cinema

In the Shadow of Rathbone consists of reviews of Sherlock Holmes movies made after the Basil Rathbone series, which ran from 1939 to 1946. This might help you choose a film for an evening of hot tea and cold murder. There’s an introduction to the reviews here.


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