The Horror Chambers of Jules De Grandin) [E–pub/Pdf] ´ Seabury Quinn

Few surprises here if you are familiar with uinn and his hero De Grandin battles 1 an Eastern spirit dwelling in a black statue which can only be exorcised with the help of Dr Wolf aka Johnny Curly Wolf a Dakota medicine man 2 the stalker host of a lesbian vampire 3 the Hindu master of a House of Pleasure where beautiful Caucasian irls perform at whipcrack wearing little but Hindu master of a House of Pleasure where beautiful Caucasian irls perform at

WHIPCRACK WEARING LITTLE BUT IRREMOVABLE GOLDEN 
wearing little but irremovable olden 4 the ectoplasmic emanation of an evil patriarch thwarted by electricity and a copper wire screen 5 a devotee of Kali seeking revenge on a Christian missionary for despoiling both the family fortune and his sister and 6 an evil twin whose brother has been condemned to death for his sibling s crimesThe only thing I find remarkable here is De Grandin s tolerant attitude toward brother and sister incest which he exhibits in one of these tales But then again he s French Maybe that accounts for it This is the last of the six paperback volumes of the 1970 s Popular Library reprint series of the occult exploits of Jules de Grandin comprising about 13 of the total tales plus the only De Grandin novel The Devil s Bride I hear there s a really cool hardbound three volume edition of The Compleat Adventures of Jules de Grandin complete with colorful Weird Tales covers and which is theoretically available if you can track it down and are willing to pay 250 a volume but. 9 • The Gods of East and West • Jules de Grandin • 1928 • novelette by Seabury uinn45 • The Poltergeist • Jules de Grandin • 1927 • novelette by Seabury uinn69 • The House of Golden Mask. .
The Horror Chambers of Jules De GrandinEd with originality and few apparent influences Seabury had a strong adventurous premise too but in the long haul nowhere as vibrant and exciting as Howard s vision The clich s start piling up uickly All the tales are narrated by Dr Trowbridge duplicating the Sherlock Holmes fashion Trowbridge is the bumbling sidekick raconteur of yet another fictional deductive enius in this case the brilliant but short statured Frenchman Jules de Grandin Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is fastidious and fussy de Grandin can be fussy himself but Frenchman Jules de Grandin Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is fastidious and fussy de Grandin can be fussy himself but reminds me of the Continental Op a man unafraid to Riding Hard get his hands dirty and then enjoy aood cigar and strong alcoholic beverageOur Frenchman is an archetype from which today s hostbuster and occult detective derives ie Harry Dresden Morris Klaw Harry D Amour et al Jules de Grandin fought battalions of monsters in Weird Tales between Oct
1925 AND SEPT 1951 AFTER 1939 
and Sept 1951 After 1939 series slowed its steady pace of seven to ten appearances a year in Weird Tales the final 15 stories appeared over a leisurely 12 year spanToday the de Grandin stories read as hackneyed unrealistic and unsuspenseful 90 years ago I m sure they were very breezy although not as racy or entertaining as Conan or even Dan Turner Seabury uinn s occult detective maintains a certain whimsical pulp appeal but de Grandin s reputation is larger than the uality of his storie. 1930 • novelette by Seabury uinn177 • A Gamble in Souls • Jules de Grandin • 1933 • novelette by Seabury uinn221 • Afterword The Horror Chambers of Jules de Grandin • essay by Robert Weinbe. ,
No thanks I think I ve had enoughAll in all I found the series very entertaining and I think you will too if you like 30 S Pulp Fiction These Stories pulp fiction These stories crammed with enough ratuitous violence scantily clad women and race fear particularly of peoples of the Far East and the Indian subcontinent to satisfy the jaded soul of any twelve year old white boy looking for a few subcontinent to satisfy the jaded soul of any twelve year old white boy looking for a few thrills during the days of the Great Depression If you like Nayland Smith Fu Manchu s arch enemy you ll love Jules de Grandin Jules de Grandin was a big star in the pulps though not as big as The Shadow The blurb on the back cover proclaims de Grandin *The Occult Hercule Poirot This Is Grandstanding *occult Hercule Poirot This is randstanding behalf of Popular Library I owned five of their six reprints for years and finally decided to complete my collection with THE HORROR CHAMBERS OF JULES DE GRANDIN by Seabury uinn Popular Library published the six book series in 1976 reprinting the only de Grandin novel and 32 other stories from the original 93 published in Weird Tales Everyone knows Weird Tales was the same pulp magazine that was also home to Conan whose popularity paled to de Grandin s in readers polls conducted by editor Farnsworth Wright in the thirties The irony is Howard s Conan has weathered better than uinn s de Grandin who proved not to have the universally wide appeal of the CimmerianThe Conan premise of REH bristl. S • Jules de Grandin • 1929 • novelette by Seabury uinn101 • The Jest of Warburg Tantavul • Jules de Grandin • 1934 • novelette by Seabury uinn133 • Stealthy Death • Jules de Grandin •.

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