US$22.95/GBP 14.99 - 6x9 tpb, 300 p. - ISBN-10: 1-932983-60-0, ISBN-13: 978-1-932983-60-9
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Matthew Baugh: Ex
Calce Liberatus starring Arsène Lupin, Kogoro Akechi.
Bill Cunningham: Trauma starring Fantômas, The
Gren Hornet, Maigret.
Win Eckert: The
Eye of Oran starring Doc
Ardan, Fu Manchu.
G.L. Gick: The
Werewolf of Rutherford Grange starring Harry Dickson, Sâr Dubnotal.
Rick Lai: Dr.
Cerral's Patient starring Victor Chupin.
Serge Lehman & Fernando Calvi: The Mystery
of the Yellow Renault starring Rouletabille - The
Melons of Trafalmadore starring Doctor
Jean-Marc Lofficier & Fernando Calvi: Arsène
Lupin's Christmas starring Arsène Lupin - Figaro's
Children starring The
Phantom of the Opera - The Tarot of Fantômas starring Fantômas - The Star Prince
starring Doc Ardan,
The Little Prince - Marguerite starring
The Nyctalope - Lost and Found
Xavier Mauméjean: Be Seeing You! starring Arsène Lupin, The Prisoner, Sherlock Holmes.
Sylvie Miller & Philippe Ward: The Vanishing
Diamonds starring the Invisible Man, the Time Traveller, the Three Musketeers.
Jess Nevins: A
Jest, To Pass The Time starring Arsène Lupin, Belphégor, Fantômas, Zenith the Albino.
Kim Newman: Angels
of Music starring Irene Adler, Josephine Balsamo, The Phantom of the Opera, Trilby.
John Peel: The
Incomplete Assassin starring Michel Strogoff, Rouletabille.
Chris Roberson: Annus
Mirabilis starring Albert Einstein, Dr. Omega.
Jean-Louis Trudel: Legacies starring Arsène Lupin, Lady Diana Wyndham.
Brian Stableford: The
Grey Men (first part of The Empire Of
The Necromancers) starring John
Devil, Gregory Temple.
illustrations by: Fernando Calvi
On the rooftops of the Louvre, Fantômas
duels with Zenith the Albino. Meanwhile,
in Surrey, the Sâr Dubnotal and
Harry Dickson team up to destroy the Werewolf of Rutherford Grange. Arsène
Lupin joins forces with Kogoro Akechi to thwart the Vampires,
and with Lady Diana Wyndham to outwit
Baron Karl von Hessel. The Countess Cagliostro runs afoul of the Phantom of the Opera's Angels of Music and Rouletabille meets its deadliest challenge. D'Artagnan faces an untimely impediment on his quest to
recover the Queen's diamonds. Doctor Omega
meets Albert Einstein and ponders the
mystery of the Melons of Trafalmadore.
And also Judex, the Nyctalope, Doc Ardan, Fu-Manchu, Sherlock Holmes, John Devil, Frankenstein and many more!
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From the same publisher comes Tales
of the Shadowmen: Gentlemen of the Night edited by Jean-Marc and Randy
Lofficier, an anthology of new stories about old favourites from French, British and American popular fiction.
The authors reflect this wonderful mixed heritage, including as they do Philippe Ward, Sylvie Miller, Kim Newman,
Brian M Stableford, Rick Lai and Win Scott Eckert (thatís not all of them, and in any case I shouldn't omit Jean-Louis
Trudel from Canada). Itís many decades since Maurice Leblanc decided to pit Arsène Lupin against Sherlock
Holmes, and the years since then have seen many such matches. Batman has encountered Sherlock Holmes and Judge
Dredd. At least four writers have had Holmes meet Count Dracula ó one has even posited a blood relationship [sic].
And Philip Jose Farmer devised a complex and almost convincing connection between just about all the popular heroes
you can think of, including of course Sherlock Holmes. Several of the authors represented in Gentlemen
of the Night have consciously drawn on Farmer's Wold
Newton Universe. The range of sources represented in these stories is extraordinary.
Besides Leblanc and Conan Doyle, you'll find the creations of Georges Simenon, Sax Rohmer, Gaston Leroux, Dashiell
Hammett, Alexandre Dumas, Grant Allen, Jules Verne ó and so the list goes on. The temporal settings generally range
from the 1870s to the 1920s, though as at least one adventure involves H G Wellsís Time Traveller, you'll appreciate
that there are exceptions. Holmes is in there, of course, in a neat little tale called Be
Seeing You! by Xavier Mauméjean, which suggests an even more intriguing
background to Patrick McGoohan's extraordinary 1960s television series The
Prisoner. As always from Black Coat Press, the book is attractive and enticing,
and these Tales of the Shadowmen are deliriously
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