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This subject is written on a topic in the real world and reflects factual information. This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. Arkham Detective Agency: A Lovecraftian-Noir Tribute to C. J. Henderson is a collection of short pulp horror stories set in the expanded Cthulhu Mythos.


Focusing around author C. J. Henderson's Arkham-based private eye Franklin Nardi, Arkham Detective Agency includes four stories from Henderson himself, plus a selection of tales based on the character by other authors.

Behind the Mythos

The idea for Arkham Detective Agency was originally pitched to editor Brian M. Sammons by Henderson shortly before his death in 2014, the premise being that of requesting other authors to submit stories based around protagonist Frank Nardi's investigations into the supernatural in the sleepy Massachusetts town of Arkham. Sammons agreed to this suggestion, but the finished work was not published until after Henderson's passing, with Sammons lamenting "I only wish that the publishing world didn't move so slowly and that C.J. could have seen this book."

Publication History

First released in November 2017 by Dark Regions Press, Arkham Detective Agency received a Second Trade Paperback Edition in 2018. The volume has also been released as an ebook on Kindle.