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.
Overview[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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.
Contents[edit | edit source]
- "Its Okay to Meet Your Heroes" by Brian M. Sammons (foreword)
- "The Idea of Fear" by C. J. Henderson
- "Cruelty" by C. J. Henderson
- "The Nest of Pain" by C. J. Henderson
- "Slaves for the Slaughter Sect" by Robert M. Price
- "Call and Response" by William Meikle
- "Miskatonic Contradance" by Konstantine Paradias
- "Family Tradition" by Edward Morris
- "Light a Candle, Curse the Darkness" by Paula R. Stiles
- "Il Segno Giallo" by David Dunwoody
- "Echo of a Distant Scream" by Lee Clark Zumpe
- "Closure" by Glynn Owen Barrass
- "Witch Fire" by Scott T. Goudsward
- "Bonanza" by Sam Gafford
- "Reeling Back" by Tom Lynch
- "Those Folk Below" by Josh Reynolds
- "She Wore a Trench Coat" by Don Webb
- "Clear the Air" by Brian M. Sammons
- "A Walk in the Shadows" by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
- "A Pleasure in Madness" by C. J. Henderson