Item description for The Secret Files of the Diogenes Club by Kim Newman...
From the 1860s to the present, these are the accounts of the Diogenes Club, whose agents solve crimes too strange for Britain's police, protecting the realm and this entire plane of existence from occult menaces, threats born in other dimensions, magical perfidy and the Deep Dark Deadly Ones. Kim Newman continues the series began in The Man From the Diogenes Club, revealing more of the secrets of the British Empire's most secret service.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 6" Height: 1" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Nov 25, 2007
Publisher MonkeyBrain Books
ISBN 1932265279 ISBN13 9781932265279
Availability 0 units.
More About Kim Newman
Kim Newman is a novelist, critic and broadcaster. His fiction includes the "Anno Dracula "novels, "Life's Lottery" and "Mysteries of the Diogenes Club", and "The Vampire Genevieve" as Jack Yeovil. His other non-fiction books include "Ghastly Beyond Belief" (with Neil Gaiman), "Horror: 100 Best Books" (with Stephen Jones), "Wild West Movies", "Millennium Movies "and BFI Classics studies of "Cat People "and "Doctor Who". He is a contributing editor to "Sight & Sound "and "Empire" magazines, has written plays for BBC radio, and directed and written a tiny film "Missing Girl". His official web-site, 'Dr Shade's Laboratory' can be found at www.johnnyalucard.com.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Secret Files of the Diogenes Club?
Pleasantly surprising sequel but not really prequel Dec 29, 2007
Great book, very enjoyable. Just note that while it is a prequel it is highly recommended to read "The man from ..." before.
WE WANT MORE! Dec 10, 2007
This is the time when Kim Newman fans have their time under the sun/moon, as Da Man's new book becomes available, allowing us to read atleast one new story. In this collection we get the opprtunity to read total seven stories, which are:
1. "Gypsies in the Wood", a perfectly creepy novella that re-introduces us to Charles Beauregard and Katherine Reed. 2. "Richard Riddle, Boy Detective", a horror story told in Enid-Blyton's style, complete with ciphers (used in the cover of the book, as well). 3. "Angel Down, Sussex", a story that veers towards the science-fiction category than horror. 4. "Clubland Heroes" is more about individuality and human attitude, than anything connected to horror. 5. "The Big Fish", the story that comes perfectly under the 'hard-bolied' genre, apart from being a tribute to both H.P. Lovecraft and Raymond Chandler. 6. "Another Fish Story" is about the quest for the subterranean sea below the Mojave desert by Derek Leech. 7. "Cold Snap" is original to this collection and is a delightful tale of the last stand against something primordially strong and "how Jeperson defeated Leech again".
All in all, a fabulous collection to be grabbed and relished over a long pderiod of time. Enjoy your reading.