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Seabury Quinn's tales of Jules de Grandin were amongst the most popular to appear in Weird Tales magazine, with over 90 episodes appearing between 1926 and 1938. The stories were notable not only for their supernatural overtones, but also for strong elements of sadistic violence, misogynistic torture and cruelty, negative racial profiling, and frequent scenes of female nudity.

In fact, Quinn was sure to include at least one scene of a naked girl under duress in every piece, so that resident cover artist Margaret Brundage was provided with suitably lurid visual material. As relics from a less enlightened age, Quinn's stories can only now be read at face value, and by doing so the reader will enter a weird, sexually perverse world of murder, mayhem, and machine-gun diplomacy.

Hercule Poirot meets Fox Mulder . . . gruesomely effective, and purists who object to detective stories with paranormal elements will find that the moment each story crosses the border to the supernatural raises genuine shivers.--Kirkus Reviews

A collection of wonderfully fun mashups. Seabury Quinn's stories are bloody and action-packed, with the sort of shameless, disreputable charm that characterizes the best of the pulps. Even if there's little that's truly original in his work, his clever assortment of monsters and occult menaces make for tremendously entertaining stories. His admirers have every reason to be thrilled with these comprehensive new collections, and the writer will find new fans among those who enjoy truly weird horror.--Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

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    The Best of Jules de Grandin by Seabury Quinn

"Hercule Poirot meets Fox Mulder . . . raises genuine shivers. "--Kirkus Reviews. A collection of the 20 greatest tales of Jules de Grandin, the supernatural detective made famous in the classic pulp magazine Weird Tales.

Genre: Supernatural

    The Devil's Bride by Seabury Quinn

HE DEVIl'S BRIDE was the only full-length mystery featuring French occult detective Jules de Grandin. Inspired by Aleister Crowley, and rich with Lovecraftian visions of a gibbering xenomorphic evil from the "dark" continents, THE DEVIl'S BRIDE is an epic tale of black magic, murder and mutilation, rape and torture, and genocidal race war.

Genre: Pulp Fiction

    The Horror on the Links by Seabury Quinn

The first volume, The Horror on the Links, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from "The Horror on the Links" (1925) to "The Chapel of Mystic Horror" (1928), as well as an introduction by George Vanderburgh and Robert Weinberg.

Year: 1925
Genre: Supernatural

    The Devil's Rosary by Seabury Quinn

Quinn's short stories were featured in well more than half of Weird Tales's original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey.

Year: 1929
Genre: Dark FantasySupernatural

    The Dark Angel by Seabury Quinn

Year: 1931

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-- -- -- The Best of Jules de Grandin   by Seabury Quinn
-- -- -- The Devil's Bride Mysteries of Jules de Gandin   by Seabury Quinn
-- -- --1925 The Horror on the Links Volume 1: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin   by Seabury Quinn
-- -- --1929 The Devil's Rosary Volume 2: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin   by Seabury Quinn
-- -- --1931 The Dark Angel Volume 3: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin   by Seabury Quinn
-- -- --1933 A Rival from the Grave Volume 4: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin   by Seabury Quinn
-- -- --1938 Black Moon Volume 5: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin   by Seabury Quinn