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We will always select for you three great works to instigate your mind, this time the topic is:Occult Detective Fiction
— In a Glass Darkly by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
— Carnacki, the Ghost Finder by William Hope Hodgson
— Flaxman Low, Occult Psychologist, Collected Stories by H. Hesketh-PrichardIn a Glass Darkly is a collection of five short stories by Sheridan Le Fanu, first published in 1872, the year before his death. The title is taken from 1 Corinthians 13:12, a deliberate misquotation of the passage which describes humanity as perceiving the world “through a glass darkly”.
Carnacki the Ghost-Finder is a collection of occult detective short stories by English writer William Hope Hodgson. Carnacki lives in a bachelor flat in No 472 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea; the stories are told from a first-person perspective by Dodgson, a member of Carnacki's “strictly limited circle of friends”, much as Holmes' adventures were told from Watson's point of view.
Flaxman Low is a fictional character created by British authors Hesketh Hesketh-Prichard and his mother Kate O'Brien Ryall Prichard, published under the pseudonyms “H. Heron” and “E. Heron”. Low is credited with being the first psychic detective of fiction, and appears in a series of short stories.
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