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About Guy N. Smith
I had my first story published in a local newspaper at the age of 12, followed by 55 more before I was 17. It was a good start to a writing career and I owe much of it to my mother (historical novelist E.M. Weale) who gave me every encouragement. My father, though, was insistent that I followed family tradition and went into banking.
Hence it was twenty years later before I became a full-time author and I had some catching up to do. The 1970's were a boom time for pulp fiction and I made my debut with 'Werewolf by Moonlight' (NEL 1974). It was 'Night of the Crabs', though, which really established me as a writer, virtually overnight in that memorable record, hot summer of 1976. This title was the 'No.1 beach read'. It saw numerous reprints, spawned 5 sequels along with several short stories, as well as a movie.
'Night of the Crabs' enabled me to go full-time. At the time with my wife, Jean, and our four children we were living a reasonably conventional life in Tamworth, Staffordshire. It was time to move on though, and in 1977 we moved to our present home in a remote part of the Shropshire/Welsh border hills.
I was no stranger to country life though, and the further away we were from town and traffic the better. For many years I had been writing for the 'Shooting Times' and several other sporting publications. Then in 1999 I accepted the post of Gun Editor of 'The Countryman's Weekly'. This involved 4-5 articles per week and I relished the challenge.
By this time pulp fiction was virtually out of fashion so diversification suited me, yet my readership has remained faithful to me and technology has made it all possible again with e-books. Thus my backlist is steadily returning to electronic print along with some new books. It is an exciting time.
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Guy N. Smith & J. R. Park team up in an explosion of violence that leaves the pages soaked in blood.
Angela, a gifted potter, wants to follow her dreams, but trapped in an abusive marriage her life is crumbling around her.
Her hatred calls across time, awakening a murderous force that proves to be something far more terrifying than an old man’s ghost story.
The Sinister Horror Company are proud to present the last book worked on by pulp horror master, Guy N. Smith.
Lethal hauntings, murderous animals and uncanny curses rule the night, as Guy N Smith, master of pulp horror, unleashes a new set of nightmares to plague your dreams.
The tales within these pages tell of the evil in nature and the destructive psychosis of man; delusions and fever dreams from the dark hours.
Featuring the stories Beasts of the Dark Hours, Night of the Necrophile, The Lair of the Giant Squid, The Prison Cell Door, The Shrunken Head, The Clairvoyant, The Immortals, The Big One, The Last Crab and The Taxidermist.
Today modern technology plays a major role in the solving of crimes and mysteries.
Yet this was not so half a century ago and often the police failed in their efforts to solve cases.
This was when a victim of crime called in a private detective who had less restrictions to hinder his investigations. Such was Raymond Odell and his young assistant Tommy Bourne. Their cases were many and varied, ranging from murder, robbery and fraud to the occasional brush with the occult.
Danger lurked in numerous investigations, but most were brought to a successful conclusion. Both petty and master criminals were brought to justice by a process of good old-fashioned deduction and perseverance.
From the mind of horror legend Guy N. Smith, and collected together for the first time in one volume, are the cases of Raymond Odell, the famous Dover Street detective. Featuring thirteen stories including some never-before published and the brand-new tale ‘The Poisoners’.