Thomas Carnacki, one of the earliest and best of the occult detectives, was created by William Hope Hodgson.
Carnacki was a "Psychic Investigator," someone who, like Dr. John Silence, was called in to investigate psychic and or occult phenomena.
Horror maestro H. P. Lovecraft hailed Carnacki, Ghost Finder as a work of "undeniable power [that] affords glimpses of the peculiar genius characteristic of the author," and hailed the author, writing that "Few can equal him in adumbrating the nearness of nameless forces and monstrous besieging entities through casual hints and insignificant details, or in conveying feelings of the spectral and the abnormal in connection with regions or buildings.
" William Hope Hodgson was one of the archetypal masters of gaslight era horror, and Carnacki ranks as one of his proudest creation. For, the quiet, colorless man with the apartment by the river is in actuality a ghost-hunter and demon-layer extraordinaire. Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of the arcane arts and supernatural manifestations, Carnacki puts on his coat and turns up the collar before stepping out the door to confront demons, hauntings, invisible presences, and fifth dimensional intrusions. Journey with him - if you dare - while Carnacki confronts "The Thing Invisible," enters "The Gateway of the Monster," braves the terrors of "The Whistling Room," battles a dread entity from another realm, "The Hog,"
Here is a genuine classic of supernatural fiction no horror fan can afford to miss.
THE GATEWAY OF THE MONSTER
THE HOUSE AMONG LAURELS
THE WHISTLING ROOM
THE HORSE OF THE INVISIBLE
THE SEARCHER OF THE END HOUSE
THE THING INVISIBLE
THE HAUNTED JARVEE