The Beetle (Haunted Library Horror Classics) (Paperback)

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The Beetle (Haunted Library Horror Classics) By Richard Marsh, Chelsea Yarbro (Introduction by), Leslie S. Klinger (Editor), Eric J. Guignard (Editor) Cover Image

The Beetle (Haunted Library Horror Classics) (Paperback)

By Richard Marsh, Chelsea Yarbro (Introduction by), Leslie S. Klinger (Editor), Eric J. Guignard (Editor)

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"A fun new way to encounter the spine-tinglers of yesteryear." —Booklist

A horror classic for the modern reader, presented by the Horror Writers Association.

Rediscover the classic and come face-to-face with a creature "born of neither god nor man"

First published in 1897, Richard Marsh's classic work of gothic horror, The Beetle, opens with Robert Holt, an out-of-work clerk seeking shelter in an abandoned house. He comes face to face with a fantastical creature with supernatural and hypnotic powers; a creature who can transform at will between its human and beetle forms and who wrecks havoc when he preys on young middle-class Britons.

Featuring an introduction by bestselling author Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, the Haunted Library Horror Classics edition of The Beetle is a tale of revenge that takes the reader on a dark journey, one that explores the crisis of late imperial England through a fantastical and horrific lens.

RICHARD MARSH (October 12, 1857 - August 9, 1915), was the pseudonym of the English author Richard Bernard Heldmann. A bestselling and prolific author of the late 19th century, Marsh produced nearly 80 volumes of fiction and numerous short stories.



LESLIE S. KLINGER is the two-time Edgar® winning editor of New Annotated Sherlock Holmes and Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s. He has also edited two anthologies of classic mysteries and, with Laurie R. King, five anthologies of stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon. Klinger is the series editor of Library of Congress Crime Classics, a partnership of the Library of Congress and Poisoned Pen Press/Sourcebooks. He is a former Chapter President of the SoCal Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and lives in Malibu, California.

Product Details ISBN: 9781492699712
ISBN-10: 1492699713
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: April 7th, 2020
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Haunted Library Horror Classics
"Ripe with melodrama and purple prose...Marsh creates an eerie atmosphere." — Publishers Weekly

"This will appeal to a wide range of readers. The universal ick factor of creepy crawlies additionally ensures that this crowdpleaser from the past will continue to strike fear in the hearts and minds of 21st-century readers." — Library Journal

"This series is a fun new way to encounter the spine-tinglers of yesteryear." — Booklist

"A fine period piece, as well as an entertaining mystery that has withstood the test of time." — NY Journal of Books