Monday, November 7, 2011
Lovecraft is Missing
by Larry Latham
Synopsis: What if the works of HP Lovecraft were drawn from the writer's own life? Aspiring horror writer Win Battler leaves his home town of Tough Luck, Oklahoma, to visit Howard Lovecraft, with whom he's struck up a penpal friendship. But the moment he arrives in Providence, Lovecraft goes suddenly missing. It turns out that Win isn't the only one looking for the wayward author. Nan Mercy, a Brown University librarian with a dark past, believes Lovecraft stole several pages of plates from the university's occult collection, and both she and the Catholic priest Father Jackey are eager to get them back. Soon, the three of them are caught up in a conspiracy of Eldritch cults that stretches all the way back to Tough Luck.
Categories: Historical, Horror, Supernatural
Read it if you like: the works of HP Lovecraft, gun-toting librarians, and literary Easter eggs.