"Contains the most fascinating true crime story I have ever read." --Earl Stanley Gardner
Crime, criminals, and their prosecution and punishment, have, from the day Cain slew Abel and the Supreme Law Enforcer dealt with the first fratricide, provoked the interest, aroused the passions, and puzzled the minds of men. Because tales of dark deeds are quick to catch attention and stark sensationalism... [click here for more]
The author writes:
This book began as an expansion of my essay, "H. P. Lovecraft: The Decline of the West," in The Weird Tale, but very quickly became something quite different, to the degree that the two works have little save the title in common. I have always been interested in Lovecraft the philosopher, and in my Starmont Reader's Guide to Lovecraft (1982) I attempted a very compressed... [click here for more]
Acclaimed author and scholar Brian Stableford turns his penetrating mind to matters of science fiction, fantasy, and horror in this collection of essays. He covers such diverse topics as:
SLAVES OF THE DEATH SPIDERS: Colin Wilson and Existentialist Science Fiction
IS THERE NO BALM IN GILEAD?: The Woeful Prophecies of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
A FEW MORE CROCODILE TEARS?: Gwyneth... [click here for more]
From the moment when the launching of HMS Dreadnought made every capital ship in the world obsolete overnight, we have been fascinated with these powerful surface combatants. Here Robert M. Farley looks at the history and folklore that makes these ships enduring symbols of national power—and sometimes national futility.
From Arizona to Yamato, here are more than sixty lavishly illustrated... [click here for more]
Tour de Nesle (The Tower of Death) is one of Alexandre Dumas's greatest and most powerful plays, a tale of power and conviction, although its historical accuracy is far from certain.
Queen Marguerite and her sisters entertain themselves by luring unsuspecting men to the Tower, which located across the Seine from the Louvre. There they entice their victims to join them for wild sexual escapades--all... [click here for more]
TRUE STORIES OF THE CIVIL WAR collects four long civil war tales, meticulously researched by Civil War authority Joseph J. Millard. Included are four classic works, all originally published in TRUE Magazine. Great reading for any Civil War buff!
"The Spy Who Saved the Union" -- The tale of the amateur spy who single-handed wrecked the greatest treason conspiracy this country has ever known!... [click here for more]