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Publisher's Summary

Seabury Quinn's short stories were featured in well more than half of the pulp magazine Weird Tales' original publication run.

His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin's knack for solving mysteries - and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (grand Dieu!) - captivated for nearly three decades.

Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin presents all 93 published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.

©2017 The Estate of Seabury Quinn; Jules de Grandin stories copyright 1925–1938 by Popular Fiction Publishing Co.; Jules de Grandin stories copyright 1938–1951 by Weird Tales (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Such Fun !!

These stories, and Seabury Quinn, are new to me and I enjoyed listening to this so excellent volume. I intend to buy the hardbacks also, and understand that there will eventually be five volumes. Mr. Paul Woodson did an admirable job of suggesting Grandin's accent and voice s well as the rest of the characters. I would like to hear more of his readings.

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Good for the medium

If judged as a novella or even as serious pulp, it would grade lower. As it is merely a collection of cliche occult stories, the 3 stars are for the wide variety and colorful scenery. Overall, it is fun to listen to as a way to pass the time, but the characters don't evolve, they are entirely predictable, and the plots' arcs are transparent from the first paragraphs.

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  • 04-23-18

This is the good one

These collections of short stories are very good and this reader for this volume does a good job. I am not buying the second audio book became the narrator was changed for the worse, but these can be bought and enjoyed separately.

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A really fun collection of spooky stories

I absolutely adore this character and his weird adventures, though terribly corny and not particularly well written it's fun and that's what counts. Seabury Quinn had his finger on the pulse of how to make a story appealing while sprinkling in some truly appalling descriptions and upsetting revelations. If you need a paranormal adventure that bends your mind and challenges your perception of the workings of the world, this is probably skippable content. That said if you want a dose of fun, gory, pulp-horror adventure with an awkward hint of romance, it's a must-have.

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Weird Tales at its best

These Jules de Grandin tales prove that great stories can be created using worn out cliches if well handled and, as in this case, well read. I had previously read perhaps 10 de Grandin stories that I found OK but unremarkable. After listening to this huge collection I must revise my earlier opinion. Jules de Grandin actually is one of the greatest caracters from the pages of the great Weird Tales!