A review by theneverendingtbr
The Loved Dead (Mystery & Supernatural), by William Lumley, Anna Helen Crofts, Robert H. Barlow, Adolphe Danziger De Castro, Duane W. Rimel, Kenneth J. Sterling, J. Chapman Miske, Harry Houdini, Sonia H. Greene, Winifred V. Jackson, Zealia B. Reed, H.P. Lovecraft, C.M. Eddy Jr., Wilfred Blanch Talman

adventurous challenging mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


"That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die."

Out of the three volumes of collected stories, this second one had the more stories that I didn't previous know about; to be honest I didn't know any of them.

There was a few stand out ones such as The Thing in the Moonlight, The Loved Dead and my favourite of the bunch - the excellent Two Black Bottles.

I'd say volume one was the better of the two, but I still liked to a certain degree; Lovecraft can be difficult for me to read sometimes - especially when he starts going on about the unknowable, the abhorrent, the nameless, the ghastly - it takes it's toll on me because I prefer details I guess but I've promised myself that I'm going to complete all the books I've got of his.

I do enjoy most of his stories though, or else I wouldn't bother - I guess he's just difficult to read for me sometimes.

Volume 3 next, of which I've read most of the stories anyway; then to finish the rest of the stories in Necronomicon and Eldritch Tales. 

Then that's me, I might go back and read certain ones such as Herbert West - Reanimator, From Beyond and The Call of Cthulhu.