Creen 5 a devotee of Kali seeking revenge on a Christian missionary for despoiling both the family fortune and his sister and 6 an evil twin whose brother has been condemned to death for his sibling s crimesThe only thing I find remarkable here is De Grandin s tolerant attitude toward brother and sister incest which he exhibits in
ONE OF THESE TALES BUT THEN AGAIN HE S of these tales But then again he s Maybe that accounts for it This is the last
of the six paperback volumes of the 1970 s Popular Library the six paperback volumes of the 1970 s Popular Library series of the occult exploits of Jules de Grandin comprising about 13 of the total tales plus the only De Grandin novel The Devil s Bride I hear there s a really cool hardbound three volume edition of The Compleat Adventures of Jules de Grandin complete with colorful Weird Tales covers and which is theoretically available if ou can track it down and are willing to pay 250 a volume but no thanks I think I ve had enoughAll in all I found the series very entertaining and I think Edge of Chaos Sons of Chaos MC you will too ifou like 30 s pulp fiction These stories are crammed with enough gratuitous violence scantily clad women and race fear particularly of peoples of the Far East and the Indian subcontinent to satisfy the jaded soul of any twelve ear old white boy looking
for a few cheap thrills during the days of the Great Depression If ou like Nayland Smith a few cheap thrills during the days of the Great Depression If The Summer I Wasn't Me you like Nayland Smith Manchu s arch enemyou ll love Jules de Grandi. 1930 • novelette by Seabury uinn177 • A Gamble in Souls • Jules de Grandin • 1933 • novelette by Seabury uinn221 • Afterword The Horror Chambers of Jules de Grandin • essay by Robert Weinbe.
Of Seven To Ten Appearances A Yearseven to ten appearances a Khaiye Aur Vajan Ghataiye year Weird Tales the final 15 stories appeared over a leisurely 12ear spanToday the de Grandin stories read as hackneyed unrealistic and unsuspenseful 90 ears ago I m sure they were very breezy although not as racy or entertaining as Conan or even Dan Turner Seabury uinn s occult detective maintains a certain whimsical pulp appeal but de Grandin s reputation is larger than the uality of his stories Few surprises here if ou are familiar with uinn and his hero De Grandin battles 1 an Eastern spirit dwelling in a black statue which can only be exorcised with the help of Dr Wolf aka Johnny Curly Wolf a Dakota medicine man 2 the stalker ghost of a lesbian vampire 3 the Hindu master of a House of Pleasure where beautiful Caucasian girls perform at whipcrack wearing little but their irremovable golden masks 4 the ectoplasmic emanation of an evil patriarch thwarted by electricity and a copper wire S • Jules de Grandin • 1929 • novelette by
Seabury uinn101 • The Jest of Warburg Tantavul • Jules de Grandin • 1934 • novelette by Seabury uinn133uinn101 • The Jest of Warburg Tantavul • Jules de Grandin • 1934 • novelette by Seabury uinn133 Stealthy Death • Jules de Grandin •. ,
Jules de Grandin was a big star in the pulps though not as
as The Shadow blurb on the back cover proclaims de Grandin the occult Hercule Poirot This is grandstanding on behalf of Popular Library I owned five of their six reprints for ears and finally decided to complete my collection with THE HORROR CHAMBERS OF JULES DE GRANDIN by Seabury uinn Popular Library published the six book series in 1976 reprinting the only de Grandin novel and 32 other stories from the original 93 published in Weird Tales Everyone knows Weird Tales was the same pulp magazine that was also home to Conan whose popularity paled to de Grandin s in readers polls conducted by editor Farnsworth Wright in the thirties The irony is Howard s Conan has weathered better than uinn s de Grandin who proved not to have the universally wide appeal of the CimmerianThe Conan premise of REH bristled with originality andBig As The Shadow
few apparent influences Seabury had a strong adventurous premise too butapparent influences Seabury had a strong adventurous premise too but the long haul nowhere as vibrant and exciting as Howard s vision The clich s start piling up uickly All the tales are narrated by Dr Trowbridge duplicating the Sherlock Holmes fashion Trowbridge is the bumbling sidekick raconteur of et another fictional deductive genius in this case the brilliant but short statured Frenchman Jules de Grandin Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is fastidious and fussy de 9 • The Gods of East and West • Jules de Grandin • 1928 • novelette by Seabury uinn45 • The Poltergeist • Jules de Grandin •
1927 • Novelette By• novelette by uinn69 • The House of Golden Mask.