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With a vengeful werewolf and a dark family secret this is an early horror original crawling with supernatural suspense. An ancient family curse and a demonic creature are the focus of this horror mystery penned by the imaginative Jessie Douglas Kerruish. An unknown monster lurking in the misty pine forests has plagued the Hammands for as long as they can remember, and when Oliver is savagely attacked, his sister acts in desperation to save him from madness or death.The only possible help is Luna Bartendale, a supersensitive detective who soon unravels more to the mystery than anyone thought possible. Uncovering occult items, strange burials and dark family secrets, the shadow of the monster draws ever nearer. Soon they realize they must risk everything to discover the chilling truth if they are to survive and prevent the monster from killing again.

FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

Born in 1884 Jessie Douglas Kerruish was a regular contributor to The Weekly Tale-Teller, a paper publishing short stories, she often set her tales in North Africa and the Near East. She went on to publish two story collections and two novels before eventually publishing her English-set supernatural story 'The Undying Monster'. Initially received well, and even inspiring a film years later, this macabre and imaginative tale has been viewed as a real classic of its genre.

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