Varla Ventura, fan favorite on Huffington Post’s Weird News, frequent guest on Coast to Coast, and bestselling author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, introduces a new Weiser Books Collection of forgotten crypto-classics. Magical Creatures is a hair-raising herd of affordable digital editions, curated with Varla’s affectionate and unerring eye for the fantastic.
Master horror writer Montague Rhodes James sets a gruesome scene when a beloved uncle goes missing and a prophetic dream and the seemingly innocent puppets of a Punch and Judy show reveal a sinister and bloody truth behind his disappearance.
About the Author
Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) was an English academic best known for his mediaeval scholarship, holding the position of provost at King’s College, Cambridge and later Eton, and his antiquarian ghost stories. He enjoyed entertaining his friends on Christmas Eve with his contemporary, realistic ghost stories that abandoned previous Gothic clichés. He even inspired a method of story telling known as Jamesian; elements often included in a Jamesian tale are an older scholar as the protagonist and an antique object that summons a supernatural presence.
Varla Ventura is the author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, and a lover of all things strange, freaky, and terrifying. She is the curator of the Weiser Magical Creatures and Paranormal Parlor series of e-books. Visit her at the Blog of the Bizarre: varlaventura.wordpress.com/