Under A Raven's Wing [hardcover] by Stephen Volk
A COLLECTION by Stephen Volk
PUBLICATION DATE March 2021
COVER & INTERIOR ART Pedro Marques
INTRODUCTION Charles Prepolec
Jacketed Hardcover — ISBN 978-1-786367-06-8 [£25]
JHC signed by Stephen Volk and limited to 100 numbered copies — ISBN 978-1-786367-07-5 [£35]
The Apprenticeship of Sherlock Holmes
In 1870s Paris, long before meeting his Dr Watson, the young man who will one day become the world’s greatest detective finds himself plunged into a mystery that will change his life forever.
A brilliant man—C. Auguste Dupin—steps from the shadows. Destined to become his mentor. Soon to introduce him to a world of ghastly crime and seemingly inexplicable horrors.
- The spectral tormentor that is being called, in hushed tones, The Phantom of the Opera . . .
- The sinister old man who visits corpses in the Paris morgue . . .
- An incarcerated lunatic who insists she is visited by creatures from the Moon . . .
- A hunchback discovered in the bell tower of Notre Dame . . .
- And—perhaps most shocking of all—the awful secret Dupin himself hides from the world.
Tales of Mystery, Imagination, and Terror
Investigated in the company of the darkest master of all.
CONTENTS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS“The Comfort of the Seine” copyright 2011, originally published in Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes (republished in Poe Forevermore). “The Purloined Face” copyright 2013, originally published in Beyond Rue Morgue: Further Tales of Edgar Allan Poe’s 1st Detective. “The Lunacy of Celestine Blot” copyright 2015, originally published in The Mammoth Book of Sherlock Holmes Abroad. “The Three Hunchbacks” copyright 2016, originally published in The Parts We Play (Supporting Roles). “Father of the Man” copyright 2018, originally published in Gaslight Gothic: Strange Tales of Sherlock Holmes. “The Language of Terror” and “The Mercy of the Night” copyright 2020, previously unpublished.