Carter & Lovecraft

  • by Jonathan L. Howard
  • Narrated by Ari Fliakos
  • 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Daniel Carter used to be a homicide detective, but his last case - the hunt for a serial killer - went wrong in strange ways and soured the job for him. Now he's a private investigator trying to live a quiet life. Strangeness, however, has not finished with him.
First, he inherits a bookstore in Providence from someone he's never heard of, along with an indignant bookseller who doesn't want a new boss. She's Emily Lovecraft, the last known descendant of H. P. Lovecraft, the writer from Providence who told tales of the Great Old Ones and the Elder Gods, creatures and entities beyond the understanding of man. Then people start dying in impossible ways, and while Carter doesn't want to be involved, he's beginning to suspect that someone else wants him to be. As Carter reluctantly investigates, he discovers that H. P. Lovecraft's tales were more than just fiction, and he must accept another unexpected and far more unwanted inheritance.

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What the Critics Say

"Carter & Lovecraft is a Pandora's box loaded with all the wonderfully twisted stuff I love, including a two-fisted homicide cop turned PI, warped realities, a mysterious bookstore, the Cthulhu mythos, a dash of romance, and creepy fish-men. What's not to love? Jonathan L. Howard knows how to show his readers a wickedly good time." (Christopher Golden, New York Times best-selling author of Dead Ringers)

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all things you would expect from a Lovecraftian

this is not a tale for those looking to hear more about lovecrafts creations. instead it is a story that holds up on all its own. For those who haven't got around to understanding or researching the mythos, this book will be all the more brain raching chilling. leaving you feeling small, lost and insignificant in the grander scheme. I think not knowimg allows this story to be even more impressive.

for die hard Lovecraftians there are homeges to lovecrafts work, but mpst importantly this novel doesnt depend upon them. And for me, reinstills why I love the mythos so much.
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- Kindle Customer

Enjoyable...hardboiled

This is the first HPL themed book I've read besides the Titus Crow series, and I really enjoyed it. The background, plot connections and plot itself are all worked out well and the main character works brilliantly. I have to say I didn't really warm to his female lead. Found her a bit cold. But besides this niggling little point, the books a must.
There is another in the series, but I read the blurb on it and it didn't attract me, so I think I will leave it there.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-10-2015
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio