John D. Haefele, August Derleth specialist and author of A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos, has now published a book surveying H.P. Lovecraft’s tales. Lovecraft: The Great Tales is a 760-page doorstopper that (so the blurb has it) “defies critical orthodoxy”. The book is available now, and a perusal of Amazon UK suggests it’s currently paperback-only at £19 (listed at $25 in the USA). No ebook at present. From a mini-review in Publisher’s Weekly

He provides some surprising interpretations, such as that “The Haunter of the Dark,” which features a lead named Robert Blake, was not inspired by Robert Bloch’s “The Shambler from the Stars,” as is commonly believed. Haefele even offers a radical take on the twist ending of one of the major long tales, “The Whisperer in Darkness,” suggesting that the alien imposter is in fact Lovecraft himself.