Lovecraft in Historical Context: fourth collection. 76,000 words, 304 pages. Available in paperback or on Amazon USA or Amazon UK.
Walking With Cthulhu : H.P. Lovecraft as psychogeographer, New York City 1924-26. 55,000 words, 198 pages. Illustrated. Bibliography. Index. Buy a print paperback, Also available for the Kindle in the U.S.A. and the U.K. with a fully-linked “round trip” endnotes system.
Good Old Mac: Henry Everett McNeil, 1862—1929. On the surprising life and work of Lovecraft’s good friend and key member of the Kalem Club. Buy it as a paperback.
Ice Cores: essays on Lovecraft’s novella ‘At the Mountains of Madness’. Informal essays on the famous work, and its historical context. Buy it as a print paperback, or for the Amazon Kindle in the the U.S.A. or the U.K. 18,000 words.
It is the year 1869 in the English Midlands pottery town of Burslem, where a new age of industry and learning struggles to be born. A young graduate has arrived to teach the workers, but finds himself on the trail of a deadly evil.
More recent local books include my H. G. Wells in the Potteries: North Staffordshire and the genesis of The Time Machine, which discovers the twin sources of Wells’s Time Traveller character; and a fresh look at the identity of the Gawain-poet, Strange Country: Sir Gawain in the moorlands of North Staffordshire. An investigation.