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Hugh B. Cave

Hugh B. Cave was born in Chester, England, in 1910 and raised in Boston. One of the most prolific authors of the pulp era, Cave would ultimately write around 1,000 short stories, 40 novels and an array of nonfiction, enjoying a renaissance of sorts in the 1980s and ‘90s. He passed away in 2004, at age 93.

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House of the Restless Dead and Other Stories: Spelunking

House of the Restless Dead and Other Stories by Hugh B. Cave

In my ongoing quest to read every one of the selections spotlighted in Jones & Newman’s excellent overview volume Horror: 100 Best Books, I have come to the realization that some of those books are a lot harder to obtain than others. Oh, sure, with the search tools available on the Interwebs, pretty much any title is easy to find today, but getting it at a decent price … ah, that can be more problematic. For example, I despair of ever being able to find E. H. Visiak’s Medusa (1929) at a price that I can afford, and ditto for Marjorie Bowen’s The Last Bouquet (1933). All of which brings me to Hugh B. Cave’s  Murgunstrumm and Others, chosen for inclusion by British horro... Read More