I chose Carter and Lovecraft because I was looking for something different. Well, I am glad to say that I found it! To me, this book had a Sleepy Hollow feel to it. The TV show, not the original story. Lovecraft is to Carter what Crane is to Mills. I felt their relationship was that close. It's not that they spent a lot of time getting to know each other, but they just seemed to fit perfectly together like finally completing a puzzle by putting the last piece into place.
The few horror scenes were so strategically placed and well balanced within the storyline that I found myself anticipating each one. I certainly enjoyed the Gill-man look-alike, it was one of my favorite parts. I was also impressed with Colt's highly intelligent persona, even if he was a sociopath. I do have a word of warning for you though. If you cannot give this book you're full attention, then come back and read it later. There were a couple of parts that I had to re-read because I had missed something imperative to the story. Which had absolutely nothing to do with the book. This story was easy to fall in to.
If you're a fan of H.P.L. Or just sci-fi/fantasy/horror in general, you will enjoy this book! I cannot wait to see how they bring Carter and Lovecraft to life as a TV series! I have a feeling it will become a favorite of mine. Greatly recommended!
From author Jonathan L. Howard comes the start of a thrilling supernatural series that brings the H.P. Lovecraft mythos into the twenty-first century, optioned by Warner Bros TV.
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, but he's beginning to suspect that someone else wants him to be. As he reluctantly investigates, he discovers that Lovecraft's tales were more than just fiction, and he must accept another unexpected, and far more unwanted inheritance.