The Devil Rides Out


Author: Dennis Wheatley,Clifford Norgate
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
ISBN: 9780816175956
Category: Good and evil
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The Duke of Richleau and Rex van Ryn know instinctively that something bizarre has happened to Simon Aron. Why else would he fail his most trusted friends? Their friend has fallen prey to the Forces of Darkness, through a powerful emisary of Satan.

The Forbidden Territory


Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448213061
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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When he receives a coded message from his missing friend—Van Ryn, who had been hunting for treasure lost during the Soviet takeover of Russia—Duke de Richleau asks his friends Simon Aron and Richard Eaton to join him on a secret mission to rescue Van Ryn before the Secret Police find him. Original.

The Prisoner in the Mask


Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1448212642
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Why would a French aristocrat renounce his country and live in exile? The answer lies in the Paris of the 1890s; a world of superficial glamour but, under the surface, deep social and political strife. The army, discredited by the Dreyfus case, was being purged. The young de Richleau, cadet and then instructor at the military academy of St. Cyr, became involved in a conspiracy - to restore the French monarchy - with the Duc de Vendome being secretly coached in his future role of King. What happens if the conspiracy is betrayed? For some: death. For de Richleau, the life of a fugitive who has declared a single-handed vendetta against the government.

Gateway to Hell


Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448212677
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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The door was not locked, and opened easily. He switched on the light, and Richard followed him into the room. Nella lay on the bed. She had on the nightdress she had been lent, but the bedclothes had been pulled halfway down. Her head was twisted back grotesquely. Her mouth gaped open and her tongue had been cut out. It had been carefully placed in the valley between her naked breasts. The Duke de Richleau and his friends had faced many dangers in Russia, Spain and Nazi Germany. Now, a new and unexpected menace confronts them: the fourth member of their group, Rex van Ryn, is missing – and he has made off with more than a million dollars from the Buenos Aires branch of his family bank. Behind the conventional courtesy of Argentinian society lies a conspiracy of terror and silence – and a trail that leads straight to the Devil himself . . .

Classic Black Magic from Dennis Wheatley


Author: Dennis Wheatley,Dominic Wheatley
Publisher: Prion Books
ISBN: 9781853757907
Category: Fiction
Page: 702
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The devil rides out, original copyright date: 1934; To the devil a daughter, original copyright date: 1953; Gateway to hell, original copyright date: 1970.

The Haunting of Toby Jugg


Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 144821274X
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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A stirring psychological thriller adapted into the movie The Haunted Airman starring Robert Pattinson. Toby Jugg, a fighter pilot shot down in combat, is now confined to his bed with little hope of walking again. He is also the heir to a considerable fortune - a fortune that is being administered by a board of trustees until he comes of age. But night after night, out there in the moonlight, Something was trying to get in at the bedroom window. A huge malevolent Something. Something not of this world. Inside, Toby thought first that he was hallucinating, then that he must be going mad, finally that this evil Something was real and striving to reach him. So begins what is probably Dennis Wheatley's most terrifying story of the supernatural. The struggle which ensues brings Toby unexpected help but also treachery as it moves inexorably towards an appalling confrontation and seemingly inevitable catastrophe.

The Satanist


Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448212618
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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For years Colonel Verney had suspected a link between devil-worship and the subversive influence of Soviet Russia. When they found Teddy Morden's crucified body, he knew his grimmest fears were justified and that world peace was also endangered. Barney Sullivan is a secret agent who, horrified by the death of one of his colleagues whose body was rendered unrecognisable, investigates Communist activities which threaten the security of the West. Mary Morden has a past which enables her to put moral scruples aside – as she knows she must if she is to triumph over evil and bring the Devil worshipers to justice.

The Duke de Richleau Series


Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1448215080
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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All 11 thrilling Duke de Richleau stories, available in one volume for the first time! Follow the aristocratic adventurer as he spies for the British in WWI, rescues friends from the Soviet Union and battles Nazi occultists in Haiti. THE PRISONER IN THE MASK VENDETTA IN SPAIN THE SECOND SEAL THREE INQUISITIVE PEOPLE THE FORBIDDEN TERRITORY THE DEVIL RIDES OUT THE GOLDEN SPANIARD CODEWORD GOLDEN FLEECE STRANGE CONFLICT GATEWAY TO HELL DANGEROUS INHERITANCE TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER THE SATANIST

The Ka of Gifford Hillary


Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 144821341X
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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I am in prison awaiting trial for the murder of my wife's lover... My version of what occurred is so utterly fantastic that it is certain to be taken as an attempt by me to show that I am mad. But the doctors have already agreed that I am sane; so for myself I see no escape from the gallows. Nevertheless, I swear by Almighty God that all I am about to dictate into a recording machine is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. With Sir Gifford Hillary and Wing Commander Johnny Norton involved in plans to counter the might of Soviet Russia, interest soon centres on the evil Lady Ankaret and the tragedy which occurred at Longshot Hall, South Hampshire, on the night of the 9th September. A victim is struck down, and from that moment onwards the events which follow seem, at first, fantastic and unbelievable–but are later realised to be entirely logical. What does happen after death? And why should Sir Gifford find himself in prison, on trial for his life?

Dangerous Inheritance


Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448212669
Category: Fiction
Page: 349
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First published in 1965, this is the final installment of the Duke De Richleau series… The years have moved on, and De Richleau has relocated from his London pad to an apartment in the Mediterranean. His great friends visit on occasion, and on this one both Rex's son and Richard Eaton's daughter (first seen as a little girl in The Devil Rides Out), paving the way for a young romance to blossom amongst the action. But interwoven with the the story of love is a strange inheritance that draws the whole party to Sri Lanka, where they are destined to face theft, murder, arson and blackmail. De Richleau, at the eleventh hour, is forced to take a last desperate gamble, alone, to save his friends.

The Golden Spaniard


Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 144821257X
Category: Fiction
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Spain is writhing in the torment of Civil War. In a Madrid bank lays ten tons of gold: and both sides want it. The lovely Countess Lucretia Coralles, known to the rebels as 'The Golden Spaniard', leads the double life of a secret agent. And she has other secrets too… The Duke de Richleau's mission is to retrieve the gold, hidden somewhere in the war torn country, before the communists. In calling on his usual companions for support he finds that their sympathies lie with his enemy, and very soon the formally indomitable trio are trying to outwit one another in a potentially lethal treasure hunt. "He forcibly abducts the imagination." - The Evening Standard "The word thriller has never been more aptly bestowed." - The News Chronicle

The Black Magic Series


Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1448215102
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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"Should any of my readers incline to a serious study of the subject, and thus come into contact with a man or a woman of Power, I feel that it is only right to urge them, most strongly, to refrain from being drawn into the practise of the Secret Art in any way. My own observations have led me to an absolute conviction that to do so would bring them into dangers of a very real and concrete nature." Dennis Wheatley The entire collection of Dennis Wheatley's Black Magic series in one digital volume. THE DEVIL RIDES OUT STRANGE CONFLICT THE HAUNTING OF TOBY JUGG TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER THE KA OF GIFFORD HILLARY THE SATANIST THEY USED DARK FORCES UNHOLY CRUSADE THE WHITE WITCH OF THE SOUTH SEAS GATEWAY TO HELL THE IRISH WITCH

To the Devil a Daughter


Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840225440
Category: Fiction
Page: 335
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Why did the solitary girl leave her rented house on the French Riviera only for short walks at night? Why was she so frightened? Why did animals shrink away from her? The girl herself didn't know, and was certainly not aware of the terrible appointment which had been made for her long ago and was now drawing close. Molly Fountain, the tough-minded Englishwoman living next door, was determined to find the answer. She sent for a wartime secret service colleague to come and help. What they discovered was horrifying beyond anything they could have imagined.Dennis Wheatley returned in this book to his black magic theme which he had made so much his own with his famous best seller The Devil Rides Out. In the cumulative shock of its revelations, the use of arcane knowledge, the mounting suspense and acceleration to a fearful climax, he out-does even that earlier achievement. This is, by any standards, a terrific story.

Vendetta in Spain


Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448212650
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Spain, 1906. The Duke de Richleau has not yet succeeded his father, and is still the Count de Quesnoy. Anarchism permeates every country in Europe, and not a night passes without groups of fanatics meeting in cellars to plan attempts with knives, pistols or bombs against the representatives of law and order. A bomb outrage gives de Quesnoy ample cause to vow vengeance on the assassins. His attempt to penetrate anarchist circles in Barcelona nearly costs him his life. In San Sebastian, Granada and Cadiz he hunts and is hunted by them in a ruthless vendetta. A rich novel packed with true history, subtle intrigue, sudden violence, terrorism, blackmail and suspense, alongside the bitter-sweet romance between gallant young de Quesnoy and the beautiful Condesa Gulia.

Three Inquisitive People


Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448212588
Category: Fiction
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Murder in the rich atmosphere of London's Clubland – here is Dennis Wheatley at his thrilling best in this classic, meticulous whodunnit. The detective force, always a step ahead of the police force, brings together the connoisseur Duke de Richleau, a husky American millionaire and a young man-about-town on a charge of matricide.

The Devil is a Gentleman

The Life and Times of Dennis Wheatley
Author: Phil Baker
Publisher: Dedalus Limited
ISBN: 9781903517758
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 699
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One of the giants of popular fiction, with total sales of around fifty million books, Dennis Wheatley held twentieth-century Britain spellbound. His Black Magic novels like The Devil Rides Out created an oddly seductive and luxurious vision of Satanism, but in reality he was as interested in politics as occultism. Wheatley was closely involved with the secret intelligence community, and this powerfully researched study shows just how directly this drove his work, from his unlikely warnings about the menace of Satanic Trade Unionism to his role in a British scheme to engineer a revival of Islam. Drawing on a wealth of unpublished material, Phil Baker examines Wheatley's key friendship with a fraudster named Eric Gordon Tombe, and uncovers the full story of his sensational 1922 murder. Baker also explores Wheatley's relationship with occult figures such as Rollo Ahmed, Aleister Crowley, and the Reverend Montague Summers, the shady priest and demonologist who inspired the memorable evil character of Canon Copely-Syle in To The Devil - A Daughter.

Red Cactus

The Life of Anna Kingsford
Author: Alan Pert
Publisher: Alan Pert
ISBN: 174018405X
Category: Hermetism
Page: 231
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Here at last, an accurate biography of the amazing Englishwoman, Anna Kingsford (1846-1888). 2nd edition now available. Anna Kingsford accomplished much of lasting value in her life, tragically cut short by consumption. Beautiful, talented and rich, she eloped with a theology student at the age of 21, and married him on the condition that she be free to pursue her own career. She owned a paper in London, then took a medical degree in Paris to aid her promotion of progressive causes. As a mystic of a high order, she received illuminations which formed the basis of her classic Hermeticwork, The Perfect Way. On invitation, she became president of the British Theosophical Society, but fell out with the irascible Madame Blavatsky to form her own Hermetic Society. She will long be remembered for her mystical works, her promotion of vegetarianism and animal welfare, and her courage in exposing cant and hypocrisy in a repressive age. Anna Kingsford's reputation has been seriously maligned in some quarters. Did she kill two Frenchmen by mind power? Was her mind taken over by a black magician? In past lives was she Mary Magdalen, Joan of Arc, and Anne Boleyn? Now, for the first time, these and other disturbing questions are answered.

The Man who Missed the War


Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1448212855
Category: Fiction
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When German submarines were sinking so much Allied shipping that Britain faced the danger of starvation, Dennis Wheatley – then a member of the War Cabinet's Joint Planning Staff – suggested that a system of raft convoys, moved by the Gulf Stream and prevailing winds, should be used to float essential supplies across the Atlantic. This story is based on that idea. Philip Vaudell leaves the United States on a solitary raft, but when he comes across a ploy that would put him in danger, he casts away from his crew and the raft is left in the lap of the gods. But, with Philip was the other real trouble – in the enticing shape of red-headed Gloria, who had stowed away on his raft. Instead of drifting into European waters, they are carried down to the Antarctic where, amidst its eternal snows, he discovers a large area with a warm climate and populated by a lost race. Will they be able to make contact and request rescue, or will they be forced to find a way to integrate with these people? Furthermore, will they be welcomed, or used as part of their ritual human sacrifice?

The Second Seal


Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448212634
Category: Fiction
Page: 511
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Spring 1914. At a masked ball, the Duke de Richleau has an intriguing meeting with a beautiful woman - an incident that was to lead to a series of desperate adventures with a Serbian; a secret; a terrorist society; then as a British secret agent at the Austrian Supreme Headquarters. The capers culminate in the Battle of the Marne – the operation that shattered Germany's chance of victory. Through the violence, intrigue and hair's-breadth escapes, there runs alongside the story of a great love.