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Copyright © 2000 by Brian Lumley
Jacket art by Bob Eggleton
ISBN: 0-312-87695-5
Published by Tom Doherty Associates, Inc.

Contains the stories:

  • Snarker's Son
  • Aunt Hester
  • The Whisperer
  • No Sharks in the Med
  • Vanessa's Voice
  • The Statement of Henry Worthy
  • The Disapproval of Jeremy Cleave
  • The Luststone

and the complete novel

  • The Return of the Deep Ones

Brian Lumley is best known as the author of the Necroscope series of vampire novels __ some of the scariest horror fiction of the last decade. What many people don't know is that Lumley is as gifted a writer of the short story as he is of novels, though he does tend to prefer the long short story.

Hence The Whisperer and Other Voices contains a complete short novel, The Return of the Deep Ones, as well as eight other weighty slices from the dark imagination of Brian Lumley. The Return of the Deep Ones and most stories in this volume have appeared in the United States only in magazines.

Lumley treats the reader to several of his best H. P. Lovecraft __ inspired tales, including The Statement of One Henry Worthy, one of Lumley's first short stories. Also present is a more experimental piece, the title story, The Whisperer.

Lumley's horror is evident in The Luststone and The Disapproval of Jeremy Cleave, proving that one can be made to laugh even while the hairs on the back of one's neck are slowly coming to attention....