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The Kolchak Papers: The Original Novels

Rice, Jeff

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ISBN 10: 1933076291 / ISBN 13: 9781933076294
Published by Moonstone
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1933076291 Hardcover Limited Edition of only 300 Copies. Signed by Author and individually numbered, this being number 143. Hardcover with fine dust jacket. Hardcover with fine dust jacket. Book is in Excellent unused "Gift Quality" condition. Bookseller Inventory # 25002

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Title: The Kolchak Papers: The Original Novels

Publisher: Moonstone

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition:Very Good

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  • In 1972, Jeff Rice's novel The Night Stalker introduced Carl Kolchak to the world. This spine-tingling novel of supernatural terror became an instant bestseller and served as the basis for the film of the same name, starring Darren McGavin and adapted by legendary Twilight Zone screenwriter Richard Matheson. After The Night Stalker became the one of the highest rated television movies of all time, a sequel, The Night Strangler, was released the following year to great acclaim. Now, after more than three decades out of print, Kolchak's creator Jeff Rice has released the original novels which sparked a television phenomenon! At last, The Night Stalker and The Night Strangler are together in one volume...

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Moonstone, which has published two collections of short stories and an original novel featuring journalist/supernatural sleuth Carl Kolchak, has reissued the two 1970s novels, in one of which he made his debut. The first, The Night Stalker, chronicles the Las Vegas reporter's first brush with the otherworldly, as his probe into a series of murders convinces him that an actual vampire is responsible. His theorizing, predictably, runs afoul of the local authorities, who seem more concerned with the risk to the tourist trade than solving the crimes. Kolchak's acerbic and cynical first-person narration is engaging, and the action is fast-paced. The second novel, The Night Strangler, which Kolchak creator Rice actually adapted from a Richard Matheson teleplay, is derivative of the first. The venue is now Seattle, but Kolchak, along with most of his supporting cast from Las Vegas, is again butting heads with his superiors and the police as he attempts to track down a killer draining blood from young women. Fans of the cult TV series starring Darren McGavin, as well as its better known successors like "The X-Files," should enjoy the author's blend of horror and humor.
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