The Broken Hours

Category: Book
By (author): Baker, Jacqueline
Subject:  FICTION / Horror
  FICTION / Literary
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: September 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 0.72in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

In the spring of 1936, horror writer H.P. Lovecraft is broke, living alone in a creaky old house and deathly ill. At the edge of a nervous breakdown, he hires a personal assistant, Arthor Crandle. As the novel opens, Crandle arrives at Lovecraft's home with no knowledge of the writer or his work but is soon drawn into his distinctly unnerving world: the malevolent presence that hovers on the landing; the ever-shining light from Lovecraft's study, invisible from the street; and visions in the night of a white-clad girl in the walled garden. Add to this the arrival of a beautiful woman who may not be exactly what she seems, and Crandle is pulled deeper into the strange world of the horror writer (a man known to Crandle only through letters, signed "Ech-Pi"), until Crandle begins to unravel the dark secret at its heart.

A brilliantly written, compelling and deeply creepy novel, The Broken Hours is an irresistible literary ghost story.

Review Quote*


"Deliciously creepy, heartbreaking and beautiful." -ESI EDUGYAN, AUTHOR OF THE GILLER PRIZE–WINNING NOVEL HALF-BLOOD BLUES

"A powerful read, creepy to the point of terrifying and, at times, utterly heartbreaking, graced with both a compelling narrative and a deep, thoughtful substrata." -VANCOUVER SUN

"Baker's prose is absolutely magical." -RUE MORGUE

"A sinister page-turner about loneliness and the restless past." -QUILL & QUIRE

"A sleek, stylish ghost story." -EDMONTON JOURNAL

"It is a perfectly ghastly tale and Baker achieves the double task of mirroring Lovecraft's own story." -TORONTO STAR