As you may recall, I’m co-editing an occult detective themed anthology for Emby Press at the moment. So far, we’re almost a month into the submission period and we’ve gotten a nice mix of stories, but we could always use a few more. So, to that end, I’ve put together a short list of some links that the prospective submitter might find inspiring.
First, we have the ubiquitous TV Tropes page for occult detectives. The usual warnings apply.
Next up, we have Tim Prasil’s Chronological Bibliography of Occult Detectives. Also by Tim, we have a three part look at how one goes about defining just what an occult detective is: Part 1/Part 2/Part 3
On a less academic note, we have Grady Hendrix’s breakdown of terrible occult detectives over at Tor.com.
Topless Robot throws out a list of 11 Awesome Occult Detectives for your enjoyment.
Pretty Sinister Books takes a look at E. Charles Vivian’s occult detective Gregory George Gordon Green, AKA ‘Gees’.
For those looking for something a bit more visual, we have Bob Freeman’s ‘Weirder Tales’ webcomic.
By yours truly, we have “NAME OF A BLACK CAT!”, an occult detective themed Tumblr, with loads of images, covers and links for your enjoyment, as well as ‘The Nightmare Men’, a series of essays focusing on occult detectives.
And there we have it. Hopefully you’ll find something in the above list to get the creative clockwork clicking!