Monday, December 1, 2014
Crossover Cover: Longarm and the Devil's Bride
In the library of Grant Stockton’s house, Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Parker “Longarm” Long finds thick, leather-bound books whose authors have foreign-sounding names that he doesn’t recognize, such as Alhazred and Von Junzt. Longarm is already in the CU through a meeting with his fellow Western series characters Clint Adams (of the Gunsmith series) and Slocum. Abdul Alhazred is the author of the Necronomicon in H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Friedrich Wilhelm von Junzt, the author of Unaussprechlichen Kulten, is from Robert E. Howard’s own contributions to the Cthulhu Mythos. The time of year is stated to be spring, and Longarm is surprised that Stockton doesn't have a copy of Governor Lew Wallace's new book Ben-Hur, which was first published on November 12, 1880. Therefore, I have placed this novel in the spring of 1881.