Friday, April 8, 2016
Crossover Cover: The Shut Room
In this story by Henry S. Whitehead, his series character Gerald Canevin and his friend Lord Carruth investigate a room haunted by a highwayman who died there. Carruth mentions a “parallel case” that happened years earlier in Britain. Canevin realizes the case is that of a court jester who haunted the room in which he died, and mentions the case was recorded by William Hope Hodgson in Carnacki the Ghost-Finder. Carruth and Canevin’s comments treat the events of Hodgson’s Carnacki tale “The Whistling Room” as a real occurrence. Canevin is an American writer from a Virginia family who travels the Caribbean, where he keeps encountering Voodoo manifestations and ghosts. This crossover brings him into the CU.