The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror

The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror

There has always been something wrong about All Hallows Church. Not just the building, but the very land upon it stands. Reports dating back to Roman times reveal that it has always been a bad place--blighted by strange sightings, unusual phenomena, and unexplained disappearances. So in the 1990s, a team of para-psychiatrists is sent in to investigate the various mysteries There has always been something wrong about All Hallows Church. Not just the building, but the very land upon it stand...

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Title:The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror
Author:John Llewellyn Probert
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:1681773333
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror Reviews

  • Crowinator
    Sep 19, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

    What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian...

  • Emily
    Dec 09, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

    What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian...

    First off I want to say that I love the cover artwork. It really puts me in mind of the older pulp horror magazines where Lovecraft and so many others got their start. It seemed to me a mixture of Lovecraft's Haunter of the Dark, a bit of reference to Hell House and BBC's Ghost W...

    The first book in a great new horror series! My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book! Rock on! The Lovecraft Squad, also known as The Human Protection League, exists to battle the horrors of t...

    Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to complete this. I just couldn't keep interested/invested in it. I didn't buy the main character as a grizzled veteran of battling dark forces. The story was... well, very meh. Ah, well. Back to the library. ...

    To preface this review: whenever I see Stephen Jones' name attached to a book, I expect excellence. I have read every one of his Year's Best Horror anthologies, which have introduced me to an incredible number of authors who have become stalwarts of the field, along with his excellent ...

    2.5 Stars. Couldn't decided between 2 or 3. Did I like it or was it only okay? The thing is, the first half was great (minus the first chapter). It was a good, spooky story with an interesting plot and premise. Then partway through it just changed with no real transition. The story ...

    The first half of this book was exciting, and couldn't wait to see what happened next. I love a good haunted house story (or church, in this case). I read it really quickly...and then the second half came. I was at a loss as to why there were elements pulled from so many different sour...

    'All Hallows Horror' starts off in a relatively familiar setting - a famously haunted, abandoned church - that might lead the experienced reader to believe they know exactly what they'll be getting. But beware - here be dragons! No sooner has the author got us uncomfortably settled ...

    Classic Lovecraft. Really enjoyed the narration. Love the imagery and the madness. I didn't know who Stephen Jones is but after reading the acknowledgements I'm really curious to check out his zombie series. I definitely have to check it out now. Bob Chamber ain't no Bob Howar...

    Not what i was expecting. The story starts off good in the first part of the book but later it goes down hill from there. Not a love craft story but a zombie, horror, supernatural is more like it. Plot needed a little more work and story needs to follow the name of the book. It has ver...

    Pulpy. Marks for ambition in incorporating Chaucer and Dante, but ultimately this is more slush than smart. ...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Feb 20, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

  • Terrence
    May 26, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

    What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian...

    First off I want to say that I love the cover artwork. It really puts me in mind of the older pulp horror magazines where Lovecraft and so many others got their start. It seemed to me a mixture of Lovecraft's Haunter of the Dark, a bit of reference to Hell House and BBC's Ghost W...

    The first book in a great new horror series! My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book! Rock on! The Lovecraft Squad, also known as The Human Protection League, exists to battle the horrors of t...

    Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to complete this. I just couldn't keep interested/invested in it. I didn't buy the main character as a grizzled veteran of battling dark forces. The story was... well, very meh. Ah, well. Back to the library. ...

  • Atlassix
    May 23, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

    What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian...

    First off I want to say that I love the cover artwork. It really puts me in mind of the older pulp horror magazines where Lovecraft and so many others got their start. It seemed to me a mixture of Lovecraft's Haunter of the Dark, a bit of reference to Hell House and BBC's Ghost W...

    The first book in a great new horror series! My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book! Rock on! The Lovecraft Squad, also known as The Human Protection League, exists to battle the horrors of t...

    Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to complete this. I just couldn't keep interested/invested in it. I didn't buy the main character as a grizzled veteran of battling dark forces. The story was... well, very meh. Ah, well. Back to the library. ...

    To preface this review: whenever I see Stephen Jones' name attached to a book, I expect excellence. I have read every one of his Year's Best Horror anthologies, which have introduced me to an incredible number of authors who have become stalwarts of the field, along with his excellent ...

    2.5 Stars. Couldn't decided between 2 or 3. Did I like it or was it only okay? The thing is, the first half was great (minus the first chapter). It was a good, spooky story with an interesting plot and premise. Then partway through it just changed with no real transition. The story ...

    The first half of this book was exciting, and couldn't wait to see what happened next. I love a good haunted house story (or church, in this case). I read it really quickly...and then the second half came. I was at a loss as to why there were elements pulled from so many different sour...

    'All Hallows Horror' starts off in a relatively familiar setting - a famously haunted, abandoned church - that might lead the experienced reader to believe they know exactly what they'll be getting. But beware - here be dragons! No sooner has the author got us uncomfortably settled ...

  • GracieKat
    Feb 01, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

    What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian...

    First off I want to say that I love the cover artwork. It really puts me in mind of the older pulp horror magazines where Lovecraft and so many others got their start. It seemed to me a mixture of Lovecraft's Haunter of the Dark, a bit of reference to Hell House and BBC's Ghost W...

  • Julia
    Aug 12, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

  • Sue
    Mar 21, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

    What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian...

    First off I want to say that I love the cover artwork. It really puts me in mind of the older pulp horror magazines where Lovecraft and so many others got their start. It seemed to me a mixture of Lovecraft's Haunter of the Dark, a bit of reference to Hell House and BBC's Ghost W...

    The first book in a great new horror series! My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book! Rock on! The Lovecraft Squad, also known as The Human Protection League, exists to battle the horrors of t...

    Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to complete this. I just couldn't keep interested/invested in it. I didn't buy the main character as a grizzled veteran of battling dark forces. The story was... well, very meh. Ah, well. Back to the library. ...

    To preface this review: whenever I see Stephen Jones' name attached to a book, I expect excellence. I have read every one of his Year's Best Horror anthologies, which have introduced me to an incredible number of authors who have become stalwarts of the field, along with his excellent ...

  • Janet Martin
    Jan 15, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

    What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian...

    First off I want to say that I love the cover artwork. It really puts me in mind of the older pulp horror magazines where Lovecraft and so many others got their start. It seemed to me a mixture of Lovecraft's Haunter of the Dark, a bit of reference to Hell House and BBC's Ghost W...

    The first book in a great new horror series! My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book! Rock on! The Lovecraft Squad, also known as The Human Protection League, exists to battle the horrors of t...

    Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to complete this. I just couldn't keep interested/invested in it. I didn't buy the main character as a grizzled veteran of battling dark forces. The story was... well, very meh. Ah, well. Back to the library. ...

    To preface this review: whenever I see Stephen Jones' name attached to a book, I expect excellence. I have read every one of his Year's Best Horror anthologies, which have introduced me to an incredible number of authors who have become stalwarts of the field, along with his excellent ...

    2.5 Stars. Couldn't decided between 2 or 3. Did I like it or was it only okay? The thing is, the first half was great (minus the first chapter). It was a good, spooky story with an interesting plot and premise. Then partway through it just changed with no real transition. The story ...

    The first half of this book was exciting, and couldn't wait to see what happened next. I love a good haunted house story (or church, in this case). I read it really quickly...and then the second half came. I was at a loss as to why there were elements pulled from so many different sour...

    'All Hallows Horror' starts off in a relatively familiar setting - a famously haunted, abandoned church - that might lead the experienced reader to believe they know exactly what they'll be getting. But beware - here be dragons! No sooner has the author got us uncomfortably settled ...

    Classic Lovecraft. Really enjoyed the narration. Love the imagery and the madness. I didn't know who Stephen Jones is but after reading the acknowledgements I'm really curious to check out his zombie series. I definitely have to check it out now. Bob Chamber ain't no Bob Howar...

    Not what i was expecting. The story starts off good in the first part of the book but later it goes down hill from there. Not a love craft story but a zombie, horror, supernatural is more like it. Plot needed a little more work and story needs to follow the name of the book. It has ver...

    Pulpy. Marks for ambition in incorporating Chaucer and Dante, but ultimately this is more slush than smart. ...

    First part of the book was great. Then it was "downhill" from there.... ...

    Yikes. It's legible, but not readable. The characters are annoying cardboard, the plot is obvious AND inexplicable, and I've rolled my eyes so hard they hurt. Save yourself. ...

    I made it about halfway through this pedestrian haunted house story that was lightly decorated with Lovecraftian touches. Neither the story or the characters were holding my attention and I gave up. ...

    Opened up promising then went downhill from there. ...

    I reviewed this book for NetGalley. ...

    Links to Lovecraft seem everywhere this season--doors to alternative realities whether fantasy based or relying on string theory and quantum physics, Howard appears to rule! This classic horror novel set in contemporary haunted London is lots of fun with monsters galore. ...

  • ᴥ Irena ᴥ
    Feb 19, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

  • Alissa
    Jun 28, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

    What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian...

    First off I want to say that I love the cover artwork. It really puts me in mind of the older pulp horror magazines where Lovecraft and so many others got their start. It seemed to me a mixture of Lovecraft's Haunter of the Dark, a bit of reference to Hell House and BBC's Ghost W...

    The first book in a great new horror series! My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book! Rock on! The Lovecraft Squad, also known as The Human Protection League, exists to battle the horrors of t...

    Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to complete this. I just couldn't keep interested/invested in it. I didn't buy the main character as a grizzled veteran of battling dark forces. The story was... well, very meh. Ah, well. Back to the library. ...

    To preface this review: whenever I see Stephen Jones' name attached to a book, I expect excellence. I have read every one of his Year's Best Horror anthologies, which have introduced me to an incredible number of authors who have become stalwarts of the field, along with his excellent ...

    2.5 Stars. Couldn't decided between 2 or 3. Did I like it or was it only okay? The thing is, the first half was great (minus the first chapter). It was a good, spooky story with an interesting plot and premise. Then partway through it just changed with no real transition. The story ...

    The first half of this book was exciting, and couldn't wait to see what happened next. I love a good haunted house story (or church, in this case). I read it really quickly...and then the second half came. I was at a loss as to why there were elements pulled from so many different sour...

  • May Is Fungi From Yuggoth The Haunted Reading Room
    Dec 03, 2016

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

  • Anthonia
    Nov 30, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

    What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian...

    First off I want to say that I love the cover artwork. It really puts me in mind of the older pulp horror magazines where Lovecraft and so many others got their start. It seemed to me a mixture of Lovecraft's Haunter of the Dark, a bit of reference to Hell House and BBC's Ghost W...

    The first book in a great new horror series! My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book! Rock on! The Lovecraft Squad, also known as The Human Protection League, exists to battle the horrors of t...

    Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to complete this. I just couldn't keep interested/invested in it. I didn't buy the main character as a grizzled veteran of battling dark forces. The story was... well, very meh. Ah, well. Back to the library. ...

    To preface this review: whenever I see Stephen Jones' name attached to a book, I expect excellence. I have read every one of his Year's Best Horror anthologies, which have introduced me to an incredible number of authors who have become stalwarts of the field, along with his excellent ...

    2.5 Stars. Couldn't decided between 2 or 3. Did I like it or was it only okay? The thing is, the first half was great (minus the first chapter). It was a good, spooky story with an interesting plot and premise. Then partway through it just changed with no real transition. The story ...

    The first half of this book was exciting, and couldn't wait to see what happened next. I love a good haunted house story (or church, in this case). I read it really quickly...and then the second half came. I was at a loss as to why there were elements pulled from so many different sour...

    'All Hallows Horror' starts off in a relatively familiar setting - a famously haunted, abandoned church - that might lead the experienced reader to believe they know exactly what they'll be getting. But beware - here be dragons! No sooner has the author got us uncomfortably settled ...

    Classic Lovecraft. Really enjoyed the narration. Love the imagery and the madness. I didn't know who Stephen Jones is but after reading the acknowledgements I'm really curious to check out his zombie series. I definitely have to check it out now. Bob Chamber ain't no Bob Howar...

    Not what i was expecting. The story starts off good in the first part of the book but later it goes down hill from there. Not a love craft story but a zombie, horror, supernatural is more like it. Plot needed a little more work and story needs to follow the name of the book. It has ver...

  • Sarah
    Mar 27, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

  • Eli
    Nov 26, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

    What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian...

    First off I want to say that I love the cover artwork. It really puts me in mind of the older pulp horror magazines where Lovecraft and so many others got their start. It seemed to me a mixture of Lovecraft's Haunter of the Dark, a bit of reference to Hell House and BBC's Ghost W...

    The first book in a great new horror series! My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book! Rock on! The Lovecraft Squad, also known as The Human Protection League, exists to battle the horrors of t...

    Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to complete this. I just couldn't keep interested/invested in it. I didn't buy the main character as a grizzled veteran of battling dark forces. The story was... well, very meh. Ah, well. Back to the library. ...

    To preface this review: whenever I see Stephen Jones' name attached to a book, I expect excellence. I have read every one of his Year's Best Horror anthologies, which have introduced me to an incredible number of authors who have become stalwarts of the field, along with his excellent ...

    2.5 Stars. Couldn't decided between 2 or 3. Did I like it or was it only okay? The thing is, the first half was great (minus the first chapter). It was a good, spooky story with an interesting plot and premise. Then partway through it just changed with no real transition. The story ...

    The first half of this book was exciting, and couldn't wait to see what happened next. I love a good haunted house story (or church, in this case). I read it really quickly...and then the second half came. I was at a loss as to why there were elements pulled from so many different sour...

    'All Hallows Horror' starts off in a relatively familiar setting - a famously haunted, abandoned church - that might lead the experienced reader to believe they know exactly what they'll be getting. But beware - here be dragons! No sooner has the author got us uncomfortably settled ...

    Classic Lovecraft. Really enjoyed the narration. Love the imagery and the madness. I didn't know who Stephen Jones is but after reading the acknowledgements I'm really curious to check out his zombie series. I definitely have to check it out now. Bob Chamber ain't no Bob Howar...

    Not what i was expecting. The story starts off good in the first part of the book but later it goes down hill from there. Not a love craft story but a zombie, horror, supernatural is more like it. Plot needed a little more work and story needs to follow the name of the book. It has ver...

    Pulpy. Marks for ambition in incorporating Chaucer and Dante, but ultimately this is more slush than smart. ...

    First part of the book was great. Then it was "downhill" from there.... ...

    Yikes. It's legible, but not readable. The characters are annoying cardboard, the plot is obvious AND inexplicable, and I've rolled my eyes so hard they hurt. Save yourself. ...

  • Kayla
    May 04, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

    What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian...

    First off I want to say that I love the cover artwork. It really puts me in mind of the older pulp horror magazines where Lovecraft and so many others got their start. It seemed to me a mixture of Lovecraft's Haunter of the Dark, a bit of reference to Hell House and BBC's Ghost W...

    The first book in a great new horror series! My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book! Rock on! The Lovecraft Squad, also known as The Human Protection League, exists to battle the horrors of t...

    Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to complete this. I just couldn't keep interested/invested in it. I didn't buy the main character as a grizzled veteran of battling dark forces. The story was... well, very meh. Ah, well. Back to the library. ...

    To preface this review: whenever I see Stephen Jones' name attached to a book, I expect excellence. I have read every one of his Year's Best Horror anthologies, which have introduced me to an incredible number of authors who have become stalwarts of the field, along with his excellent ...

    2.5 Stars. Couldn't decided between 2 or 3. Did I like it or was it only okay? The thing is, the first half was great (minus the first chapter). It was a good, spooky story with an interesting plot and premise. Then partway through it just changed with no real transition. The story ...

    The first half of this book was exciting, and couldn't wait to see what happened next. I love a good haunted house story (or church, in this case). I read it really quickly...and then the second half came. I was at a loss as to why there were elements pulled from so many different sour...

    'All Hallows Horror' starts off in a relatively familiar setting - a famously haunted, abandoned church - that might lead the experienced reader to believe they know exactly what they'll be getting. But beware - here be dragons! No sooner has the author got us uncomfortably settled ...

    Classic Lovecraft. Really enjoyed the narration. Love the imagery and the madness. I didn't know who Stephen Jones is but after reading the acknowledgements I'm really curious to check out his zombie series. I definitely have to check it out now. Bob Chamber ain't no Bob Howar...

    Not what i was expecting. The story starts off good in the first part of the book but later it goes down hill from there. Not a love craft story but a zombie, horror, supernatural is more like it. Plot needed a little more work and story needs to follow the name of the book. It has ver...

    Pulpy. Marks for ambition in incorporating Chaucer and Dante, but ultimately this is more slush than smart. ...

    First part of the book was great. Then it was "downhill" from there.... ...

    Yikes. It's legible, but not readable. The characters are annoying cardboard, the plot is obvious AND inexplicable, and I've rolled my eyes so hard they hurt. Save yourself. ...

    I made it about halfway through this pedestrian haunted house story that was lightly decorated with Lovecraftian touches. Neither the story or the characters were holding my attention and I gave up. ...

    Opened up promising then went downhill from there. ...

    I reviewed this book for NetGalley. ...

    Links to Lovecraft seem everywhere this season--doors to alternative realities whether fantasy based or relying on string theory and quantum physics, Howard appears to rule! This classic horror novel set in contemporary haunted London is lots of fun with monsters galore. ...

    Review for Monster Librarian forthcoming. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. ...

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  • Kimberly
    Feb 22, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

  • Peter Fiske
    Dec 20, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

    What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian...

    First off I want to say that I love the cover artwork. It really puts me in mind of the older pulp horror magazines where Lovecraft and so many others got their start. It seemed to me a mixture of Lovecraft's Haunter of the Dark, a bit of reference to Hell House and BBC's Ghost W...

    The first book in a great new horror series! My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book! Rock on! The Lovecraft Squad, also known as The Human Protection League, exists to battle the horrors of t...

    Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to complete this. I just couldn't keep interested/invested in it. I didn't buy the main character as a grizzled veteran of battling dark forces. The story was... well, very meh. Ah, well. Back to the library. ...

    To preface this review: whenever I see Stephen Jones' name attached to a book, I expect excellence. I have read every one of his Year's Best Horror anthologies, which have introduced me to an incredible number of authors who have become stalwarts of the field, along with his excellent ...

    2.5 Stars. Couldn't decided between 2 or 3. Did I like it or was it only okay? The thing is, the first half was great (minus the first chapter). It was a good, spooky story with an interesting plot and premise. Then partway through it just changed with no real transition. The story ...

    The first half of this book was exciting, and couldn't wait to see what happened next. I love a good haunted house story (or church, in this case). I read it really quickly...and then the second half came. I was at a loss as to why there were elements pulled from so many different sour...

    'All Hallows Horror' starts off in a relatively familiar setting - a famously haunted, abandoned church - that might lead the experienced reader to believe they know exactly what they'll be getting. But beware - here be dragons! No sooner has the author got us uncomfortably settled ...

    Classic Lovecraft. Really enjoyed the narration. Love the imagery and the madness. I didn't know who Stephen Jones is but after reading the acknowledgements I'm really curious to check out his zombie series. I definitely have to check it out now. Bob Chamber ain't no Bob Howar...

    Not what i was expecting. The story starts off good in the first part of the book but later it goes down hill from there. Not a love craft story but a zombie, horror, supernatural is more like it. Plot needed a little more work and story needs to follow the name of the book. It has ver...

    Pulpy. Marks for ambition in incorporating Chaucer and Dante, but ultimately this is more slush than smart. ...

    First part of the book was great. Then it was "downhill" from there.... ...

    Yikes. It's legible, but not readable. The characters are annoying cardboard, the plot is obvious AND inexplicable, and I've rolled my eyes so hard they hurt. Save yourself. ...

    I made it about halfway through this pedestrian haunted house story that was lightly decorated with Lovecraftian touches. Neither the story or the characters were holding my attention and I gave up. ...

    Opened up promising then went downhill from there. ...

  • Paula
    Mar 10, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

    What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian...

    First off I want to say that I love the cover artwork. It really puts me in mind of the older pulp horror magazines where Lovecraft and so many others got their start. It seemed to me a mixture of Lovecraft's Haunter of the Dark, a bit of reference to Hell House and BBC's Ghost W...

    The first book in a great new horror series! My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book! Rock on! The Lovecraft Squad, also known as The Human Protection League, exists to battle the horrors of t...

    Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to complete this. I just couldn't keep interested/invested in it. I didn't buy the main character as a grizzled veteran of battling dark forces. The story was... well, very meh. Ah, well. Back to the library. ...

    To preface this review: whenever I see Stephen Jones' name attached to a book, I expect excellence. I have read every one of his Year's Best Horror anthologies, which have introduced me to an incredible number of authors who have become stalwarts of the field, along with his excellent ...

    2.5 Stars. Couldn't decided between 2 or 3. Did I like it or was it only okay? The thing is, the first half was great (minus the first chapter). It was a good, spooky story with an interesting plot and premise. Then partway through it just changed with no real transition. The story ...

    The first half of this book was exciting, and couldn't wait to see what happened next. I love a good haunted house story (or church, in this case). I read it really quickly...and then the second half came. I was at a loss as to why there were elements pulled from so many different sour...

    'All Hallows Horror' starts off in a relatively familiar setting - a famously haunted, abandoned church - that might lead the experienced reader to believe they know exactly what they'll be getting. But beware - here be dragons! No sooner has the author got us uncomfortably settled ...

    Classic Lovecraft. Really enjoyed the narration. Love the imagery and the madness. I didn't know who Stephen Jones is but after reading the acknowledgements I'm really curious to check out his zombie series. I definitely have to check it out now. Bob Chamber ain't no Bob Howar...

    Not what i was expecting. The story starts off good in the first part of the book but later it goes down hill from there. Not a love craft story but a zombie, horror, supernatural is more like it. Plot needed a little more work and story needs to follow the name of the book. It has ver...

    Pulpy. Marks for ambition in incorporating Chaucer and Dante, but ultimately this is more slush than smart. ...

    First part of the book was great. Then it was "downhill" from there.... ...

    Yikes. It's legible, but not readable. The characters are annoying cardboard, the plot is obvious AND inexplicable, and I've rolled my eyes so hard they hurt. Save yourself. ...

    I made it about halfway through this pedestrian haunted house story that was lightly decorated with Lovecraftian touches. Neither the story or the characters were holding my attention and I gave up. ...

    Opened up promising then went downhill from there. ...

    I reviewed this book for NetGalley. ...

  • Chuck Hatchell
    Mar 21, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

    What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian...

    First off I want to say that I love the cover artwork. It really puts me in mind of the older pulp horror magazines where Lovecraft and so many others got their start. It seemed to me a mixture of Lovecraft's Haunter of the Dark, a bit of reference to Hell House and BBC's Ghost W...

    The first book in a great new horror series! My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book! Rock on! The Lovecraft Squad, also known as The Human Protection League, exists to battle the horrors of t...

    Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to complete this. I just couldn't keep interested/invested in it. I didn't buy the main character as a grizzled veteran of battling dark forces. The story was... well, very meh. Ah, well. Back to the library. ...

    To preface this review: whenever I see Stephen Jones' name attached to a book, I expect excellence. I have read every one of his Year's Best Horror anthologies, which have introduced me to an incredible number of authors who have become stalwarts of the field, along with his excellent ...

    2.5 Stars. Couldn't decided between 2 or 3. Did I like it or was it only okay? The thing is, the first half was great (minus the first chapter). It was a good, spooky story with an interesting plot and premise. Then partway through it just changed with no real transition. The story ...

    The first half of this book was exciting, and couldn't wait to see what happened next. I love a good haunted house story (or church, in this case). I read it really quickly...and then the second half came. I was at a loss as to why there were elements pulled from so many different sour...

    'All Hallows Horror' starts off in a relatively familiar setting - a famously haunted, abandoned church - that might lead the experienced reader to believe they know exactly what they'll be getting. But beware - here be dragons! No sooner has the author got us uncomfortably settled ...

    Classic Lovecraft. Really enjoyed the narration. Love the imagery and the madness. I didn't know who Stephen Jones is but after reading the acknowledgements I'm really curious to check out his zombie series. I definitely have to check it out now. Bob Chamber ain't no Bob Howar...

    Not what i was expecting. The story starts off good in the first part of the book but later it goes down hill from there. Not a love craft story but a zombie, horror, supernatural is more like it. Plot needed a little more work and story needs to follow the name of the book. It has ver...

    Pulpy. Marks for ambition in incorporating Chaucer and Dante, but ultimately this is more slush than smart. ...

    First part of the book was great. Then it was "downhill" from there.... ...

    Yikes. It's legible, but not readable. The characters are annoying cardboard, the plot is obvious AND inexplicable, and I've rolled my eyes so hard they hurt. Save yourself. ...

    I made it about halfway through this pedestrian haunted house story that was lightly decorated with Lovecraftian touches. Neither the story or the characters were holding my attention and I gave up. ...

    Opened up promising then went downhill from there. ...

    I reviewed this book for NetGalley. ...

    Links to Lovecraft seem everywhere this season--doors to alternative realities whether fantasy based or relying on string theory and quantum physics, Howard appears to rule! This classic horror novel set in contemporary haunted London is lots of fun with monsters galore. ...

    Review for Monster Librarian forthcoming. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. ...

    ...

    ...

  • James
    Sep 06, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

    What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian...

    First off I want to say that I love the cover artwork. It really puts me in mind of the older pulp horror magazines where Lovecraft and so many others got their start. It seemed to me a mixture of Lovecraft's Haunter of the Dark, a bit of reference to Hell House and BBC's Ghost W...

    The first book in a great new horror series! My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book! Rock on! The Lovecraft Squad, also known as The Human Protection League, exists to battle the horrors of t...

    Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to complete this. I just couldn't keep interested/invested in it. I didn't buy the main character as a grizzled veteran of battling dark forces. The story was... well, very meh. Ah, well. Back to the library. ...

    To preface this review: whenever I see Stephen Jones' name attached to a book, I expect excellence. I have read every one of his Year's Best Horror anthologies, which have introduced me to an incredible number of authors who have become stalwarts of the field, along with his excellent ...

    2.5 Stars. Couldn't decided between 2 or 3. Did I like it or was it only okay? The thing is, the first half was great (minus the first chapter). It was a good, spooky story with an interesting plot and premise. Then partway through it just changed with no real transition. The story ...

    The first half of this book was exciting, and couldn't wait to see what happened next. I love a good haunted house story (or church, in this case). I read it really quickly...and then the second half came. I was at a loss as to why there were elements pulled from so many different sour...

    'All Hallows Horror' starts off in a relatively familiar setting - a famously haunted, abandoned church - that might lead the experienced reader to believe they know exactly what they'll be getting. But beware - here be dragons! No sooner has the author got us uncomfortably settled ...

    Classic Lovecraft. Really enjoyed the narration. Love the imagery and the madness. I didn't know who Stephen Jones is but after reading the acknowledgements I'm really curious to check out his zombie series. I definitely have to check it out now. Bob Chamber ain't no Bob Howar...

    Not what i was expecting. The story starts off good in the first part of the book but later it goes down hill from there. Not a love craft story but a zombie, horror, supernatural is more like it. Plot needed a little more work and story needs to follow the name of the book. It has ver...

    Pulpy. Marks for ambition in incorporating Chaucer and Dante, but ultimately this is more slush than smart. ...

    First part of the book was great. Then it was "downhill" from there.... ...

    Yikes. It's legible, but not readable. The characters are annoying cardboard, the plot is obvious AND inexplicable, and I've rolled my eyes so hard they hurt. Save yourself. ...

    I made it about halfway through this pedestrian haunted house story that was lightly decorated with Lovecraftian touches. Neither the story or the characters were holding my attention and I gave up. ...

  • Dale
    Feb 20, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

    What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian...

    First off I want to say that I love the cover artwork. It really puts me in mind of the older pulp horror magazines where Lovecraft and so many others got their start. It seemed to me a mixture of Lovecraft's Haunter of the Dark, a bit of reference to Hell House and BBC's Ghost W...

    The first book in a great new horror series! My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book! Rock on! The Lovecraft Squad, also known as The Human Protection League, exists to battle the horrors of t...

  • Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary
    Dec 24, 2016

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

  • Catherine
    Jun 02, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

    What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian...

    First off I want to say that I love the cover artwork. It really puts me in mind of the older pulp horror magazines where Lovecraft and so many others got their start. It seemed to me a mixture of Lovecraft's Haunter of the Dark, a bit of reference to Hell House and BBC's Ghost W...

    The first book in a great new horror series! My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book! Rock on! The Lovecraft Squad, also known as The Human Protection League, exists to battle the horrors of t...

    Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to complete this. I just couldn't keep interested/invested in it. I didn't buy the main character as a grizzled veteran of battling dark forces. The story was... well, very meh. Ah, well. Back to the library. ...

    To preface this review: whenever I see Stephen Jones' name attached to a book, I expect excellence. I have read every one of his Year's Best Horror anthologies, which have introduced me to an incredible number of authors who have become stalwarts of the field, along with his excellent ...

    2.5 Stars. Couldn't decided between 2 or 3. Did I like it or was it only okay? The thing is, the first half was great (minus the first chapter). It was a good, spooky story with an interesting plot and premise. Then partway through it just changed with no real transition. The story ...

    The first half of this book was exciting, and couldn't wait to see what happened next. I love a good haunted house story (or church, in this case). I read it really quickly...and then the second half came. I was at a loss as to why there were elements pulled from so many different sour...

    'All Hallows Horror' starts off in a relatively familiar setting - a famously haunted, abandoned church - that might lead the experienced reader to believe they know exactly what they'll be getting. But beware - here be dragons! No sooner has the author got us uncomfortably settled ...

    Classic Lovecraft. Really enjoyed the narration. Love the imagery and the madness. I didn't know who Stephen Jones is but after reading the acknowledgements I'm really curious to check out his zombie series. I definitely have to check it out now. Bob Chamber ain't no Bob Howar...

    Not what i was expecting. The story starts off good in the first part of the book but later it goes down hill from there. Not a love craft story but a zombie, horror, supernatural is more like it. Plot needed a little more work and story needs to follow the name of the book. It has ver...

    Pulpy. Marks for ambition in incorporating Chaucer and Dante, but ultimately this is more slush than smart. ...

    First part of the book was great. Then it was "downhill" from there.... ...

    Yikes. It's legible, but not readable. The characters are annoying cardboard, the plot is obvious AND inexplicable, and I've rolled my eyes so hard they hurt. Save yourself. ...

    I made it about halfway through this pedestrian haunted house story that was lightly decorated with Lovecraftian touches. Neither the story or the characters were holding my attention and I gave up. ...

    Opened up promising then went downhill from there. ...

    I reviewed this book for NetGalley. ...

    Links to Lovecraft seem everywhere this season--doors to alternative realities whether fantasy based or relying on string theory and quantum physics, Howard appears to rule! This classic horror novel set in contemporary haunted London is lots of fun with monsters galore. ...

    Review for Monster Librarian forthcoming. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. ...

    ...

  • Sam Gor
    Mar 18, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

    What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian...

    First off I want to say that I love the cover artwork. It really puts me in mind of the older pulp horror magazines where Lovecraft and so many others got their start. It seemed to me a mixture of Lovecraft's Haunter of the Dark, a bit of reference to Hell House and BBC's Ghost W...

    The first book in a great new horror series! My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book! Rock on! The Lovecraft Squad, also known as The Human Protection League, exists to battle the horrors of t...

    Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to complete this. I just couldn't keep interested/invested in it. I didn't buy the main character as a grizzled veteran of battling dark forces. The story was... well, very meh. Ah, well. Back to the library. ...

    To preface this review: whenever I see Stephen Jones' name attached to a book, I expect excellence. I have read every one of his Year's Best Horror anthologies, which have introduced me to an incredible number of authors who have become stalwarts of the field, along with his excellent ...

    2.5 Stars. Couldn't decided between 2 or 3. Did I like it or was it only okay? The thing is, the first half was great (minus the first chapter). It was a good, spooky story with an interesting plot and premise. Then partway through it just changed with no real transition. The story ...

    The first half of this book was exciting, and couldn't wait to see what happened next. I love a good haunted house story (or church, in this case). I read it really quickly...and then the second half came. I was at a loss as to why there were elements pulled from so many different sour...

    'All Hallows Horror' starts off in a relatively familiar setting - a famously haunted, abandoned church - that might lead the experienced reader to believe they know exactly what they'll be getting. But beware - here be dragons! No sooner has the author got us uncomfortably settled ...

    Classic Lovecraft. Really enjoyed the narration. Love the imagery and the madness. I didn't know who Stephen Jones is but after reading the acknowledgements I'm really curious to check out his zombie series. I definitely have to check it out now. Bob Chamber ain't no Bob Howar...

  • Lizzy  Walker
    Dec 31, 2016

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

    What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian...

    First off I want to say that I love the cover artwork. It really puts me in mind of the older pulp horror magazines where Lovecraft and so many others got their start. It seemed to me a mixture of Lovecraft's Haunter of the Dark, a bit of reference to Hell House and BBC's Ghost W...

    The first book in a great new horror series! My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book! Rock on! The Lovecraft Squad, also known as The Human Protection League, exists to battle the horrors of t...

    Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to complete this. I just couldn't keep interested/invested in it. I didn't buy the main character as a grizzled veteran of battling dark forces. The story was... well, very meh. Ah, well. Back to the library. ...

    To preface this review: whenever I see Stephen Jones' name attached to a book, I expect excellence. I have read every one of his Year's Best Horror anthologies, which have introduced me to an incredible number of authors who have become stalwarts of the field, along with his excellent ...

    2.5 Stars. Couldn't decided between 2 or 3. Did I like it or was it only okay? The thing is, the first half was great (minus the first chapter). It was a good, spooky story with an interesting plot and premise. Then partway through it just changed with no real transition. The story ...

    The first half of this book was exciting, and couldn't wait to see what happened next. I love a good haunted house story (or church, in this case). I read it really quickly...and then the second half came. I was at a loss as to why there were elements pulled from so many different sour...

    'All Hallows Horror' starts off in a relatively familiar setting - a famously haunted, abandoned church - that might lead the experienced reader to believe they know exactly what they'll be getting. But beware - here be dragons! No sooner has the author got us uncomfortably settled ...

    Classic Lovecraft. Really enjoyed the narration. Love the imagery and the madness. I didn't know who Stephen Jones is but after reading the acknowledgements I'm really curious to check out his zombie series. I definitely have to check it out now. Bob Chamber ain't no Bob Howar...

    Not what i was expecting. The story starts off good in the first part of the book but later it goes down hill from there. Not a love craft story but a zombie, horror, supernatural is more like it. Plot needed a little more work and story needs to follow the name of the book. It has ver...

    Pulpy. Marks for ambition in incorporating Chaucer and Dante, but ultimately this is more slush than smart. ...

    First part of the book was great. Then it was "downhill" from there.... ...

    Yikes. It's legible, but not readable. The characters are annoying cardboard, the plot is obvious AND inexplicable, and I've rolled my eyes so hard they hurt. Save yourself. ...

    I made it about halfway through this pedestrian haunted house story that was lightly decorated with Lovecraftian touches. Neither the story or the characters were holding my attention and I gave up. ...

    Opened up promising then went downhill from there. ...

    I reviewed this book for NetGalley. ...

    Links to Lovecraft seem everywhere this season--doors to alternative realities whether fantasy based or relying on string theory and quantum physics, Howard appears to rule! This classic horror novel set in contemporary haunted London is lots of fun with monsters galore. ...

    Review for Monster Librarian forthcoming. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. ...

  • William Gillespie
    Mar 09, 2018

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

    What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian...

    First off I want to say that I love the cover artwork. It really puts me in mind of the older pulp horror magazines where Lovecraft and so many others got their start. It seemed to me a mixture of Lovecraft's Haunter of the Dark, a bit of reference to Hell House and BBC's Ghost W...

    The first book in a great new horror series! My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book! Rock on! The Lovecraft Squad, also known as The Human Protection League, exists to battle the horrors of t...

    Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to complete this. I just couldn't keep interested/invested in it. I didn't buy the main character as a grizzled veteran of battling dark forces. The story was... well, very meh. Ah, well. Back to the library. ...

    To preface this review: whenever I see Stephen Jones' name attached to a book, I expect excellence. I have read every one of his Year's Best Horror anthologies, which have introduced me to an incredible number of authors who have become stalwarts of the field, along with his excellent ...

    2.5 Stars. Couldn't decided between 2 or 3. Did I like it or was it only okay? The thing is, the first half was great (minus the first chapter). It was a good, spooky story with an interesting plot and premise. Then partway through it just changed with no real transition. The story ...

    The first half of this book was exciting, and couldn't wait to see what happened next. I love a good haunted house story (or church, in this case). I read it really quickly...and then the second half came. I was at a loss as to why there were elements pulled from so many different sour...

    'All Hallows Horror' starts off in a relatively familiar setting - a famously haunted, abandoned church - that might lead the experienced reader to believe they know exactly what they'll be getting. But beware - here be dragons! No sooner has the author got us uncomfortably settled ...

    Classic Lovecraft. Really enjoyed the narration. Love the imagery and the madness. I didn't know who Stephen Jones is but after reading the acknowledgements I'm really curious to check out his zombie series. I definitely have to check it out now. Bob Chamber ain't no Bob Howar...

    Not what i was expecting. The story starts off good in the first part of the book but later it goes down hill from there. Not a love craft story but a zombie, horror, supernatural is more like it. Plot needed a little more work and story needs to follow the name of the book. It has ver...

    Pulpy. Marks for ambition in incorporating Chaucer and Dante, but ultimately this is more slush than smart. ...

    First part of the book was great. Then it was "downhill" from there.... ...

    Yikes. It's legible, but not readable. The characters are annoying cardboard, the plot is obvious AND inexplicable, and I've rolled my eyes so hard they hurt. Save yourself. ...

    I made it about halfway through this pedestrian haunted house story that was lightly decorated with Lovecraftian touches. Neither the story or the characters were holding my attention and I gave up. ...

    Opened up promising then went downhill from there. ...

    I reviewed this book for NetGalley. ...

    Links to Lovecraft seem everywhere this season--doors to alternative realities whether fantasy based or relying on string theory and quantum physics, Howard appears to rule! This classic horror novel set in contemporary haunted London is lots of fun with monsters galore. ...

    Review for Monster Librarian forthcoming. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. ...

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  • Lieuvena
    Jun 12, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

    What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian...

    First off I want to say that I love the cover artwork. It really puts me in mind of the older pulp horror magazines where Lovecraft and so many others got their start. It seemed to me a mixture of Lovecraft's Haunter of the Dark, a bit of reference to Hell House and BBC's Ghost W...

    The first book in a great new horror series! My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book! Rock on! The Lovecraft Squad, also known as The Human Protection League, exists to battle the horrors of t...

    Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to complete this. I just couldn't keep interested/invested in it. I didn't buy the main character as a grizzled veteran of battling dark forces. The story was... well, very meh. Ah, well. Back to the library. ...

    To preface this review: whenever I see Stephen Jones' name attached to a book, I expect excellence. I have read every one of his Year's Best Horror anthologies, which have introduced me to an incredible number of authors who have become stalwarts of the field, along with his excellent ...

    2.5 Stars. Couldn't decided between 2 or 3. Did I like it or was it only okay? The thing is, the first half was great (minus the first chapter). It was a good, spooky story with an interesting plot and premise. Then partway through it just changed with no real transition. The story ...

  • Elle Maruska
    Feb 16, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

  • Glenn Giuttari
    Dec 29, 2017

    The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place...

    4.5 Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is...

    THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that,...

    Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too! The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensi...

    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!] As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the wa...

    Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn Probert This novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it ...

    This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was be...

    I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a ...

    What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian...

    First off I want to say that I love the cover artwork. It really puts me in mind of the older pulp horror magazines where Lovecraft and so many others got their start. It seemed to me a mixture of Lovecraft's Haunter of the Dark, a bit of reference to Hell House and BBC's Ghost W...

    The first book in a great new horror series! My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book! Rock on! The Lovecraft Squad, also known as The Human Protection League, exists to battle the horrors of t...

    Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to complete this. I just couldn't keep interested/invested in it. I didn't buy the main character as a grizzled veteran of battling dark forces. The story was... well, very meh. Ah, well. Back to the library. ...

    To preface this review: whenever I see Stephen Jones' name attached to a book, I expect excellence. I have read every one of his Year's Best Horror anthologies, which have introduced me to an incredible number of authors who have become stalwarts of the field, along with his excellent ...

    2.5 Stars. Couldn't decided between 2 or 3. Did I like it or was it only okay? The thing is, the first half was great (minus the first chapter). It was a good, spooky story with an interesting plot and premise. Then partway through it just changed with no real transition. The story ...

    The first half of this book was exciting, and couldn't wait to see what happened next. I love a good haunted house story (or church, in this case). I read it really quickly...and then the second half came. I was at a loss as to why there were elements pulled from so many different sour...

    'All Hallows Horror' starts off in a relatively familiar setting - a famously haunted, abandoned church - that might lead the experienced reader to believe they know exactly what they'll be getting. But beware - here be dragons! No sooner has the author got us uncomfortably settled ...

    Classic Lovecraft. Really enjoyed the narration. Love the imagery and the madness. I didn't know who Stephen Jones is but after reading the acknowledgements I'm really curious to check out his zombie series. I definitely have to check it out now. Bob Chamber ain't no Bob Howar...

    Not what i was expecting. The story starts off good in the first part of the book but later it goes down hill from there. Not a love craft story but a zombie, horror, supernatural is more like it. Plot needed a little more work and story needs to follow the name of the book. It has ver...

    Pulpy. Marks for ambition in incorporating Chaucer and Dante, but ultimately this is more slush than smart. ...

    First part of the book was great. Then it was "downhill" from there.... ...