De Vermis Mysteriis

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Mysteries of the Worm


Publisher: Oakland, CA: Chaosium Inc., 1993

Page Count: iii, 263 p.

Author(s): Robert Bloch; Robert M. Price, editor

Artist(s): Dreyfus, cover art


Early tales of the Cthulhu Mythos by the author of Psycho. Second Edition, revised and expanded. The classic collection augmented by three stories, with an afterword and certain textual revisions by the author. Additional essay by Lin Carter. Introduction and comments by Robert M. Price, series editor.


  • Introduction (to the Second Edition), Robert M. Price
  • The Secret in the Tomb
  • The Suicide in the Study
  • The Shambler from the Stars
  • The Faceless God
  • The Grinning Ghoul
  • The Dark Demon
  • The Mannikin
  • The Brood of Bubastis
  • The Creeper in the Crypt
  • The Secret of Sebek
  • The Fane of the Black Pharaoh
  • The Sorcerer's Jewel
  • The Unspeakable Betrothal
  • The Shadow from the Steeple
  • Notebook Found in a Deserted House
  • Terror in Cut-Throat Cove
  • Afterword
  • Demon-Dreaded Lore (Robert Bloch's contribution to the Cthulhu Mythos), Lin Carter

Comments / Trivia

Chaosium publication 6002. A trade paperback revision of the Zebra Books (New York : Kensington Pub. Corp., 1981.) mass-market paperback. The three added stories are "The Brood of Bubastis", "The Creeper in the Crypt", and "The Sorcerer's Jewel". The author-revised stories are "The Grinning Ghoul", "The Dark Demon", and "The Secret of Sebek".


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