This collections features three new novelettes inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, set against the background of the Roaring Twenties. Jennifer Brozek, A.D. Cahill and Orrin Grey are featured. Jazz Age Cthulhu is Innsmouth Free Press' first novella collection. If you're looking for some holiday reading this is one to pick up, if you dare.
The art deco cover alone is worth it. You can get a copy for $10 or $4 for the e-book edition.
The novellas take place in Kansas City, Assam, and the island resort of Pomptinia. You can see a preview chapter here. As you can imagine, the authors come with some impressive credentials to scare the fhtagn out of you:
Avery Cahill has worn many hats in his life from working at a cheese factory to Lecturer of Classics. He lived in Japan, where he taught Beatles songs to a Yakuza, and Norway, where he learned that ketchup and pizza don’t mix. He is a graduate of the Odyssey Writers’ Workshop, and his fiction has appeared in Dog Oil Press.
Orrin Grey is a writer, editor, amateur film scholar, and monster expert who was born on the night before Halloween. He’s the author of Never Bet the Devil & Other Warnings and the co-editor (with Silvia Moreno-Garcia) of Fungi, an anthology of weird fungus-themed stories for Innsmouth Free Press, where he also writes a regular column on vintage horror cinema. Several of his stories have received honorable mentions from Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year, and John Langan once referred to him as “the monster guy.”