The first novel in a new series following the exploits of a secret organization dedicated to battling the eldritch monstrosities given form in
H.P. Lovecraft's fevered imagination. Don't dig down below . . . When Human Protection League agent Professor Bob Chambers is called to London to
investigate the macabre discovery of an old manuscript which has lain buried and hidden away for centuries, he stumbles upon a conspiracy than
spans the aeons. Along with headstrong investigative reporter Karen Shepworth and a handful others, he finds himself incarcerated in
the "cursed" All Hallows Church as part of a publicity stunt. However, All Hallows has always been a nexus of evil—and the demons
that inhabit the very ground it is built upon are preparing to rise again when the stars are right. After a nightmarish journey through the
Nine Circles of Hell, Bob and Karen finally arrive in the subterranean Sea of Darkness, where a monstrous god awaits them. With the legions
of dead preparing to walk the earth again, time is running out to defeat this unholy entity and the ancient sorcerer who serves him—Thomas Moreby!
"While Probert might have written the book, the mastermind at back of it all is horror maestro Stephen Jones, with The Lovecraft Squad
series tying in to a previous series of linked books published under the general heading Zombie Apocalypse . . . with a
bog standard horror device (the discovery of a cursed document) as Probert's launching pad for a journey into the stratosphere of
the horror genre, where the bizarre and grotesque are indistinguishable from the sublime and underlying it all is a fearsome engine
of metaphysics . . . It is a bravura performance, a tour de force that dazzles with the wealth of invention and the sheer spectacle
committed to the page . . . I loved every minute of this book, which certainly got the new series off to a flying start, and along
the way picked up on some of the hints as to how it will all tie in to Jones' Zombie Apocalypse predecessor."
BLACK STATIC #63 (May-June, 2018)
"Probert manages to create memorable and truly frightening scenes thanks to the building tension of his prose style . . . It's a clever idea that both pays homage to the ideas expressed in Lovecraft's fiction, while giving it a more contemporary setting."
BOOKGASM, April 2017
"A grisly, gripping tale of terror with roots in medieval English history and Lovecraftian horror."
SHELF AWARENESS FOR READERS, March 31, 2017
"The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is the first book in a new series created by award-winning horror editor Stephen Jones, presenting a fresh approach to H.P. Lovecraft's Cthuhlu Mythos . . . John Llewellyn Probert's story is much more character and action-driven than traditional Lovecraftian stories . . . Even if you're not a fan of Lovecraftian fiction, All Hallows Horror is a smashing, wild ride that should be on your reading list . . . I cannot wait to read the next book in the series."
SCIFI MOVIE PAGE, March 20, 2017
"John Llewellyn Probert has written a fine, fast-paced pulp chiller in which he uses effectively the Lovecraftian tropes he obviously loves."
THE BRITISH FANTASY SOCIETY.ORG, March 7, 2017
"Smartly combining Lovecraftian and classical mythologies, Probert does an excellent job of creating a suspenseful and often horrific atmosphere without indulging in gratuitous gore or violence . . . Fans of Lovecraft and horror should enjoy."
LIBRARY JOURNAL, February 14, 2017
"The pieces of a truly great ghost story are all present, with the added fun of the exploits of the agency. Horror fans will enjoy this one."
BOOKLIST, February 3, 2017
"If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it all (plus eternal zombies and shapeshifting and horror-horror-horror. Excellently written, articulate, this is a re-reader."
—THE HAUNTED READING ROOM, December 3, 2016
"This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better . . . Probert's imagery sucks you in, and the action propels you along."
SCI-FI AND SCARY, December 24, 2016