The new book in the groundbreaking series that reveals the origins of The Lovecraft Squad, a super-secret worldwide
organization dedicated to battling the eldritch monstrosities given form in H.P. Lovecraft's fevered
imagination. In April 1936, Lovecraft's novella The Shadow Over Innsmouth was first published. Written
five years earlier, but oddly rejected by every magazine it was ever submitted to, it accurately described a
series of events that actually happened in February 1928, when Federal government agents raided the ancient Massachusetts
seaport of Innsmouth and attempted to eradicate a deviant race of ichthyoid creatures which had been inter-breeding with
the human population for decades, if not centuries. There was no way that the reclusive pulp writer could have known so
much about a case where the details had been withheld for fear of creating a panic among the public. Following these
startling revelations, the FBI went back and investigated more closely into the stories that Lovecraft was publishing
as "fiction." Incredibly, it soon began to emerge that the events in Innsmouth were not a solitary event—the
monstrosities the author described really did exist. To combat these cosmic horrors, the Human Protection League (HPL)
was established to investigate and combat these otherworldly invaders. Down through the decades since, the only defense
that has stood between humanity and these creatures of chaos are the agents of the HPL—or, as they are sometimes
known to those few who are aware of their existence: The Lovecraft Squad.
|PROLOGUE: HOWARD'S WAY
|ONE: SHADOWS OVER INNSMOUTH
|THREE: THE ARMIES OF THE NIGHT
|FOUR: THE OLDE FELLOWES
||Michael Marshall Smith|
|FIVE: RANDOLPH CARTER, SECRET AGENT
||Steve Rasnic Tem|
|SIX: THE STUFF THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF . . .
|SEVEN: JUNIOR G-MEN VS. THE WHISPERS IN DARKNESS
|EIGHT: AT THE HILLS OF HOLLYWOOD
|NINE: ARKHAM HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL
|TEN: THE COLOR OUT IN SPACE
|EPILOGUE: THE SHADOW ACROSS 110TH STREET
"An enjoyable glimpse into a diverse alternative world . . . the authors incorporate just enough creepiness to keep the reader looking over their shoulder."
SCIFI MOVIE PAGE, April 11, 2018
"Noted horror maven Jones lines up a stellar group of authors with 12 all-new stories set in his world of the Lovecraft Squad."
—LOCUS, November 2017
"The Lovecraft Squad: Waiting is the brainchild of esteemed editor Stephen Jones."
—Sheila M. Merritt
SCREAM, October 5, 2017
"For the second book in the Lovecraft Squad series, following the novel All Hallows Horror, Jones has rounded
up a host of science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers to contribute to a hard-boiled, shared-world riff on the
writings of H.P. Lovecraft, master of eldritch horror . . . This book can best be appreciated by those already familiar
with the Cthulhu mythos, but newbies will still enjoy the pulpy adventures of the League."
—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, September 14, 2017