Derlith“What if Raymond Chandler wrote Lovecraft stories?”

Set in the mid-1940s, Casefile: ARKHAM follows Hank Flynn, a down on his luck private eye who is back from the war and now working the mean streets of the most cursed city on Earth—Arkham, Massachusetts. Haunted by the memories of war and at odd with a city that grows more dangerous by the day, Flynn is required to peel away the thin veil of reality to confront H.P. Lovecraft’s most enduring horrors…especially the ones that exist not in the spaces we know, but the ones in between.

When a wealthy uptown socialite hires Flynn to track down an artist by the name of Pickman, what begins as a simple missing persons case leads Flynn down a dark path of flesh eating ghouls, ancient curses, and the nightmares of a dead god. And it only gets worse when the notorious Innsmouth mafia becomes involved.

Detective Hank Flynn returns for another case that will lead him into the darkest corners of Lovecraft’s most cursed city—Arkham, Massachusetts. When an old friend shows up at Flynn’s office waving a gun and rambling about “the Abyss of the Shoggoths,” the detective is pulled into a case of love, revenge, and an elite family’s generational feud—one which just so happen to involve a cult that has interbred with the spawn of a Sumerian God.


104x126_joshJOSH I. FINNEY
Author and occasional artist, Josh I. Finney is the mind behind the award winning graphic novels World War Kaiju,  Titanium Rain, and Utopiates. Most recently his story, “Death Wore Greasepaint” appeared in the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired anthology, Whispers from the Abyss. He is known for penning stories that are heavy on action, yet always reach deep into heady subjects involving science, politics, and philosophy. In another life, he was an illustrator for DC’s Batman/Catwoman.

104x126_patrickPATRICK McEVOY
Patrick McEvoy is one of your favorite artists. Seriously. You just didn’t know it. You may not recognize his name, but you know his art. McEvoy has spent the better part of a decade illustrating some of the most loved and memorable art to come out of the H.P. Lovecraft mythos. Card games, novels, posters, t-shirts—you’ve seen and probably own at least one piece of McEvoy’s art. He’s best known for his work on Arkham Horror, Call of Cthulhu, and oh yeah…a little known title called Game of Thrones.


Casefile: Arkham succeeds where so many genre mashups fail in that both genres being combined are executed with absolute integrity. Finney and McEvoy make sure their respective recipes for detective fiction and Lovecraftian horror taste as they should before throwing both into a burbling cauldron from which rise the engrossing (and gross) adventures of Hank Flynn, P.I. 
Let this book scratch your itch for cosmic horror and hardboiled noir, and you’ll leave with permanent scars. – Phil Hester

“This is a really amazing book, with a lot of really cool references and hidden meanings. If you don’t know them, you’ve got a really good story. If you do know them, you’ve got a really amazing story. There are certainly more of them than I would have expected…but they did keep my eyes glued to the pages, looking for more. The plot itself is really interesting with supernatural ghouls and real magick (with a “k”) being explored. This is definitely up my creepy alley. It’s definitely worth the read, so give it a read as soon as you can…” – Bhavna Bakshi /   ComicWow.com

this book is a tonal achievement the likes of which is staggering, especially when you consider the elegant simplicity and relative ease with which creators Josh Finny and Patrick McEvoy find the overlap between the dark, rain-soaked alleys of Noir and the darker, blood-streaked monoliths of LovecraftShawn C. Baker / Joup Magazine

I can’t say enough good things about this book. The story is good, the characters are deep and realistic and the art is beautiful. Casefile: Arkham is a work of art and a good example of how art and great storytelling can be combined to make the perfect graphic novel.  – David Watson / HorrorAddicts.net

The usage of Lovecratian monsters/ghouls is neither underplayed nor overplayed. They’re given fantastic build-up that when the big climax happens it’s extra effective. In a story like this, a careful balance between showing and not showing them is the goal, and it’s certainly achieved. – Daniel Alvarez / UnleashTheFanboy.com

I loved it!… One of the top 10 books I’ve read for 2015. – Cory Strode / Kray Z Comics and Stories

This thing is packed with hard-boiled dialog, film noir imagery, and sanity-blasting horror.  – Darrell Hardy

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