In Victorian London, a select group of writers, led by Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker and Henry James held an informal dining club, the price of entry to which was the telling of a story by each invited guest.

These are their stories, containing tales of revenant loved ones, lost cities, weird science, spectral appearances and mysteries in the fog of the old city, all told by some of the foremost writers of the day. In here you’ll find Verne and Wells, Tolstoy and Checkov, Stevenson and Oliphant, Kipling, Twain, Haggard, Wilde and Blavatsky alongside their hosts.

Come, join us for dinner and a story.

‘The Ghost Club is a massively ambitious anthology of stories ‘by’ classic authors as imagined by the extremely talented William Meikle. Massively entertaining, too.’ – Simon Clark, author of the award winning The Night of the Triffids

Table of Contents

Robert Louis Stevenson : Wee Davie Makes a Friend
Rudyard Kipling : The High Bungalow
Leo Tolstoy : The Immortal Memory
Bram Stoker : The House of the Dead
Mark Twain : Once a Jackass
Herbert George Wells : Farside
Margaret Oliphant : To the Manor Born
Oscar Wilde : The Angry Ghost
Henry Rider Haggard : The Black Ziggurat
Helena P Blavatsky : Born of Ether
Henry James : The Scrimshaw Set
Anton Checkov : At the Molenzki Junction
Jules Verne : To the Moon and Beyond
Arthur Conan Doyle : The Curious Affair on the Embankment


There are a number of solid reasons to add The Ghost Club to your reading list. For example, you love a good ghost story, or maybe you’ve read and enjoyed Meikle’s Carnacki tales, or perhaps you’re a fan of Victorian terror, or maybe you just enjoy a good read. Whatever your reason, happy reading. – CEMETERY DANCE

A collection of stories that was thoroughly entertaining, presenting a series of clever and canny exercises in style and subject matter by an inventive and accomplished writer. – PETE TENNANT, BLACK STATIC #62

…an extremely entertaining volume for any dark fiction lover. – HELLNOTES

It holds such a bounty of great stories it could easily entertain readers of many brands of horror. – THIS IS HORROR

It is one of those outrageous scenarios that many members of fandom would love to have happen. From spirited dolls, haunted houses and even an eerie mystery at Scotland Yard, readers will find plenty of new adventures as told by some familiar voices. For a brief moment, or at least until the last page is turned, William Meikle reminds us what was special about some of our favorite authors in his book. – AMAZING STORIES

An incredibly impressive feat of writing… a triumph for Mr Meikle and Crystal Lake Publishing, and should find its way onto the shelves of any self-respecting fan of ghost stories, terrifying tales, and Mr Meikle’s own writing. – SCI-FI AND FANTASY REVIEWER

Meikle playfully manipulates multiple styles, has sly references to real stories and has created a work which comes across as genuinely authentic – HORROR TALK

Meikle has done a wonderful job in keeping with the cadence of each author. I loved each of these tales especially since I am familiar with most of these authors and have greatly enjoyed reading their words in the past. These are all good old-fashion tales that don’t rely on shock or blood and guts to get your attention. – HORROR NOVEL REVIEWS

‘The Ghost Club is a massively ambitious anthology of stories ‘by’ classic authors as imagined by the extremely talented William Meikle. Massively entertaining, too.’ – Simon Clark, author of the award winning The Night of the Triffids

‘In the past, we’ve had the Diogenes Club, the ‘Club of the Damned’, and even Peter Straub’s ‘Chowder Society.’ Now we have THE GHOST CLUB by William Meikle. And it is, quite simply, a delight. Not only has the author displayed his knowledge of and love for the writers of yesteryear, but in creating ‘The Ghost Club’ our host has produced his own collection of unknown and previously unpublished short stories ‘by’ Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Leo Tolstoy, Bram Stoker, Mark Twain, H. G.Wells, Margaret Oliphant, Oscar Wilde, H. Rider Haggard, Helena P Blavatsky, Henry James, Anton Chekhov, Jules Verne and Arthur Conan Doyle. I say ‘unknown’, when I mean – of course – that all the stories are written by Mr Meikle in the style of the aforementioned authors; and the entire experience of reading this collection is like sitting with him in an old fashioned study, with a roaring fire, guttering shadows and a snifter or two of brandy as he unfolds his ‘Ghost Club’ tales. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.’ – Stephen Laws, author of GHOST TRAIN

‘William Meikle is an audacious writer! In The Ghost Club he takes on the personalities of literary icons Bram Stoker, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jules Verne and the like and creates stories they might have told, mimicking their voices and writing styles. And he makes that work! I have too many favorites to name but as I read from start to finish, the stories just got better and better and I found myself as absorbed as if I were reading spooky tales told by these master storytellers. Kudos to Meikle! Lovers of traditional and quirky ghost stories need The Ghost Club in their library!’ – Nancy Kilpatrick. author of REVENGE OF THE VAMPYR KING

‘Masters of literature spin classic spooky tales in this chilling collection.’ – Scott Nicholson, author of THE RED CHURCH

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