Today's "I forgot it was Friday" offering is The Edge of Running Water by William Sloane

 

 

Originally published in 1939, when horror didn't exist as it's own genre, and those books that did reach print were hybrids, blending mystery and the supernatural, this subtle, deliberately paced tale weaves weird science with spiritualism, as one man's obsession with his dead wife bridges the gap between worlds, and leaves readers pondering "What if?"

Trivia Tidbit: Filmed in 1941, with the inexplicable title The Devil Commands, by Columbia Pictures, as part of their series of mad scientist quickies, and features one of Boris Karloff's finest "deranged doctor" performances, thanks in part to newbie director Edward Dmytryk's ambition and imagination.

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