Arkham Detective Tales

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Original Edition Front Cover
Extended Edition Front Cover

Publisher: Pelgrane Press

Product Code: PELGT08

Publishing Year: 2009 (for both original and Extended Edition) 2021(for Japanese Edition)

Pages: 84 (Original Edition), 109 (Extended Edition),144(Japanese Edition)

Cover Price: $18.95

Author(s): Gareth Hanrahan

Artist(s): Jérôme Huguenin

Style(s): "Pulp elements mixed with a primarily Purist agenda"

Format(s): Softcover and PDF (Extended Edition is PDF only (?))

ISBN: 1-93485-930-3

Contents

This book is primarily a collection of Detective-oriented adventures set in the 1930s. It also contains a small amount of source material specific to playing "Mythos Detectives"

Two versions of this book exist: an original edition (released early in 2009) and an "Extended Edition (released towards the end of 2009). The latter fixes typos but also adds a fifth adventure to the collection. Some customers who had purchased the original edition are entitled to a free upgrade to the Extended Edition (depending on where the purchase was made).

Scenarios: The Kidnapping, The Book, The Wreck, Return to Red Hook, The King’s Men (only in the "Extended Edition")

Additional: Introduction, Player Handouts

Original/Extended Edition Front Cover Text

No Additional Text.

Original Edition Back Cover Text

Down these mean streets no man should go...

Cyclopean skyscrapers, bizarre cults, strange foreigners and eerie alleyways – the city of New York stands on the threshold between the modern age and the Mythos. No-one in the NYPD speaks of it, but everyone knows that certain neighborhoods are to be left alone and that there are worse things than criminals in the shadows. Only the foolhardy or the desperate follow the trail down these haunted streets.

Four labyrinthine and spine-chilling mysteries for your Trail of Cthulhu investigators!

  • The Kidnapping: An infant has been snatched from the cradle. Can the investigators track down the kidnappers before the parents are forced to pay the ransom?
  • The Book: Two men die under similar circumstances within a day of each other, victims of a serial killer that stalks New York. As the investigators delve into the mystery, they discover the perils of learning too much…
  • The Wreck: The tramp steamer Star of Mauritius is discovered drifting in the harbour. Her crew are all dead or missing. What secrets lie within her rusting hull?
  • Return to Red Hook: Thomas Malone led the police into the slums of Red Hook ten years ago, and dozens of officers died there. Now, the horror at Red Hook has returned, and once again New York’s finest must risk their lives amid the crumbling bricks tenements.

The Investigators are law enforcement agents and their civilian consultants, answerable for their actions, but will the full force of the law be enough to stem the tide of the Mythos?

Extended Edition Back Cover Text

Down these mean streets no man should go...

Cyclopean skyscrapers, bizarre cults, strange foreigners and eerie alleyways – the city of New York stands on the threshold between the modern age and the Mythos. No-one in the NYPD speaks of it, but everyone knows that certain neighborhoods are to be left alone and that there are worse things than criminals in the shadows. Only the foolhardy or the desperate follow the trail down these haunted streets.

The Investigators are law enforcement agents and their civilian consultants, answerable for their actions, but will the full force of the law be enough to stem the tide of the Mythos?

Four(sic) labyrinthine and spine-chilling mysteries for your Trail of Cthulhu investigators!

  • The Kidnapping: An infant has been snatched from the cradle. Can the investigators track down the kidnappers before the parents are forced to pay the ransom?
  • The Book: Two men die under similar circumstances within a day of each other, victims of a serial killer that stalks New York. As the investigators delve into the mystery, they discover the perils of learning too much…
  • The Wreck: The tramp steamer Star of Mauritius is discovered drifting in the harbour. Her crew are all dead or missing. What secrets lie within her rusting hull?
  • Return to Red Hook: Thomas Malone led the police into the slums of Red Hook ten years ago, and dozens of officers died there. Now, the horror at Red Hook has returned, and once again New York’s finest must risk their lives amid the crumbling bricks tenements.
  • NEW! The King’s Men: Detective Thomas Talby commits suicide under suspiscious circumstances. Papers found among his belongings put the investigators on a trail that leads to historic Arkham and the dangerous Miskatonic Island culd.

The Investigators are law enforcement agents and their civilian consultants, answerable for their actions, but will the full force of the law be enough to stem the tide of the Mythos?

Comments / Trivia

The book was translated into Japanese in 2021 and released by the Japanese publisher グループSNE. As a result of discussions with Gareth Hanrahan during the translation process, various corrections and additions were made to the original text at his request, effectively making it an upgrade.

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