Basil Copper

Basil Copper (1924-2013) was an English author known primarily for his contributions to the horror and crime fiction genres. He was born on February 5, 1924, in London, England.

Copper's writing career spanned several decades, and he produced a significant body of work, including novels, short stories, and novellas. He was particularly known for his supernatural and macabre tales, which often featured elements of suspense, mystery, and atmospheric settings.

Some of Basil Copper's notable works include:

  1. "The Great White Space" (1974): This novel follows the investigation of a detective into a series of mysterious disappearances and strange occurrences in a small English village. The story combines elements of horror, science fiction, and supernatural fiction.

  2. "The House of the Wolf" (1977): Set in Victorian England, this novel centers around a cursed family and the ancestral house that holds dark secrets. It explores themes of the supernatural, family curses, and the psychological effects of the haunted environment.

  3. "The Vampire: In Legend, Fact, and Art" (1973): Although primarily known for his fiction, Copper also wrote non-fiction works. This book explores the vampire mythos throughout history, examining its origins, folklore, and its portrayal in literature and art.

Basil Copper's writing style was often described as atmospheric and evocative, with careful attention to detail and a focus on building tension. He had a talent for creating eerie and unsettling environments that captivated readers.

While not as widely recognised as some of his contemporaries, Basil Copper's contributions to the horror and supernatural fiction genres have earned him a dedicated following. His stories continue to be appreciated by fans of classic horror and those who enjoy atmospheric and suspenseful tales of the macabre. Basil Copper passed away on April 3, 2013, leaving behind a legacy of imaginative and chilling fiction.