While on an antiquarian tour of New England, young historian Robert Olmstead happens upon the run-down seaside town of Innsmouth where strangers are entirely unwelcome. The town is inhabited by queer people who seem to adhere to a religious cult and who, Olmstead’s investigation threatens to uncover, seem to be hiding a terrible secret from the deep. First published in 1936, “The Shadow over Innsmouth” is a horror novella by American author H. P. Lovecraft and part of the famous Cthulhu Mythos. Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937) was an American writer of supernatural horror fiction. Though his works remained largely unknown and did not furnish him with a decent living, Lovecraft is today considered to be among the most significant writers of supernatural horror fiction of the twentieth century. Other notable works by this author include: “The Call of Cthulhu” and “The Rats in the Walls”. A fantastic example of horror fiction by master of the genre not to be missed by those who have read and enjoyed other works in the Cthulhu Mythos cycle. Read & Co. is publishing this classic novella now as part of our “Fantasy and Horror Classics” imprint in a new edition with a dedication by George Henry Weiss.