W. Thomas Presents
by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
knowledge was immense, his grasp of a case was an intuition. He was the
very man to inspire a young enthusiast, like me, with awe and delight. My
admiration has stood the test of time and survived the separation of death.
I am sure it was well-founded."
Martin Hesselius is the man who started it all. From his mold
would spring Abraham van Helsing, John Silence and many others.
Despite this, Hesselius remains a shadowy figure. All we see of
him are glimpses from the introductions to the stories in Le Fanu's
collection, In a Glass Darkly. Hesselius only appears in
"Green Tea". This amazing psychic physician has an unnamed assistant
who becomes his editor after death.
a Glass Darkly (1872)
"The Room In the Dragon Volant"