Archive for September, 2015

The Death of Vaillant

September 27, 2015

I hope to Heaven that I am wrong, but I tremble for the ruthless!

Source: The Death of Vaillant


14-The Wicked Laws

September 19, 2015

“People of the Press, open your eyes! The peril is growing!”

Source: 14-The Wicked Laws


September 13, 2015

Blood will have blood, I say. The day when the people are used to seeing horses gutted “for entertainment” is the day when they will gut you in your houses “for fun”!Think about it…

Source: Blood

The Sugar Crackers

September 6, 2015

To describe the life of a worker is not enough—you must live it to really appreciate all the injustice and all the horror.

Source: The Sugar Crackers

Maurice Limat

September 1, 2015


Mephista by Maurice Limat (adapted by Michael Shreve), Black Coat Press, 2015

“I am hatred… I am evil… I am death… I AM MEPHISTA!”

Who is Mephista? Is she a fictional character born of the minds of screenwriters? Or is she a demon from the bowels of Hell itself? Meet Edwige Hossegor, the beautiful and kind-hearted actress whose evil alter ego kills mercilessly; the equally stunning Olga Mervil, who is ready to sign a pact with Satan in order to replace Edwige; a movie studio plagued by mysterious murders; a cult of devil worshippers in the cartacombs of Paris; and a deadly circus of freaks… At the center of it all is Teddy Verano, the P.I. whose mission in life is to expose monsters and defeat evil!

Maurice Limat, who passed away in 2002, was the dean of French popular fiction, having begun his career in 1936 and published well over 500 novels in every genre. This book collects the first three novels in his popular Mephista series from the late 60s/early 70s, starring his signature character, Teddy Verano.

Also included in this volume are an autobiographical article by Limat himself, and articles about Verano and Mephista.


  1. Mephista [Mephista] (1969)
  2. Mephista vs Mephista [Mephista contre Mephista] (1969)
  3. The Scarlet Clown [Mephista et le Clown Ecarlate] (1970)
  4. Introduction by Jean-Marc Lofficier
  5. The Man of a Million Words by Maurice Limat
  6. The Life and Times of Teddy Verano by Jean-Marc Lofficier
  7. Whence Mephista? by Artikel Unbekannt

Available at Black Coat Press and other outlets

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