A collection of five short stories by Sheridan Le Fanu (J. Sheridan Le Fanu), first published in 1872. These Gothic horror and mystery stories are presented as selections from the posthumous papers of the occult detective Dr. Martin Hesselius. The stories are Green Tea, The Familiar, Mr. Justice Harbottle, The Room in the Dragon Volant, and Carmilla.
Green Tea: a clergyman is being tormented by an evil demon in the monkey form. The Familiar: a sea captain is stalked by a dwarf. Mr Justice Harbottle: a merciless court judge is attacked by vengeful spirits. The Room in the Dragon Volant: premature burial. Carmilla: a lesbian vampire story that predates Bram Stoker's Dracula.