The Beast with Five Fingers
by W.F. Harvey

The Beast with Five Fingers cover
Cover of The Beast with Five Fingers on the Open Library.

I never wrote a full blog post about Harvey’s collection of ghost stories, even though Harvey is one of my favorite ghost story writers. He’s not as well known as he should be. But I do bring up individual stories several times.

Shigeru Mizuki appropriated one of Harvey’s most famous stories for Kitaro, as I discuss here.

I also shared Harvey’s “Account Rendered” as a winter tale one year, and discussed the vampire story “Miss Avenal” later on. Both these stories are from what I think of as Harvey’s “Nurse Wilkie series,” about the adventures of a private nurse amongst her wealthy clients. All good stuff.