Exit Into Eternity: Tales of the Bizarre and Supernatural
By C. M. Eddy, Jr.
This volume is a carefully chosen collection of five stories that reflect the close relationship between Mr. Eddy and H.P. Lovecraft, author of the weird and macabre, as creative writers and friends. Three of the stories in this book, "Pilgrimage of Peril", "The Vengeful Vision", and "A Solitary Solution", were written during the Lovecraftian association. A fourth "Miscreant from Murina", was completed in 1951. The fifth story "Black Noon", started by Mr. Eddy in 1967 but not completed due to his death, and published here in its unfinished form, is a fictionalized parallelism of the late C.M. Eddy,Jr. and H.P. Lovecraft literary liasion.
Providence-born Clifford Martin Eddy, Jr. was an author best known for his horror and supernatural short stories. He began his career writing for a broad range of pulp fiction genres in the 1920s, including detective mystery and weird macabre. He is best remembered for his work in Weird Tales Magazine. During his early years, he was friend and confidant to both H. P. Lovecraft and Harry Houdini. He was a member of Lovecraft's inner circle of friends and authors, and a ghostwriter and investigator for Houdini. Clifford met his wife Muriel through their mutual interest in creative writing. Following marriage in 1918, they continued their writing pursuits while raising a family of three children.