The Haunter of the Ring and Other Tales

Wordsworth Editions Limited, 2008. Part of their “Tales of Mystery and the Supernatural” series, which also includes collections of stories by Arthur Conan Doyle and Alestair Crowley.

Technically out of print but still widely available as a remaindered book. Order from


The Black Stone

Originally published in Weird Tales, November 1931.

The Fire of Asshurbanipal (Weird Tales version)

Originally published in Weird Tales, December 1936.

Howard originally wrote “The Fire of Asshurbanipal” as a straight Oriental adventure story. He later rewrote the story, adding supernatural elements, for its publication in Weird Tales.

People of the Dark

Originally published in Strange Tales, June 1932.

Features Conan the Reaver, not generally considered to be the same character as Howard’s more famous Conan of Cimmeria, although he is quite similar.


Originally published in Weird Tales, October, November and December, 1929 (3 part serial).

The narrator of this story is named Stephen Costigan, but not meant to be the same character as Sailor Steve Costigan from Howard’s boxing stories.