Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Key, Uel

Working name of UK writer Reverend Samuel Whittell Key (1874-1948). After serving as a chaplain in the Royal Armoured Corps throughout WWI, he embarked on a brief literary career, writing five short stories and a novel all featuring a Occult Detective Dr Arnold Rhymer: The Broken Fang, and Other Experiences of a Specialist in Spooks (coll 1920) and Yellow Death (1921). "Broken Fang" itself features German vampiric Zombies (Key's fiction was virulently anti-German); "A Sprig of Sweet Briar" concerns Mesmerism. [RD]

Reverend Samuel Whittell Key


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