The Bedeviled

Thomas Cullinan


Jack Caine’s heart attack was all the advice he needed. He and Maggie and the children were moving as far as possible from the rat race that was slowly killing him, leaving New York to a quiet old farmhouse in Ohio, which Jack has inherited from a distant aunt. The house, ten miles away from the nearest neighbor, was once owned by a Civil War general reputed to have been a Satanist.
       From their first night in the desolate old house, when the screams of Jack’s teenage son, Duff, split the dark silence, the Caines sense the hellish curse descending upon them. When his family burial ground is mysteriously vandalized, Jack cannot bring his tortured thoughts to bear on who might have done it — and why — until a strangely transformed Duff appears before him, possessed of the corrupt and lascivious spirit of his great-great-grandfather Brigadier General Duffin Caine. And Maggie, now possessed by the General’s long-dead mistress, is the sole object of his perverse desire.
       This is a marvelously sinister brew of Satanism, possession, and incest, here reprinted in a special limited edition hardcover. The book has new artwork by Christopher Shy and a new introduction by Thomas W. Cullinan, the author’s son, with rare photographs. There are 300 signed copies available, each signed by Shy and Cullinan. The book is bound in cloth, with two color foil blocking on the front cover, a handsome color dustjacket, color and black & white interior illustrations, and ribbon marker.

edition information

  • Limited to 300 copies, each signed by artist Christopher Shy and introducer Thomas W. Cullinan.
  • Facsimile signature by Thomas Cullinan.
  • Rare photographs of the author.
  • Reproductions of old editions.
  • Ribbon marker, head and tail bands, Smyth-sewn binding.
  • 5½ × 8¾ inches.
  • 312 pages.
  • Original book price: $75.
  • Published April 2020.
  • ISBN 978-1-61347-242-2.