The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck

Alexander Laing


One of the greatest crime and horror novels ever written, this long unavailable work (originally published in 1934) is now back in print with a new introduction by William Hjortsberg, who had the luxury of studying under Dr Laing, and so is able to provide offer new insights into the author’s life as well as his fiction.
      We are reprinting the complete novel, with Mr Laing’s extensive footnotes that discuss, among others, the history of medical abnormalities – not the more common abridged edition.
      Aside from an engaging story with excellent characters, The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck is also a terrific mystery. This edition includes three bonus essays by Laing. Limited to 300 numbered copies, each book is signed by William Hjortsberg. We are down to approximately 20 copies.

edition information

  • Limited to 300 copies, each signed by William Hjortsberg.
  • Introduction by William Hjortsberg.
  • Includes several essays by Laing, collected together for the first time.
  • Frontispiece and cover artwork by Lynd Ward.
  • Ribbon marker, head and tail bands, three-piece cloth construction.
  • Original book price: $65.
  • Published May 2007.
  • ISBN 978-1-933618-36-4.