To begin Guy’s family would like to convey their thanks to everyone for the outpouring of love and respect for Guy that has been received.

Guy’s funeral will be held on Friday 19th February. As all of the Black Hill Books team are attending, any orders or queries received on this day will be responded to on Monday 21st February.

The service sheet, a video Eulogy by Tara and a song by Gavin will be available on the GNS website here from 13:30pm on 19th February.

Guy and Jean’s eldest daughter Tara, is committed to continuing with her father’s legacy and is now responsible for the overall management of Black Hill Books.

There are many new ideas and plans for updating the website, introducing new products and engaging with Guy’s loyal fan base. These plans are still in development but will be shared as soon as possible.

As most of you are probably aware Guy had three new books ready to be published at the time of his passing.

Justin Park of the Sinister Horror Company is in the process of producing the new titles. Their release dates and more information about the books will be published on the GNS website as soon as everything is confirmed.

If there are any queries please respond to Annie at

Thank you

The casebook of Raymond Odell

From the mind of horror legend Guy N. Smith, and collected together for the first time in one volume, are the cases of Raymond Odell, the famous Dover Street detective. Featuring thirteen stories including some never-before published and the brand-new tale ‘The Poisoners’.|

Today modern technology plays a major role in the solving of crimes and mysteries.

Yet this was not so half a century ago and often the police failed in their efforts to solve cases.

This was when a victim of crime called in a private detective who had less restrictions to hinder his investigations. Such was Raymond Odell and his young assistant Tommy Bourne. Their cases were many and varied, ranging from murder, robbery and fraud to the occasional brush with the occult.

Danger lurked in numerous investigations, but most were brought to a successful conclusion. Both petty and master criminals were brought to justice by a process of good old-fashioned deduction and perseverance.

Book is a available as paperback of 208 pages.

Click here to order paperback

Title: The Casebook of Raymond Odell

Publisher: Sinister Horror

Publish Date: December 1st 2020

Format: Paperback

Edition: First Edition (Paperback)

Pages: 208

ISBN: 978-1912578276