The Occult Detective’s Last Writes with…Woelf Dietrich


I stumbled upon author Woelf Dietrich online through our mutual love of the writings of Robert E. Howard. We followed the same people. Commented on the same threads. Soon, I was an avid reader of his blog, particularly his essays on Writers of Past Renown.

Outspoken. Opinionated. Woelf is cut from the same cloth as most authors I admire. He writes with a kinetic energy, with fiery prose that is passionate and damn near poetic.

His latest work, The Carrion Hunter and Other Tales from a Broken Earth, collects his award winning short stories for the first time all under one roof.


I haven’t had a beef schnitzel with a pepper sausage in over a decade, so it makes sense to have that as last meal. I remember enjoying it greatly with an ice-cold beer.


Bernard Cornwell is releasing War Lord, the final book in the Lost Kingdom saga in September this year. It will be the final chapter of Uhtred of Bebbanburg’s life. Therefore, it is a fitting book to read as last book. Plus it helps that Cornwell is one of my favourite authors.


Gladiator. I love that movie. I have seen it many times. The hero moves on to be with his family in Elysium. And, as I am to head of to the unknown, it appears appropriate. 


This is a difficult one. I don’t now what mood I’ll be in when I die or just before I die, and so much of my musical interests is linked to emotion. To stay in theme with my previous answer and given the nature of these questions, I’d choose Now We Are Free by Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard


I always thought I’d like to meet Ernest Hemingway but I now think it must either be Robert E Howard of David Gemmell. Both these men wrote stories that press every bloody button I have.

3 Responses to “The Occult Detective’s Last Writes with…Woelf Dietrich”

  1. Thanks for this. What an interesting series you have here.

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