Weapons of Mystery by Joseph Hocking

Joseph Hocking is the Lutheran Librarian’s favorite Christian novelist. During his lifetime he was widely read and greatly beloved throughout the English speaking world. Most of his books deal in some way with the struggles and conflicts of living as a Christian in the modern world.

The Lutheran Library is republishing many of Joseph Hocking’s novels. If you have any of Hocking’s 50 “lost” books, please contact us.

Weapons of Mystery is one of Joseph Hocking’s earliest novels. It is a mystery and is somewhat disturbing. Caveat Emptor.

Book Chapters

  • 1 Introduces The Writer And Others
  • 2 Christmas Eve
  • 3 Christmas Morning
  • 4 Voltaire’s Story Of The East
  • 5 Christmas Night—the Forging Of The Chain
  • 6 Afterwards
  • 7 Drearwater Pond
  • 8 Darkness And Light
  • 9 The Hall Ghost
  • 10 The Coming Of The Night
  • 11 Dark Dreams And Night Shadows
  • 12 A Midnight Conference
  • 13 A Mesmerist’s Spell
  • 14 God
  • 15 Beginning To Search
  • 16 Struggling For Victory
  • 17 Using The Enemy’s Weapons
  • 18 Nearing The End
  • 19 The Second Christmas Eve

Publication Information

  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2023
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0
Joseph Hocking
Joseph Hocking

Joseph Hocking (1860-1937), was a Cornish writer and United Methodist Free Church minister. His novels were immensely popular in his lifetime. Many of his 100 books are available at no charge from the Lutheran Library.