First. Please do not let the cover of this book to describe it. It does not. Yes there is a house and yes there are House Devils, but they are nothing like the cover. As well the cover depicts yet another horror story. This is not a horror story, not completely. The story is very avram davidson who is primarily a fantastic/science fiction writer. Yet this novella spans so many genres. The writing is vivid, but yet the story itself has a not quite seen, other worldly feel to it. Yet the things that generate this atmosphere are very real, relatable, almost historical. At times its like an anthropological search for the boss in the wall. And yet(I keep saying yet...)its not at all dispassionate/scholarly. Whatever you have to pay to get a copy of this book I very much suggest you do.