Leslie Thomas started 13thHour Books back in 1989 with $100 and 2 boxes of books. She started with catalog sales, then conventions, online and finally starting publishing Lovecraft and dark fantasy in early 1990's with "World of H.P. Lovecraft. Later Leslie published two bibliographies of Jack the Ripper and one covering the subject of books bound in human flesh. 13thHour Books also sells used and collectible books ranges across the genres, the stranger the better.