From Tatters of the King
Lawrence Bacon is a London antique dealer and rumoured occultist, identified by Vincent Tuck as the leader of Alexander Roby's circle of friends, which included Malcolm Quarrie, Edwards and Coombes. Dr Lionel Trollope's last letter implies that Bacon may know something about the Roby murders.
Tuck revealed Bacon's address to be 112 Liverpool Road, N1. According to Vincent Tuck's report Bacon once killed a man using black magic.
Tuck describes him as tall and heavily-built with greying hair and a full beard. He looked about 55 years old in 1925.
When encountered by the canal on the night of November 27th 1928 Bacon seemed to be no older than 40. He used what appeared to be magic to kill a vagrant, then when challenged by Withers called for Coombes before charging into the attack. Withers fired, but the bullet appeared to have no effect on Bacon, who was chanting strange words and holding out his hands which appeared to be changing into the heads of snakes!
Despite shrugging off the effects of the first few bullets to strike him, Bacon was eventually injured. As he fought desperately for his life he trod on a loose stone and plunged into the canal. He did not resurface and is assumed dead.
In Bacon's shop the investigators found a number of interesting books and the Chime of Tezchaptl, prior to being forced to flee by the appearance of creatures that Andrew Saunders tentatively identifed as ghouls, coming up from his basement.
In a letter posted the next day Wilfred Gresty thanked the investigators for 'the murder of Bacon', but it is not known how Gresty knows Bacon is dead. The December 8th edition of "Occult Magazine" carried an obituary for Bacon written under the pseudonym of "Perdurabo" (Latin for "I will endure"). This obituary was too well-written to have been the work of Gresty unless he was faking his poor literacy in the letters.
After the murder of Cec Watts the police went to Bacon's shop and found that it had been thoroughly ransacked.