Monthly Archives: December 2021

Review: Devil House by John Darnielle

Preorder it here: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: Gage Chandler is descended from kings. That’s what his mother always told him. Now, he is a true crime writer, with one grisly success–and movie adaptation–to his name, along with a series of subsequent … Continue reading

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Review: Beneath the Salton Sea by Michael Paul Gonzalez

BUY HERE: Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: Every memory is a recording. Nothing about the Salton Sea is normal. The sand isn’t sand. Just piles and piles of desiccated bones. There are little pockets where life clings on, … Continue reading

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Review: Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

Buy Here: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s. “Ray Carney was only slightly bent … Continue reading

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Review: The Valancourt Book of Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories Volume Five edited by Christopher Philippo

Buy it here: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: It’s the most wonderful time of the year – time for more rare ghostly tales of Yuletide terror from Victorian England! For this fifth Valancourt volume of Christmas ghost stories, editor Christopher Philippo has … Continue reading

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Review: Yours Cruelly, Elvira by Cassandra Peterson

Buy Here: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: The woman behind the icon known as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, the undisputed Queen of Halloween, reveals her full story, filled with intimate bombshells, told by the bombshell herself. On Good Friday in 1953, … Continue reading

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Review: “Pearl” by Josh Malerman

Buy Here: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: From the New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box and Malorie Josh Malerman comes the legend of a strange new monster unlike any other in horror. Go to the farm just outside of town and you’ll hear it. A voice. … Continue reading

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Review: Palmetto by Ania Ahlborn

Unavailable but here is a link to other Ania Ahlborn books: Amazon Synopsis: Kim Devland nearly has it all. A great marriage. A baby on the way. All that’s missing is a house–one idyllic enough to fill the Norman Rockwell-shaped … Continue reading

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Review: A Cold Place for Dying by Kristopher Triana

This book is sold out of the Thunderstorm Books edition but check out some of Tirana’s other books here: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: It’s Christmas Eve. Having lost his wife, Joe Whitaker is spending the day hunting deer with bow and … Continue reading

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Review: Mestiza Blood by V. Castro

Preorder Here: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: From the lauded author of The Queen of the Cicadas (which picked up starred reviews from PW, Kirkus and Booklist who called her “a dynamic and innovative voice”) comes a short story collection of nightmares, … Continue reading

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Review: Murakami T: The T-Shirts I Love by Haruki Murakami

Buy Here: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: The international literary icon opens his eclectic closet: Here are photographs of Murakami’s extensive and personal T-shirt collection, accompanied by essays that reveal a side of the writer rarely seen by the public. Considered the … Continue reading

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