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The Woman in Black
Book Review

The Woman in Black

Susan Hill. Vintage Publishing. (208p) ISBN 9780099288473 The Woman in Black has always been a book that has been floating around my head as a book to read, talked about, mentioned when a good ghost story was required, but that I had never read, not even after the film with Daniel Radcliffe in it. This …

Meddling Kids
Book Review

Meddling Kids

Edgar Cantero. Titan Books. (322p) ISBN 9781785658761 Scooby Doo meets Cthulhu, with a smattering of Evil Dead. I had great hopes for Meddling Kids being a rollicking read with loads of adventure an chthonic mysteries, and do you know what? It delivered! Ancient evils, intelligent dogs, creepy old people, friendly local sheriff, First Nation character, …

The Sacrifice Box
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Sacrifice Box

Martin Stewart. Penguin Random House Children’s UK. (400p) ISBN 9780141371610 I have had The Sacrifice Box moving up my TBR pile over the last month or so, but it was immediately catapulted to the top on the advice of a fellow twitter user and I really didn’t regret pushing it up the list. I usually …

Lovecraft Country
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Lovecraft Country

Matt Ruff. Pan Macmillan. (384p) ISBN 9781509883356 Soon to be an HBO Series! Got to love those printed stickers on books. Now that the gripe is out of the way 😉 Lovecraft Country was low on the cosmic horror side of the Lovecraftian mythos, but high on the adventure and thrills. Matt Ruff sets his …

London Falling
Book Review

London Falling

Paul Cornell. Pan Macmillan. (416p) ISBN 9780330528092 I’ve had London Falling on my Kindle for absolutely ages, probably a good six years, but I’ve just started up on Audible and chose this as my first book because of Damian Lynch’s narration. I’m so glad I’ve started listening to it, three days is all it took …

The Haunting of Hill House
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The Haunting of Hill House

Shirley Jackson. Penguin. (256p) ISBN 9780141191447 I’ve been having a lot of difficulty reading lately and it had gotten to the stage where I couldn’t even choose a book to read. So I left it up to the exquisite taste of my followers of my Twitter account to help me choose. They came up with …

The Hollow Gods
Book Review

The Hollow Gods

A.J. Vrana. The Parliament House. (430p) ISBN 9781733386807 Based in current day North America, it follows Kai, Miya, and Mason as they uncover and unravel the mythology of the Dreamwalker and the cycle of missing girls. The main characters are introduced early on and motivations are made clear from the start though as the weaving …

Swords v. Cthulhu
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Swords v Cthulhu

ed Carrie Vaughn. Pelgrane Press. (368p) ISBN 9781908983091 As a lover of both a good swashbuckle and the Cthulhu mythos I was immediately pulled to Swords v. Cthulhu when I saw it. One of my favourites was ‘Red Sails, Dark Moon’ by Andrew S. Fuller, Lovecraft and pirates meet in a wonderful tale of derring …

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