A murderer in police custody kills his interrogators and escapes—and now Detective Joe is dragged into the station, hungover, and put in charge of the case. The case has more mysteries than anyone expected, though: a mysterious society, religious serial killers, and ghosts from Joe’s past. Still haunted by the death of his partner, Joe … Continue reading “SHELLS by Joshua Radburn: A gritty noir review”
This post was fun to make last month, so I figured I’d do it again! The only problem is… I just didn’t read as much short fiction this month. Or at least, I didn’t read as much short fiction that’s available to read for free online. I read tons of short stories this month—I finished … Continue reading “August Favorites”
After finding her mother’s decapitated head at the entrance to their compound, Atl takes deadly revenge on a neighboring vampire gang. In retribution, they murder her entire family and she barely escapes with her life, fleeing to Mexico City—the one place in Mexico that is supposedly vampire-free. Holed up in an apartment, refraining from food … Continue reading “CERTAIN DARK THINGS by Silvia Moreno-Garcia”
Release Date 2005 Publisher Bloomsbury Content Warnings Sexual Assault, violence, body horror, transphobia, homophobia, excrement/bodily fluids Links Indiebound | Bookshop | Kobo | Libro.fm On the present-day streets of Kolkata, a middle-aged history professor meets a stranger who claims he is half-werewolf. In the days of the Mughal Empire, three companions cross India as they … Continue reading “THE DEVOURERS by Indra Das”
After a career-ending fall from the stage as an actress, Miranda now grapples with devastating chronic pain and teaching uninspired student actors at an underfunded New England college theater program. For their Shakespeare production, Miranda is determined to put on a production of All’s Well That Ends Well, the unpopular problem play she once starred in—but her students are hellbent on performing Macbeth. As Miranda goes head to head with her mulish lead actress, she meets some men at the bar who offer an unorthodox solution.
In June, I encountered it: the dreaded reading slump. I was still reading more than the average American, but my six June books was a significant drop from more than twice that in both May and April. Although I’m back to reading voraciously at the end of July, I’m still facing my second hurdle—a complete … Continue reading “July Favorites”
Henry Coxton, along with his friends Christopher and Violet, has recently taken over his mentor’s ghost finding business in Victorian London when he receives a strange summons to commune with a woman’s dead husband. When the friends arrive at the dilapidated mansion, they find themselves unwilling pawns of a scheme with cosmic implications.
It’s been a hot minute since I did a book tag, but I wanted to make a post reflecting on my year so far and I figured it’d be the perfect time to do one. I’ll also be looking at some of my stats for the year so far, but I’m going to stick those … Continue reading “Mid-Year Freak Out Tag and Book Stats for the first half of 2021”
For fifteen thousand years, the Anima—the bridge between the human and the animal world—has been reborn, attempting to bring peace between humans and animals, even while humanity throws the world ever further out of balance. Now it is time for the twelfth and final Anima to be reborn, but how can she finally bring balance to the world when all the Anima before her have failed?
wedding venue is the setting for a spooky ghost story they heard as children—the urban legend of la Reina de las Chicharras, a Mexican farm worker who was brutally murdered in the 1950s. Belinda finds herself obsessed with uncovering the story, and finds herself inextricably linked to la Reina.
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