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    {Review} IN THE SHADOW OF SPINDRIFT HOUSE, by Mira Grant

    Published by Subterranean Press Genres: Cosmic Horror, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Haunted House, Horror, Lovecraftian, Mystery, Mystery & Detective, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense, Women Sleuths Format: Hardcover Nature abhors a straight line. The natural world is a place of curves and softened edges, of gentle mists and welcoming spirals. Nature remembers deviation; nature does not forgive. For Harlowe Upton-Jones, life has never been a straight line. Shipped off to live with her paternal grandparents after a mysterious cult killed her mother and father, she has grown up chasing the question behind the curve, becoming part of a tight-knit teen detective agency. But “teen” is a limited time…

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    {Review} THE LAST FINAL GIRL, by Stephen Graham Jones

    Published by Lazy Fascist Press Genres: Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Mystery & Detective, Psychological Horror, Suspense, Thriller, Women Sleuths Format: eBook “The Last Final Girl is like Quentin Tarantino’s take on The Cabin in the Woods. Bloody, absurd, and smart. Plus, there’s a killer in a Michael Jackson mask.” – Carlton Mellick III, author of Apeshit Life in a slasher film is easy. You just have to know when to die. Aerial View: A suburban town in Texas. Everyone’s got an automatic garage door opener. All the kids jump off a perilous cliff into a shallow river as a rite of passage. The sheriff is a local…

  • Reading Recommendations

    Kimberly’s “Top Five Collections/Anthologies of 2018”

    Genres: Alien Contact, Bizarro, Cosmic Horror, Creature Feature, Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, General, Ghost, Gothic, Haunted House, Horror, Lovecraftian, Mystery, Mystery & Detective, Noir, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Sci-Fi, Southern Gothic, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller Format: eBook **These are my personal “Top Five Collections/Anthologies of 2018”.  These are collections that I have READ in 2018, not necessarily published in that year (although many were).**   THE SEA WAS A FAIR MASTER, by Calvin Demmer:  This collection of flash fiction stories was brought to my attention by fellow reviewers.  I honestly never thought much about “flash fiction” before.  If anything, I was under the assumption…

  • Book Reviews,  New Releases

    {Review} THE BOOGEYMAN’S INTERN, by Matt Betts

    I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.THE BOOGEYMAN'S INTERN by Matt Betts Published by Raw Dog Screaming Press on June 1, 2018 Genres: comedy, Crime, Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Mystery & Detective, Suspense, Thriller, Weird Tales Pages: 218 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Not everyone lands their dream job. Take Abe: He’s bottomed out as an Imaginary Friend and has to find a new job before his bosses assign him a truly crappy one. Just as he’s about to resign himself to a life of making toys…

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    {Review} A LIFE REMOVED, by Jason Parent

    I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A LIFE REMOVED by Jason Parent Published by Red Adept Publishing on May 23, 2017 Genres: Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Mystery & Detective, Police Procedural, Psychological Horror, Thriller Pages: 288 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Detectives Bruce Marklin and Jocelyn Beaudette have put plenty of criminals behind bars. But a new terror is stalking their city. The killer’s violent crimes are ritualistic but seemingly indiscriminate. As the death toll rises, the detectives must track a murderer without motive. The next kill…