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    {Review} BEYOND THE GATE (A Kathy Ryan novel), by Mary SanGiovanni

    Published by Lyrical Press Genres: Alien Contact, Cosmic Horror, Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Horror, Lovecraftian, Mystery, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense, Women Sleuths Format: eARC Kathy Ryan’s work as an occult investigator often leads her to the outskirts of society, law, and even reality…Knowing that other dimensions exist is one thing. Venturing into them is quite another. In the course of its experiments, Paragon Corp—a government-sourced theoretical physics research institute—has discovered a supposedly empty alternate world. There is strange, alien flora but seemingly no sentient beings…just a huge, abandoned city that a team of scientists is sent to explore. Then the scientists disappear. Kathy Ryan is hired…

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    {Review} GHOST MINE, by Hunter Shea

    Published by Flame Tree Press Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Ghost, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Occult & Supernatural, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller, Westerm Format: Hardcover “Shea layers on the ever mounting sense of dread with a master craftsman’s skill, with some excellent tension building scenes.” – Ginger Nuts of Horror 1st time with full trade distribution in all formats. Previously titled Hell Hole. Deep in a Wyoming mine, hell awaits. Nat Blackburn is given an offer he can’t refuse by President Teddy Roosevelt. Tales of gold in the abandoned mining town of Hecla abound. The only problem – those who go seeking their fortune never return. Along with his constant companion, Teta,…

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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} MIDNIGHT IN THE GRAVEYARD, edited by Kenneth W. Cain

    Published by Silver Shamrock Publishing Genres: Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Ghost, Haunted House, Horror, Mystery, Noir, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense Format: eBook Midnight. Some call it the witching hour. Others call it the devil’s hour. Here in the graveyard, midnight is a very special time. It is a time when ghostly spirits are at their strongest, when the veil between our world and theirs is at its thinnest. Legend has it, that while most of the world is asleep, the lack of prayers allow the spirits to communicate under the cover of darkness, among the headstones, their whispers rustling in the leaves of the old…

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    {Review} NINTH HOUSE, by Leigh Bardugo

    Published by Flatiron Books Genres: Crime, Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Ghost, Horror, Mystery, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller Format: Hardcover The mesmerizing adult debut from Leigh Bardugo, a tale of power, privilege, dark magic, and murder set among the Ivy League elite Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s…