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    {Review} THE BONE WEAVER’S ORCHARD, by Sarah Read

    THE BONE WEAVER'S ORCHARD by Sarah Read on February 1, 2019 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Gothic, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Suspense Pages: 165 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon He's run away home. That's what they say every time one of Charley Winslow's friends vanishes from The Old Cross School for Boys. It's just a tall tale. That's what they tell Charley when he sees the ragged grey figure stalking the abbey halls at night. When Charley follows his pet insects to a pool of blood behind a false wall, he could run and let those stones bury their secrets. He could assimilate, focus on his studies, and wait for his…

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    {Review} THE BLACK HOTEL: A Supernatural Thriller by Renee Wakefield

    THE BLACK HOTEL: A Supernatural Thriller by Renee Wakefield Published by Independently Published on October 11, 2018 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Horror, Suspense, Thriller Pages: 229 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Welcome to Black Hotel. A haunted hotel... with no ghosts When overweight dreamer Jack stumbles on work at Black Hotel, he believes he has found the perfect job. With no guests, the hotel pays him to sit about all night and do nothing. He doesn't even mind when he discovers the hotel is haunted. What upsets him is that no one believes him. But as the past and future collide and the hauntings escalate, Jack has to…

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    {Review} THE CORMORANT, by Stephen Gregory

    THE CORMORANT by Stephen Gregory Published by Valancourt Books on April 28, 2013 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Gothic, Suspense, Thriller Pages: 147 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon '[An] artful first novel, reminiscent of the tales of Poe . . . Gregory uses a low-key style and subtle lyricism to build an atmosphere of nightmarish horror in a tale that could become a classic.' - Publishers Weekly '[A] first-class terror story with a relentless focus that would have made Edgar Allan Poe proud.' - New York Times '[N]o summary can do justice to the subtlety of Gregory's first novel, with its fresh, vivid, sensual prose and its superb descriptive and evocative…

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    {Review} OUT BEHIND THE BARN, by John Boden & Chad Lutzke

    OUT BEHIND THE BARN by John Boden Published by Shadow Work Publishing on October 5, 2018 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Weird Tales Pages: 127 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon The boys crept to the window and watched as Miss Maggie carried the long bundle into the barn, the weight of it stooping her aging back. Rafter lights spilled from the barn doors and Davey saw an arm fall from the canvas-wrapped parcel. He smiled. “She got someone!” Both children grinned and settled in their beds, eyes fixed to the ceiling. This was family growth. "Boden and Lutzke weave heartache and a backwoods tale as easily as…

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    {Review} CREATURES OF WANT & RUIN, by Molly Tanzer

    CREATURES OF WANT AND RUIN by Molly Tanzer on November 13, 2018 Genres: Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Occult & Supernatural, Psychological Horror, Suspense Pages: 352 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Amityville baywoman Ellie West fishes by day and bootlegs moonshine by night. It’s dangerous work under Prohibition—independent operators like her are despised by federal agents and mobsters alike—but Ellie’s brother was accepted to college and Ellie’s desperate to see him go. So desperate that when wealthy strangers ask her to procure libations for an extravagant party Ellie sells them everything she has, including some booze she acquired under unusual circumstances. What Ellie doesn’t know…