From Hell, Hull and Halifax, may the Good Lord deliver us. In 1849, Hull is a city forgotten and abandoned; in the grip of a cholera outbreak that sees its poorest citizens cut down by the cartload. Into this world of flame and grief comes Meshach Stone, a former soldier, lost upon his way.Continue reading “The Zealot’s Bones by D.M. Mark @kerryhood1 @davidmarkwriter @HodderBooks”
a heady cocktail of gripping contemporary gothic mystery and misdirection.
I have a secret. And someone wants to make sure I never tell . . . In a house decorated with horror movie posters, a young woman’s body is found. She lies on her bed, two bloodied objects clutched in her palm. Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles are called to the murderContinue reading “I Know A Secret (Rizzoli & Isles #12)”
FIRST THERE WERE THREE The media calls them the Final Girls – Quincy, Sam, Lisa – the infamous group that no one wants to be part of. The sole survivors of three separate killing sprees, they are linked by their shared trauma. THEN THERE WERE TWO But when Lisa dies in mysterious circumstances and SamContinue reading “Final Girls by Riley Sager”
That’s the Four Monkey Killer or ‘4MK’. A murderer with a twisted vision and absolutely no mercy. Detective Sam Porter has hunted him for five long years, the recipient of box after box of grisly trinkets carved from the bodies of 4MK’s victims. But now Porter has learnt the killer’s twisted history and is racingContinue reading “The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker”
There is, of course, tension and malevolence, but it is threaded through with a gentler exploration of self-awareness and imagination.