Mystery

The Modern Gothic Novel

The Gothic Novel genre is a unique one, dictated as much by the feeling it invokes as any particular subject. A quick search for a definition will most likely bring you to something like - “an English genre of fiction popular in the 18th to early 19th centuries, characterized by an atmosphere of mystery and horror and having a pseudo-medieval setting.” I would say the horror is usually more than subtle, suspenseful kind that sets the hairs on the back of your neck upright and makes you just a little afraid of the dark for a while after reading.

The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781616209643
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 25th, 2019

The oldest sister was only 14. Their father was Bible-thumping fanatic. A strange teacher appeared mid-term. He was always around Cordelia, the beautiful 13-year old. Until none of the sisters were around. Their best friends were two other sisters. Twenty years later, could they find out where the Van Apfel girls had gone? ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Sentence Is Death: A Novel by Anthony Horowitz - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062676832
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Published: Harper - May 28th, 2019

Horowitz is such a clever writer, and this follow up to “The Word is Murder” is just as smart. We again get to revel in the author’s likability, along with the hard to like Detective Hawthorne, as we are carried on a tide of twists and turns. A highly enjoyable way to spend a weekend. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


The Sentence Is Death: A Novel by Anthony Horowitz - Book Review

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Published: Harper - May 28th, 2019

Anthony is a busy man: a husband, father, and an author with deadlines on novels and hit TV scripts. But when PI Hawthorne appears on the scene, he can't resist - there's been a murder that might make a good book...
Anthony Horowitz is back with another funny, 4th wall breaking book. He's a great writer, and an even better main character, and I hope his (fictional) writing partnership with the rude ex-copper brings us many more mysteries! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


Triumph of the Spider Monkey by Joyce Carol Oates - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781785656774
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Published: Hard Case Crime - July 16th, 2019

A crazed guitarist, lust for fame, a gleaming machete, threats, blood: the Spider Monkey spits out his life. His blade penetrates, twists, and turns, and survivors are left to wash away the stain. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Keep You Close: A Novel by Karen Cleveland - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781524797058
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 28th, 2019

Just how well do you really know the person you live with? Single parent and FBI agent Steph Maddox thought she knew Zach, her 17-year old son, very well.
When she found a loaded handgun hidden in his closet on the same day one of her FBI colleagues from the Domestic Terrorism Squad came to her and said that Zach was under investigation, she started to wonder.
Determined to clear his name they find themselves in an intense conspiracy that could destroy both of them. ~ Reviewed by Suzanne Rice


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