London at the dawn of 1918 and Ireland's most famous literary figure, WB Yeats, is immersed in supernatural investigations at his Bloomsbury rooms. HaLondon at the dawn of 1918 and Ireland's most famous literary figure, WB Yeats, is immersed in supernatural investigations at his Bloomsbury rooms. Haunted by the restless spirit of an Irish girl whose body is mysteriously washed ashore in a coffin, Yeats undertakes a perilous journey back to Ireland with his apprentice ghost-catcher Charles Adams to piece together the killer's identity. Surrounded by spies, occultists and die-hard female rebels, the two are led on a gripping journey along Ireland's wild Atlantic coast.
Written well but somehow I could not connected with this novel.
The descriptions of Sligo and the west coast of Ireland, along with those of the decaying estates of the English gentry are superb and impart a great sense of time and place. However I found the switch of narration between the first and third person confusing. The story, for me, lacked a main focus - was it a ghost story, a thriller or a romance? Too many themes for this poor reader....more
It doesn't look like murder in a city full of death.
A pandemic called 'The Sweats' is sweeping the globe. London is a city in crisis. Hospitals beginIt doesn't look like murder in a city full of death.
A pandemic called 'The Sweats' is sweeping the globe. London is a city in crisis. Hospitals begin to fill with the dead and dying, but Stevie Flint is convinced that the sudden death of her boyfriend Dr Simon Sharkey was not from natural causes. As roads out of London become gridlocked with people fleeing infection, Stevie's search for Simon's killers takes her in the opposite direction, into the depths of the dying city and a race with death.
I found this disappointing, the pandemic riddled London was done very well but the mystery of the dead boyfriend was puzzling to me.
Stevie admits that the relationship wasn't that serious so why why why would you put yourself at risk running about a lawless city trying to solve a crime.
Call me heartless but you wouldn't see me for dust.......more
A dark and dirty horror novel from David Moody, author of HATER and AUTUMN
A spate of brutal murders occur in and around the small town of Thussock. TA dark and dirty horror novel from David Moody, author of HATER and AUTUMN
A spate of brutal murders occur in and around the small town of Thussock. The bodies of the dead – savagely mutilated, unspeakably defiled – are piling up with terrifying speed. There are no apparent motives and no obvious connections between the victims, but the killings only began when Scott Griffiths and his family arrived in Thussock...
Dark and dirty definitely!! Super fast read with a great setting, excellent characters and realistic dialogue.
Horrorstör is a classic old-fashioned haunted house story — set in a big box Swedish furniture superstore.
Appropriately, the book itself is designedHorrorstör is a classic old-fashioned haunted house story — set in a big box Swedish furniture superstore.
Appropriately, the book itself is designed like an IKEA catalog.
Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking.
To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour dusk-till-dawn shift. In the dead of the night, they’ll patrol the empty showroom floor, investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy the imagination.
‘There is a dead man on the Franjk! And Corporate is going to be here in’ — he looked at his watch — ‘five hours!’
Great fun and very clever.Tight writing and some genuinely scary parts. Shopping in IKEA will never be the same