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Absinthe and Arsenic

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A collection of mysterious, ghostly Victorian and steampunk tales by award winning dark fantasy author Raven Dane
Paperback, 244 pages
Published September 2013 by Telos
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Tina Rath
Dec 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
A fine collection of short stories, featuring ghosts, demons, the Great Old Ones, fraudulent, and disturbingly less fraudulent mediums, steam punk, and sometimes more conventional horrors, rampaging through the London we know and love - I was delighted, for example, to see Hackney Marshes get a story to themselves...excellent reading for the dark nights of winter - and it could well put a chill into summer as well.
Helen Thompson
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Finally a decent horror story book!
Several mini stories of Victorian horror and steampunk but all perfect!
This is the first book I have read by this author but definitely will not be the last.
Can’t recommend enough.
Belle Wood
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book from a sci-fi convention in Wales last month. To be honest, my reasoning wasn't purely literary, and it surely wasn't very ethical. I'd attended a talk at the con by the one of the heads of Telos Books, David Howe, about the state of publishing. Inevitably the talk rolled around to independent publishing, with Howe making the point that there was more validation in being published by a house than by going the independent route.
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Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
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nearly finished, not bad book but maybe a bit disappointed. the title was what caught my eye. have a signed copy so it will defo go on the shelf.
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Raven Dane is a UK based author of dark fantasy, steampunk novels and horror short stories. Her first books were the dark fantasy Legacy of the Dark Kind trilogy, Blood Tears, Blood Lament and Blood Alliance. These were followed by a High Fantasy spoof, The Unwise Woman of Fuggis Mire.
Her steampunk novels so far are the award winning Cyrus Darian and the Technomicron and sequel Cyrus Darian and t

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