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Occult detective stories combine the tropes of the detective story with those of supernatural horror fiction. Unlike the traditional detective the occult detective is employed in cases involving ghosts, curses, and other supernatural elements. Some occult detectives are portrayed as being themselves psychic or in possession of other paranormal powers.
This is a place to discuss books by Christine Amsden, award-winning author of The Immortality Vi…more
[close] This is a place to discuss books by Christine Amsden, award-winning author of The Immortality Virus, Touch of Fate, and Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective.
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Community and monthly bookclub for lovers of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Detective fiction. We …more
[close] Community and monthly bookclub for lovers of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Detective fiction. We read adult, new adult and some young adult here.
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THIS GROUP IS NO LONGER ACTIVE A quarterly book club turned share space for lovers of things tha…more
[close] THIS GROUP IS NO LONGER ACTIVE A quarterly book club turned share space for lovers of things that go bump in the night and the detectives that h(a)unt them. We’re dedicated to reading Occult Detective literature in all forms. This includes fiction, graphic novels, nonfiction, and otherwise relevant books or other media. From the Victorian OD originals to the contemporary urban fantasy twist on the classic archetype, this book club aims to explore the canon of the ghostbuster genre. We’ll not only explore themes of the supernatural and the occult, but also the darker side of the genre—xenophobia, otherness, colonization, racism, and sexism—often present in earlier texts. Our goal is to see how the genre has transformed over the centuries to celebrate otherness or at the very least, feature marginalized bodies front and center in these supernatural narratives. That is, we’ll look at both supernatural elements of a story and the social, cultural, and historical climate that produces them. How, in other words, is the genre being used to tackle our relationship to unknown, both in mystic or paranormal realms and in terms of things that test the boundaries of social norms and conventions? All book recommendations welcome, but especially inclusive literature that features POC, LGTBQ+, people with disabilities, and other marginalized identities. Come join the fun….if you dare!
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