Review: Craven Manor by Darcy Coates

Synopsis: Daniel is desperate for a job. When someone slides a note under his door offering him the groundskeeper’s position at an old estate, it seems too good to be true. Alarm bells start ringing when he arrives at Craven Manor. The mansion’s front door hangs open, and leaves and …

Novella Review: Knock and You Will See Me by Andrew Cull

Synopsis: “We buried Dad in the winter. It wasn’t until the spring that we heard from him again.” Knock and You Will See Me is a new ghost story by award winning writer-director Andrew Cull. When grieving Ellie Ray finds a crumpled, handwritten note from her recently deceased father, hidden …

Book Review: The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins A Mystery of Modern Venice

Synopsis: An eminent doctor is visited by a desperate woman with a question: am I evil, or insane? When an Italian servant stops sending letters to his wife in London, she is convinced he has been murdered. In the darkened bedroom of a mouldering palazzo by the Grand Canal, an …

DNF: Damned: A Magnus Blackwell Novel by Alexandrea Weis, Lucas Astor

Synopsis: “Over a hundred years after the death of Magnus Blackwell, Altmover Manor sits abandoned. Lexie Arden and her fiancé, Will Bennet, are determined to rescue the neglected Mount Desert Island landmark. They want to make Altmover Manor their home. But Magnus has other plans. A spirit bound to his …

La Llorona: The Weeping Woman

In the wake of all the creepy clown nonsense that has been sweeping the States, I happened across a meme that poked fun at those frightened by the idea of random clowns popping up. It referenced La Llorona, or the weeping woman, as being, more or less, the Hispanic equivalent. …