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 …

Short Story Review: Uncle Vernon by Jenny Twist

Synopsis: When Alison spends an illicit weekend with her boyfriend she finds she has bitten off more than she can chew. Gary’s household is eccentric to say the least, and there is something very peculiar about Uncle Vernon. Uncle Vernon only comes to visit at Halloween and he spends a …

Short Story Review: The Killer from the Summit by Eric Michael Heiden

Synopsis: A weekend getaway turns into a fight for survival when six friends are trapped on a remote mountain. Frantic, they search for a way off, only to find out they aren’t alone. Up on the mountain with them is something that’s been there for ages…something with blood on its …

Book Review: The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

Synopsis: Debut author Dawn Kurtagich is dead on in this terrifying psychological thriller!  Over two decades have passed since the fire at Elmbridge High, an inferno that took the lives of five teenagers. Not much was known about the events leading up to the tragedy – only that one student, Carly Johnson, …

Book Review: And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich

Synopsis: “Stay away from the woods… When Silla and Nori arrive at their aunt’s home, it’s immediately clear that the manor is cursed. The endless creaking of the house at night and the eerie stillness of the woods surrounding them would be enough of a sign, but there are secrets …

Book Review: Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace

Synopsis: “A gripping, hauntingly atmospheric novel about murder, revenge, and a world where monsters-human and otherwise-lurk at the fringes. Breezy remembers leaving the party: the warm, wet grass under her feet, her cheek still stinging from a slap to her face. But when she wakes up, scared and pulling dirt …

Book Review: Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

Synopsis: “Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring wardrobes, shattered Brooka glassware, and vandalized Liripip sofa beds clearly someone, or something, is up to no good. To unravel the mystery, five young employees volunteer for a long dusk-till-dawn …

Short Story Review: The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs

Synopsis: “When the White family comes into the possession of a monkey’s paw that magically grant wishes, they do what many people would do—they wish for money. But every wish has a consequence, and the White family finds they are completely unprepared for what comes next. The Monkey’s Paw is a classic …

Book Review: Kind Nepenthe by Matthew V. Brockmeyer

Synopsis: “Rebecca thought she’d find a hippie paradise when she moved to the desolate back hills of Humboldt County. A place to commune with nature and teach her five-year-old daughter how to live off the land. Instead she discovered a nightmare. Coyote is a washed-up pot grower. Strung out on …

Book Review: Strange Weather by Joe Hill

Synopsis: “A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill “Snapshot” is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by “The Phoenician,” a tattooed thug who possesses a …