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A Dowery of Blood by S.T. Gibson

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Constanta was born the day she died. Given a new life by a certain vampire with whom we are all familiar. A Dowery of Blood by S. T. Gibson is a love letter, a diary, and a goodbye to her love. To call this book a retelling of Bram Stokers Dracula would be underselling it, this story takes place over centuries, and the Harkers are a footnote in a much larger story. This book is poetic and lyrical, full of passion, love, and fear.    I’ve never cried over a vampire novel but this one was close. Constanta is one...

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The Library of The Dead by T.L. Huchu

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Ropa lives in Edinburgh and earns her living by talking to ghosts and delivering their messages. It’s not easy work and she doesn’t earn much from it but it’s a steady job that makes sure her sister and grandmother get to keep the caravan roof over their heads. One night when she’s out in the park a new ghost makes a strange request, she needs to find her missing son.The Library of The Dead by T. L. Huchu surprised me; it’s not just that I’ve never come across a story like this but the world Huchu has created is so...

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Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

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Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Turner, an army vet, has to go and save his dad. But he doesn't know why until he gets there. George, his uncle, and Letitia, a long-time friend of the family, join Atticus on his road trip from Chicago to New England. To be honest, he needs help because traveling across America as a solo black guy in the 1950s isn't the easiest thing to do.  Secret Cults, Portals to other Worlds, Ancient Spell-books and body morphing potions are just a few of the things we come across in this amazing homage to H.P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft...

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Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden

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Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden is more than a book, it is a piece of pure art. Godden has given us a story of grief, depression, and pain and she has presented it to us beautifully. Wolf is a writer who is haunted by their past and comforted by Mrs Death herself, or so we are told. The book is partially an interview between Wolf and Mrs Death, some short stories from Mrs Deaths past, poetry, and what you could call Wolf's diary. This broad combination of writing styles created something I have never come across before who...

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The Whisper Man by Alex North

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Twenty years ago, the Whisper Man abducted three children. DI Pete Willis was in charge of the investigation and captured the Whisper Man, but he was a little too late. As well as the three boys they knew of another boy was missing and Frank Carter (the Whisper Man) would never tell him where the body was.  Neil Spencer has gone missing and it’s just like it was all that time ago. Only now, Pete is twenty years older and no longer in charge. Amanda Beck is leading this investigation and, to be honest, is struggling to find Neil.  A...

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