The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James: A Creepily Climatic Crime Mystery Treat – Book Review

The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James is a supernatural crime mystery novel that alternates between two time periods: 1977 and 2017. During the former era in Claire Lake, Oregon, the state was rocked by the murder of two men, which were deemed the Lady Killer Murders. A suspect was arrested, however, upon her acquittal, she retreated into isolated solitude.

Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done? by Harold Schechter & Eric Powell: A Darkly Fascinating Biography of America’s Most Disturbing Serial Killer – Comic Review

Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done? by Harold Schechter and Eric Powell is a true crime, biographical graphic novel telling of the life and morbid legacy of serial killer and cannibalist Edward Gein. The book dropped last August and I had been dying to get my hands on it since then. Luckily, my library hold finally came through and after being completely enthralled by the story in a single sitting,

Peril on the Page by Margaret Loudon: A Vanilla Cosy Mystery with an Ice-Cold Romance – Book Review

Peril on the Page by Margaret Loudon is the third book in the author’s cosy mystery series, Open-Book Mysteries. Writer-in-residence, Penelope, is co-hosting a marketing event at the Open-Book, along with the owner, to celebrate a local resident’s book release. However, when the author drops dead at the event, Penelope becomes determined to discover the secrets of the author’s life and how it may have gotten her nixed.

March & April’s Insomnia-Fuelled Book Haul

One of my really bad habits when I’m supremely stressed out is shopping, specifically book shopping. I tend to go to the library to help me with this compulsive behaviour, however, I now work every single day during the same exact hours that the Libs is open for business, which has taken away my ability to healthily treat my stress shopping habits. So… when insomnia has stricken over the last month or so, I have ventured into the dark and tempting territories of the Amazon Kindle eBook store.

The Haunting of Ashburn House: A Slow-Burn Supernatural Horror Perfect for Fans of Crimson Peak – Book Review

The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates is a Gothic horror novel about a woman named Adrienne who inherits a creepy old house from her late great aunt, which couldn’t have occurred at a more opportune moment as Adrienne was about to find herself homeless! After moving in with her floofy kitty, Wolfgang, Adrienne starts to realise that the house has quite the morbid history

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix: A Superb Exploration of Anti-Feminism Qualities within Slasher Film via a Phenomenal Crime Thriller – Book Review

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix is a horror, slasher novel by the same author of The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires and My Best Friend’s Exorcism. When a member of a support group of final girls ends up dead, a dangerous intrigue unfolds. Is someone killing off the remaining survivors? Has one of the member’s finally gone insane via intense PTSD?  Or there is an even greater plot at play?

A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow: A Fabulously Queer & Feminist Fairy Tale Retelling-ish – Book Review

A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow is a portal fantasy novella that’s a loosely inspired adult retelling of Sleeping Beauty that’s also steeped in the dissection of the basic formulaic foundation of other classic fairy tales. It follows a young teenager with a terminal illness that just seeks to experience some sort of magical splendour of her own before her ticker stops.

The Stowaway by James S. Murray & Darren Wearmouth: An Unconventional, Keep-You-Guessing Crime Thriller – Book Review

The Stowaway by James S. Murray and Darren Wearmouth is a crime thriller about a woman who was on a jury panel that couldn’t agree on the guilty verdict without reasonable doubt, which led to the release of a seemingly treacherous child killer. As the case takes a psychological toll on this specific juror, she decides to take a sabbatical and go on a vacation cruise with her family

6 Authors Recently Added to my Auto-Buy List!

Haruki Murakami, Yōko Ogawa, Banana Yoshimoto, Ken Liu, Nafiza Azad, Joe Abercrombie, and John Gwynne are a few on my current auto-buy hitlist. With the fabulous recent releases of awesome science-fiction, fantasy, and horror novels over these last couple of years, I’m so excited to add more writers to the group.

6 Best Books of December 2021!

December was a very uneventful month for me in terms of reading, most likely due to my typical Holiday Blues. I fell into a terrible rut and couldn’t focus on anything I picked up for more then ten minutes at a time. Because of that, I’ve only got about six books to share with you in this wrapping

Cold Moon Over Babylon by Michael McDowell: A Superb Southern Gothic Horror about Screwed-Up Town Tragedies – Book Review

Cold Moon Over Babylon by Michael McDowell is a Southern Gothic horror story that follows the Larkin family. In the 1960s, they had the great misfortune of undergoing a terrifying tragedy that would only repeat itself twenty years later. As a result, many spooky supernatural things start occurring in their small Southern town of Babylon including