Book Review, Thriller

REVIEW: A Treasury of Victorian Murder by Rick Geary

Summary: From GoodReads.com: "An engrossing, illustrated journey into true crime classics of the Victorian era, this omnibus volume contains three works in Rick Geary’s increasingly storied treasuries of murder—Jack the Ripper, The Beast of Chicago, and The Fatal Bullet. These carefully researched presentations of true crime stories include a bibliography of research sources, presenting true… Continue reading REVIEW: A Treasury of Victorian Murder by Rick Geary

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History of Gothic Literature: 18th Century

I have been sitting on this series for a while: The History of Gothic Literature. For the definition of gothic literature and its tropes check out this post first In the 18th century novels were either boring or silly. You had two choices, medieval romances or “modern novels” which were very strict to reality and… Continue reading History of Gothic Literature: 18th Century

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Fairy Tales with Horrible Endings

Cannibalism, killer corsets and birds that eat eyes, welcome to the fun real world of fairy tales. If you don't want some of your Disney princesses ruined (not many of them because I could write several posts on princesses alone) maybe look away now. Here is a short list of some of my favourite fairy… Continue reading Fairy Tales with Horrible Endings

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Why I Read Ghost Stories At Christmas

Now it is no secret that I read scary things all year around but when it comes to Christmas I just want one thing: ghost stories. Now I know it is a bit odd, images of ghosts really don't mesh with jolly old Saint Nick and Christmas trees, but is it really that strange? .....Historically… Continue reading Why I Read Ghost Stories At Christmas

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5 Spooky Facts About Famous Horror Writers

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Some of these horror writers had lives straight out of a Gothic novel. 1. Mary Shelly Lost her Virginity on a Grave When she was a teenager Mary fell for the older and very married Percy Shelley. To hide their relationship the two would meet at her mother's grave.… Continue reading 5 Spooky Facts About Famous Horror Writers