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Brat Farrar

In this tale of mystery and suspense, a stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family’s sizable fortune. The stranger, Brat Farrar, has been carefully coached on Patrick’s mannerisms, appearance, … Continue reading

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RIP XI

I was thinking about skipping R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril (RIP) this year. There’s so much going on, and I’m putting so much energy into job-hunting, I don’t have a lot left over. All my creative writing is going into customizing resumes … Continue reading

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Girl Waits With Gun

Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years … Continue reading

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The Quick

London, 1892: James Norbury, a shy would-be poet newly down from Oxford, finds lodging with a charming young aristocrat. Through this new friendship, he is introduced to the drawing-rooms of high society, and finds love in an unexpected quarter. Then, … Continue reading

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Chapelwood

Birmingham, Alabama is infested with malevolence. Prejudice and hatred have consumed the minds and hearts of its populace. A murderer, unimaginatively named “Harry the Hacker” by the press, has been carving up citizens with a hatchet. And from the church … Continue reading

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Bird Box

Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from. Five years after it began, a … Continue reading

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The Delicate Dependency

They are cool to the touch and alluringly beautiful in their ageless youth, and their fathomless eyes are the eyes which transfix. The secrets they guard are rendered in the iron doors and gothic traceries of Notre Dame. Their arts … Continue reading

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RIP X

Image courtesy of Abigail Larson, used by permission. It’s time! Past time, actually, I’m slow to get back to the blog this year–but I’ve been reading, greedily and joyfully. Here’s my pool of possible titles for this year’s Readers Imbibing … Continue reading

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Maplecroft

Lizzie Borden took an axe, and gave the thing that was no longer her mother forty whacks… Fall River, Massachussetts, two years after the sensational trial that found Lizzie Borden not guilty of the gruesome murders of her father and … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Feather

War correspondant Connie Burns is accustomed to the horrors humans visit upon one another, but the sadistic killings of five women in Sierra Leone seem to be on another level of cruelty all together. She suspects a British mercenary, well-known … Continue reading

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