Book Reviews: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson


Author: Shirley Jackson Title: We Have Always Lived in the Castle Narrator:  Bernadette Dunne Publication Info: Blackstone Audio, Inc. (2010) Summary/Review: This mystery/thriller focuses on the survivors of the well-to-do Blackwood family six years after most of the family met their end when a poisoner put arsenic in the sugar for their dessert of berries.  The novel is…

Book Review: Closed at Dark by Rob Blackwell


Author:Rob Blackwell Title: Closed at Dark Publication Info: Amazon Digital Services, Inc., 2014 Previously read by same author: A Soul to Steal Band of Demons Give the Devil His Due Summary/Review: This novella by my college friend Rob Blackwell introduces a new series about Soren Chase, a paranormal investigator.  This story combines parental fears of “stranger danger,”…

Book Review: The Monster in the Mist by Andrew Mayne


Author: Andrew Mayne Title: The Monster in the Mist Publication Info: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. ISBN: B0056A295I Summary/Review: I got this eBook as a special deal for Kindle on Amazon, not knowing much about it other than it was a mystery set in Boston in 1890 with a steampunk vibe.  April Malone is a young woman whose mysterious…

Book Review: A Soul To Steal by Rob Blackwell


Author: Rob Blackwell Title: A Soul To Steal  Publication Info: CreateSpace (2011) ISBN: 1466381213 Summary/Review: A couple of disclosures before I begin this review.  First, I know the author as we went to college together and more importantly were both DJ’s at the college radio station, WCWM.  Second, I’ve always been drawn to “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”…