31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN – Day 28

Ghost stories have been popular for centuries.  In a literary sense, these tales often have a moral component.  A warning from past offenses to future generations. One of the most ancient references to a haunted house comes from the Arabian Nights. ‘To whom doth the big house belong?’ ‘To us!’ ‘Open it, that I may view…

REVIEW: THE WHITE DEVIL by Justin Evans

I can’t be sure how I became entirely sucked into this story.  Perhaps it was the easy, seductive charm of the setting; or the way the era was not obvious at the outset; maybe how it took on the genres of ghost story, coming-of-age tale and historical fiction all at once. It is set in…

REVIEW: THE DIVINER’S TALE by Bradford Morrow

To be blunt, I couldn’t put this book down. I was up until the wee hours last night, determined to finish it, lest my dreams be infiltrated by the specters of this book. Author Morrow remains on the better side of a fine line between psychological fear and shock tactics.  He relies on unexpected appearances…