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Alan G. Scott
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The Devil in Massachusetts - A Modern Enquiry Into the Salem ..

The back cover of the edition of The Devil in Massachusetts I read stated that Ms. Starkey “applies modern psychiatric knowledge to the witchcraft hysteria" which plagued Salem, Massachusetts ..
(December 31, 2008)
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Face Down Among the Winchester Geese by Kathy Lynn Emerson

Having met the lovely Ms. Emerson at Bouchercon 2008 in Baltimore, I deem it doubtful that she has first-hand knowledge of brothels in London during the reign of Elizabeth I. But after reading Face ..
(December 31, 2008)
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The Servant's Tale by Margaret Frazer

My favorite part of The Servant's Tale, the second installment in Frazer's excellent Dame Frevisse series, is when a member of a traveling troupe of players quotes a line from Geoffrey Chaucer, which .
(December 31, 2008)
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Antiques Maul by Barbara Allan

When I started writing, another author with good intentions told me that parentheses should rarely be used “as in never". But Barbara Allan makes frequent and liberal use of them in her funny ..
(January 05, 2009)
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Day of Wrath by Iris Collier

One of the first things I learned as a mystery writer was ‘don't kill off pets’. Your readers will never forgive you. Iris Collier did not heed this rule, probably to stir up anger in her .
(December 21, 2008)
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Deadly Night by Heather Graham

Imagine being the recipient of a grand New Orleans mansion, pre-dating the Civil War. That's the scenario that opens Heather Graham's excellent ghost story, Deadly Night. Aiden Flynn and his ..
(November 29, 2008)
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Damnation Alley by Roger Zelazny

I've enjoyed the movie version of Zelazny's classic work Damnation Alley, but wasn't surprised to find that there was very little in common between the two. Damnation Alley takes place in a ..
(November 29, 2008)
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Face Down Upon a Herbal by Kathy Lynn Emerson

As is happily usual, the second novel in a series surpasses the first. Kathy Lynn Emerson's second work Face Down Upon an Herbal, featuring herbalist/sleuth Lady Susanna Appleton upholds this trend. ..
(September 22, 2008)
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Tyrant of the Mind by Priscilla Royal

The title of Priscilla Royal's second novel featuring Prioress Eleanor of Wynethorpe, Tyrant of the Mind, comes form a seventeenth century play by John Dryden. It is stated in a line from Act 3, ..
(September 27, 2008)
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Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale

My first impression after reading this book is there must be more of the adventures of Belimai Sykes and his lover Captain William Harper. Just inside the front cover, Hale includes two maps of the ..
(August 27, 2008)
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Hex - A Novel of Love Spells by Darieck Scott

Hex is not only a novel of love spells, but also the love of relationships, unrequited and sex. It contains elements of the supernatural, occult and horror. Throughout the story and more importantly, .
(August 23, 2008)
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Murder in the Rue Dauphine by Greg Herren

Although I'm not a native of New Orleans, it is one of my favorite cities to visit. Even among the craziest people in the universe during Mardi Gras or the aftermath of a devastating hurricane, she ..
(August 06, 2008)
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Jean Lafitte Prince of Pirates by Jack C Ramsay, Jr

In all the pirate books I've read, Jean Lafitte is mentioned mainly in reference to his helping the U. S. and future President Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815 against the British. .
(June 19, 2008)
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Pirate Ghosts Tales of Hauntings at Sea

This compilation of horror shorts written by such literary giants as H. P. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch and Washington Irving promises the reader ‘with bloodcurdling buccaneers, spectral ships, ..
(June 20, 2008)
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The Alehouse Murders by Maureen Ash

In her first of a new mystery series, Maureen Ash introduces the reader to Templar Knight Bascot de Marins, who has returned to England after years of captivity in the Holy Land at the hands of the ..
(July 06, 2008)
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Ghost Ships True Stories of Nautical Nightmares, Hauntings and .

The cover of Winer's Ghost Ships trumpets him as the New York Times best-selling author of The Devil's Triangle, released in the early seventies. A quick search on Amazon.com shows not many works ..
(July 11, 2008)
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Wine of Violence by Priscilla Royal

I love medieval whodunits, especially those of Ellis Peters, Margaret Frazer and Peter Tremayne, all of whom have cloister residents as sleuths. Priscilla Royal's young but shrewd prioress Eleanor of .
(July 29, 2008)
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The Novice's Tale by Margaret Frazer

Margaret Frazer has a long and successful series of medieval mysteries featuring nun sleuth Dame Frevisse and it all started with The Novice's Tale. Set in 1431, the ninth year of Henry VI disastrous .
(May 11, 2008)
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Under Three Empires - The Thorns and Roses of a Life by ..

I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Darakhovskiy in the gift shop at the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC where he was signing copies of his book. I spoke to him for a few minutes and felt ..
(March 31, 2008)
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Murder in Miniature by Margaret Grace

Camille Minichino's first work under the pen name Margaret Grace is a great adventure set in the sleepy hamlet of Lincoln Point, California, nestled near Mountain View and San Jose Airport. Geraldine .
(March 10, 2008)
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Thirteenth Night by Alan Gordon

Alan Gordon's novel Thirteenth Night is a speculative fiction based on the characters of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. In December of 1200, some fifteen years after the events in the Bard's ..
(February 10, 2008)
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Psychic Detectives - Did They Know The Butler Did It?

As I studied references for this topic, I found as much disparity between the factions as I did when I was researching my first article, Depictions of the Telekinetic, but without nearly as much ..
(February 03, 2008)
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The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough

On May 31, 1889 an earthen dam on the Little Conemaugh River gave way after torrential rains and washed Johnstown, a small community east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania off the face of the earth. ..
(January 05, 2008)
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Dune - House Atreides by Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson

In his Afterword, Brian Herbert wrote that he had already started working with Kevin J. Anderson when his father's sequel to Chapterhouse: Dune was discovered. In Dune 7, the writing duo finally ..
(January 01, 2008)
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Murder on the Boulevard by Anne Sloan

Set in 1912, Anne Sloan's “Murder on the Boulevard" gives the reader a rather intimate look into the city of Houston, Texas during the years before WWI and the time of suffragettes. For those ..
(December 18, 2007)
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