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Review: “The Unspoken,” ed. William Meikle

Pros: Elegant stories about and adjacent to the subject of cancer Cons: Typical anthology issue that not every story works for every reader Rating: 4 out of 5 William Meikle edited the anthology The Unspoken, a collection of horror stories–some

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Short Take: “The Hole,” William Meikle

Pros: Captivating tale of destruction! Cons: Two of the female characters Rating: 4 out of 5 William Meikle’s The Hole introduces us to a small town that’s about to deal with a big disaster. Residents, including 20-year-old drunkard Fred Grant,

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Short Take: “The Long Sleep,” William Meikle

Pros: Delightful short mystery Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Mostly I’ve read William Meikle’s creature-features and cosmic horrors. This time I decided to read one of his Sherlock Holmes tales: The Long Sleep: A Weird Sherlock Holmes Adventure.

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Review: “The Exiled,” William Meikle

Pros: Original take on faerie abduction myths Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 William Meikle’s The Exiled is a creative mélange of horror, thriller, and a sort of quasi-urban fantasy. Police officer John Grainger is called to the scene

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Review: “Into the Black,” William Meikle

Pros: Lovecraftian horror with an occasionally whimsical flair Cons: Slightly repetitive Rating: 4.5 out of 5 I seem to be on a roll with William Meikle books lately; they’re perfect for when I want horror, but not depressing. Into The

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Review: “Bug Eyed Monsters,” William Meikle

Pros: These stories are addictive Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 William Meikle’s Bug Eyed Monsters: A Creature Feature Collection is an anthology that covers a wide array of creepy, rampaging beasties. One story in particular (Into the Valley

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Short Take: “The Copycat Murders,” William Meikle

Pros: Taut and intriguing Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 William Meikle’s work always seems to migrate to the top of my TBR pile. His novella The Copycat Murders is no exception! It starts several steps into the story,

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Review: “Operation Mongolia,” William Meikle

Pros: Can’t get enough of these Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 William Meikle’s Operation Mongolia (S-Squad) is book eight in the series. These are short, fun military-vs.-monsters tales that are the monster fan’s version of a beach read.

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Review: “Operation Syria,” William Meikle

Pros: Creepy! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 That’s odd. I could have sworn I’d written my review of William Meikle’s military-vs.-monsters horror novel Operation Syria (S-Squad book 6), but apparently not! I apologize for posting it out of

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Review: “Operation Norway,” William Meikle

Pros: Very satisfying Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 William Meikle’s Operation Norway (S-Squad Book 7) tackles a new monster in this wonderful military-vs.-monsters series: the mountain troll of Norway! Just a reminder, so far the S-Squad has faced

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