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Review: “Faithless In Death,” J.D. Robb

Rating: 4 out of 5 Just so you know right off the bat, J.D. Robb’s (Nora Roberts) Faithless in Death (In Death, 52) is not action-packed. These books go back and forth, showcasing different styles of mystery and murder, different

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Short Take: “Obsidian,” Alan Baxter

Rating: 4 out of 5 Alan Baxter’s Obsidian (Alex Caine) (Volume 2) makes for a really interesting follow-on to book one. In Bound, Alex Caine discovers he has powers–a lot of them. He’s tossed head-first into the world of magic

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Review: “Collected Easter Horror Shorts,” ed. Kevin J. Kennedy

Rating: 4 out of 5 Kevin J. Kennedy edited Collected Easter Horror Shorts (Collected Horror Shorts Book 2). As the title says, it’s a collection of short stories connected to Easter in one way or another. Some are about mysterious

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Short Take: “Wyrd and Other Derelictions,” Adam Nevill

Rating: 5 out of 5 Adam Nevill’s short story collection Wyrd and Other Derelictions is one of the most original pieces of horror I’ve seen. There are seven “stories.” I put stories in quotation marks because they’re not at all

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Short Take: “White,” Tim Lebbon

Rating: 4 out of 5 In Tim Lebbon’s novella White, a bunch of people are stuck in a manor house during a wintry apocalypse. They know little about what’s going on out in the world, but enough to know they

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Review: “Shiver,” ed. Nico Bell

Rating: 4 out of 5 I’m a big fan of snowy, icy horror. Once you’ve found yourself in the eerie stillness of an evening snowfall, it’s easy to imagine all sorts of horrors to go with. The anthology Shiver: A

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Review: “Alien: Into Charybdis,” Alex White

Rating: 5 out of 5 Alex White’s Alien: Into Charybdis is sort of a follow-on to his Alien: The Cold Forge. You probably don’t need to read that one first, and you’ll spend the first half or more of this

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Review: “Alien: The Cold Forge,” Alex White

Rating: 5 out of 5 I’m a total sucker for “Alien”-franchise books, and Alien: The Cold Forge, by Alex White, is just the right blend of sci-fi and horror. Dorian Sudler, the director of special resources for Weyland-Yutani, is on

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Review: “The Cellar,” Richard Laymon

Rating: 1 out of 5 This time I’m going to put the content note right up front, because it’s important. DO NOT read this book if you don’t want to deal with child molestation and rape. (Also slurs, victim-blaming, murder,

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Review: “The Debt,” Natalie Edwards, T.C. Parker

Rating: 5 out of 5 Note: this book was originally published under the name “Natalie Edwards,” but is currently being published under “T.C. Parker.” T.C. Parker’s thriller The Debt: El Gardener Book 1 is a wonderful heist-type novel. When El

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