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Review: “Forgotten Stars & Distant Seas” J.B. Rockwell

Rating: 5 out of 5 J.B. Rockwell’s Forgotten Stars & Distant Seas is mostly sci-fi, but it also contains a nice dose of horror in the latter half. Captain Tom Faraday has been dumped in a babysitting role–his ship guards

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Short Take: “Hooker,” M. Lopes da Silva

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 The quality of the Rewind or Die books is variable; I’ve given everything from a 3 to a 5 for the ones I’ve read so far. Hooker (Rewind or Die), written by M. Lopes da

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Review: “Black Dogs Black Tales,” ed. Tabatha Wood, Cassie Hart

Rating: 4 out of 5 The anthology Black Dogs, Black Tales – Where the Dogs Don’t Die: A Charity Anthology for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand investigates the analogy of mental illness as a “black dog.” Sometimes the

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Short Take: “Operation Yukon,” William Meikle

Rating: 5 out of 5 William Meikle’s Operation: Yukon is the 11th book in his wonderful S-Squad series. These are fun military-versus-monsters tales with a squad of Scottish lads who get a reputation for being monster magnets. I urge you

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Review: “Tapetum Lucidum,” Sisters of Slaughter

Rating: 3 out of 5 I’ve really enjoyed the short stories that I’ve read by the “Sisters of Slaughter” (Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason). Their horror novel Tapetum Lucidum didn’t stand up quite as well. Some teenagers looking to have

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Review: “Campfire Macabre,” Various Authors

Rating: 5 out of 5 I rarely give multiple-author anthologies a 5 out of 5, but Campfire Macabre earned it. It’s filled with an astounding number of flash fiction horror stories–500-1000 words long each. If you enjoy both horror and

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Review: “The Ruin of Delicate Things,” Beverley Lee

Rating: 5 out of 5 Beverley Lee’s horror/paranormal novel The Ruin of Delicate Things is absolutely fascinating. Dan Morgan and his wife Faye recently lost their son, Toby. Dan just inherited a cottage from his Aunt Lucinda and thinks that

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Review: “The Kelping,” Jan Stinchcomb

Rating: 3 out of 5 I love the concept of the “Rewind or Die” series of kind of classic-style horror novels, but the quality seems to vary a lot. I give Jan Stinchcomb’s The Kelping (Rewind or Die) a 3/5.

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Review: “The Girl Next Door,” Jack Ketchum

Rating: 5 out of 5 I finally got around to reading Jack Ketchum’s The Girl Next Door after hearing a lot about it. There are some things you need to know if you’re thinking of reading it. One, it’s based

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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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