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Facsimile of Edgar
Allan Poe's original manuscript for "The Murders in the Rue Morgue",
from the Susan Jaffe Tane collection, Cornell University.
From Debbie Wiley Book Reviews
(Author’s Revised Edition)
by Noel Hynd
Ghost tales are plentiful on Nantucket Island. Even
the local Lutheran church has a symposium to discuss the topic!
Detective Tim Brooks doesn’t believe in ghosts, despite his friend
Reverend Osaro’s encouragement to keep his mind open. Unfortunately,
things on Nantucket Island are about to get a little scary as a violent
death is only the start. Meanwhile, actress Annette Carlson is
experiencing strange nightly visitors of her own. Will Tim uncover the
mystery behind the GHOSTS before more people die?
GHOSTS is an eerie tale, gradually building the suspense until the
stunning finale. Noel Hynd does a magnificent job at drawing the reader
into the story as he crafts both a credible plot and fabulous
characters. The story starts off slowly but rapidly becomes one of
those books you just can’t put down.
Noel Hynd incorporates both superb world building and multidimensional
characters into this startling good horror tale! Tim is an excellent
lead character, as his doubts about the believability of ghosts enable
the reader to overcome any of their own reservations. Annette’s own
misgivings accentuate this while her elegant nature provides an
interesting contrast to the down-to-earth detective.
GHOSTS is classic horror at its finest! The historical context makes
the tale all the more believable as the theories on ghosts and the
history of table turning are quite fascinating. Noel Hynd doesn’t rely
on the easy plot devices of creating gruesome scenes to horrify the
reader. Instead, he uses atmosphere and suspense to their full effect,
making for one of the scariest reads I’ve had in awhile. Simply
Publisher: Damnation Books (January
Debbie Wiley Book Reviews