Book reviews, Ghost/gothic, Literary fiction

The Upstairs Room by Kate Murray-Browne

The Upstairs Room is a tense, gripping thriller that will have you hiding under a blanket by chapter two. What’s it about?  Here’s the blurb from the publisher: Eleanor, Richard and their two young daughters recently stretched themselves to the limit to buy their dream home, a four-bedroom Victorian townhouse in East London. But the cracks… Read More The Upstairs Room by Kate Murray-Browne

Book reviews, Ghost/gothic, Short stories

Review: The Travelling Bag and Other Ghostly Stories

The Travelling Bag and Other Ghostly Stories is the latest collection from Susan Hill, affectionately known as the ‘grand dame of English supernatural fiction’. What’s it about? This collection features four short stories, each with a ghostly tale to tell. It opens with the eponymous ‘The Travelling Bag’, a story about revenge gone wrong. The tale… Read More Review: The Travelling Bag and Other Ghostly Stories

Book reviews, Fantasy/sci fi, General book stuff, Ghost/gothic, Short stories

Review: The Other World, It Whispers

Stephanie Victoire’s short story collection The Other World, It Whispers is a spellbinding ride for fans of fairy tales, ghosts and the Gothic. Now, when the back of a book jacket says this I get pretty excited: With strands of classic fairy and folklore weaved through, the unknown – the silent and the dark – is explored.… Read More Review: The Other World, It Whispers