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Don’t You Hate It When That Happens?

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #45 The Spider Sapphire Mystery [1968] Advertisements

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The Romance of Old Books

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from The Adventures of Sinbad by Gyula Krudy

It was at this time, one autumn night — just as the bloodshot moon was sitting like a tipsy old man in the branches of the poplar tree, when all manner of intangible shadows flitted from garden to garden so … Continue reading

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The Loney, Andrew Michael Hurley, Mariner Books, $14.99.

One of the things that make England such a haunted place is its sheer antiquity. The great ghost story writers of that country are often possessed by the fear that the spirits of the old, pre-Christian ways will manifest themselves … Continue reading

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Even More Nancy Drew in Bondage

  Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #30 The Clue of the Velvet Mask by Carolyn Keene [1969] I accept my fate — my fate on the internet is to provide the world with pictures of Nancy Drew tied up.

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The Romance of Old Books

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Chevy Stevens: Never Let You Go

When my editor asked me to write a review of Chevy Stevens’s new book, she wondered if I’d have to reread it in order to refresh my memory. But, despite the fact that I’d devoured Never Let You Go back … Continue reading

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Found in a Book

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Kathryn Casey: Possessed: The Infamous Texas Stiletto Murder

Ever since the loss of Ann Rule, the True Crime world has been in a bit of a funk. To some extent the books that used to come out by the dozens have been replaced by semi-documentaries that proliferate on … Continue reading

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The Whispering Statue

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #14 1970 Edition Illustrator: Rudi Nappi

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