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Here sin was not a pleasure to be lightly accepted; rather, a thing to be worked at for a livelihood, to be accomplished with all the loathsome viciousness dredged up from the secret places in the warped souls of people … Continue reading

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Book of the month from the Great Lakes Center for Literocity!

He came out of the backwoods to thrill sophisticated city women. But one girl proved an even wilder creature than he! DEPOSITED WITH THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, 1964 “This book struck an everlasting chord in me — it left me … Continue reading

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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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True Crime

True Crime The body of a young woman lying beneath a power line At 10:45 on the 27th day of January 1980 Two boys out dirt-dogging in a remote area Off Bellvue Avenue thought they had discovered A dead animal … Continue reading

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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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