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Book Review: The Devils You Know

The Devils You Know by M. C. Atwood

The Devils You Know by Margaret C. Atwood Soho Teen, 2014 280 Pages Young Adult Boulder House is a thrilling twist on my favorite motif, the ancient, endless castle (like Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast,) filled with traps and dangers. Throw in a cadre of diverse teens from different walks of life,…

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Interview – Tracey Baptiste

Tracey Baptiste, author of The Jumbies   series, joins Awake at Midnight   to discuss writing books based on supernatural folklore. BIO: (from her website) I am the author of the creepy MG fantasy adventures The Jumbies and Rise of the Jumbies, the contemporary YA novel Angel’s Grace and nine…

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My Books… My Purgatory by J. Sean Daly

Rundell Library

“Although the library was completed in 1936, constructed directly atop the Johnson and Seymour Mill Race, this special collections room was added ten years later at the bequest of a local philanthropist who also provided for the silver-plated clock in the main hall, which has remarkably never needed winding.” The…

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The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street

The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street

The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street   by Lindsay Currie   Aladdin Books, 2017   304 Pages   Middle Grade (8-12 and up)       As soon as she arrives in her new home, Tessa notices the odd electrical fluctuations and currents of cold air and her brother starts…

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The 31 Scariest Old Time Radio Shows

Horror Radio

What better to keep you awake on a stormy autumn night than turning out the lights for a spine-chilling tale of horror from a past era? Stop me if you’ve heard this one… Perhaps some of the best, certainly the most popular and most well-remembered by the OTR community, these…

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