Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Eight top modern gothic mysteries

Wendy Webb's new novel is Daughters of the Lake.

One of eight favorite modern gothic mysteries she tagged at CrimeReads:
A Head Full of Ghosts, by Paul Tremblay

Stephen King said: “A Head Full of Ghosts scared the hell out of me, and I’m pretty hard to scare.” Need any more than that? Okay here’s a description. This is a terrifying story about what may or may not be the demonic possession of a teenager, mixed with our culture’s obsession with reality TV. The parents of a teen who is behaving in an increasingly bizarre and terrifying way contact a Catholic priest in desperation. He comes, and brings a reality TV crew who documents the entire thing…which is a horror in itself.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue