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What Lies Within – Clare de Lune

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “…I learned how a body could become a beautiful contribution to the power of cosmetics…the most exquisite, deepest shade of blood red lipstick you’ve’ ever seen, rich soaps made from the finest fats…all those parts put … Continue reading

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Mygale – Thierry Jonquet (Translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith)

Ah, revenge can be so sweet. Now mix it with obsession and a touch of madness, and it turns utterly twisted and bizarre.  Such is the case with the intense and fascinating novel, Mygale, written by the late French crime … Continue reading

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The Hanging Tree – Michael Phillip Cash

Another Halloween pick! (Reviewed by JD Jung) “If she couldn’t move the girl, she would do her best to preserve her innocence, or what was left of it.” Summer of 2013 – Oyster Bay – Seventeen year old Arielle was angry at … Continue reading

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The Black Spider – Jeremias Gotthelf (Translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “And now the people where gripped by the ancient fear that the spider might carry off an unbaptized infant, the pledge of their old pact. The woman was beside herself, she had no trust in God, … Continue reading

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