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One dark and stormy night, a stranger arrives in West Sussex at a village inn. He is heavily clad in an overcoat and his face is wrapped in bandages. He takes a room at the inn, but refuses to socialize with anyone. He stays cooped up in his room all day and night, working with strange chemicals and apparatus. Suddenly, strange events begin to happen in the village. Mysterious burglaries and fires break out, culminating in a destructive rampage across the peaceful countryside. The stranger i ...
 
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It was a Dark and Stormy night... so that means it's a perfect night for reading! Especially getting cozy with a mystery. My guests today host the It was a Dark and Stormy Bookclub Podcast! I've been a fan of theirs for a couple of years, and was a bit star struck to have them on the podcast today. We sit down to discuss our favorite genre of myste…
 
Death Overdue (Killer Librarian #2) by Mary Lou Kirwin Published November 5th 2013 by Gallery Books In the second novel in the “engaging” (Booklist) cozy library mystery series, Karen must work to clear her beau’s name after his ex-girlfriend is killed by a falling bookshelf while staying at his inn. Spunky librarian Karen Nash is back in London an…
 
Mafia Hitman Lib/E: Carmine Dibiase, the Wiseguy Who Really Killed Joey Gallo by Michael Benson, Frank DiMatteo, Eric Jason Martin Published September 28th 2021 by Citadel Press Who really killed Crazy Joe Gallo? It wasn't Frank The Irishman Sheeran as he claimed. Sober, he was nothing, but drunk he would blow your head off. That's how Pete the Gre…
 
This weeks episode we feature two authors we met at Fright Reads a spooky book festival in Maryland in early October. The Burgers Brothers' Family Funeral Home Published December 3rd 2019 by Clayton Tune The Burgers Brothers' Family Funeral Home is dying and Donnie Burgers wants out. When Donnie expresses his desire to sell the company, he expects …
 
The Wilkes Insurrection: A Contemporary Thriller by Robbie Bach Published November 2nd 2021 by Greenleaf Book Group Press An elusive extremist hell-bent on destroying America. ​A woman of uncommon valor haunted by her tragic past. A dark web hacker confronting his conscience. A failed intelligence officer in search of redemption. The relative calm …
 
Happy Halloween everyone! To help celebrate this spooky time of year, I'm joined today with author Juno Jakob. We both are devoted fans of Ray Bradbury, and we talk about him and his influence on our lives. Juno has also written a new book for YA called The Halloween Book - it is going to be released on Halloween day, and it's perfect reading for t…
 
Seven-Year Witch (Witch Way Librarian Mysteries #2) by Angela M. Sanders Published August 24th 2021 by Kensington Publishing Corporation Finding your feet in a new job isn't always easy. That goes double for Josie Way, who's settling in as Wilfred, Oregon's, new librarian--and has just discovered she's a witch. But will her fledgling powers be enou…
 
Today's episode is pretty special. First of all, we are celebrating 10 episodes! Wooo HOO! Also, the entire episode is on video - I'm slowly trying to learn new skills and this was fun to put together. And finally, I have two very special guests on the podcast: CJ Corl, author and writer of the upcoming podcast series "Simply to Die For". Joining h…
 
Gothic Mystery Roundup The Vine Witch (The Vine Witch #1) by Luanne G. Smith Published October 1st 2019 by 47North A young witch emerges from a curse to find her world upended in this gripping fantasy of betrayal, vengeance, and self-discovery set in turn-of-the-century France. For centuries, the vineyards at Château Renard have depended on the tal…
 
Have you ever wondered how classic Victorian writer H.G. Wells would have imagined the end of the world? OK, that's a pretty specific topic, but that is what I'm reading to you today in this episode. Today's episode is actually taken from a YouTube video I released earlier this week. If you don't know about the YouTube channel be sure to check it o…
 
Welcome to the Mobtown Paranormal Research Team We interviewed Steve and Beth based out of Baltimore, Maryland. They investigate reported hauntings and ghost sightings throughout Maryland and southern Pennsylvania. If you think you have paranormal activity in your home or at work, you can contact us for information, support, or arrange for an inves…
 
Hello! Today I have a very special guest on - Rita Maria Martinez, author of the Jane Eyre inspired poetry collection, "The Jane and Bertha in Me". Rita joins me to discuss Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte, and the impact stories and words can have on us. I enjoyed talking with Rita - and I know you will enjoy hearing the episode. Jane Eyre is one of my…
 
The Forger's Forgery by Clay G. Small Published April 20th 2021 When Art Mimics Life, Somebody’s Going to Get What’s Coming to Them Henry Lindon's flight across the north Atlantic was turbulent and sleepless. His plane has just touched down in Amsterdam, where he’s come to work as a visiting professor. Lindon is torn about leaving his troubled wife…
 
Today we're getting fancy and we're looking at poetry. Art is joined by poet Cendrine Marrouat and they explore poetry. If you struggle with understanding poetry or how to understand poetry - you will definitely want to hear this episode! Find Cendrine Marrouat online: https://creativeramblings.com/ After the Fires of Day is available now: https://…
 
The Icepick Surgeon by Sam Kean Published July 13th 2021 by Little, Brown and Company Science is a force for good in the world—at least usually. But sometimes, when obsession gets the better of scientists, they twist a noble pursuit into something sinister. Under this spell, knowledge isn’t everything, it’s the only thing—no matter the cost. Bestse…
 
It’s all about science fiction today on The Bookshelf Odyssey Podcast! Sci-Fi takes up a significant portion of my bookshelves, how about yours? Today I interview a very special guest, the Hugo award nominated (and winner!) author Naomi Kritzer. She has two stories up for nomination this year at the Hugoes - “Monster” and the marvelous “Little Free…
 
Cold Case Story is based on the brutal murder of a housewife in the Denver suburbs in 1973. A college student back then, Stephanie Kane was more than a witness to this terrible crime. For nearly thirty years, she remained silent. Then, in 2001, she tried to exorcise the crime by fictionalizing it in a mystery novel called Quiet Time. But instead of…
 
We have a supersized episode today! We're going to be taking a closer look at Elizabeth Gaskell today! I want to thank everyone for sticking with me through the delay I had in posting last week. Life got crazy, but I'm back with an extra long episode for you today. First off, I'll give you some plans I have for some personal reading I'll be doing f…
 
The plot thickens! Welcome to the 2nd portion of this week's story, The Grey Woman by Victorian writer Elizabeth Gaskell. Last week we left our heroine trapped in a marriage to an unpleasant, toxic man who mysteriously comes and goes, keeps her cut off from her family and friends, and prevents her from exploring different sections of the house. In …
 
Welcome back book friends! In today's episode I talk about what I've been reading and give some reading recommendations for you. Then I begin reading Elizabeth Gaskell's gothic tale, The Grey Woman. A Victorian woman traveling through Europe comes across a striking portrait of a lady known as The Grey Woman. The story she uncovers about the woman i…
 
Death of a Dispatcher (A Becky and Rufus Cross-Country Mystery #1) by Sheryl Ickes Published March 25th 2021 by Independently Published Becky and Rufus Bridgewater are a cross country trucking team that enjoy seeing the country as they work. Shortly after returning to their company in Tennessee because of a merger, Becky finds a much hated dispatch…
 
In today's episode of Bookshelf Odyssey Podcast, We continue our exploration of Victorian writer, Elizabeth Gaskell. Today, I read to you her charming morality tale, "Hand and Heart". It tells the story of little Tom Fletcher and begins with his desire to have "a great deal of money" in order to be able to do good deeds. His mother teaches him that…
 
One Got Away - Nikki Griffin #2 by S.A. Lelchuk Published April 13th 2021 by Flatiron Books Nikki Griffin, a private-investigator when she isn’t running her small bookstore, is on a case. The matriarch of one of the wealthiest San Francisco families has been defrauded by a con-man, and her furious son enlists Nikki to find the money. And find the c…
 
Hello book lovers! Welcome to the first episode of Bookshelf Odyssey. Today's story is a classic creepy Victorian ghost story - The Old Nurse's Story by Elizabeth Gaskell. I hope you enjoy the story - let me know if there's a story you'd like me to share or talk about on an upcoming podcast. And let me know what you're reading! Regular episodes sta…
 
Paranormal Mystery Boooo ks we love A Charming Deception (Magical Cures Mystery #13) by Tonya Kappes Published February 25th 2020 Welcome to Whispering Fall where magic and mystery collide! Bubble... Bubble... June Heal and Oscar Park are beyond thrilled with the upcoming arrival of their baby. Cures and Trouble... June's pregnancy is turning out t…
 
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner Published March 2nd 2021 by Park Row A female apothecary secretly dispenses poisons to liberate women from the men who have wronged them—setting three lives across centuries on a dangerous collision course.Rule #1: The poison must never be used to harm another woman. Rule #2: The names of the murderer and her vic…
 
The Stranger Diaries (Harbinder Kaur #1) by Elly Griffiths Published March 5th 2019 by Mariner Books Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. A high school English teacher specializing in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she teaches a course on it every year. But when one of Clare’s colleagues and closest friends is found dead, with a line from R. M…
 
The Streel -Published May 12th 2020 by Univ Of Minnesota Press When I was fifteen and my brother Seamus sixteen, we attended our own wake. Our family was in mourning, forced to send us off to America. The year is 1880, and of all the places Brigid Reardon and her brother might have dreamed of when escaping Ireland’s potato famine by moving to Ameri…
 
What to read at the beach, vacation or just your backyard hammock. Much Ado about Nauticaling (Whit and Whiskers Mystery #1) Published July 27th 2021 by Kensington Publishing Corporation by Gabby Allan Whitney Dagner is your tour guide to a Pacific paradise that's to die for--only to find it's a place people are also willing to kill for--in Gabby A…
 
We selected three nominees from different categories to interview, to talk about their books they were nominated for. A Spell for Trouble by Esme Addison Published July 7th 2020 by Crooked Lane Books Alexandra Daniels hasn't set foot in the quiet seaside town of Bellamy Bay, North Carolina in over twenty years. Ever since her mother's tragic death,…
 
We pay tribute to the amazing and talented LGBTQ authors. This is just the tip of the iceberg of authors that represent this community. Shadow Sands (Kate Marshall #2) Published November 3rd 2020 by Thomas & Mercer by Robert Bryndza The internationally bestselling author of Nine Elms and The Girl in the Ice is back with a nail-biting new Kate Marsh…
 
False Light - Published February 23rd 2021 by Greenleaf Book Group Press Seasoned reporter Sanford “Fuse” Petty is old-school in every way—anti-technology, anti-Millennial (don’t even mention Gen-Z), and anti-“gotcha” journalism. After Fuse is asked to leave his paper pending a disciplinary investigation, he has plenty of time on his hands. So when…
 
Back by popular demand another What we are Reading for June. On this episode we talk about. Mirrorland Published April 20th 2021 by Scribner by Carole Johnstone With the startling twists of Gone Girl and the haunting emotional power of Room, Mirrorland is a thrilling work of psychological suspense about twin sisters, the man they both love, and the…
 
In the fourth Death by Chocolate Mystery by the bestselling author of the Home Repair is Homicide series, Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree and Ellie White are fired up for Eastport, Maine's Annual Cookie Baking Contest. But when a cunning killer and a devastating fire threaten to ravage the quaint island town, Jake and Ellie must dip into another homemade ho…
 
Fatal Intent by Tammy Euliano Elderly patients are dying at home days after minor surgery. Natural causes? Malpractice? Or a serial killer? And why doesn’t anyone care? Anesthesiologist Dr. Kate Downey wants to know why, but her unorthodox investigation threatens her job, her family, and her very life. The stakes escalate to the breaking point when…
 
Sherlock Holmes has retired to the Sussex countryside . . . that is, until a most formidable puzzle is dropped upon his doorstep by a certain Colonel Pickering. One Miss Eliza Doolittle, once nothing more than a cockney guttersnipe, has been transformed into a proper lady of London—perhaps even a duchess?—as if overnight. When Col. Pickering recove…
 
Four books for your reading pleasure! The Last Exit by Michael Kaufman Published January 12th 2021 by Crooked Lane Books Valentino Will Die (The Adventures of Bianca Dangereuse #2) by Donis Casey Published February 2nd 2021 by Poisoned Pen Press Two Truths and a Lie: A Murder, a Private Investigator, and Her Search for Justice by Ellen McGarrahan P…
 
The Last Tea Bowl Thief by Jonelle Patrick For three hundred years, a stolen relic passes from one fortune-seeker to the next, indelibly altering the lives of those who possess it. In modern-day Tokyo, Robin Swann’s life has sputtered to a stop. She’s stuck in a dead-end job testing antiquities for an auction house, but her true love is poetry, not…
 
Death on Ocean Boulevard - The call came on the morning of July 13, 2011, from the historic Spreckels Mansion, a lavish beachfront property in Coronado, California, owned by pharmaceutical tycoon and multimillionaire Jonah Shacknai. When authorities arrived, they found the naked body of Jonah's girlfriend, Rebecca Zahau, gagged, her ankles tied and…
 
In honor of Tartan Day we bring you three Scottish mystery writers to check out. Murder in a Scottish Shire (A Scottish Shire Mystery #1) by Traci Hall Known as the Brighton of the North, Nairn is both a charming Scottish town and a popular seaside resort—but to Paislee Shaw, it's simply home—unfortunately to a murderer . . . For a twenty-eight-yea…
 
They're Gone by E.A. Barres (Pseudonym), E.A. Aymar Two women's husbands are murdered on the same night in the same way--and their investigation uncovers a terrifying connection. Two men from vastly different backgrounds are murdered one after another on the same night, in the same fashion with two bullet wounds: one in the head, another in the hea…
 
Water Memory (Aubrey Sentro #1) A fast-paced, page-turning thriller that contemplates the consequences of motherhood, memory, and crime as a commodity. Black ops specialist Aubrey Sentro may be one concussion away from death. But when pirates seize the cargo ship she’s on, she must decide whether to risk her life to save her fellow passengers. Sent…
 
To help celebrate the Woman's History Month. We feature four fiction books that include real woman of history. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn Published June 6th 2017 by William Morrow Paperbacks The Diabolical Bones (Brontë Sisters Mystery #2) by Bella Ellis Published February 16th 2021 by Berkley Books (first published October 8th 2020) A Knife i…
 
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