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by Katherine Irving

Category: Fiction / Horror
253 pages; ISBN: 1-59279-967-1

Rating: 10/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Mayra Calvani


A love couple encounters tragedy in the cruel, icy hands of winter. A prodigy violinist turns out to be an infamous serial killer. A mother’s love knows no morals. In the jungles of the Amazon nature criminals will pay a high price. A brilliant scientist and her creation of baby embryos… crying to her from their frozen state…

This is a collection of disturbing stories that will unsettle your dreams and tease your sense of the bizarre.

Unhappy housewives who kill their husbands, evil cameras that make people disappear, lonely ghosts starving for human company, monsters in the pool, killer fish in the pond,
unusual migraines, cloning, not-quite-dead corpses in the morgue, a psychotic, sadistic murderer who finally gets a taste of his own medicine…

All these characters swirl together in a dark, unending vortex of evil.

Three stories particularly stand out in this collection: “Winter Souls,” nominated for a Bram Stoker Award, “Warm Wet Kisses In E-Flat Minor,” and “Itty-Bitty,” winner of The First Annual Horror Authors Writing Contest.

I highly recommend this book to lovers of horror and the supernatural. In her distinctive and often darkly poetic style, Katherine Irving has woven a set of original, remarkable tales that will surely give you…. SHIVERS. A fine and rare talent.


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