Frances Carden

About Frances

Frances has been published in Abundant Grace; Magical: An Anthology of Fantasy, Fairy Tales, and other Magical Fiction for Adults; Answers I’ll Accept: True Accounts of Online Dating; 20 Something Magazine; and Wisteria Magazine. She wrote for Epinions.com for eight years.

Frances has a Masters in Fiction Writing from Johns Hopkins  and works as a technical writer during the day, where she attempts to make software exciting.

Frances’ Reviews

Murder Your Darlings

Murder Your Darlings

Mysteries and the Literati at the Algonquin Round Table Author: J. J. Murphy The who’s-who of the literary world, from ...
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See What I Have Done

See What I Have Done

Lizzie Borden Took An Axe Author: Sarah Schmidt On August 4th, 1892 two brutal murders shook the ever so proper ...
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Dead Man's Song

Dead Man’s Song

Slow Burn Apocalypse Author: Jonathan Maberry Violent, animalistic murders, blighted crops and desecrated corpses, and something evil lurking behind the ...
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Needful Things

Needful Things

Don’t Let These Shakes Go On Author: Stephen King The little town of Castle Rock has seen a lot – ...
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Likeness, The

Likeness, The

Beauty, Escape, Murder Author: Tana French Emotionally gun shy and having escaped the Murder Squad after Operation Vestal to reside ...
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Great Alone, The

Great Alone, The

When TSHTF Author: Kristin Hannah Thirteen year-old Leni is starting to doubt her mother’s claims that this time, at last, ...
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Gentleman in Moscow, A

Gentleman in Moscow, A

The Emperor  . . . and His Clothes Author: Amor Towles Everywhere you go – at least in the bookish ...
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chocolate cream pie murder book cover

Chocolate Cream Pie Murder

Ex-Husbands and Just Desserts Author: Joanne Fluke Chocolate Cream Pie Murder starts by going back, all the way back to ...
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Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

Rules for Hermits? Author: Michael Finkel At the age of 22 Christopher Knight vanished from the world – on purpose ...
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Daredevil Volume 7

Daredevil Volume 7

Daredevil Meets Up With B-Movie Monsters Author: Mark Waid Illustrator(s): Chris Samnee, Jason Copland, and Javier Rodriguez Following up on ...
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Bury Your Dead

Bury Your Dead

A Reckoning, a Haunting, and Some History Author: Louise Penny In the shattering, deadly cold of a Quebec winter, Chief ...
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Bear, The

Bear, The

Magical Realism and the Last People on Earth Author: Andrew Krivak Magical realism intertwines with survival in this purposefully sparse, ...
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12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Practical Advice Tinged with Philosophy Author: Jordan B. Peterson 12 Rules for Life is part self-help and part philosophy. It’s a ...
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Ghosted

Ghosted

Romance, Ghosting, and Grudges Author: Rosie Walsh Ghosted is an unlikely romance/mystery with a modern techie tinge and, you guessed ...
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Hunger, The

Hunger, The

A Fictional Reimagining of the Donner Party, With a Supernatural Twist Author: Alma Katsu In May of 1846 an ill-fated ...
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Little Shop of Happy Ever After

Little Shop of Happy Ever After

Cozy Read for Romance and Book Lovers Author: Jenny Colgan Nina is obsessed with books. She lives a life surrounded ...
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Clue in the Diary, The

Clue in the Diary, The

Murder, Arson, and a Mysterious Diary Author: Carolyn Keene After my previous favorite two Nancy stories, in which our titian-haired ...
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New Song, A

New Song, A

The Most Perfect Father Tim Story for Summer Author: Jan Karon As lively and comforting as a gentle, sunshiny spring ...
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Bonesetter's Daughter

Bonesetter’s Daughter

Mother and Daughter Relationships Examined Author: Amy Tan Amy Tan focuses on mother daughter relationships, the strife and the underpinnings ...
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In The Woods

In The Woods

Mystery, Childhood Trauma, and the Darkness of Families Author: Tana French In the Woods begins with an atmospheric prelude, both ...
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