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Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Double Homicide  Author: M.C. Beaton It’s nearing Christmas again and Agatha is having none of it – not after her string of failed parties and attempts to create the perfect English Christmas. While she is off on a disappointing vacation, dodging holiday cheer, a new officer with the Health and Safety Board has come to Carsely: John Sunday. Known as Grudge Sunday, his war on Christmas (and the general happiness of the townsfolk)is legendary and unending. The church is not allowed to put up a tree, no village decorations can be hung, a pair [...]

2022-01-09T12:53:09-07:00January 9th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Fantasticland

When the Lights Go Off, the Beasts Rise Author: Mike Bockoven FantasticLand has the power and pull of Disney World. Constructed and sustained against all odds by one eccentric man with a vision, it’s a place where you can see pirates and fairies, robots and rides, and every kind of merch you could think of or want. The theatrics are impressive, the vision against the grain, the break through imagination and scope of creation unparalleled. The only problem? FantasticLand is sitting right in the path of a hurricane and, Jurassic Park style, no one is paying attention. Queue bad management, last [...]

2021-12-13T18:37:59-07:00December 13th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Lost Village, The

Abandoned Villages & Sinister Secrets Author: Camilla Sten There is a secret in Alice Lindstedt’s family, and she cannot let it go. In 1959 in the quaint, postcard perfect Swedish mining village of Silvertjarn all the inhabitants disappeared. Later, two men entering the town found a dead woman bound to a pole and an infant who was left crying in the deserted school. No one else was ever found. What could have happened that left the cheerfully colored houses abandoned, tables still set for dinner, a brutalized body in the town square? Alice’s grandmother and entire family had lived in that [...]

2021-12-01T20:54:20-07:00December 1st, 2021|Tags: , , |