Category Archives: Literature

“Danse Macabre By Stephen King” (1981)

The idea for Stephen King’s non-fiction book “Danse Macabre” came from his friend, and former Doubleday editor, Bill Thompson. “Carrie,” “Salem’s Lot,” “The Shinning,” “Night Shift,” and “The Stand” were all edited by Thompson. King was at first hesitant to … Continue reading

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“The Man Who Loved Flowers by Stephen King”

The setting for “The Man Who Loved Flowers” is an early evening in May of 1963. A young man is walking with a brisk step up New York’s Third Avenue. The weather is perfect, and as written in the story, … Continue reading

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“No Such Thing as a Vampire by Richard Matheson”

The 1954 novel “I am Legend,” sixteen episodes of the original “Twilight Zone,” (1959-1964), the screenplay for Oscar winning director Steven Spielberg’s (Saving Private Ryan), 1971 television film “Duel,” and the 1958 book “A Stir of Echoes,” which was subsequently made … Continue reading

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“Gwendy’s Final Task by Stephen King & Richard Chizmar

“Gwendy” Final Task” is the third book of a trilogy that began with “Gwendy’s Button Box” written by world-renowned author, Stephen King, and co-authored by Richard Chizmar. The novella was published on May 16, 2017 by Cemetery Dance Publications, and … Continue reading

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“The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman”

I’ve read a great many books, watched numerous films and television series, as well as documentaries, that pertain to true crime. There have been a number of times, where people were featured, especially in the television shows and documentaries, who … Continue reading

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“Survive the Night by Riley Sager”

“Survive the Night,” the newest offering from bestselling author Riley Sager, takes place in 1991. Charlie Jordan, a college film major, at Olyphant University, is struggling to deal with the murder of her best friend and roommate Maddy. She wants … Continue reading

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“The Green Ripper”

During the course of his life, prolific author John D. MacDonald, wrote novels and short stories, many of which dealt with crime and suspense. The estimated sales of MacDonald’s work are 70 million books sold. Although born in Pennsylvania, the … Continue reading

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“Gwendy’s Magic Feather”

“Gwendy’s Magic Feather” is the follow up to “Gwendy’s Button Box” written by Richard Chizmar and Stephen King. For the second book, detailing the exploits of the main antagonist Gwendy Peterson, King opted not to contribute to the story, but … Continue reading

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“Jaws By Peter Benchley”

“Sharks have everything a scientist dreams of. They’re beautiful―How beautiful they are! They’re like an impossibly perfect piece of machinery. They’re as graceful as any bird. They’re as mysterious as any animal on earth. No one knows for sure how … Continue reading

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“The Phantom Prince by Elizabeth Kendall”

I recently finished watching the five part Amazon Prime original documentary series “Ted Bundy: Falling For a Killer.” Although I found the series informative, revealing details about Bundy’s notorious crimes that I was unaware of prior to watching, I’ve opted … Continue reading

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