Two books by Joan Fleming: Miss Bones (1959) & The Chill and the Kill (1964)

I read Joan Fleming for the first time last year because the cover of her book, The Chill and the Kill, had me intrigued when I first read about the book at John Norris' iconic Pretty Sinister Books. The cover with its serpentine female figure reminded me of the Indian legend of the shape-shifting Nagins, … Continue reading Two books by Joan Fleming: Miss Bones (1959) & The Chill and the Kill (1964)

Friday Forgotten Book of Summer: The Strange Blue Yawl by Lucille Fletcher (1964)

John Waldo Leeds lives with his beautiful young wife Mary in a remote cottage near the mouth of the Chesapeake, trying to work on his musical compositions (he has earlier tried to be a racing-car driver and a painter) when their blissful existence comes crashing down with a scream. One night, even as John has … Continue reading Friday Forgotten Book of Summer: The Strange Blue Yawl by Lucille Fletcher (1964)