The gothic seems to have receded from fiction lists -- at least for now -- but not from the nonfiction ones. Whew. The past is chock-full of byzantine, often morbid dealings for writer-researchers like Piu Marie Eatwell.
I had a chance to review her book The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse in the digital pages of the Los Angeles Review of Books. It appeared over the holidays. You can find the link here if you care to learn more about what I thought about the book.
The title might seem to give away the secrets of this book … but it doesn't. Eatwell has written a narrative that's as crafty as that alluring, noirish-sounding title.
The Call will be back soon with a fuller presence, my beloveds. Still grooming my beastly novel, I'm afraid … it isn't roaring at me anymore, but I haven't quite domesticated it yet. Still waiting to hear it purr.
Until then, onward my friends.