Category Archives: Beth Underdown

‘The Witch Finder’s Sister’ Beth Underdown

‘Evil posseses neither depth nor any demonic dimension’  Hannah Arendt ‘The Witch Finder’s Sister’ is a novel full of dread and fear and like some of the greatest horror stories it is allegorical in nature. However it contains nothing of the supernatural, rather it is folk-horror … Continue reading

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‘Little Deaths’ Emma Flint

‘Little Deaths’ as a title is ingenious, drawing you to the heart of this excellent novel. ‘Little Deaths’ because it is the murder of two children which sets off the chain of events which their mother, Ruth, must endure. ‘Little … Continue reading

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This week’s book haul…

Fiction first: ‘The Witch Finder’s Sister’ by Beth Underdown. Great reviews for this spooky tale of witch hunting madness in 1645 Essex. I’ve always loved ‘Witchfinder General’, the classic 1968 Michael Reeves film starring Vincent Price as Matthew Hopkins – … Continue reading

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Something to look forward to…

Little Deaths – Emma Flint (Jan 12) It’s the summer of 1965, and the streets of Queens, New York shimmer in a heatwave. One July morning, Ruth Malone wakes to find a bedroom window wide open and her two young … Continue reading

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