(Art used for banners is the property of Abigail Larson)
During September and October Carl hosted his ninth annual R.I.P. (Readers Imbibing Peril) reading event (he doesn’t like to call it a challenge) over at Stainless Steel Droppings.
It involved reading from the following categories: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, Supernatural. Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.
Peril the First:
which was to read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be King or Conan Doyle, Penny or Poe, Chandler or Collins, Lovecraft or Leroux€¦or anyone in between.
It was easier than I thought to find books to qualify and I read 11 books, some were much scarier than others. The links to my posts on the books:
- Cauldstane by Linda Gillard
- Wycliffe and the House of Fear by W J Burley
- The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
- The Brimstone Wedding by Barbara Vine
- Testament of a Witch by Douglas Watt
- The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie
- The Shroud Maker by Kate Ellis
- The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie
- The Lake District Murder by John Bude
- Time’s Echo by Pamela Hartshorne
- She Never Came Home by Dorte HummelshÃ¸j Jakobsen
My thanks to Carl for this most enjoyable event.