Cherie Priest blends cosmic horror ala H.P. Lovecraft with the story of Americana-cum-murder in Lizzie Borden to form THE BORDEN DISPATCHES (MAPLECROFT being Book 1, CHAPLEWOOD being Book 2).
MAPLECROFT stands out for hitting all the cosmic horror notes in exactly the right ways. It’s told in an epistolary fashion and as the letters and diary entries and errata pile up, the situation lurches inexorably toward a yawning doom that is just <chef’s kiss>
If it sounds good to you, check it out. If you’ve got a local independent bookseller, please give them your business in this difficult time. If it works, try using the Bookshop link, which tries to support independent booksellers. If your local library has it on the shelf, support libraries!
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Chapelwood (The Borden Dispatches Book 2) (backordered)
Chapelwood (The Borden Dispatches Book 2) (no link at Powell’s, sorry)