Costa Book Awards: The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley named debut novel of the year

A suspense novel which is at the forefront of a new wave of British Gothic fiction has won the Costa First Novel Award. The Loney was named the debut book of the year – one of five Costa Award category winners announced tonight – marking an extraordinary year for its author, Andrew Michael Hurley. The novel by Hurley, from Preston in Lancashire, was initially published as a limited edition hardback and ebook before it was picked up by a major publishing house and hailed as a “modern classic”. It is now available in translation and the film rights have been snapped up.

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Madame Frankenstein #1 – HorrorTalk

Madame Frankenstein

A wise man once said “Love is a burning thing.”  It’s something that can consume us and drive us mad.  People have done insane things, including but not limited to murder, all in the name of love.  Vincent Krall is actually doing the opposite of murder.  He’s bringing a lost love back from the grave in Madame Frankenstein, from Jamie S. Rich and Megan Levens.  Of course, returning someone to the land of the living rarely works out well.

via Madame Frankenstein #1 – HorrorTalk.

Review: The Quick by Lauren Owen – The Yorker

In the dark depths of Victorian London is a secret society of gentlemen whose members are some of the most dangerous and ambitious in England. When James, a young poet, mysteriously disappears it is up to his sister Charlotte to find him. Soon Charlotte becomes embroiled with a whole cast of dark characters until she eventually discovers that the answer to her brother’s disappearance lies with the enigmatic Aegolius Club.

via Review: The Quick by Lauren Owen – The Yorker.