Book Review, Gothic Fiction, The Crows

Meredith Debonnaire Book Review: The Crows by C. M. Rosens

Another wonderful review for my first novel, THE CROWS! Follow Meredith Debonnaire’s blog for some great reviews, original fiction and more. Check out her book, TALES FROM TANTAMOUNT – cover art by Tom Brown who did the internal illustrations for THE CROWS.

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Cover image is a deep red, with a crow flying down from left to right. It's feathers appear to fade into smoke or insectoid legs or maybe something else. In the centre the title of the book

“You won’t fit in there, Caroline.”

This is a fantastically surprising work of gothic horror. I loved it. Every single time I thought I had an idea of what the plot was doing the plot twisted around and bit me, gleefully. So for example, at the beginning we have Carrie Rickards, who has recently left a (terrible) relationship and somewhat impulsively/compulsively bought a crumbling ruin of a house (known as the Crows) and spent all her money doing it up. And so as a reader I thought “oh yeah, gothic horror, single woman in a spooky house it’s gonna do That Thing where it’s all Atmospheric and maybe there is a plausibly deniable ghost”. And then we get the POV of her neighbour, who knows that Carrie will die in 33 days because he read it in the entrails of the girl he just killed. And for the first of…

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Folklore of Pagham-on-Sea: Jennet, Jenny and Pinnie-Pen

A folktale from Pagham-on-Sea, recorded by Rev. J. D. Allardyce (1904). There's a tale told of Barrow Field though no folk believe on it now, of the time Old Joss Hunderby went widdershins around the largest of the barrows there after a lamb, and before he knew what was what a door opened in the… Continue reading Folklore of Pagham-on-Sea: Jennet, Jenny and Pinnie-Pen

Pagham-verse, The Crows, Uncategorized, world building

Pagham-on-Sea Pub Crawl (Ultimate Challenge Version)

Pagham-on-Sea, East Sussex, is a town described as "too bleak for the bleak geeks", but it does have some quite good pubs. In this post, we look at the 11 pubs from best to worst (c.2019) at least according to the Good Pub Guide website: The Red RamThe New InnThe Ship's WheelThe Mill HouseThe King's… Continue reading Pagham-on-Sea Pub Crawl (Ultimate Challenge Version)

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#AmWriting (Honest)

So! You've read The Crows, or you're nearing the end, and you want to know what I'm writing next? OF COURSE YOU ARE. I find it hard to keep all my eggs from rolling out of their respective baskets so here's a breakdown of the projects I'm working on and where they all are in… Continue reading #AmWriting (Honest)

Gothic Fiction, Pagham-verse, The Crows, Uncategorized

I Found the Town that Isn’t There…

When I had time to stop and stare I found the town that isn't there. It isn't there again today. I'm glad that town has stayed away.   For my birthday treat my husband took me to St Leonard's, East Sussex, for the weekend and on Saturday we trundled along the coast to blustery Norman's… Continue reading I Found the Town that Isn’t There…