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For nearly two centuries, scholars have wondered how on earth Mary Shelley, a nineteen-year-old girl, was able to conjure one of the most frightening and enduring horror stories of all time: Frankenstein. But with the recent discovery of Mary Shelley’s secret memoir, the truth is finally revealed: Mary Shelley didn’t just write Frankenstein, she lived it. Traveling back to that historic Geneva winter of 1816, Mary, her fiancé Percy, sisters Claire and Fanny, and the celebrated poet Lord Byron find themselves guests of the eerie Frankenstein Estate. The macabre and frightening events that follow lead Mary to both a gruesome discovery: their mysterious host is not at all what they expected.
Hello mystery fans! Here are all the clickable things I found for you this week; 2 things to watch now, both from the same nonfiction book; your Kindle deals; and a little bit of my reading.
From Book Riot And Around The Internet
Amanda and Jenn recommend dark and twisty murder mysteries on Get Booked.
News And Adaptations
And now in theaters is the film version Just Mercy, based on Stevenson’s memoir, which stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, and Brie Larson. Watch the trailer.
If you’re bummed that usually only the first book in a series gets put on sale, it’s your lucky day because the sequel in Stephen Mack Jones’s action packed PI series August Snow is $1.99: Lives Laid Away! (Review) (TW suicide/ human trafficking/ rape)
A Bit Of My Week In Reading
I just started reading Mimi Lee Gets a Clue by Jennifer J. Chow, and it’s like a chick-lit novel (HATE that term) married a cozy and tossed in a talking cat and I am so very much enjoying it. I miss those funny novels about women trying to get their life together with funny and ridiculous scenes thrown in, so add murder and animals to that and I’m super happy.
And on audio: I started listening to the true crime memoir The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia by Emma Copley Eisenberg, which seems to be an in depth look at the community, Eisenberg’s life and visit to the town, and the case–I’m still at the beginning. I’m halfway through The Janes, the sequel to Two Girls Down, a tense novel with an investigators pairing I really enjoy, which takes on a case of child sex trafficking this time.
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