After getting your copy of Melmoth, be sure to block off a Saturday morning this fall, grab a blanket and a coffee and just read this entire book. Melmoth is a chilling, disturbing and intriguing gothic horror novel that plunges into the depths of the guilt of people who commit terrible acts. Throughout the ages, there are stories of the Holocaust, a woman burned by acid, and the Armenian genocide. Who is guilty and who is not? Is doing nothing worse than doing something? There are many questions in this book that left me reeling and that I will be contemplating for a long time. It resonated with me and has implications for our current times in a way that I was not expecting. Highly recommended for fellow lovers of historical fiction, gothic horror, and books that make you think.
A follow-up to The Essex Serpent finds Helen, an English translator working in Prague, disregarding an obscure local monster legend before a friend's disappearance reveals that Helen is being watched. 100,000 first printing.