A mystery with a twist of occult. A stranger comes to a small Maryland town with a mysterious purpose, but the quaint affluent community has dark secrets of its own.
I still don't know how to pronounce Tiphaine.....I liked this book. Unlike most of her stories, this one concealed the hero's purpose until halfway through and once things were explained, you understood that you had everything backwards. But he was a likeable hero and I loved the ookiness. Barbara appears to have done her homework into the occult so I guess the rituals and whatnot were relatively accurate.....Not the best of her books but I still have my copy and I'm not getting rid of it.
Early Michaels -- this one won't give you nightmares, but it's an interesting read anyway, with a couple of twists at the end.
I grabbed this old book at an estate sale and expected it to be pretty lurid from the front cover and the title. But actually, it was a great story! Well-written, fast-paced, not the kind of horror that will keep you awake all night, but definitely a chill-producer.
A stranger has come to Middleburg, Maryland, a visitor from abroad with a mysterious purpose. But this quaint, affluent community has dark secrets of its own. And when the interloper, Peter Stewart, becomes involved with the bewitching, seductive ward of noted local author Kate More, the townfolk fear the chilling past they are hiding will no longer be safe. For Middleburg has a colonial history of malevolent sorceries and obscene sacrifice. And when the terrible pot is stirred, murder may be the least of the evils to emerge from the unholy brew.