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In an ancient African kingdom, a horrible prophecy hits three respectable dinners in the middle of a luxurious feast. A startling cautionary tale of a society convinced it has reached the pinnacle of sophistication. Science fiction writing at its best.
While on a rural retreat to cure his anxiety, Framton Nuttel hopes to ease some of his worries by visiting with one of his sister’s friends in the area. As he waits for her to return home, he is left in the hands of her mischievous fifteen-year-old daughter—whose ability to spin terrifying tales will prove to be the last thing that his health needs. A wry takedown of British decorum.
At the beginning of the 19th century, the people of Tarrytown, New York are being terrified by The Headless Horseman–perhaps America’s most famous ghost. A Gothic classic that provides a crystal-clear image of the United States right after the Revolutionary War.
After the mysterious death of her husband, Lucy Word decides to occupy the empty house he left in Guatemala, on the shores of the Itza lagoon. For her to live there, she would have to get used to the feverish life of the plants, the activity of the insects, and the tenuous and silent presence of Rafael…