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      Something Wicked This Way Comes...   10/09/2019

      The Autumn Supporter Giveaway!       Welcome to the very first of the seasonal BCF supporter giveaways! This month also marks one year since I took on the forum, so I want to say an extra huge thank you to all of you for keeping this place going. I have a little bit more to say about that later but, for now, let's get to the giveaway!     The Autumn Giveaway winner will be getting two Penguin Little Black Classics, The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe and To Be Read At Dusk by Charles Dickens. Both of these little books contain three atmospheric short stories, perfect for autumnal evenings. The winner will also get Mary Shelley tea (a lavender and vanilla black tea) from Rosie Lea Tea's Literary Tea Collection (https://www.rosieleatea.co.uk/collections/literary-tea-collection) and a chocolate skull, to really get that spooky atmosphere .   and...   A special treat for a special month. The winner will choose one of the following recent paperback releases from the independent bookshop Big Green Bookshop:       The Wych Elm by Tana French A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan Melmoth by Sarah Perry The Familiars by Stacey Halls  The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White   The winner will be chosen via the usual random selection process in one week. Patreon supporters are entered automatically. If you aren't a patreon supporter but you'd like to join in with this giveaway, you can support here: https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum.   I really hope you're all going to like this introduction to the seasonal giveaways. It's been a lot of fun to put together. Other chocolate skulls may have been harmed during the selection process…     
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Hello. I would like to buy some mystery/thriller/horror books.

 

Something like:

Some guy is missing, and he left strange note. Then his friends go to mysterious journey to find him. Trains, hotels, murders.. stuff like that. But not like Agatha Christie novels, something darker.

 

Or:

Group of people stranded in creepy Scottish/English village with odd inhabitants and possibly some ancient Celtic ruins nearby.

 

Are you familiar with any similar book?

I appreciate your help.

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Not totally fitting the criteria, but I would recommend Trust Me by Jeff Abbott, which is about a guy who gets kidnapped by some terrorists and the wild chase that ensues as he runs away from his kidnappers and tries to find out why this is happening to him. Sounds a bit ordinary, but he uses all sorts of modes of transport. Also, Awakening by SJ Bolton, but not if you're afraid of snakes! - very dark, a bit gothic, story of a reclusive woman dragged into an ancient murder mystery, involving sinister cults...

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If you want a good crime read in the right location try Simon Beckett's 'Written In Bone' set on the Hebridean island of Runa or Mo Hayder's 'Pig Island' again set on a remote Scottish island......

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