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by Michael McDowell
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Lillelara rated it 3 years ago
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned! What a vicious revenge story! The novel starts slowly, but the pay off in the end has been brilliant. Besides being a great and captivating read, the very last page made my day: [...] she was the darling of a small but elegant hotel on the bleak coast of t...
BrokenTune rated it 3 years ago
“You are falling into inanity,” said Judge Stallworth coldly. “I have told you, the lower classes do not take revenge upon the upper." My third McDowell and I think I am a little in love with his writing. How else did I just enjoy a work of horror fiction with a blood-curdling and violent revenge p...
Kitty Horror
Kitty Horror rated it 4 years ago
The upper class Stallworths, looking to gain political favour, decide to wage war on the sqalid NY district called The Black Triangle. The Shanks family, known for all manner of criminal activity, get caught in the crosshairs of the family's investigations in the area. When matters turn deadly, Blac...
Reclusive Reads
Reclusive Reads rated it 5 years ago
A dark historical thriller set in the infamous Black Triangle of 1880s New York, where crime is rampant, every vice is available for a price, and even the law can be bought. When a "crusading" judge declares war on an all female criminal empire by sentencing three of its members to death, his entire...
Andreya's Asylum
Andreya's Asylum rated it 5 years ago
Another great read from Michael McDowell. Gilded Needles is set in New York City in the late 1800's. For those who aren't familiar with McDowell's writing, his often formally written prose is laced with both subtle humor and outright wit. Although I felt that a few parts of the book could have been ...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 5 years ago
This book was SO MUCH fun! Set in the early 1880's in the city of New York in a district called The Black Triangle,(where crime runs rampant and poverty reigns), McDowell brings the city and this district vividly to life. Abortions, prostitution and gambling are just a few of the dark deeds that are...
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