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The Loaded Bookshelf

I'm an Editor in book publishing. All opinions are my own.

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
John Berendt
American Rust
Philipp Meyer
The First Rumpole Omnibus
John Mortimer

Criminally Underrated Friday

The Seduction of Water - Carol Goodman The Lake of Dead Languages - Carol Goodman

Though I'm as into popular, bestselling books as the next gal, I think it's a special feeling to discover an underrated gem, an author or book that didn't break out and land on everyone's radar.  Every Friday I will post about one of mine.


Carol Goodman


It just so happens that the kind of book Carol Goodman writes is exactly the kind of book I want to read--modern Gothic.  Her novels are upmarket, literary mysteries that often involve a plotline I love:  the heroine, for some reason--often a new job--must move to a new and remote location, and gets caught up in a mystery, either past or present, that she winds up investigating.  I'd recommend her novels to fans of The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, or readers of authors like Tana French.