A Parliament of Crows

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Three women in black. Always in mourning clothes--secretive, devious and deadly--they might at first appear to be long lost members of the Addams Family or characters drawn by Edward Gorey, but the women in this novel are inspired by three sisters from history who were anything but humorous. The story of their lives and their crimes is the very definition of Southern Gothic. More

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Words: 60,660
Language: English
ISBN: 9780988776722
About Alan M. Clark

Alan M. Clark grew up in Tennessee in a house full of bones and old medical books. He has created illustrations for hundreds of books, including works of fiction of various genres, nonfiction, textbooks, young adult fiction, and children’s books. Awards for his illustration work include the World Fantasy Award and four Chesley Awards. He is the author of 14 books, including eight novels, a lavishly illustrated novella, four collections of fiction, and a nonfiction full-color book of his artwork. His latest novel, SAY ANYTHING BUT YOUR PRAYERS, was released by Lazy Fascist Press in August, 2014. He is an Associate Editor for Broken River Books, a Portland, Oregon publisher of crime fiction. Mr. Clark's company, IFD Publishing, has released 6 traditional books and 25 ebooks by such authors as F. Paul Wilson, Elizabeth Engstrom, and Jeremy Robert Johnson. Alan M. Clark and his wife, Melody, live in Oregon. www.alanmclark.com

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Review by: Brigid Nelson on June 16, 2013 : (no rating)
This is one of the most disturbing stories I've read in a long while, and one I won't soon forget. Inspired by true events, Mr Clark provides his fictional sisters with a backstory that helps to humanize the characters while in no way excusing their monstrous behavior. A gripping read I couldn't put down.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: tom smith on June 15, 2013 : (no rating)
If you know Alan M. Clark only as an artist, then you are missing the full picture, and in A Parliament of Crows, the reasons becomes obvious. The story of the Mortlow sisters (inspired by three historical figures) is a dark and complex story, and in other hands it could have become little more than an exercise in excess. But Clark shows the same subtlety of shading and texture in this work of fiction that he does in his paintings. and that means this is a tale not to be missed.
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