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Kathleen Valentine is the author of three novels--The Old Mermaid's Tale, Each Angel Burns, and Depraved Heart and numerous short stories and novellas. Her Beacon Hill Chronicles--including The Crazy Old Lady in the Attic, The Crazy Old Lady's Revenge, and The Crazy Old Lady Unleashed--are Amazon Top Sellers. She has also written "The Mermaid Shawl & other Beauties: Shawls, Cocoons and Wraps", a collection of her own lace knitting designs. Her blog at KathleenValentineBlog.com has been read by thousands of readers since its beginning in July 2005. Her most recent work includes The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall: Secrets of Marienstadt and The Monday Night Needlework and Murder Guild. She has been listed as an Amazon Top 100 Author in Horror. Her novellas, "The Crazy Old Lady in the Attic" and "Ghosts of a Beach Town in Winter" were Amazon Top Ten Best Sellers in Horror and Ghost Stories for over 20 weeks.
She currently lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts, America's oldest seaport, and is writing every day.
on Jan. 20, 2012 :
[author:Kathleen Valentine|833689] is fast becoming one of my favorite new authors. Although I have yet to read one of her full length novels, this is the third short story of hers that I have read. Although all three of the stories were very different, they were all compelling, rich stories with wonderful characters and story lines. In [book:Ghosts of a Beach Town in Winter|12837614], Valentine wraps her mystery in the fog and gray weather of a tourist beach town in the off season. The setting is perfect for this eerie story with suggestions of something other worldly. Kudos, again, to Ms. Valentine. My next selection by her will certainly be one of her full fledged novels.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Oct. 30, 2011 :
I really enjoyed this short story. I loved the mystery throughout this book and was surprised by the ending.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)