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    Is it a straight thriller? Sounds interesting but I haven't collected anything from that genre.

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    For those on the fence, I’ve read BLOOD SECRETS by Craig Jones, and even have a signed first-edition hardcover with a long inscription from the author in it…and I still picked up the Centipede edition that was just announced and is shipping next week. This book is highly recommended, just an absolutely fantastic read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Is it a straight thriller? Sounds interesting but I haven't collected anything from that genre.
    In the sense that there is nothing supernatural, yes, it’s a thriller. However, I would label it more of a dark modern Gothic than a thriller. When I think of a thriller I think of either espionage or crime or domestic “Gone Girl” suspense, etc...something where suspense and narrative momentum propel the plot. This, however, is a distinctly dark (but fun and entertaining in a progressively macabre way) family gothic. It’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but I loved it.

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    Thank you for the reply. Sounds like it has some depth to it.

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    In the sense that there is nothing supernatural, yes, it’s a thriller. However, I would label it more of a dark modern Gothic than a thriller. When I think of a thriller I think of either espionage or crime or domestic “Gone Girl” suspense, etc...something where suspense and narrative momentum propel the plot. This, however, is a distinctly dark (but fun and entertaining in a progressively macabre way) family gothic. It’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but I loved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Is it a straight thriller? Sounds interesting but I haven't collected anything from that genre.
    Quote Originally Posted by RonClinton View Post
    In the sense that there is nothing supernatural, yes, it’s a thriller. However, I would label it more of a dark modern Gothic than a thriller. When I think of a thriller I think of either espionage or crime or domestic “Gone Girl” suspense, etc...something where suspense and narrative momentum propel the plot. This, however, is a distinctly dark (but fun and entertaining in a progressively macabre way) family gothic. It’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but I loved it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Thank you for the reply. Sounds like it has some depth to it.
    I was interested in this one based on Jerad's write up. And it's only $50 which seems like a bargain. I did get an extra $100 at work on Friday . . .

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    I have a little extra scratch right now as well. It's making life difficult for me and my book addiction. I could use the money elsewhere but I keep buying books. Maybe one day I will be on a Hoarders special edition:Book Collectors.

    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    I was interested in this one based on Jerad's write up. And it's only $50 which seems like a bargain. I did get an extra $100 at work on Friday . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    I was interested in this one based on Jerad's write up. And it's only $50 which seems like a bargain. I did get an extra $100 at work on Friday . . .
    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Staad View Post
    I have a little extra scratch right now as well. It's making life difficult for me and my book addiction. I could use the money elsewhere but I keep buying books. Maybe one day I will be on a Hoarders special edition:Book Collectors.
    I have found that with books -- especially Centipede books -- the only ones I regret are the ones I didn't buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonClinton View Post
    In the sense that there is nothing supernatural, yes, it’s a thriller. However, I would label it more of a dark modern Gothic than a thriller. When I think of a thriller I think of either espionage or crime or domestic “Gone Girl” suspense, etc...something where suspense and narrative momentum propel the plot. This, however, is a distinctly dark (but fun and entertaining in a progressively macabre way) family gothic. It’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but I loved it.
    BLOOD SECRETS arrived today and, not surprisingly, it's a good-looking production. Has an introduction by both the author and someone else, sewn-in ribbon bookmark, a couple interior illustrations, and a nice sig page signed by author, intro. author, and artist (David Ho). At $50, it's obviously not one of Centipede's pull-out-all-the-stops productions, but it's quite handsome and offers quite the bang for the buck (as compared to other similarly-priced small press books)...plus it's a heckuva read, as I mention above. Just checked at Centipede's site and copies still remain on sale for $45.

    As my portfolio advisor might say, I recommend:


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    Quote Originally Posted by RonClinton View Post
    BLOOD SECRETS arrived today and, not surprisingly, it's a good-looking production. Has an introduction by both the author and someone else, sewn-in ribbon bookmark, a couple interior illustrations, and a nice sig page signed by author, intro. author, and artist (David Ho). At $50, it's obviously not one of Centipede's pull-out-all-the-stops productions, but it's quite handsome and offers quite the bang for the buck (as compared to other similarly-priced small press books)...plus it's a heckuva read, as I mention above. Just checked at Centipede's site and copies still remain on sale for $45.

    As my portfolio advisor might say, I recommend:

    You better hope I love it! I just ordered a copy.

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    Ron is a pusher, I swear to god.

    Ordered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayn666 View Post
    Ron is a pusher, I swear to god.

    Ordered.
    Yes but I have never gone wrong with Ron's recommendations.

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    Thanks for the faith, and hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did.

    Jones has a second novel, FATAL ATTRACTION (no relation to the film), that I own in pb but have yet to read. I really need to get around to that one one of these days. I've heard he has another, TOO LATE TO BE GOOD, but I've never seen a copy in the wild. From what I've read about each, though, BLOOD SECRETS is really where it kind of starts and ends with Jones, and if so, it's definitely a high note of which he can be proud. It's like a noir mixed with a dark gothic with touches of a sleazy soap opera...what's not to love? I think this one, with its all pulpish gothicness, might have been a bit more at home in Centipede's Vintage Horror series, but I can understand why Jerad chose to feature this one as a standalone, as it's certainly of more literary worth than (most? all?) the volumes in that series.

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