"A perfectly creepy little book that unfortunately is out of print. I had to buy it used on Amazon.
The year is 1895 and Timothy Partridge operates a rundown apothecary shop. One creepy stormy evening a young woman enters and Tim knows instantly there's something "off" about the girl, but he has no idea that she's actually a witch from hell."
"The War and Peace of the horror genre. One of my all time favorite books. A small circle of vampires, monstrously cruel human beings with the psychic ability to possess and dominate others, gather in Charleston for a reunion."
"Tom Wingo is a Charleston teacher and football coach who is reluctant to help his twin sister's psychiatrist unlock their dysfunctional family's secrets. Calling the Wingo family dysfunctional is like calling Paris Hilton an annoying skank - it's true but an understatement."
"This book pissed off a lot of Charleston people when it was published. Why? It was a little too close to the truth. Charleston people like to be in charge of the mirror. They get upset when someone else decribes the reflection."
"Clive Barker has earned a reputation as the thinking person's horror writer.In Galilee, Barker soft-pedals the ghoulish in favor of the gothic. His novel (or as the author would have it, "romance") tells the tale of two warring families caught up in a disastrous web of corruption, illicit sexuality, and star-crossed love, with a soupçon of the supernatural thrown in as well."
"Full disclosure ... this novel was written by the love of my life. So ... I admit a major amount of bias. However ... Capt. Royal Ashurst was a brooding sea captain branded the "devil of Charleston" by a powerful merchant, Carter Seymour. Royal is sucked into events out of his control when he becomes an "agent" for the city when the notorious Blackbeard blockades the harbor."
"Great historical fiction on the same level with North & South. Written by Charlestonian James Rigney, Jr, more popularly known as Robert Jordan, author of the massively successful fantasy series, The Wheel of Time. Jordan died in Sept. 2007."