GOOD NOVELS ABOUT CHARLESTON

A Listmania! list by Mark R. Jones "Challenging assumptions & presumptions." (Charleston, SC)
The list author says: "Here is a list of good novels in which Charleston, SC is a major setting."
Great mischief
1.  Great mischief by Josephine Pinckney
The list author says:
  "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."
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Carrion Comfort
2.  Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons
The list author says:
  "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."
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The Prince of Tides: A Novel
3.  The Prince of Tides: A Novel by Pat Conroy
The list author says:
  "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."
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The Lords of Discipline: A Novel
4.  The Lords of Discipline: A Novel by Pat Conroy
The list author says:
  "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."
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North and South (North and South Trilogy Part One)
5.  North and South (North and South Trilogy Part One) by John Jakes
The list author says:
  "Historical fiction as it should be ... well written, and well researched and full of forbidden love, illicit sex, double crosses and other intrigue."
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Galilee
6.  Galilee by Clive Barker
The list author says:
  "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."
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The Devil of Charleston
7.  The Devil of Charleston by Rebel Sinclair
The list author says:
  "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."
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The Fallon Blood
8.  The Fallon Blood by Reagan O'Neal
The list author says:
  "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."
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Charleston
9.  Charleston by Alexandra Ripley
The list author says:
  "Another good "romantic" view of Charleston. MUCH better than Ripley's sequel to Gone With The Wind, "Scarlett.""
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