It’s time for R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VIII, Carl’s annual event, the goals succinct and satisfying:


Mr BIP modified my tombstone: whadya think?

1. Have fun reading (and watching).
2. Share that fun with others.

Mystery.Suspense.Thriller.Dark Fantasy.Gothic.Horror.Supernatural.

Some stories that I’ve already read, that I wish I could still read for the first time for this event?

The first two stories in Richard van Camp’s collection Godless But Loyal to Heaven
Kelley Armstrong’s Omens
Linwood Barclay’s Tap on the Window
Benjamin Constable’s The Three Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa
Lauren B. Davis’ Our Daily Bread
Jonathan Maberry’s Rot & Ruin
and, my ATF zombie story,
Corey Redekop’s Husk.

But I hope that doesn’t sound like complaining because I’m really excited about the stack at hand too.

Mulligan The Dark

Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda
Kelly Braffet’s Save Yourself
Janie Chang’s Three Souls
Lynn Cullen’s Mrs Poe
Lene Kaaberbøl’s mysteries: The Boy in the Suitcase, Invisible Murder, Death of a Nightingale

Laurie R. King’s The Bones of Paris
Stephen King’s The Shining
Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, ed. Dead North: Canadian Zombie Fiction
Claire Mulligan’s The Dark

Evan Munday’s The Dead Kid Detective Agency
Ted Naifeh’s Courtney Crumrin series
George Pelecanos’ mysteries: The Cut and The Double
Jennifer Quist’s Love Letters of the Angels of Death
Emily Schultz’s The Blondes

Carsten Stroud’s Niceville and The Homecoming
Rupert Thomson’s Secrecy
Dan Vyleta’s The Crooked Maid
Joey Comeau’s The Summer is Ended and We Are Not Yet Saved
Craig Davidson’s Sarah Court 

Jennifer Gordon RIPVIII

Jennifer Gordon’s Image for RIP VIII

And the latest installments in The Walking Dead (Robert Kirkmas, volume 18) and Sweet Tooth (Jeff Lemire).

And I’ve been reading it for ages, so I can’t officially count it as an R.I.P. read, but I aim to finish Charles Palliser’s The Quincunx this season.

As you’ve probably already guessed, I’m aiming for PERIL THE FIRST, a minimum of four works, along with some short stories and some films.

Are you reading for this event too?

What book(s) are you most excited about?

If you’ve read for this event in the past, what were some of your favourites?

Are there any on my list that you think I should nudge up (or down) the stack?

Are any of these on your list of possibles as well?

BTW, there is a readalong of Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian for this event as well (click on the image to the right for details on Carl’s site:: it’s a great story and the audio version, full-cast, is very entertaining as well.