SHERROD COLSNE MYSTERIES
TWO TALES OF EVIL AND THE GROTESQUE
John Spencer Yantiss
Contrary to the openly stated of many in the latter 20th and early 21st centuries, ghouls, ghosts, and other horrors frequenting the nightmares of those who consider themselves to be otherwise rational and "scientifically" minded, are just as real and frightening today, as they were in the 19th and preceding centuries. In "Macabre2" Sherrod Colsne finds himself confronted with circumstances and events that shatter his own steely sensibilities. "The Weerwolf Problem" (Dutch spelling) forces Monty Weston, assistant, friend, and de facto son to Colsne, to reassess all that he had come to accept about the monsters that had once been part and parcel of most people's belief systems prior to The Industrial Revolution, and the subsequent explosion of "scientific" discovery. No less nerve rattling is the truth behind a series of freakish animal deaths in Upstate New York, found in "The Golden Dart. (from Amazon)
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This book, Macabre 2 is two very short stories centered around detective Sherrod Reynard (which means fox in French) Colsne and his side kick Monty Weston. Mr. Yantiss uses these names as they make the reader recall Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. The first story is about a strange weerwolf (Dutch spelling)and the second story is about a mysterious series of human and animal deaths. These are set in today's world. Living in a large Manhattan brownstone, Colsne and Weston seem to be bachelors, wealthy and have associations with the New York society's upper crust. All the characters are as if they were living in 1880. Neither mystery is the same. The Weerwolf is obviously a supernatural story while the other is more of a standard mystery. The book was an OK read but I don't think I would read it again. I think the reason why is that they were too short for the reader to really get their thoughts into it.
I was given a complimentary copy of MACABRE 2 from
the author, John Spencer Yantiss for my view of the book.
I would give this book 3 STARS.
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