Challenged To Finish Sequels.

I spent summers on Lake Winnipeg, floating around then visiting the beach store.  In a box on the floor were novels, 25c or less!  I grabbed every eerie mansion, without a care for the synopsis.  If a character rooted around hallways discovering secrets;  that was enough.  The best have ghosts.  Most were gothic mysteries;  emphatically popular from the 1940s – 1980s, although around much earlier and later.  Until the 1980s, novels were standalone stories and the imaginations of those writers must be credited.

In the late 80s I discovered V.C. Andrews, modern gothic horror I can’t believe I read so young.  Other than the disturbing “My Sweet Audrina“, Miss Andrews is famous for series.  She didn’t invent that wheel but can be thanked for refueling it.  There were few outside Laura Ingalls, Trixie Belden, Bobbsy Twins, Nancy Drew.  I like series for a fill of a character to whom we’re attached;  seeing what they do next.  Nowadays one-off stories are the minority and I’ve discovered a zillion new writers with on-going casts.

It’s my pleasure to jump aboard a lovely challenge by ‘Misty’ in England:  24 titles by New Year’s eve.  Any kind, any sequel, except volume 1 débuts.  Reviewing isn’t required but I like to keep up my writing.  Keep an eye on my 3 review menus at the top of this blog:  “Great Fiction“, “Educational“, “Underwhelming“.


Lyn Hamilton            “The Maltese Goddess”    1998
Lyn Hamilton            “Moche Warrior”    1999
Lyn Hamilton            “The Celtic Riddle”    2000
Nancy Atherton        “Aunt Dimity & The Duke”    1994
Mildred A. Wirt          “Nancy Drew, Secret In The Old Attic”  1944
Dorothy Gilman        “The Maze In The Heart Of The Castle”  1983
Angela Elwell Hunt    “The Secret Of Cravenhill Castle”  1993
Richard Peck              “Ghosts I Have Been”    1977
Madelyn Alt               “A Charmed Death”    2006
Madelyn Alt               “Hex Marks The Spot”    2007
Madelyn Alt               “No Rest For The Wiccan”    2008
Madelyn Alt               “Where There’s A Witch”    2009
Madelyn Alt               “A Witch In Time”    2010
Madelyn Alt               “Home For A Spell”    2011
Miranda James           “Classified As Murder”    2011
Miranda James           “File M For Murder”    2012
Rebecca M. Hale        “Nine Lives Last Forever”    2009
Rebecca M. Hale        “How To Moon A Cat”    2010
Shirley Damsgaard    “Charmed To Death”    2006
Shirley Damsgaard    “The Trouble With Witches”    2006
Shirley Damsgaard    “Witch Hunt”    2007
David Handler           “The Bright Silver Star”    2004
Susan Wittig Albert   “The Tale Of Hawthorn House”    2007
Susan Wittig Albert   “The Tale Of Briar Bank”    2008
Susan Wittig Albert   “The Tale Of Applebeck Orchard”    2009
Juliet Blackwell          “A Cast Off Coven”  2010


About RIEDEL Fascination

I cherish animals, plants, reading, music and free spirituality. I welcome you for articles, literary activities, and interaction! Surrounding ourselves with good people is a delight. I occasionally review at The Book Depository.
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