Kindle Deals: Fairy Tales Retold & LADY BLUEBEARD!
I haven’t read either of these in their entirety, BUT I MIGHT NEED THEM BOTH.
The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror, by Mallory Ortberg:
I’ve only read the first story in this collection. It’s based on The Little Mermaid, and it’s dark dark dark dark dark dark DARK and I. WAS. READING. AT. WORK. AND. I. WAS. INTO. IT.
Buttttttt then a patron at the library saw me with it and wanted it and I’m a sucker. So. Maybe I’ll just buy my own copy.
Hell's Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men, by Harold Schechter:
AHHHHHHHHHH LADY BLUEBEARDDDDDDDDDDD!!
I will admit that I’m slightly irritated by this phrasing in the description:
When their bodies were dug up, they hadn’t merely been poisoned, like victims of other female killers. They’d been butchered.
I find it annoying that poisonings are so often brushed off as No Big Deal—oftentimes, the perpetrator is also doing the nursing, so they’re poisoning someone WHILE they’re comforting them, and that just seems so horrifically hardcore to me. Anyway. This is a Kindle Unlimited book—I don’t even entirely know what that program entails, I should look it up—but it’s free for Kindle Unlimited people, $4.99 for the rest of us.