Tuesday, 31 August 2010
The Witch of the Low Tide and other stories
Owing to the huge backlog of mildewed paperback books in my lodgings, I haven't managed to read these two yet. 'The Witch of the Low Tide' looks like some lost John Christopher / Algernon Blackwood crossover, but from what I can ascertain by skimming, it's an Edwardian locked-room murder mystery (although there is a dash of Satanism and the Moulin Rouge involved). These Penguin crime covers managed to give their books a wonderfully contemporary feel, covering up the Edwardian smog and fustiness with a smooth, modernist front.