Maplecroft

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Maplecroft

By Cherie Priest

Roc, Paperback, 9780451466976, 435pp.

Publication Date: September 2, 2014

Description
"Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks; and when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one...."
The people of Fall River, Massachusetts, fear me. Perhaps rightfully so. I remain a suspect in the brutal deaths of my father and his second wife despite the verdict of innocence at my trial. With our inheritance, my sister, Emma, and I have taken up residence in Maplecroft, a mansion near the sea and far from gossip and scrutiny.
But it is not far enough from the affliction that possessed my parents. Their characters, their very "souls," were consumed from within by something that left malevolent entities in their place. It originates from the ocean's depths, plaguing the populace with tides of nightmares and madness.
This evil cannot hide from me. No matter what guise it assumes, I will be waiting for it. With an axe.


About the Author
Cherie Priest debuted to great acclaim with "Four and Twenty Blackbirds", "Wings to the Kingdom", and "Not Flesh Nor Feathers", a trilogy of Southern Gothic ghost stories featuring heroine Eden Moore. She is also the author of "Fathom", "Dreadnought", and "Boneshaker", which was nominated for a Nebula and Hugo Award and won the PNBA Award and the Locus Award for best science-fiction novel. She is an associate editor at Subterranean Press. Born in Tampa, Florida, Priest went to college at Southern Adventist University and earned her master s in rhetoric at the University of Tennessee. After spending most of her life in the southern United States, she recently moved to Seattle, Washington, with her husband, Aric, and a fat black cat named Spain.


Praise For Maplecroft

Praise for Maplecroft

“Cherie Priest is supremely gifted and Maplecroft is a remarkable novel, simultaneously beautiful and grotesque.  It is at once a dark historical fantasy with roots buried deep in real-life horror and a supernatural thriller mixing Victorian drama and Lovecraftian myth.  You won't be able to put it down.”—Christopher Golden, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Snowblind

Praise for Cherie Priest and her novels
 
“Priest can write scenes that are jump-out-of-your-skin scary.”—Cory Doctorow, Author of Homeland

“Give Cherie Priest fifteen minutes of your time; trust me—you won’t look back.”—Bookslut
 
“Priest kills as a stylist.”—Charles de Lint, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
 
“Cherie Priest kicks ass!”—Maggie Shayne, New York Times Bestselling Author of Sleep with the Lights On