GOTHIC, HORROR, MYSTERY
A House With Good Bones
By T. Kingfisher
Sam Montgomery is anticipating a long weekend spent with her beloved mum enjoying girly nights watching TV mysteries and chatting. But her brother’s words “Mom seems off” quickly come home to roost as she finds her, usually warm and vibrant, parent in a diminished and fearful state.
In the back garden, Sam discovers a jar of teeth hidden amongst the rose bushes and vultures circling overhead. Determined to find out what’s going on, her quest for the truth reveals that some secrets are better left untold.
Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers
By Jesse Q. Sutanto
Vera Wong is a lonely little old lady who lives above her forgotten tea shop in the middle of San Francisco’s Chinatown lovingly Internet stalking her Gen-Z son.
Then one morning, Vera trudges downstairs to find a curious thing—a dead man in the middle of her tea shop. In his outstretched hand, a flash drive. Vera doesn’t know what comes over her, but after calling the cops like any good citizen would, she sort of . . . swipes the flash drive from the body, tucks it safely into the pocket of her apron and sets out on her own investigation to find the killer.