Monday, September 24, 2012

The Beast of Baskerville: Deadtime Stories-Gina Cascone and Annette Cascone

The Beast of Baskerville: Deadtime Stories

Gina Cascone and Annette Cascone

Starscape/Tor, May 8 2012, $14.99

ISBN: 9780765330673

In Baskerville everyone knows the Jimmy Leeds mythos. Legend has it that the lad was so frighteningly repulsive that his mom the witch dumped him down a well to rid herself of her offspring abomination, but the monster survived allegedly to hound the town’s young.

The Baskerville children hold a giant campout. However, what should have been fun turns nightmarish as the kids begin to vanish. As the last one standing, Adam Riley assumes his buddies are playing a nasty practical joke until he sees the hoof prints in the ground. Frightened Adam bravely follows them into the woods where he learns that the legend of Jimmy Leeds is based on realism when he runs into The Beast of Baskerville.

Targeting the middle school children, the Twisted Sisters provide a wonderful scary “Deadtime” story. The storyline is action-packed throughout while starring an engaging young hero and a terrible monster. Fans will answer the question “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” with a yes when reading the Cascone siblings’ latest horror thriller.

Harriet Klausner

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