Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Blood Red Roses
In this Civil War era horror piece a young man goes from the frying pan into the fire. Poor and now an orphan, Jebediah Abernathy has become indentured to one of Mississippi's most notorious plantations. Fraught with racial tensions of the time, the place is run by the fearsome Ramses, a cruel and sadistic overseer. When slaves begin to come up missing, Jeb begins to watch from the shadows and finds out what makes some gardens grow may not always be natural.
I loved this book and look forward to more by Russell James.