Monthly Archives: May 2013

Chapter 15 of Martha’s Children, and the Vampire Bureau’s star

Sherlock Kammen may now be a vampire, but he’s still a detective, and detectives rely on building up information to support their plans and actions. In chapter 15 of Martha’s Children, “Aye, marry, I’ll be gone about it straight,” Kammen works … Continue reading

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Review: Spencer Kansa, Wormwood Star: The Magickal Life of Marjorie Cameron

N.B.: A revised and enlarged edition of this book has been published in 2014. The author informs me the new edition addresses some of the issues I raised. (This does not mean the author agrees with or endorses my review.) … Continue reading

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Chapter 14 of Martha’s Children, the ’45, and the new blog background

In “If Fortune be a woman, she’s a good wench,” chapter 14 of Martha’s Children, we get to meet the woman Sherlock Kammen trusts the most. Yes, she’s dead. No, this is not just some cynical joke of Kammen’s. Ivy … Continue reading

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The false prophet of Leyden, Massachusetts

My recent post on cities reminded me of a curious story from the town of Leyden, Massachusetts. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts (for that is the official name of this state, a peculiarity shared with Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky) is completely … Continue reading

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Part 2 of Martha’s Children begins, and on city boundaries

Martha’s Children takes a sharp turn as part 2 begins with chapter 13, “He sleeps by day, more than the wildcat.” And like a wildcat, Sherlock Kammen dislikes being bothered, unless it’s for a darned good reason. Being turned into … Continue reading

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Art show/art sale: Rebecca’s walking stick drawings

As readers of The Dragon Lady of Stockbridge know, Rebecca Farnsworth Maxwell got her nickname from the fearsome walking stick she carried. Now all three of the original drawings of that walking stick are going on sale. E. J. Barnes, the artist, … Continue reading

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Chapter 12 of Martha’s Children, and blog changes coming

If Ned’s ever going to be a cop again, he’s going to need the list of cops Martha turned into vampires. Because Love told him it was the only way, he’s risked his life, and come close to killing Martha, … Continue reading

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