Book Finder
    
 
> Horror > Authors A-Z > Monahan Brent
 

Bell Witch: An American Haunting
Brent Monahan
0312262922
June 2000
Paperback
·
 
From Kirkus Reviews
Ever-intelligent horror novelist Monahan (The Blood of the Covenant, 1995, etc.) retells a true story--true as far as the participants knew--about a poltergeist. The book purports to be a recently discovered manuscript written by Richard Powell, an eyewitness of the Bell Witch haunting in Robertson County, Tennessee, 181721. Monahan says that his first skeptical reading of the manuscript led him to six books confirming the authenticity of the events. Indeed, Richard Powell, the long-dead narrator, is himself a skeptic who seems to know all the devices of poltergeists, and in particular how poltergeist activity within a home reflects a family's psychic torment. Poltergeists (racket-makers) do not attack from without but rather are a spiritual pustule erupting from within a deeply troubled household. The poltergeist...


Bell Witch: An American Haunting
Brent Monahan
0312363532
May 2006
Paperback
·
 
Review
"America's greatest ghost story." -Dennis William Hauck, Haunted Places

"Too compelling to put down." -Fangoria


The Jekyl Island Club
Brent Monahan
0312276982
June 2001
Paperback
·
 
Book Review
From its incorporation in 1886 to the early years of World War II, Georgia's Jekyl Island played host to the Jekyl Island Club, where members controlled an obscene portion of the world's wealth and the fortunes and fates of men and nations were routinely won and lost. Brent Monahan, who is more commonly associated with vampires (1993's The Book of Common Dread and 1995's The Blood of the Covenant) and spirits (1997's The Bell Witch: An American Haunting), uses it as the site of an 1899 crime. Monahan pits Sheriff John Le Brun against none other than J.P. Morgan, as the former attempts to solve the murder of a club member and the latter attempts to dismiss the crime, for personal reasons, as the work of a local poacher. That Morgan is a man of enormous influence is obvious. That Le Brun is a man with powers of his own is...


The Manhattan Island Clubs
Brent Monahan
0312304137
July 2003
Hardcover
·
 
From Booklist
John Le Brun, a southern gentleman who cannot quite retire, finds himself in New York City in 1906, once again brought in to investigate a murder. At the Metropolitan Club, an unloved member has been found, killed within its walls, and shortly thereafter, his equally unlovable twin brother is also murdered. John finds himself drawn not only to these men's complicated family history--and deeply attracted to Lordis Goode, a distant relation who kept their house for them--but also to the world of New York men's clubs, both the Metropolitan and the Players. A lively Irish detective named Kevin O'Leary and the historical personages of J. P. Morgan, Joseph Pulitzer, and Stanford White play key roles in the action, which culminates in a theatrical switcheroo that stretches credibility but delivers a satisfying, melodramatic...


The Sceptred Isle Club
Brent Monahan
0312313683
August 2003
Paperback
·
 
Book Review
Retired Georgia sheriff John Le Brun had conceived his 1905 trip to London as an opportunity to test his intellect in "the hub of the learned world." He hadn't expected to also tackle a locked-room puzzle with international implications.

Set six years after the murder among moguls recounted in Brent Monahan's The Jekyl Island Club, this second Le Brun adventure shows the intuitive, lone-wolf lawman having lost none of his investigative prowess to advancing age. On hand to discover four men massacred in the gambling room of the exclusive Sceptred Isle Club, he finds that chamber's inside door bolted, and no sign of either a weapon or the money being wagered. When a small fortune is unearthed from a local policeman's garden, the case appears closed. Le Brun, though, isn't convinced. So, with assistance from...



To Move the World
Brent Monahan
1595071148
October 2005
Hardcover
·
 

  ©BookFinder USA LLC.
  All rights reserved.