Deliciously gruesome Victorian Gothic horror

Read my review on Goodreads / Amazon of Paul Holbrook’s novel Domini Mortum here:

I was lucky enough to read this with my book club The Pigeonhole and the author Paul Holbrook ‘read’ along with us. Domini Mortum is like Dennis Wheatley meets Ripper Street – full of Gothic horror and surprising twists but brought up to date with the terrific writing. Murder, the supernatural and witchcraft – what more could you ask for. The only thing missing is Christopher Lee shining his car lights on the devil incarnate and reciting the last few lines of the Susamma Ritual while some poor soul is about to become a human sacrifice.

Domini Mortum takes place in Victorian England, from London to haunted rural Kent and back again. With strains of Jack the Ripper, but slightly tongue-in-cheek at times, this book is full of light and shade, with tremendous crescendos and cliff-hangers that leave you wanting more. Am now reading the prequel – Memento Mori – and waiting for the next instalment. Great stuff.

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