March in Review

Letters of the Month N or P

The Modern Custodian Returns
with Nanny Knows Best


A Comedic Buffet of Old Whores and New Homes: The Short Stories of James Burr
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Doomed Clients

Nanny Knows Best is the finest short story collection I have read since Benjamin Weissman’s Headless and twice as smart. This collection had me enthralled from the very first page of its prologue, a darkly comical vignette that deftly skewers the hospice arm of the health care industry with all of the cheeky inventiveness of vintage Vonnegut and the physical comedy of classic sitcoms.


The Lovely Samantha Hawkins from The Panic Room Radio ShowHellBound Books

Her honest TikTok reviews have become widely popular in the Horror Community and she returns with Parasite Milk by Carlton Mellrick III and A Predisposition for Madness by Aurelio Rico Lopez III


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“Parasite Milk” by Carlton Mellick III

♬ original sound – Samantha Hawkins
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“A Predisposition for Madness” by Aurelio Rico Lopez III. I was given this in exchange for an honest review.

♬ original sound – Samantha Hawkins

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A Predisposition for Madness

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A STRANGE SURPRISE

Aurelio Rico Lopez III has provided readers with a robust assortment of free-verse narrative poems. There are literally dozens of stories and set pieces conveyed through poetry in this collection, and it’s well worth the time spent properly digesting each and every one. A Predisposition for Madness has certainly put this writer on my radar in a good way. In these pages, you’ll discover monsters both human and far from it, you’ll witness new pandemics and sickness ravaging households and the world, you’ll see warfare and apocalyptic scenarios played out, and you’ll encounter things far more challenging to describe. There’s most certainly something in here that will suit the tastes of any reader, assuming that reader enjoys poetry. Even if you don’t typically enjoy it, I’d recommend giving this collection a chance. The title is an apt one, the cadence of the poems coming across almost as if the stream of consciousness ravings of a madman in a padded cell, alternating between mumbles and screams.

Books Read in March:

Nobody Move – Denis Johnson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009)
Nicnevin and the Bloody Queen – Helen Mullane (Comixology 2020)
Night Boat to Tangier – Kevin Barry (Canongate 2019)
Nightmares From A Lovecraftian Mind – Jordan Krall (Dynatox Ministries 2012)
Nightbreed #11-12 (Clive Barker) – Marc Andreyko (Boom! Studios 2015)
Penetralia – Jordan Krall (LegumeMan Books 2012)
St. Patrice Day (Godless League #5) – Lucy Leitner (Godless 2021)
Puritea – Lucy Leitner (Godless 2022)


Closing Song from Nefarious Foodie

Video by Alan Sessler