When Nora meets Magnus, the new coroner for the city of Philadelphia and her uncle Charley's old college chum, she begins to imagine a life beyond keeping house for Charley and his children. Magnus's sister Annabel seems overjoyed at the prospect of Nora joining the family, but this isn't reassuring: for Annabel can no longer be counted among the living, and she loves her brother a little too much.
"The Coroner's Bride" is an old-fashioned ghost story in the tradition of Edgar Allan Poe and Sheridan Le Fanu, originally published in Exotic Gothic, Volume 5, edited by Danel Olson.
About the Author
Camille DeAngelis is the author of Mary Modern, Petty Magic: Being the Memoirs and Confessions of Miss Evelyn Harbinger, Temptress and Troublemaker, and the forthcoming Bones & All, as well as a first-edition guidebook, Moon Ireland. She is a graduate of New York University and the National University of Ireland, Galway, and currently lives in Boston.