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The Crazy Old Lady in the Attic
     

The Crazy Old Lady in the Attic

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by Kathleen Valentine
 
Product Description
Novelette (15k words) Psychological horror. - The townhouses on serene, elegant Beacon Hill in Boston are some of the most lavish and expensive in the country. When Stan and Mattie take up residence in the dark and crumbling five-story house that Mattie grew up in, and has just inherited from her grandmother, their plans are to clean it out,

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Product Description
Novelette (15k words) Psychological horror. - The townhouses on serene, elegant Beacon Hill in Boston are some of the most lavish and expensive in the country. When Stan and Mattie take up residence in the dark and crumbling five-story house that Mattie grew up in, and has just inherited from her grandmother, their plans are to clean it out, fix it up, sell it, and return to their quiet life on Cape Cod. Mattie is overwhelmed by the gowns, furs and jewels in GrammyLou's bedroom. Stan is amazed by the fifth-floor ballroom which has been locked up since the night of Mattie's father's thirtieth birthday party -- the party that ended in the car wreck that killed both of her parents. Now, as they set about sifting through GrammyLou's endless possessions they find mysterious things: a closet full of still-wrapped presents, a marked passage in her grandfather's Bible, and a secret drawer with disturbing content. Mattie soon learns that her entire life has been built on a foundation of lies... that she was raised in a house of horror, by a monster. (Coming in 2013: The Crazy Old Lady's Revenge)

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013057074
Publisher:
Parlez-Moi Press
Publication date:
08/29/2011
Series:
Beacon Hill Chronicles , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
562,513
File size:
95 KB

Meet the Author

Kathleen Valentine is the author of two collections of short stories My Last Romance and other passions and love, murder, etc. as well as two novels, The Old Mermaid's Tale and Each Angel Burns. She has also written Fry Bacon, Add Onions: The Valentine Family & Friends Cookbook - five generations of good eating, a memoir/cookbook of memories and 400 recipes from a Pennsylvania Dutch childhood, and The Mermaid Shawl & other Beauties: Shawls, Cocoons and Wraps, a collection of her own lace knitting designs. She also publishes single knitting projects in a series called Knit Your Tail Off.

She currently lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts, America's oldest seaport, and is writing another novel, Depraved Heart and another knitting book, Siren Shawls, Seaman's Scarves and Stories. More information on her work is at www.KathleenValentine.com.

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The Crazy Old Lady in the Attic 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grabs your interest from the beginning
lsmeadows More than 1 year ago
Don't wait on this one......you won't be sorry! Mattie and Stan inherit a Beacon Hill townhouse from Mattie's Grandmother on GrammyLou's death. In The Crazy Old Lady in the Attic, the first story in Kathleen Valentine's Crazy Old Lady series of stories, they decide to spend the summer living in the townhouse so that they can fix it up and sell it. As they sort through GrammyLou's belongings, a story unfolds that has Mattie and Stan intrigued and nothing will do but for them to figure it out. This story had me intrigued, too, from beginning to end. I have a thing for psychological thrillers and this one, though short, is up there with the best. In true Kathleen Valentine style, this story is so well written that I became immersed in it. I sat down to begin reading it and before I knew it I had come to the end. The end itself left me satisfied, but at the same time, wishing for more. Another story would be just the thing.  I have to admit, my mother read this story when it first came out, but I didn't get to read it until recently. I really wish that I had read it sooner. For those of you who like psychological thrillers, don't wait on this one. Read it now! You won't be sorry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a bit depressing.
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Kira_H77 More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I couldn't sleep one night and grabbed my Nook to read a quick story. This story engrosses you within the first 3 pages. Kathleen Valentine is a good writer who develops her characters well within a small amount of pages and creates twists that you don't even see coming (the ending is one I definitely did not see coming). So worth checking out. I highly recommend it. :)
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