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Ronald S. L. Harding


Ronald S. L. Harding was a master writer of dark mystery novels steeped in supernatural suggestion. Little is known about the author, and for many years his books have been sought-after rarities. Dancing Tuatara Press is proud to continue the exhumation of Harding's weird mysteries with the republication of The Library of Death.

The Library of Death begins at a leisurely pace, and a tone that seems to set the stage for a light romance. Harding deftly builds the mystery, and from the moment we learn of the legend of a headless spectre that purportedly stalks the grounds of "Dorsay Hall," and rumors of hereditary vampirism, the novel undergoes another transformation with the light tone of the early chapters forgotten as horror is piled upon horror . . .

The Library of Death is part of that small group of novels, such as Mark Hansom's The Beasts of Brahm, wherein the elements of the mystery novel and the supernatural tale are blended seamlessly to create a genuine thriller that will keep the reader turning pages while leaving all the lights on!

176 pages.

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$20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"

$35 Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"
$45  Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan


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