Poisoned Pen Press
Date: February 2003
Reviewed: Advanced Reader Copy
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Gothic reintroduces readers
to Mad Dog and the Englishman. Saying that, this book could be a
stand-alone, and does not necessarily need the reading of the first
book in the series. Prairie Gothic takes places during a howling
blizzard and where mysterious corpses and bones are being found.
Mad Dog continues to work with his pet hybrid-wolf in finding the
mysterious bones, the first being of a young child. There is also
a death at the local senior center that the Englishman finds himself
wrapped up in.
scenery of the blizzard adds to the intensity of this story. In
order for the intensity to be so good, it would have to take place
with a Mother Nature type of storm. Mad Dog and his half-brother's
characterizations continue to be added with each page. The story
line adds its old Cheyenne Indian mystery mixed with common-day
appeal. The mystery has several different parts to it and always
leaves the reader intrigued to find out what is going on the next
Gothic is a fairly quick read with lots of intensity. It also
has a bit of a unique sense of humor.