Book: Reign

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Reign

Author: Chet Williamson
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Publisher: Dark Harvest

The story centers around a renovated theater in Pennsylvania and is arranged in three acts, plus overture and curtain call. The tension in Act I heightens as the reader must decide if this is a murder mystery, psychodrama, horror or fantasy, with the author offering clues to support each possibility. Theaters have a history of ghosts and accidents, but as the number of deaths at the Venetian mounts, the police become less inclined to accept verdicts of “accident.” Owner/actor Dennis Hamilton has nothing obvious to gain from the killings, nor could he have caused them, but his strange behavior makes others wonder if he might not have a double or another personality—or something else entirely—that does want the deaths. Mystery, suspense, drama and horror combine to make this one of Williamson’s finest works.

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