GHOSTLY TALES OF LOVE AND REVENGE by Daniel Cohen

GHOSTLY TALES OF LOVE AND REVENGE

Age Range: 11 - 13

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Cohen's Ghosts of War (1990) were men; here, women's ghosts comprise most of the cast--women who died betrayed or abandoned, by murder or accident; who returned for love, vengeance, or (in one case) jewelry. Most haunt the British Isles, Japan, or the US and date back no more than a century or two; the ``Headless Lover'' of Brooke End and New York's ``Empire State Building Ghost'' are of particularly recent vintage. Cohen's lucid style is well-suited to creating chills, and he seasons his narrative with an occasional grisly touch--``His face had become a mask of skin tightly stretched over a grinning skull.'' ``Put aside your doubts,'' he advises, ``and read on.'' Perhaps not at night. (Nonfiction. 11-13)

Pub Date: June 3rd, 1992
ISBN: 0-399-22117-4
Page count: 96pp
Publisher: Putnam
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 1992




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