The Lantern

Reading like a blend of Daphne du Maurier, Umberto Eco, and Peter Mayle, this overstuffed gothic romp prompts hasty page-turning to discover whether lovers Dom and Eve will make a go of their relationship, and whether they will ever solve the many spooky mysteries of the house in southern France known as The Junipers, where ghosts roam and errant shadows cluster.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysely Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.