Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Chilling wine

Revenge is sweet (oops, that was last week), but it's also chilling.

On of the most chilling stories I've ever read is Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado." I've certainly been frightened by stories since then, but Cask marked the first time I was scared by words on a page!

What a thrill. I wonder why that is. Would I want to be lured into a corner—it would have to be specialty chocolate, not wine to get me into the cellar—and bricked in? No, no, no. But curled up in a safe place, reading the delicious words:

The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.

If you have 10 minutes, watch this video and tell me if it gives you chills!


Announcing ...
This is my last post to Killer Hobbies, though I'm hoping to invited as a guest!
I have a new name and a new series to launch and I'm afraid you'd notice the great departure from hobbies. I'm now ADA MADISON writing the Professor Sophie Knowles series, featuring a math prof at a small New England college. The first in the series is THE SQUARE ROOT OF MURDER, where, sadly, a chemistry professor is murdered. What was I thinking?

Please (after you read KillerHobbies), drop over to visit me at The Real Me.


shakyteach said...

I love that Poe story too. It's in my sophomore's anthology so I get to read it every year. I'll have to try your new series. Your protagonist and I have the same last name!

Camille Minichino said...

I chose Knowles because it sounds smart, and she is!

Dru said...

Sorry to see you go. Going to checkout your new series.

KateH said...

'Sorry to see you leave here, but I loved the Periodic Table mysteries you wrote before and this sounds as if the new series might be more in that vein, so I'm looking forward to them.

Camille Minichino said...

Yes it is, Kate. If you send your email address, I'll let you know when it's out!
send to camille@minichino.com if you're interested.

And Dru, same for you!

Betty Hechtman said...

Great choice of a name for your new protagonist! You're right, it does sound smart.