The Church of Dead Girls by Stephen Dobyns
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Suspicion, built on fear, old rumors, and old angers, grows out of control as three girls from the same small town mysteriously vanish. 40,000 first printing. Tour."

About Stephen Dobyns

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Stephen Dobyns's published poetry includes Velocities: New and Selected Poems, 1966-1992 (1994) and Common Carnage (1996). He has also contributed poetry to The New Yorker, Nation, and Poetry. Among his numerous novels and short stories are The Two Deaths of Senora Puccini (1988) and Saratoga Hexameter (1990). Dobyns has had an extensive teaching career. He began as an instructor in English at State University of New York College at Brockport, 1968-69. He was visiting lecturer in creative writing at the University of New Hampshire, 1973-75, the University of Iowa, 1977-78, and Boston University, 1978-79. He was also a member of staff at Goddard College, 1978-80, and has been with Warren Wilson College since 1981. Dobyns also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1974 and 1981 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1983. Born February 19, 1941, in Orange, N.J., Stephen Dobyns attended Shimer College from1959 to 1960. He received a B.A. in 1964 from Wayne State University, and an M.F.A. in 1967 from the University of Iowa.
Published January 1, 1997 by Metropolitan Books. 400 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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A brisk dip into the ice-cold waters of schizophrenia, nymphomania, and serial murder, by the author of Saratoga Fleshpot (1995), etc. Aurelia, New York, is one of those pleasant little towns that you need a good reason to visit and none at all to leave.

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In a gripping prologue to this masterful psychological thriller, Dobyns creates an unforgettable scene: in an attic shrine, the bodies of three dead girls are tied to chairs; all have had their left h

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In a story full of brilliant touches, Dobyns, who writes the Saratoga Mystery series, shows how the support group for the family of the first victim metamorphoses into a vigilante patrol that witch-hunts Aurelius into a state of paranoid terror.

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