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On this episode of The Writer and the Critic your hosts, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond, spend a few minutes discussing the work of Peter Straub, who sadly passed away this month. Listeners might like to revisit Episode 17 in which Kirstyn and Ian, along with special guest Rob Shearman, discuss Straub's marvelously unsettling collection, Houses Without Doors.

The books up for discussion this month are Helpmeet by Naben Ruthnum [10:25] and Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield [34:00].

Covers of Helpmeet by Naben Ruthnum and Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield

Kirstyn also highly recommends The Ghost Sequences by A.C. Wise from her new favourite small press, Undertow Publications.

If you've skipped ahead to avoid spoilers, please come back at 108:20 for final remarks.

Next month, the two books on the slab will be:

Read ahead and join in the spoilerific fun!

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