The Wages of Sin

The Wages of Sin Charles Latham wastrel younger son of the Earl of Clitheroe returns home drunk from the theatre to find his father gruesomely dead He suspects murder But when the Latham ghosts turn nasty and Charl

  • Title: The Wages of Sin
  • Author: Alex Beecroft
  • ISBN: 9781608201259
  • Page: 244
  • Format: ebook
  • Charles Latham, wastrel younger son of the Earl of Clitheroe, returns home drunk from the theatre to find his father gruesomely dead He suspects murder But when the Latham ghosts turn nasty, and Charles finds himself falling in love with the priest brought in to calm them, he has to unearth the skeleton in the family closet before it ends up killing them all.
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    • Josephine Myles says:

      An eighteenth century, autumnal ghost story just perfect for reading around Halloween. The story opens with a really creepy scene where a drunk Charles is accosted by a ghostly presence, but was it simply his imagination? And was it in any way linked with his father’s death, which may or may not have been murder?This was one of those novellas that kept me guessing all the way through. I loved the way Alex Beecroft managed to sketch so many memorable characters in such a limited word count, whi [...]

    • Erin (PT) says:

      This was a book that I wanted to like far more than I did. While the story is an interesting one--ghosts, murder, passion and romance, the author's choice to write her story with not only historical subject matter but with a style that harkens back to the time period made the story much less powerful than it would've been otherwise. The prose is rather purple and passive, which has the effect of taking the passion right out of the words and making it more intellectual than emotional. Because the [...]

    • Elisa Rolle says:

      This is a classical ghost story, both for the style, that reminds me of some old gothic novel, than for the setting, so dark and oppressive even when it’s full daylight; the author doesn’t exactly say that, but I had always the feeling that it was raining outside, or at least it was foggy. Not that in the English country you can expect something else. Anyway, at the beginning of the story, Charles, second son to an earl, is coming home; he is probably like most of the second son of his time, [...]

    • K.Z. Snow says:

      My name is KZ and I am a horror addict. If we could give half-stars, I'd rate this darkly delicious gothic delight a 4.5.At a time of year when the the world of m/m fiction is inundated with the warm sparklies of holiday romance, I found myself craving . . . exactly this. It proved to be the perfect palate-cleanser. Occasionally wonky punctuation and pronoun confusion aside, The Wages of Sin had me eagerly returning to my desktop (since I don't have an e-reader) for three nights running. And bel [...]

    • Karen says:

      4.5 starsI'm familiar with novels that take place in the 19th century, but The Wages of Sin instead takes place in the 1700s. That era was an interesting and effective choice although, for me, men in powdered wigs is a little strange. (I evidently like my men more natural!) The writing style is rich and descriptive, which seems congruent for the time period portrayed.The gothic-style haunting is top-notch and the two main characters are likable. I wish the protags had been fleshed out just a lit [...]

    • Alison says:

      This was a cool ghost story. It's genuinely creepy and quite Gothic in style--big country house, fog, ghosts, secrets, murder, stormy weather, strange relatives, exorcisms, and more. I really enjoyed this. Alex Beecroft is so good at creating an atmosphere and this story is eerie and dark. I do recommend reading the prequel story first, Buried With Him, as it adds a lot of character detail and some background story. I love that this is set in the less-commonly-seen 1700s--everyone's hair and fac [...]

    • Lillian Francis says:

      Excellent ghostly horror story that managed to chill the blood and warm the heart at the same time. The aura of of uncertainty permeated both the horrific deed and Charles's blossoming feelings at first but love conquered all, in every respect. I honestly didn't know what was coming next and the ending had me perched on the edge of my my seat.In the blurb at the end Alex asked if readers would like to read more stories of Charles and Jasper's adventures. The answer from this reader is a resoundi [...]

    • Sadie Forsythe says:

      A good gothic-like ghost story, but the writing killed it for me. I liked the story, I really did. Unfortunately, the writing is purple, heavy, overly wordy and artificially intense. It distracts from the mystery and characters; ditto for the sex scenes. They are too long, too built up and given too much importance. There were times I wasn't even sure what was happening. It was too obscured in the language used. Don't get me wrong, it's pretty, but that doesn't excuse it.

    • Anne says:

      Lovely, lovely. I finished this today and already want more. They have to have more adventures these two. They just have to.

    • Lena Grey says:

      George and his younger brother, Charles, lose their father under mysterious circumstances. George believes that the house is haunted and the ghost is getting revenge on his family—the only clue, a white handprint on the victim's face.In an attempt to solve the mystery, George calls upon the only man he knows who may be able to help: Jasper, childhood friend, former lover, defrocked priest, and convicted sodomite. Last, but not least, Jasper can see and communicate with ghosts. George summons J [...]

    • Erastes says:

      Anyone familiar with Beecroft’s writing will know that she has turned her hand successfully to Georgian Age of Sail and also fantasy. To blend the Georgian era–about which she is superbly knowledgeable–with a phantasmagorical element seems a very logical next step.The story is included in The Mysterious a trio of stories including others by Josh Lanyon and Laura Baumbach. However, The Wages of Sin (which, incidentally, if you are interested, seem to be more sin, happily) is available as a [...]

    • Sophia says:

      Spine-tingling chills, inexplicable sights and sounds, raised hair on the back of the neck, menacing invisible touches to the skin are enough to terrify the young and impressionable Charles Latham when he returns home in the wee hours of the morning after a night of dissipated fun. And then he is to learn what true horror awaits.After the gruesome death of his father and his own inexplicable night-time terror, Charles is confused, frightened and looking for answers even while his older brother G [...]

    • Susana says:

      4.5 starsCharles Latham’s first encounter with the supernatural takes place the night he arrives drunk to his Manor only to find his father murdered and the house in chaos. Despite the terrifying experience, and decided to find the truth behind his father’s dead, Charles struggles with his attraction towards his main suspect, Jasper Marin. Jasper’s subtle warnings soon become real threats for all members of Charles’ family, and the race to save their lives a really dangerous one…The Wa [...]

    • Kaesa says:

      This was m/m supernatural romance, and while I thought the ghost aspect of it was incredibly creepy and well-done, and the main character's horrible family came across well, the romance didn't really work for me and I'm not sure why.Also, I wanted the narrator's brother George thoroughly, 100% dead by the end and he wasn't. I know why he wasn't killed off -- that way Charles gets to go off with Jasper and have adventures as a ghost hunter in later stories rather than being tied to the estate -- [...]

    • Andrea says:

      Alex Beecroft's writing is so quietly elegant that you can almost miss the substance but then it hits you in the gut.This book is rich in history and its a grand ghost story. It also addresses homosexuality as viewed in that era and it isn't pretty. Romance is definitely secondary to the ghost story.

    • Mat says:

      I loved this book every page I read several times it was so poetic and atmospheric so well written I felt totally immersed in a hauntingly beautiful world I will be definitely be buying more books by Alex loved it !

    • Heather says:

      An awesome historical paranormal. Creepy fog, disturbing noises, interesting characters and it's all held together with mystery and romance. What's not to love? Charles definitely has his hands full and you don't want to miss it.

    • Carycleo says:

      Genuinely eerie historical ghost story, with romance. Two deaths in the family -- blame a murderer or angry spirits? Charles, the second son, and George's old friend Jasper, who became a priest, are the central characters. Elegantly told and fascinating novella.

    • Matthew Vandrew says:

      A nice ghost story ruined by too many words. A half of them would be enough.

    • Coni says:

      4.5 Stars

    • Tamarrion Lash says:

      Оч. красивая страшная сказка.

    • Sasha Ambroz says:

      I'm completly enthralled by the language of this author, though sometimes it seems too elaborated for the quick pacing of the plot. But still - those metaphors are beautiful as stained glass windows.

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