· ISLAND OF THE DEAD is a brand-new prose series by me, available exclusively on Kindle Vella — Amazon’s new serialized fiction service. Available in the U.S. via the Kindle iOS app or via your web browser on , Kindle Vella stories are published one short episode at a time, each ranging from to 5, words—and the first three episodes of every story are free.
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· The "Island of the dead" was repeatedly pillaged, from the likes of James Hartley, for the curiosities it contained until only bleaching bones remained. The real story is that Trevitt's burial called to the attention of Christians and other whites alike that there were many Indian skulls on the island and other burial trophies.
Arnold Böcklin spent the autumn of on Ischia. The Castello Alfonso, on a small island nearby, deeply impressed him during his stay. When the young, widowed Marie Berna visited Böcklin’s studio in Florence in and asked for a “picture to dream by,” the memory of that landscape must have merged with earlier memories of, for example, the islands of the dead like San Michele in.
Island of the Dead ★★ (R) Now here's a storyline sure to be entertaining. One business tycoon, one policewoman, one prison warden, and three convicts are all trapped on a island burial ground.
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