Episode 60 - Devil May Care by Elizabeth Peters


Welcome to spooky season, where we get ghosts in our brains that make us incapable of remembering the name of the book or half of the characters!  OooooooOOOOOoooo spooooky!  We love Halloween here at Bodice Tipplers so we decided to give you not one but two Halloween books - the first is Devil May Care by Elizabeth Peters.  The second you'll have to wait to find out about - expect it at the end of the month.

Ellie is a young... what does she do again?  Anyway a young lady engaged to a twit who housesits for her aunt.  The aunt is eccentric!  Donald is the neighbor's son.  Some ghosts appear by various means and occupations.  THE DEVIL IS THE DEVIL.

I cannot stress enough how surprised I was by this - the actual devil makes an appearance in this book.  Yes, that is a spoiler.  Don't worry, I already told everybody I know.  THE DEVIL.  Ol' Splitfoot!  Lucifer!  The Adversary!  So, implied is that it has the kind of witchcraft that most of the modern witches I know would not appreciate.  Oh and there's some expected 70's homophobia and a lot of people talk about what's now the Washington Football Team.  Mostly it's the actual devil.  Just when you think these books hold no more surprises for you.  That's when they get you.  (And by they I suppose I mean Asmodeus and Beelzebub and Mephistopheles and....)


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