Author Archives: Kathryn L Ramage

About Kathryn L Ramage

Kathryn L. Ramage has a B.A. and M.A. in English lit and has been writing for as long as she can remember. She lives in Maryland with three calico cats. As well as being the author of numerous short stories, novellas, and essays, she is the author of "Maiden in Light," "The Wizard's Son," and "Sonnedragon," novels set on an alternate Earth whose history has diverged from ours somewhere during the medieval period. All three are part of an intended series of fantasy novels that mostly take place in a dukedom called the Northlands, a part of the Norman Empire that roughly covers the north-eastern U.S.

Who Killed Toby Glovins? Third Excerpt

It was dusk by the time Freddie returned to Foxgrove Park. At this same hour yesterday, they’d found Toby dead. Instead of entering the house, he walked a little way down the drive toward the Vixen and let himself in … Continue reading

Posted in Excerpts, Freddie Babington mysteries | Leave a comment

Kolchak: The Werewolf

Werewolf on a cruise ship (I know, I know, it’s serious) There’s a lot I really like in this episode, and one thing that really lets it down. But we’ll save that for later. After the usual introductory framing narration, … Continue reading

Posted in 1970s Television, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Reviews, Werewolves | Leave a comment

CD Review: Dagon: War of the Worlds

This episode of Dark Adventure Radio Theatre concludes with announcer Eskine Blackwell’s words: “If we’ve taken more liberties with our story than usual, we hope that you and Mr. Lovecraft will forgive us. We thought it would be fun.” Yes, … Continue reading

Posted in Audio Dramas, HP Lovecraft | Leave a comment

Who Killed Toby Glovins? Second Excerpt

“Freddie.” When Freddie left the Vixen, he headed toward Foxgrove along a path that skirted the outer garden wall. Inspector Deffords stood waiting for him. “I thought you’d gone.” “I had some business with my men before they packed up, … Continue reading

Posted in Excerpts, Freddie Babington mysteries | Leave a comment

Kolchak: The Vampire

“This vampire didn’t come from Transylvania. It came from Las Vegas!” Although no one says so distinctly–probably for copyright reasons–this episode is a sequel to the original Night Stalker movie. Catherine Rawlins, the eponymous vampire, is another victim of Janos … Continue reading

Posted in 1970s Television, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Reviews, Vampires | Leave a comment

Kolchak: They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be…

This isn’t one of my favorite episodes; I usually skip over it on the DVD. But I’ll bet that Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files, likes it more than I do. He’s always attributed the inspiration for his own show … Continue reading

Posted in 1970s Television, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Reviews, Science Fiction | Leave a comment

Dark Shadows: The Mystery of the Missing Pen

When I first watched Dark Shadows via Netflix, Collection 3 of the pre-Barnabas Beginning series wasn’t available. I skipped from the end of Collection 2, concerning the murder of Bill Malloy, to Collection 4, where the case is wound up, … Continue reading

Posted in Dark Shadows | Leave a comment

Christmas Mysteries

For years, I collected different film & TV versions of A Christmas Carol on DVD and watched them around this time of year, until I got thoroughly sick of Tiny Tim and Jacob Marley and “Humbug!” and the rest of … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | 2 Comments

Kolchak: The Zombie

The second episode of Kolchak: The Night Stalker breaks away from the template established by the two made-for-TV movies that the show was based upon. And it’s educational as well! No exotic dancers, massage-parlor employees,  or anybody else dressed like … Continue reading

Posted in 1970s Television, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Wicked Witchcraft | Leave a comment

Kolchak: The Ripper

Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin, now and for always) is riding on an El train through Chicago and talking into his little pocket tape-recorder. Although his lip movements don’t match the narrative voice-over, this is what he says to get our … Continue reading

Posted in 1970s Television, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Reviews | Leave a comment