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Book Review: The Cat of Muritaro

Book Review: The Cat of Muritaro

August 25, 2013 | By  | Filed Under News

 Tales of Horror reap high marks
Critic: Dr Glenville Ashby
The Cat of Muritaro is a compilation of eight fantastical tales culled from the belly of Caribbean folklore. Peter Halder, a former journalist pens a fast-paced, gnashing and melodramatic oeuvre that will terrorise the young and innocent while tantalising the curiosity of occult aficionados.cat
Although the setting is Christianburg, Alberttown and Stabroek in British Guiana, the phantasmagoria belongs to every Caribbean folk who was spoon-fed with characters of the spirit world. Admittedly, this book is not for everyone. Some shy away from this genre for obvious reasons. But experience has taught me that the supernatural is part of the Caribbean archetype.
Hadler speaks to the reader in the vein of the griot, making ‘Muritaro’ a part of our oral tradition. His prose is lucid and unencumbered with the extraneous detail and flattery of creative writing. In the same breath it can be faulted for being a tad short on suspense, and light on the flavourful Guyanese argot that generates richness and authenticity.   Continue reading

Peter Halder’s First Book – The Cat of Muritaro

Peter Halder’s First Book – The Cat of Muritaro

Peter Halder‘s first book, The Cat of Muritaro, has just been published by Franklin and Franklin Publishers of New  York.  Please see  attachment: THE CAT OF MURITARO

The Novel   set in Guyana is a collection of eight incredible stories of the supernatural:

  • The Cat of Muritaro –  A supernatural being injects fear into  an entire settlement on the Upper Demerara River. 
  • Deadly 13 –  The tragedy of a boy whose love for playing in the Le Repentir Cemetery caused his demise. 
  • The Massacuraman –  Rekindles the lore of the infamous river creature, half man and half fish.                
  • Ol’ Higue –  A vividly portrayed tale of one that lived in Albouystown.
  • Obeah Woman –  One of the few  women that conducted Black Magic business for profit many years ago. 
  • The Dwarf of Christianburg –  Tale of a man who arranged to be transformed at death and who employed a similar ritual for his wife when she died.
  • The Flower From The Grave –  Recounts an incident at a funeral and the tragic repercussions.
  • Devlin The Devil –  Story about an evil boy who lived an evil life which the hangman’s noose ended.

Ordering Information:

The cost per copy is US$10.99, plus handling and shipping charges.

The Novel can be purchased online at Amazon website.  Access amazon.com and type in the request space the name of the author Peter Halder, or the name of the book The Cat of Muritaro, or the ISBN number which is ISBN 978-0-9884987-0-9 

Peter’s full-length Novel, The Resurrection, also set in Guyana,  should be released some in November or early December 2013.

THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH. I KNOW YOU WILL ENJOY READING THE CAT OF MURITARO.    Please see  attachment: THE CAT OF MURITARO

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