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Marzipan's Secret Gallery by LeVar Ravel

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Watch out. Poe taught us that Amontillado and basements are a bad combo…

Enter a Renaissance past that Edgar Allan Poe would enjoy, where Festival Time is in full swing. Horses dance, clowns climb City Hall, and wealthy collector Antonin Marzipan has plenty of traveling salesmen to pick from. Marzipan possesses a dominating personality and an art gallery to match. We join him as he takes an art dealer on a tour of his priceless works and eccentric curios that range from Egyptian coffins to dog armor to dinosaur skeletons.

When the dealer unearths Marzipan's secret underground stash of extra exhibits, he may find even greater wonders no one imagined. Dangerous wonders. Sure, Marzipan doesn't sound upset by his guest’s discovery, and he invites him to check out the basement and sip some Amontillado. But if Poe's tale "The Cask of Amontillado" is anything to go by, this doesn't bode well…

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Categories: Suspense / Fantasy
Reading audience: General.