Southern Gothic

Usher's Passing - Robert R. McCammon

 

A continuation of the tale by Edgar Allen Poe, about the descendants of Hudson, the brother of Roderick who was killed in the Poe story.

 

Creepy, suspenseful, not too much gore for those who don't like that.  The mystery of the Usher Malady (partially explained), things creeping around the mountain at night, ancient tales that come together in the end.  Stories about previous Usher's and how some of them went completely nutty.  Erik was a right piece of work.

 

A good author to pick up the reins for this.  

I would definitely put this one up there with Swan Song and They Thirst.

 

However, what the hell was the panther thing!  We never do get an explanation for that unless i missed somewhere along the way.