Book Review: Maledicus by Charles F. French ~ James J. Cudney

Reblogged from This is My Truth Now:

History has tons of lecherous and caustic villains. Author Charles F. French re-introduced me to one in the debut novel, Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I, in his series ‘The Investigative Paranormal Society.’ Long ago under Roman Emperor Caligula served a man named Maledicus. Is he real or made-up? I’m not sure, but’s he scary and wicked, and I don’t ever want to meet him. Maledicus has tortured hundreds perhaps thousands, but when Caligula fears the man he once thought of as an ally, Maledicus is tricked into being killed. But he’s so horrific, the Underworld refuses to let him truly die and instead, he haunts people for thousands of years. Through an idol of sorts, his spirit is invoked and wrecks havoc on anyone nearby. Fast forward to current day and a young girl being tortured in her dreams… it wasn’t enough her entire family died under mysterious circumstances, now what’s she gonna do?


French’s novel is a page-turner. He doesn’t just tell us the story of Maledicus. We learn the stories of several people impacted by him in the 19th and 20th centuries. We also get to know the three investigators who’ve formed a paranormal club near the end of their regular careers…

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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15 Responses to Book Review: Maledicus by Charles F. French ~ James J. Cudney

  1. Patty says:

    Reblogged this on Campbells World.


  2. noelleg44 says:

    Sounds like a book I would not want to read at night! Thanks, Sue, for my chill of the morning!


  3. Jennie says:

    Excellent book!


  4. frenchc1955 says:

    Reblogged this on charles french words reading and writing and commented:
    Thank you so much!


  5. Sorry Sue…It was James J. Cudney who wrote this review and I was so tired, I didn’t even see that. I have changed that error on my blog after reblogging. I wish that there was a way to make changes after commenting too! Karen


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