Conspiracies, Scandals, and Disappearances: John Dermot Woods on “The Baltimore Atrocities”

John Dermot Woods’s The Baltimore Atrocities is a novel of mysteries, obsession, and subtle conspiracies. As a young man, its narrator befriends another young man as they bond over a shared characteristic: both have had siblings vanish from Baltimore. Slowly, the question of what happened to each of their siblings lures them back to the city. Interspersed with this story are short scenes in which crimes, scandals, and other horrific events play out. Sometimes, these are overtly connected to the narrator’s […]

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