America's Lady of Supernatural Thrillers

“Raven's Cove, a great mystery by Mary Ann Poll. Avoid it when winds are gusting to hurricane speed outside. No extra creepiness needed.”
~Bonnye Matthews
Step aside Stephen King, Alaska’s Mary Ann Poll is here to spin new tales of the super-natural and the ungodly, as her heroes and heroines take on the forces of evil on 'The Last Frontier.' ~Jeff Babcock

What is an Iconoclast?

What does the word Iconoclast mean? This question is one of the most frequent I am asked at book signings. The definition of iconoclast is:

  1. a person who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions.
  2. a destroyer of images used in religious worship, in particular.

My books are subtitled An Alaska Iconoclast Mystery/Thriller because the antagonist is on a mission to destroy — to destroy, not just people, but to take their souls. Iconoclast is a character’s name in the series. It is also an idea that is threaded throughout each book. The following scene gives the reader a taste of the character named Iconoclast:

Iconoclast stood with his back against the slimy, pea-green wall on the north side of the ravine. His most trusted fighters surrounded him in a semicircle, the growing number of demons stood in larger circles around them, spanning the ravine to the slick walls on the south side. He grinned. Just like all good vultures, they could smell blood and had come from around this puny world to feast on those that had taken it upon themselves to live here (Ravens Cove).


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