Nestled atop a cliff overlooking a cursed valley and surrounded by foreboding mountains you will find The Grand. At this ritzy French palatial-style hotel where things tend to go terribly wrong for some. This hotel is not only for the rich and famous but a favoured destination for things that go bump in the night.
The Grand is a collection of Gothic horror stories that revolve around a town prosecutor who accidentally discovers a series of grizzly case files. Individual stories incorporate supernatural themes based in the Roaring Twenties to create a rich historical, linguistic and cultural backdrop.
Centred on victims of the Grand, each story brings a different point of view related to the hotel, their staff and esteemed guests.
Evelyn Chartres is the Nom de Plume for a self-published Canadian author. A writer of Gothic horror stories, Evelyn introduced the Portrait in 2016 and the Grand in 2017.
A fan of the phrase live to eat, Evelyn has also shared various recipes on evelynchartres.com, which focuses on French Canadian dishes. Some of her recipes features deep-dish meat pies, seafood, and desserts rarely seen outside of La Belle Province.
Currently living in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Evelyn is laying the foundations for her next project, expanding on the life and times of a hunter.