Ruby Jean Jensen has a fascination with evil dolls. She has penned at least 3-4 novels with that theme that I know of. And the subject matter may sound a little goofy on the surface, but the crazy thing is they're all pretty darn entertaining and creepy. I've always thought Jensen was underappreciated by the horror community. Yes, she's written a few clunkers (THE LAKE comes to mind) but the truth is this prolific author has churned out some exceptional stuff and she ALWAYS delivers the goods and tells an entertaining creepy story. (LOST AND FOUND is probably my favorite.) Jensen understands horror and orchestrates real fear and suspense in her books. THE LIVING EVIL is her "devil doll epic". At 477 pages, the story follows the curse of an evil doll named Zenoa through several generations of a family; beginning in 1870 and ending in 1993. If you enjoy horror novels with a B-movie flavor to them and appreciate good creepy fun, then I highly recommend this novel. You'll never turn your back on one of those colectible dolls again!