The Thirteenth Candle?' Well, it is meant to be a logical title derived from what I am trying to do. I am trying to 'light a candle' which is far better than 'cursing the darkness'. This is my thirteenth book which, I hope, will be my Thirteenth Candle. You may think it is a very little candle, perhaps one of those birthday-cake candles. But I have never had a cake of any kind with candles never even had a birthday cake! and now with my restricted sugar-free, low-residue diet of not more than a thousand calories is too late to bother. So indulge me; let's pretend that this Is 'The Thirteenth Candle' even though it be as small as the candle on a doll's birthday cake.