When Graveyards Yawn

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Author: G. Wells Taylor
Published: 2002
Language: English
Wordcount: 113,476 / 318 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 4,918
Added to site: 2009.04.11
mnybks.net#: 23914
License: ©

MURDER IS STILL MURDER IN GREASETOWN - Even if life has become a little complicated. Fifty years ago, at the end of the last Millennium we expected something bad to happen, but we never expected the Change. People stopped aging, the dead rose from their graves, it started raining and it’s been raining ever since.Things looked so bad that everyone thought it was the end of the world, but a guy’s still got to make a living doesn’t he?A dead lawyer enters the office of Wildclown Investigations and hires the detective to find his killer. Wildclown and his dead sidekick Elmo soon find themselves entangled in a battle for control of a secret that offers either hope or doom for humanity. WHEN GRAVEYARDS YAWN takes the reader to a unique setting that mixes gothic horror with the two-fisted pragmatism of a hard-boiled detective novel.

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words knifed out at me.

I pulled my bottom lip. "Looks like the bastard shot you from behind, too."

Billings made fists of his dead hands and pounded the arms of the chair. "I want him!"

Chapter 3

"All right," I said. "How'd it happen?"

Mr. Billings looked uncomfortable as he squeaked around in his seat. I knew the look; he was about to be fairly dishonest with me.

"You must realize the importance of--confidentiality." His eyes did a conscientious little roll of self-possession until they came to rest on me again, quivering and uncertain like bad actors. They were indefinite and restless on either side of his hatchet nose. Perfectly unconvincing so far.

"You may not believe this, but under all this makeup, I'm a god-damned angel," I sneered. "Besides, there are few people who take my word seriously." I flashed him a quick idiot grin.

"May I ask?" The dead man nervously pulled out a package of ci

Reviews

Average Rating of 4.6 from 7 reviews: *****
2012.03.12
Ross Campbell
****.

Cool book - quite zany and fast paced. I like this alternative world.

2011.06.16
Fishtoys
*****

excellent introduction to the Wildclown books. Future horror noir which still works as a solid detective story

2010.11.21
Murrin
*****

Great book! Fast pace, original, a real page-turner. Highly recommended!

2010.09.19
ilikerobots
****.

As the blurb says, the setting is genuinely unique. Combined with the compelling protagonist, the story is clever, well-crafted, and fast-paced. I'm going to seek out more from this author.

2010.08.28
Joel B1
*****

A great idea, the dead returning to life (even the pork chop on your plate) and a nice modern noir writer. Mr Taylor impresses with his style and imagination. And he provides several of his novels free so you can decide if you want to buy some more. (I did, Wells is a pioneer in internet publishing)

2009.12.14
makatrinamendoza
*****

People reading this review:

YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK :) its phenomenal!

2009.06.27
dunnage
****.

Fun read. Lots of cool dialogue. Would read more by this author.


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