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A husband hell-bent on revenge hunts a Wereshark . . . A mail order Russian bride with a fishy secret . . . Crabs with a collective consciousness . . . A vampire who transforms into a Candiru . . . Zombie piranha . . . Bait that will have you crawling out of your skin and more.
Drawing on horror, humor with a helping of dark fantasy and a touch of deviance, these 19 contemporary stories pay homage to the monsters that lurk in the murky waters of our imaginations.
If you thought it was safe to go back in the water . . . Think Again!
Posted November 19, 2009
If you like horror, bizzare stories, strange characters or aquatic zombiefied creatures, you'll love Dead Bait. Some of the stories will have you trembling, others will have you laughing out loud, and a few may even put you "off your feed". There's the deadly suck hole in Murphy Edwards southern fried nightmare "Noodlers", a crooked car salesman who discovers a difficult customer in "Test Drive", and the atmospheric tale "Chum Bucket" with a salty sea dog captain who uses a special bait to troll for something nasty. "Lobster Stew" will have you reconsidering that little out-of-the-way seafood joint you've been wanting to try, while "Grim Adaptions" puts a whole new meaning to 'down by the lazy river'. "Noodlers" was clearly my favorite, since Murphy Edwards style reminds me of Joe R. Lansdale, but each of these stories deserves recognition. Severed Press has assembled a satisfying collection of undead fish stories worthy of your attention. Keep a copy in your tackle box for when the fish aren't 'biting'.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.