Dead Men Kill

Dead Men Kill

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by L. Ron Hubbard
     
 

When several of the city's most respected citizens are inexplicably killed by what appear to be zombies, all Detective Terry Lane has to go on is a blue grey glove, a Haitian pharmacy bill for some very unusual drugs and a death threat from a mysterious stranger.Matters are soon complicated when a beautiful nightclub singer shows up who claims to have information…  See more details below

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When several of the city's most respected citizens are inexplicably killed by what appear to be zombies, all Detective Terry Lane has to go on is a blue grey glove, a Haitian pharmacy bill for some very unusual drugs and a death threat from a mysterious stranger.Matters are soon complicated when a beautiful nightclub singer shows up who claims to have information that could solve the case, but whose motives are plainly suspect. Against his better judgement, Terry investigates her lead only to find himself sealed in a coffin en route to the next zombie murder-his own.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A spree of inexplicable murders baffles Det. Terry Lane—until he stumbles upon proof that the victims were killed by their former servants-turned-zombies who have been brought back to life with the purpose of killing their employers. As Lane gets closer to the source, he too is targeted by the mastermind behind the murders and finds that he could be turned into one of the living dead. The unattributed narrator has all the drive, emphasis, and attitude of a classic suspense reader and provides listeners with a tension-filled atmosphere to enhance the story. Coupled with the full cast and sound effects, the production proves first rate. A Galaxy hardcover (Reviews, Feb. 22). (Feb.)
Fangoria Magazine
What you will find in DEAD MEN KILL, however, is a breezy horror/mystery where almost every sentence ends in an exclamation point (" 'Don't!' screamed Morton. 'Don't come near me! You're dead, man! Get away from me!' "). Readable in one sitting, DEAD MEN KILL is frightful fun from yesteryear.
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"A hardboiled detective, a beautiful nightclub singer, and a throng of murderous zombies share the stage in Dead Men Kill, originally published in Thrilling Detective (Jul. 1934). R.F. Daley, Jim Meskimen, Matt Scott, John Mariano, Jennifer Aspen, and Lori Jablons deliver expert performances in this production brought fully to life with such fantastic sounds as a zombie’s unrelenting call of “I have come to kill you, Gordon,” an owl’s ominous hooting, and the urgent slamming of Det. Terry Lane’s creaky sedan door. A thrill from start to finish; recommended for all." —Library Journal

"A spree of inexplicable murders baffles Det. Terry Lane—until he stumbles upon proof that the victims were killed by their former servants-turned-zombies who have been brought back to life with the purpose of killing their employers. As Lane gets closer to the source, he too is targeted by the mastermind behind the murders and finds that he could be turned into one of the living dead. The unattributed narrator has all the drive, emphasis, and attitude of a classic suspense reader and provides listeners with a tension-filled atmosphere to enhance the story. Coupled with the full cast and sound effects, the production proves first rate." Publishers Weekly

“Hubbard’s rollicking horror yarn just happens to tap into the current craze for zombies….This fun, campy novella reflects a contemporary revenge vibe felt by those who wouldn’t mind dispatching a few zombies to punish criminally inclined businessmen.” —Publishers Weekly

Library Journal
A hardboiled detective, a beautiful nightclub singer, and a throng of murderous zombies share the stage in Dead Men Kill, originally published in Thrilling Detective (Jul. 1934). R.F. Daley, Jim Meskimen, Matt Scott, John Mariano, Jennifer Aspen, and Lori Jablons deliver expert performances in this production brought fully to life with such fantastic sounds as a zombie's unrelenting call of "I have come to kill you, Gordon," an owl's ominous hooting, and the urgent slamming of Det. Terry Lane's creaky sedan door. A thrill from start to finish; recommended for all.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781459613997
Publisher:
ReadHowYouWant, LLC
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.36(d)

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As one of the 20 top bestselling authors of all time, with more than 325 million works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard stands alongside an illustrious company of writers. But he also stands alone—as an author who actually lived many of the stories he wrote.

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