Fruitbasket from Hell (Alex Cheradon #1.1)

Fruitbasket from Hell (Alex Cheradon #1.1)

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by Jason Krumbine
     
 

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Steven Raines (you know, the man who made billions making an operating system that out-Microsoft-ed Microsoft?) has hired Alex Cheradon (private investigator) to look for his missing daughter. Good news: it's a million dollar payday. Bad news: she may be a Satanist hell bent on bringing the Devil to Earth.

The dead bodies are piling up. Vampires are

Overview

Steven Raines (you know, the man who made billions making an operating system that out-Microsoft-ed Microsoft?) has hired Alex Cheradon (private investigator) to look for his missing daughter. Good news: it's a million dollar payday. Bad news: she may be a Satanist hell bent on bringing the Devil to Earth.

The dead bodies are piling up. Vampires are crawling out of the woodwork. And there's something named Pookie that's lurking around the corner.

Breathtakingly paced, the jokes and wisecracks fly fast as Alex races against the clock to save the day.

This is Book 1 in the Alex Cheradon Series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781505971873
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/14/2015
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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Meet the Author

Jason Krumbine loves to write! He's happily married and lives in Manhattan, NY where he enjoys reading in Central Park, going to movies and discovering new stand-up comedians. You can connect with Jason at either his website, www.jasonkrumbine.com, Facebook, Twitter (@jasonkrumbine) or good ole' fashion email onestrayword@gmail.com. He's always up for a talk about the newest Star Trek movie or what's happening in the world of comic books and TV.

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Fruitbasket from Hell(a vampire mystery) 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hoping for a fun and witty book in the style of jasper ffordes thursday next series and am sorely disappointed. The author drags out the story with a plotline that doesnt make very much sense, catty commentary constantly nitpicking at the poor fashion sense of other characters, mind-numbing "witty" dialogue that is anything but, and mildy-offensive racist overtones. I'll read just about anything and have never written a negative review before, but im about to close this book and delete it from my library simply to stop the torture of reading this junk.
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Wil Lucy More than 1 year ago
I generally finish most books I start, but after several chapters of terribly forced prose I am giving it up. The racism was really the last straw.
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BlackB More than 1 year ago
I picked this up on recommendation that Terry Pratchett fans might like it. Though it is no where near the humor and creativity of Pratchett, I did find it entertaining. The writing is not the best but it is readable. I enjoyed the characters but the sarcasm and line of thought writing was getting a little old by the last quarter of the book. I did pick up the next in the series because I did enjoy this one enough to stay interested in the characters.
Jessica_Mancini More than 1 year ago
It was okay. It could use a good editor and the characters were flat.
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GraceKrispy More than 1 year ago
With a certain quirkiness reminiscent of Janet Evanovich's "Stephanie Plum" series, Jason Krumbine has created a bizarre cast of characters: Alex, the Private Investigator who manages to stumble through cases by pure luck, Nicky, the metrosexual secretary who is more interested in clothing choices than cases, Christian, the not-quite-alive ex-partner who seems hell-bent on killing Alex (well, it's not Christian's idea, it's those pesky voices), Angie, the ex who gets hired to be Alex's bodyguard but just may want to kill him herself, and all the wacky clients who hire Alex under false pretenses. The plot is a frenzied and outlandish race as Alex tries to find Nevada in time to save the world from Pookie. Written like a rambling from someone's brain (complete with frequent and extensive parenthetical comments), the writing style is quirky and somewhat fun at first, but begins to become somewhat grating towards the end. It's difficult to judge the writing style, as the run-on sentences, sentence fragments and oddly formatted sentence structures seem to be created by design, not accident. It's a quick, amusing read, but a bit like being in the brain of someone with an attention disorder. Slightly out of context, there are a few comments that come off as simply racist. I couldn't quite figure out if they were meant to be funny, but they just seemed out of place. @ MotherLode blog
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