When Graveyards Yawn (Apocalypse Trilogy Series #1)

When Graveyards Yawn (Apocalypse Trilogy Series #1)

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by G. Wells Taylor
     
 

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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. The case takes us to a unique setting that mixes gothic horror with the two-fisted pragmatism of a hard-boiled

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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. The case takes us to a unique setting that mixes gothic horror with the two-fisted pragmatism of a hard-boiled detective novel.

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Creature Corner.com
G. Wells Taylor has taken the detective/mystery genre to new and horrific territory here. If you're into a well-wrought combination of post apocalyptic society and wacked out characters this is something you don't want to miss. 'When Graveyards Yawn' is like a vision the illegitimate son of Dashell Hammet and William S. Burroughs might have. I wonder if Mr. Taylor plays that William Tell game with a pretty lady named Myrna.
Blackat Studios Review
...this book is outstanding. It defies classification.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000791363
Publisher:
G. Wells Taylor
Publication date:
11/21/2009
Series:
Apocalypse Trilogy Series , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
37,810
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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K. Ross
Taylor's mix of detective fiction, gothic horror and Biblical lore make this story engaging and fresh. "When Graveyards Yawn" is well paced, with incredibly vivid description and clever narrative. Taylor's storytelling compels the reader to take part in the process. The action is well written, the dialogue realistic, and the detail so precise that every scent, every injury, becomes part of the reader's existence. There's no risk of becoming mired and tired with dark, heavy detail. Taylor keeps the story enjoyable with keen wit and clever, creative metaphors.
— Freelance Journalist and Reviewer
Jerry D. Mohrlang
Imagine for a moment a world following "The Change" in which the living never age, the dead rise from their graves, procreation is only a memory and the sun never shines. Toss in a first-class mystery and a cynical detective with a propensity for adult beverages by the name of Wildclown and you have a plot mix that makes a witches brew seem passé. Oh, and did I mention that Wildclown, appropriately enough, wears clown garb and makeup, is often possessed by a disembodied entity and has a partner who is dead? Not many writers could pull so many diverse story-elements into one story and have it hold together, but G. Wells Taylor has done it superbly. Not only is Graveyards believable, but Taylor's prose is impeccable. Wildclown, with his flawed personality, is a character you may not like, but you will love his cynically humorous repartee and you'll be rooting for him all the way through this imaginatively clever novel.

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