The Carnival of Death: A Case of Killer Drugs and Cold-blooded Murder on the Midway

The Carnival of Death: A Case of Killer Drugs and Cold-blooded Murder on the Midway

by L. Ron Hubbard
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Carnival of Death, the: A Case of Killer Drugs and Cold-blooded Murder on the Midway 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're a fan of the genre and time period, you may enjoy it. Not as gory as I expected but a quick read. I did have a problem with some of the language used to describe different ethnicities but I understand during this time period those terms were common. The hero was a bit too omnipotent. Several fights throughout the story and he's still kicking butt and taking names. Hmm a bit far-fetched. Overall, it was okay but not a book, I'd rave about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very quick read (or listen in my case). There was tons of action, almost too much to keep up with. It had a big twist at the end as the leader of the drug ring isn't who you'd think it was! Definitely a spooky story to listen to around Halloween time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Read
ancksunamun9093 More than 1 year ago
Nice story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hubbard mixes mystery, murder, revenge and drugs with a few headless bodies thrown in at "The Carnival of Death," a pulp originally published in the Mystery/Detective magazine in November, 1934. This is one of the "Stories from the Golden Age" from Galaxy Press available in eBook, paper, and audio formats. To set the mysterious tone, the story begins with these accentuated words: "Rising to a crescendo of stark horror, a scream of death hacked through the gaiety of the night. It came from the sideshows, from directly beneath the lurid banner which depicted ferocious African headhunters at their feasting. In spite of the pleasure-seeking carnival crowd, the sound lingered eerily for an instant." Amidst this frightful scenario, Bob Clark, a U.S. narcotics agent working undercover to investigate a drug ring at the Shreve's Mammoth Carnival, unexpectedly discovers horrifying headless bodies. This narrative takes the reader on a murderous journey with African headhunters, sharp knives, and severed heads with unexpected twists and turns along the way in this provocative and engaging whodunit. In addition to this shocking tale, Hubbard includes "The Death Flyer" for readers to digest and enjoy.