The Syracuse Post Standard
THE AMERICAN ONE-RING REVIVAL
MINSTREL SHOW & FREE CIRCUS
The Ringmaster of a failing tent show, disregarding the hectoring warnings of two talking clowns, persists in trying to make sense out of a circus that seems cursed-after his father and stepdaughter, now married, crash the proceedings.
A hitchhiker breaks into a darkened bible-belt diner, after hours, and finds it to be haunted by an abnormally Catholic waitress.
THE CASE OF THE THREE COMEDIANS
Inspector Virgil Rafferty, after a disciplinary transfer to the Buffalo Public Library, stumbles into a mystery that will send him headlong into a menagerie of surgical monstrosities, plunge him into the poisonous wastes of Lake Erie and, ultimately, dump him at the brink of the terrible punchline of the Cosmic Joke.