American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett

By Robert Jackson Bennett

ISBN-13: 978-0-316-21451-3

Some areas are too stable to be true.
Under a purple moon, there's a excellent little city no longer came across on any map.
In that city, there are quiet streets covered with lovely homes, homes that disguise the strangest things.
After a pair years of not easy touring, ex-cop Mona shiny inherits her long-dead mother's domestic in Wink, New Mexico. And the nearer Mona will get to her mother's previous, the extra she knows that the folks of Wink are very, very various ...
From one among our such a lot gifted and unique new literary voices comes the subsequent nice American supernatural novel: a piece that explores the darkish dimensions of the hometowns and the acquaintances we concept we knew.

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Right,” said Trenchcoat. ” “I realized that matching wits with him was more gratifying to me than stealing things. ” said the Weasel. ” “So we hit upon chess,” concluded Trenchcoat. “And here we are. ” “And I trail him down dark twisting alleys between bishops and rooks,” concluded Trenchcoat with a contented sigh. “It's really much more satisfying than hunting for murderers. ” began Mallory. “I thought we were speaking of chess,” said Trenchcoat. “Only some of us were,” said Mallory. ” “We tracked him to this street, and then we lost his trail.

Just the horn,” she agreed. ” suggested Mallory sardonically. She smiled and nodded. Mallory glared at her for a moment, then shrugged. “All right. ” “He's a leprechaun,” said Mürgenstürm. ” snapped Mallory. ” “That totally defines him,” said Mürgenstürm. ” “They're sort of ... well, small ... and they've got funny ears, though they're not really pointed ... ” began Mürgenstürm, struggling to come up with a description. “They wear tweeds a lot,” interjected Felina helpfully. “Anyway, you'll know one when you see one,” concluded Mürgenstürm confidently.

Mallory decided that he would waste less time by humoring the man than by arguing with him, and allowed the salesman to help him into the robe. “Oh, it's you, sir, no doubt about it! ” “Certainly. We stand behind all our products. ” He led Mallory to a small, transparent booth, and ushered him inside. “Put the belt on the first notch,” he instructed the detective. Mallory did so, and a moment later he was bombarded by water from half a dozen hidden spray nozzles. The torrent continued for thirty seconds, then stopped abruptly.

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