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Joe Golem and the Copper Girl: A Short Story

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In 1925, earthquakes and a rising sea level left Lower Manhattan submerged under more than thirty feet of water, so that its residents began to call it the Drowning City. In Joe Golem and the Copper Girl, hard-nosed private detective Joe Golem and his employer are faced with one of their strangest cases yet. When a young mother named Rachael Blum arrives on their doorstep, ...more
ebook, 32 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by St. Martin's Press
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Scott Lyles
Aug 30, 2015 Scott Lyles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sharp, crisp, and engaging...

I'm a huge game of Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden's previous collaborations so I'll admit to a bit of bias...

Joe Golem and the Copper Girl is a fast paced and action packed short tale. It's not very long, but it is good. I'd like to have had more character work, but with the length of this story there wasn't time enough for that... Instead the focus was on moving the plot along.

Short, sweet, and to the point.
Christopher Irvin
Aug 29, 2013 Christopher Irvin rated it really liked it
THE COPPER GIRL is a short story that takes place prior to the events of THE DROWNING CITY (avoiding spoilers here.) It’s a great little tale that centers on Joe Golem and one of his adventures/investigations with Church. I know it’s a long shot from what I’ve heard, but I’d love to read more of these short stories. The world of the Drowning City is just too rich to let go.
Britt Wisenbaker
Dec 02, 2012 Britt Wisenbaker rated it really liked it
A delightful prequel to Mignola and Golden's Joe Golem and the Drowning City. This short story introduces the character of Joe Golem as he solves a mystery concerning a miraculously recovered girl, her parents and the supernatural creature which has set it sights on taking her from those parents.
Tamara
Nice little prequel to The Drowning City! It's a bit darker than it too I think. Mostly because it's so short and deals with an entire family being haunted by one thing rather than a whole city.

Still worth the read if you really loved The Drowning City!

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Babsji5
Apr 11, 2012 Babsji5 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, ebook
I like Mike Mignola, and after reading this short story, I'm going to have to get 'Joe Golem and the Drowning City'. Mignola does like to emphasize the point of not making deals with magical creatures beacuse you'll always be the loser in the deals. But don't all fairytales say the same thing?
Damon
Jun 19, 2012 Damon rated it really liked it
Not a bad story - serves as a pretty good introduction to this world. No real surprises, either from the plot or the characters, but sometimes that's okay.
Thomas J Fritchman
Awesome short story

I really enjoyed this. It manages to establish a lot of ideas in just a few words. The story was fun too.
Mike Jozic
Aug 01, 2012 Mike Jozic rated it it was amazing
Great short story. Love Mignola, love Golden. Will definitely seek out the full-length JOE GOLEM AND THE DROWNING CITY based on what I've read here.
JM
Nov 07, 2012 JM rated it really liked it
It's pretty much a text version of Hellboy, though situated in an alternate 1920's. In other words, it's good. I'll read the full lenght novel, for sure.
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Mike Mignola was born September 16, 1960 in Berkeley, California and grew up in nearby Oakland. His fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age (he doesn't remember why) and reading Dracula at age 13 introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore from which he has never recovered.

In 1982, hoping to find a way to draw monsters for a living, he moved to New York City and began wo
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