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Carnival of Death (The Dead Man #9)

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  59 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Kindle Edition, 73 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by 47North
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Matt Cahill spends time amongst the carneys where he is inadvertently the cause of their demise. Starting with an attempted rape of a young woman and culminating with a needy co dependence with Mr Dark, CARNIVAL OF DEATH delivers a nice chunk of popcorn fiction that’s easily consumed but adds little by way of the dead man mythology and broader end game. The more I read of these novellas the more desensitised I become to what Cahill can and can’t achieve with the all powerful wielding of his trus ...more
Carnivals have been fodder for horror ever since Ray Bradbury wrote Something Wicked This Way Comes. But as menacing as the characters of Bradbury's tale were, Bill Crider decided his Carnival of Death needed something far more bloody.

The ninth installment in The Dead Man series has Matt Cahill working security for Cap'n Bob's Stardust Carnival, a rinky-dink midway that'd make most state fairs looks like Disneyland. Still, he's felt drawn there for some reason, and he's been waiting for signs of
Things had been slow since Matt Cahill, the Dead Man, had taken the security job with Cap'n Bob's Stardust Carnival. Tonight, Friday night, seemed different.

It started when he broke up the rape of the fifteen year old girl by a trio of punks. Then the husband that objected to the ring toss game and went a bit too far in his objections. The the two pythons had tried to kill their master right in the middle of the erotic dance act, forcing Matt to kill them with his ax.

In all three incidents, Mat
Wow - now this was a very short read. Matt has joined up with a traveling carnival, and as expected unusual things finally begin to happen. Mr. Dark shows up, and the one thing that makes this book a bit more interesting even though it's length was way short, is you get a bit of insight into how Matt and Mr. Dark are Yin and Yang. Maybe...anyway, the author could have added more prose and beefed it up a bit more....
Dan Taylor
For the first three-quarters this is one of the standout books in the DEAD MAN series. Crider seems to effortlessly bring the reader into Matt Chaill's latest stand-off with Mr. Dark, this time at the site of a traveling carnival. My only complaint is that the battle between Cahill, his lone ally, and the forces of evil seems rushed and made me feel like I was missing something. Still, these are great books especially for those of us who love the men's action genre as well as some gory horror.
The Dead Man meets Carnival!!!

Great chapter in the Dead Man Series.

If you have been reading this series, you won't be disappointed with #9. In this chapter we find Matt Cahill working for the carnival. It is a great setting for the Dead Man as there are plenty of fun weird characters that work. The rubes also make for entertaining characters. Carnival of Death is well written and one of my favorites so far in the series.

Eagerly awaiting the next chapter.
I just read through four Dead Man titles -- #1, 4, 5, and this one. Crider combines the Dead Man set-up with the carny novel. All the Dead Man titles are Kindle novellas -- pretty short, fast, amusing, violent. This one had enough carny color that it might have stretched further before the anticipated carnage.
Ming Siu
Entertaining enough, but it felt like it could've gone further. Ending was a little rushed, too.
another great episode for Matt -- exactly what you would expect and what you're hoping for.
Needed another 20-30 pages to really come alive, but what's there is cracking fun.
Ed Lynn
Ninth in the series.
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