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Rockabilly Hell

3.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  52 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Along Route 61, music greats like Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis played roadside clubs filled with smoke, sex and a driving beat. Today, these jive joints seem to be a thing of the past--until a sheriff's deputy stumbles upon a mystery that will take him into the cheating heart of rockabilly hell. In the last 40 years, over 500 people have disappeared along this stretch of high ...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published November 1st 1995 by Zebra (first published 1995)
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Heather *live on coffee and flowers*
Jan 16, 2015 Heather *live on coffee and flowers* rated it did not like it
Shelves: wtf, no, nevermind
I was expecting this:

And maybe a little this:

Instead I got sparkling lights and people eating in diners constantly. The sparkling lights represent the ghosts of the story—the hellish rockabilly people, that is. That's original, I guess, but those lights could be tased and turned into rotting bodies. So ... it was weird. The characters chose to discuss the ghosts/things situation while eating, which is so boring I couldn't even find an appropriate gif.

There was NO character development, so I coul
Angela Crawford
Apr 29, 2014 Angela Crawford rated it it was ok
From Cairo to Vicksburg, along Route 61, they lit up the night with the sounds of wailing voices and twanging guitars. All the greats played at roadside clubs filled with smoke, sex, and a driving beat,,, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash. These jive joints are now a thing of the past. Or are they? A sheriff's deputy has just stumbled on to a mystery that will take him into the cheating heart of Rockabilly Hell.

In the last forty years, over five hundred people have disappeared
Walter Warren
Feb 01, 2014 Walter Warren rated it really liked it
Pulp fiction, Something different, Entertaining. Read it for fun like watching TV infomercials.
Dec 09, 2010 carolyn rated it it was ok
A very disturbing book. Over 500 people have mysteriously disappeared on a stretch of highway on Rt. 61. Deputy Younger and a reporter named Katti enter hell on earth when Deputy Younger stumbles upon one of the old roadside clubs that disappears and reappears during the night. In these clubs are people from the past whom have already died and have not freed their souls (one of these people being Katti's brother who was murdered years ago). Througout their adventure they unravel a huge pool of h ...more
Mar 06, 2010 Kim rated it it was ok
The 3 stars were given for the complete Pulp of this book. I do not shout it's literary genius by offering the 3 stars. LOL Not a great work, but kitsch as can be and something I just HAD to read!
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Born and raised in southern Missouri, Johnstone was the youngest of four children. His father was a minister and his mother a school teacher. He quit school when he was fifteen and worked in a carnival and as a deputy sheriff. He later served in the Army and, upon returning to civilian life,
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