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The Dandelion Killer: Sometimes Blood Runs Yellow

3.25  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Though a fifty-five-year-old man, Jayboy Calvin has the emotional and intellectual bearing of an eight year old. Elayna Evans--owner of a successful catalog import business--is a lifelong friend, and Jayboy's mentor and employer. When evil creeps into their small town of Frankfort, Kentucky, leaving one person dead--the victim of a brutal stabbing--Jayboy becomes the prime ...more
Paperback, 379 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Promise Press
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Jul 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
An exciting read...but rather creepy.
John Bills
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a very good 👍 book 📖. It is clean and comfortable to read, yet suspenseful to the very end.
Jun 21, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the book had high points and low points. As far as the story was concerned, it was a little slow in starting. I was about halfway through the book before I really got to the point where I wanted to read it. Once it got to that point, however, I couldn't put it down. The tension built very well and though I had predicted the ending at the beginning of the book, I began to question my original thoughts. I was disappointed in the ending though because it happened so suddenly. Rapid events ...more
Jul 29, 2011 added it
This is one of the strangest and most bizarre novels of horror and suspense that I've ever read. Elayna Evans and a lifelong friend with the mind of an eight year old boy are thrown into terrifying danger amidst a most implausible plot. But the detailed atmospheric descriptions keep one reading until the end.
May 28, 2011 rated it liked it
I bought this book at a thrift store because the synopsis on the back cover hooked me. The author is a good storyteller and this murder mystery was well-paced and fairly compelling. I found one element of the plot pretty far out there and unbelievable, but most of the book was enjoyable.
Joe Mossa
Aug 30, 2009 rated it it was ok

this is a religious mystery,my first and last. i am not religious but i did appreciate the way this author wound her religious beliefs into a mystery and a story of a 55 yr old retarded man as the hero. it was an interesting read.
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Shelves: offended-my-soul
This is the book to read if you need a good example of "telling" instead of "showing". Pretty much the entire book is telling. This is the book I use to show people "What Not To Do".

I hope that's not too insulting.
Jun 22, 2012 rated it did not like it
This book is not totally without merit. However, considering the scarcity of time these days, the author spouts too many words stating the same thing over and over and over again. Very tiresome.
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