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The Dandelion Killer: Sometimes Blood Runs Yellow

3.15  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  11 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.
Kristi Drillien
Mar 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian, mystery
I enjoyed this book overall. I think my favorite thing was the characterization of Jayboy, the mentally handicapped man. The mystery took some interesting turns, though there was a good deal of predictability in it too. I liked the added pressure of the rising river that threatened to flood the town.

The chapters generally alternated between Elayna’s POV and Jayboy’s POV (always 3rd-person though). Watching Jayboy’s progression through being suspected of murder, then escaping, and then where he g
Sep 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
This story was so odd. So many things that just didn't make any sense and the supernatural elements to the story made it unbelievable. I actually finished it so I will give it 2 stars. At least I am satisfied that I found out who the killer was. ...more
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
Apr 13, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2020
Quarantine has me reading the bottom of the barrel y’all...

Was this book written by a 6th grader? Did it have an editor? How many times did we read about the narrator changing clothes? AND WHAT WAS WITH ALL THE CHARACTERS TALKING OUT LOUD TO THEMSELVES?!?

Only, and I mean ONLY redeeming character is the girl named Anne Courtney...because I’m Courtney Ann.
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. ...more
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.
Aug 31, 2012 rated it did not like it
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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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