Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pumpkin - by Bill Pronzini - A Halloween short

4 of 5 Stars

Cemetery Dance Publications continues their 13 Days of Halloween with Pumpkin, a Halloween short from Bill Pronzini.

Prozini is a very well known mystery writer.  In his long career he's writen 77 novels, 36 in the iconic Nameless Detective series, the most recent of which is Hellbox (just published).  His numerous awards include the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, presented in 2008, and three Shamuses and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America.

Pumpkin takes place on the SUTTER PUMPKIN FARM  "The Biggest, The Tastiest, The Best - First Prize Winner, Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival, 2006."

The trouble begins when the leader of the crew picking the pumpkin's refuses to pick one he "feels" is evil.  An original, if somewhat predictable short story.

Pumpkin is part of the 13 Days of Halloween from Cemetery Dance and is available from their website, as well as from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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