By Roger Zelazny
The bestselling writer of the Amber sequence creates a pleasant and dramatic interval fable populated by means of speaking canine and characters from renowned legend. Accompanying and amplifying the textual content are a chain of 31 full-page illustrations via one of many masters of surprising and terrible art.
Originally released in 1993.
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HAMILTON “If I think of anyone else, I’ll let you know,” I said. I was at my wideeyed most sincere. See, nothing up my sleeve. ” He smiled and shook his head. ” “Me,” I said. He looked puzzled. ” I looked up into the clear August sky. ” “I’ve given you my help,” I said. ” “Not yet. ” A ﬂush was creeping up his neck. I had never seen Dolph angry before. I feared I was about to. “The ﬁrst death was a homeless man. We thought he’d passed out from liquor and ghouls got him. We found him right next to a cemetery.
I asked. She smiled. ” “Killer zombies don’t have to be murderers,” I said. ” Her pale eyebrows raised. ” THE LAUGHING CORPSE 47 I fought the urge to squirm like a schoolchild caught at a lie. ” My voice was very ﬁrm. ” A private nightmare that I was not going to share with the voodoo lady. I decided to change the subject just a little. “I’ve raised murderers before. ” she asked. I shrugged. ” “I can’t. ” she asked. “Maybe, I haven’t kept count,” I said. ” “I would assume that all my clients are on ﬁle, yes,” I said.
Dolph walked ahead of me to the next chamber of horrors. I didn’t really want to ﬁnd the rest of the body. I wanted to go home. He hesitated in front of the closed door until I stood beside him. There was a cardboard cutout of a rabbit on the door like for Easter. A needlework sign hung just below the bunny. Baby’s Room. THE LAUGHING CORPSE 23 “Dolph,” my voice sounded very quiet. The noise from the living room was muted. ” I took a deep breath and let it out. I could do this. I could do this. Oh, God, I didn’t want to do this.