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A Corpse's Nightmare

A Corpse's Nightmare

A Fever Devilin Novel

Fever Devilin (Volume 6)

Phillip Depoy

Minotaur Books

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"Storytelling at its finest...beguiling!" -- Kirkus Reviews (starred) on The Drifter's Wheel

Fever Devilin is killed by an intruder. He doesn't stay dead - thanks to an emergency medical team - but he does slip into a months-long coma. When he comes out of it, there are two things he now knows: that he's been dreaming about the legendary Paris 20's café scene and that his would-be killer was after a blue tin box, containing a photo of what Fever believes to be an angel. As Fever struggles to recover, out there is a would-be killer who must be found while there's still time.

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The dead can dream; I'll tell you how I know.
Things had been quiet in Blue Mountain for so long that we had all come to mistake inertia for contentment. An entire autumn afternoon, for example, could be spent cataloging the...

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"Nobody writes Southern better than DePoy, and short of medical school, you won't find a better description of the aftereffects of coma anywhere." - Kirkus Reviews

"The unusual narrative technique that combines whodunit with more unconventional material from the unconscious provides a refreshing take on family history as mystery." - Publishers Weekly

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Read the Kirkus Review of A CORPSE'S NIGHTMARE . Folklorist Fever Devilin solves his own murder. - Kirkus Reviews

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Phillip Depoy

PHILLIP DEPOY is the director of the theatre program at Clayton State University and author of several novels. He lives in Decatur, Georgia.

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