Book Review: Handbook For The Criminally Insane by B. K. Brain

What a fun Halloween thriller! A haunted house, a serial killer, zombies, mist Demons and a demon King, a character I’ll not reveal the nature of, and lots of action. Written in a lighthearted way that isn’t intended for the reader to suspend disbelief, only to be entertained.

I’m not normally a horror fan and zombies aren’t among my favorite things to read about, but this book kept my attention and I read it in a day – even with a lot of out of town family at my house for the holiday weekend.  Strong female characters that were a little over the top and as entertaining as they get,  a recently deceased zombie who just doesn’t quite fit in with the whole Halloween ritual crowd, a political figure with a lust for ultimate power, a demon chihuahua, and an angry ghost child in a town full of oddball people all combined for a truly enjoyable read.

Monica moves to a small town to recover from her divorce and to get some peace and quiet. What she finds is anything but peace and quiet. The people she meets when she first moves in are all just a little odd.  A serial killer is on the loose, the mayor has the sheriff cowed, a crazy homeless man seems to be a prophet of sorts, and the little old lady in the store warns Monica to leave town. It all seems so strange to the young woman who just wants to start her life over. The first person she finds for a friend, Betty, is a fun loving, easily distracted woman; but she too has her secrets.

I’d let any intelligent youth who has attained abstract thought read this one. Adults who like horror and those who like satire both will enjoy this one. A great cotton candy for the brain read.  I’ve already gotten the sequel  “Handbook for the Festive Sociopath” by this author.


Grandma Peachy


About grandmapeachy

I am a retired grandmother and amateur quilter. Generally I do not discuss religion and politics with people other than my family and even then I do more listening than talking. Because I dislike confrontation this blog is a way for me to express opinions that I hold on these and other issues without having to delve into controversial discussions with others who may not agree with me. I am also an avid supporter of indie authors. There are a lot of great books that are not available through traditional publishing and I believe that these stories need to be brought to the attention of the reading public.
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