Coffin County by Gary A. Braunbeck
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In Silent Graves

Review Excerpts

“Every so often a book comes along which completely redefines the genre by challenging its borders, by tossing aside all its overused trappings, by reshaping and reinventing what we perceive to be genre fiction while moving us to reexamine the world in which we live. In Silent Graves does these things in spades. I’ll never be able to look upon the line ‘Once Upon a Time’ again without thinking of Gary A. Braunbeck and the children of Chiaroscuro.”
— Bram Stoker Award-winning author Brian A. Hopkins

“Braunbeck’s debut as a dark fantasy novelist shows the same passion and originality as his short fiction collection, Things Left Behind. The novel bursts with moving insights about grief turning one’s world upside-down and about the restorative power of love.”
Publishers Weekly

“I just finished Gary A. Braunbeck’s In Silent Graves, and this thing is dynamite, people. The emotional resonance that permeates his short fiction is on full display here. It’s an intoxicated blend of stark reality and dark fantasy. It’s got brains and it’s got heart to spare. Add to that its utter unpredictability and you’ve got a real winner here. As Joe Bob Briggs would say, ‘Check it out.’”
— Masters of Terror

“The deeply emotional quality of Braunbeck’s work pulls you in, makes it almost impossible for you not to sympathize with his characters. Braunbeck combines brutal, horrific events and incredible tenderness in his character’s reactions...[some scenes] just plain gave me the creeps-I mean hairs-on-end, chill-down-the-spine, what’s-that-in-the-corner-of-my-eye kind of creeps. This novel should not be missed.”
— Dark Planet

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