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The 'Dragon' has gone but Cape Noire still has need of Brother Jones, the Undead Avenger, as this series of stories reveal. With his bizarre humour and stranger tales, Ron Fortier again throws the reader into the midst of a very colourful procession of characters, from Father O'Malley and alter boy, Billy, and Sally Page the reporter (possibly the sanest of them all), through gang boss, Peter Malone and his murderous brother, Arnold, to cigarette girl, Laura and her card playing boy friend, Bobby, who also just happens to be chauffeur, helper and housemate to Brother Bones himself. A kaleidoscope of colourful characters who are often not quite what they seem. Or else they are ...
J.Scott Bennett's interpretative performance brings the whole world to life, giving just enough sinister undertone to his reading to embue a tension without distracting from the comedy.
Good, riotous fun with just the right touch of evil. This is the second Brother Bones book I have heard and, although not quite as enthralling as it's predecessor, it was a thoroughly enjoyable listen. Recommended.
My thanks to the right's holder for gifting me a copy of Tapestry of Blood.
Brother Bones is a blast from the past that doesn't feel dated, but still carries that noirish charm of the thirties. This is done in the same vein as the Shadow, Green Lama, and Doc Savage. It fits right in with those iconic characters, and if you didn't know better you would believe that it really was an OTR program at one time, or had dozens of pulp novels being sold in stores.
A killer who is cursed by his victim, Bones is doomed to act as a spirit of vengeance upon the killers of the innocent. A similar concept to the early DC Spectre or Marvel's Ghost Rider. He also gets a spirit guide to lead him to targets.
This is a collection of several short stories, furthering the feel of Old Time Radio. Here he faces opponents of flesh and blood, then not so much, and undead as well. Each tale is great, and is better than the last. Best of all, we get to meet another new pulp heroine, th Pulptress.
Anyone who is a fan of noir era tales, OTR, superheroes, or even paranormal will enjoy this new series. BTW, Bennet really sets a tone with his reading, think Orson Wells as the Shadow. He does a fantastic job, and when you hear his voice as Brother Bones you will get as shiver of excitement.
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Brother Bones has a way of creeping up on you, but instead of being scared, you are rooting for his special kind of justice. Evil can run, but it can't hide from Brother Bones.
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