Carny Kill

by Robert Edmond Alter

A masterpiece of lurid menace from the underbelly of the South.On his first day working for Cochrane’s carny, Thaxton found that his new boss was married to his ex-wife.  On the second day he found his boss’s body–with one of May’s throwing knives planted firmly in its chest.With its impeccably rendered carnival setting and its deliriously crooked array of spielers, luck-boys, and dancing girls with indecent hips and sub-zero hearts, Carny Kill is crime fiction at its most devious andpungent.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: pages
  • Average Rating: 3.7 out of 5
  • Published 1986 by Black Lizard
  • Original Title: Carny Kill
  • ISBN: 0008873900

A masterpiece of lurid menace from the underbelly of the South.On his first day working for Cochrane’s carny, Thaxton found that his new boss was married to his ex-wife.  On the second day he found his boss’s body–with one of May’s throwing knives planted firmly in its chest.With its impeccably rendered carnival setting and its deliriously crooked array of spielers, luck-boys, and dancing girls with indecent hips and sub-zero hearts, Carny Kill is crime fiction at its most devious and pungent.