Doorbells at Dusk: A Plague of Monsters by Charles A. Gramlich

 Gus wanted to ignore the sound. He wanted to get into bed and bury himself under the covers until the world was shut out.

To get into the Halloween spirit, I'll be reading (and dissecting) the Halloween-themed anthology Doorbells at Dusk. My thanks goes to Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi and Corpus Press.

(Book Buy Link: Amazon)

 

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Synopsis: Gus Krebs finds himself in a predicament when little monsters start knocking on his door.

A Plague of Monsters was, in every sense of the word, puzzling. Just when I thought I had it all worked out – the plot, the character of Gus – the direction would shift and I’d be left scratching my head. Don’t misunderstand, this isn’t a complaint, as I highly enjoyed the guessing game, right up until the very end. To be honest, I didn’t at all foresee the eventual outcome, and that unpredictability was incredibly entertaining. I also found that Gus was portrayed in a very particular way, obviously to enhance the inevitable uncertainty surrounding the events. It was done wonderfully, and I wasn’t disappointed.

A great start to the anthology.


Charles Gramlich grew up on a farm in Arkansas but moved to the New Orleans area in 1986 to teach psychology at a local university. He’s since published four novels, two non-fiction books, two collections of short stories, and a chapbook of vampire haiku. Charles likes to write in many different genres but all of his fiction work is known for its intense action and strong visuals.

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