“GRIS-GRIS GUMBO is a literary grimoire full of skin-crawling incantations. Well after I closed this tome, I still hear its pages whispering. Whatever dark arts Rick Koster is dabbling in here, he certainly cast a spell over me.” —Clay McLeod Chapman, author of Ghost Eaters, Whisper Down the Lane and The Remaking
Crayton Breaux makes minimum wage clerking in a French Quarter voodoo shop aimed at tourists. It’s enough to pay the rent and keep him in beer and partying because, in New Orleans, every day is Fat Tuesday, brah!
As for the “voodoo”? Well, the shop, with its skull-and-candles altar and clouds of incense, definitely spooks the tourists in from Iowa or Delaware. They clutch their go-cup hurricanes and nervously joke about sticking pins in dolls and gris-gris bags full of REVENGE ON YOUR ENEMY! spell powder.
Crayton thinks it’s hilarious. More than a few of these idiots think this stuff’s real …
He won’t be laughing long.
“GRIS-GRIS GUMBO is a whirlwind. I’m a sucker for the weird and wild, the local myths and half-renounced religions and nearly forgotten magics. GRIS-GRIS GUMBO scratched that itch. It’s sharp and fascinating and filthy in the best kind of way, with a steady pulse of violence and music and threat just beneath the surface.” —Dan Franklin, author of The Eater of Gods
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Author: Rick Koster
Publication Date: June 23, 2023
Paperback: $19.95 plus $3.00 shipping, handling and sales tax. Total price: $22.95
Print Length: 298 pages