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Larry just wants to enjoy the first day of his retirement. But there are a couple of obstacles in his way. First, there are the kids next door who insist on racing their dirt bikes through his yard. And then there's his eccentric neighbor Zach, who comes looking for Larry's help, to verify that Zach isn't losing his mind. Because there is something in his house that couldn't possibly be real...

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Words: 3,030
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458050434
About Kealan Patrick Burke

Born and raised in Dungarvan, Ireland, Kealan Patrick Burke is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of five novels (Master of the Moors, Currency of Souls, Kin, The Living, and Nemesis: The Death of Timmy Quinn), over a hundred short stories, four collections (Ravenous Ghosts, The Number 121 to Pennsylvania & Others, Theater Macabre, and The Novellas), and editor of four acclaimed anthologies (Taverns of the Dead, Quietly Now: A Tribute to Charles L. Grant, Brimstone Turnpike, and Tales from the Gorezone, proceeds from which were donated to children's charity PROTECT.)

Kealan has worked as a waiter, a drama teacher, a mapmaker, a security guard, an assembly-line worker at Apple Computers, a salesman (for a day), a bartender, landscape gardener, vocalist in a grunge band, and, most recently, a fraud investigator. He also played the male lead in Slime City Massacre, director Gregory Lamberson's sequel to his cult B-movie classic Slime City, alongside scream queens Debbie Rochon and Brooke Lewis.

When not writing, Kealan designs covers for print and digital books through his company Elderlemon Design. To date he has designed covers for books by Richard Laymon, Brian Keene, Scott Nicholson, Bentley Little, William Schoell, and Hugh Howey, to name a few.

In what little free time remains, Kealan is a voracious reader, movie buff, videogamer (Xbox), and road-trip enthusiast.

A movie based on his short story "Peekers" is currently in development through Lionsgate Entertainment.


Peekers: The Film
Award-winning short film, directed by Mark Steensland, screenplay by Rick Hautala. Based on the short story by Kealan Patrick Burke

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Review by: Shauna Klein on March 10, 2012 :
This story totally creeped me out and that can be hard to do. I was genuinely scared!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Bonnie Wyler on July 02, 2011 :
If you love a good scare, this can't be missed! I couldn't even look at my staircase after reading this. Delightfully creepy!
(review of free book)

Review by: Stephanie Rabig on June 28, 2011 :
Very creepy. Doesn't help that the stairs in the short film look an awful lot like the stairs in our house...
(review of free book)

Review by: Penh Gwyn on May 30, 2011 :
The story may be short, but it packs a whole lot of dread. It's making me a bit nervous to look up at the top of the stairs, too.
(review of free book)

Review by: TheDoctor on May 26, 2011 :
Excellently creepy! A wonderful little tale, and an excellently Burke taster.
(review of free book)

Review by: John Davis on March 28, 2011 :
really creepy
(review of free book)

Review by: kutia on March 14, 2011 :
Impressively creepy given the length.
(review of free book)

Review by: Bridget Squires on Dec. 27, 2010 :
creepy I liked it
(review of free book)

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