Tales of Sin and Madness

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Brett McBean (The Last Motel, The Mother) continues his exploration of the dark side of the human character by bringing you twenty-one tales of sin and madness. From zombies roaming the Australian outback, to psychopaths roaming New York City, McBean plunges the depths of human depravity, and delves into a sick and sordid world of serial killers, Manson-like cults, even road kill and cheap souls.

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Published by LegumeMan Books
Words: 88,700
Language: English
ISBN: 9780987049650
About Brett McBean

Brett McBean was born and raised in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. A
child of the ’80s, he grew up on a steady diet of He-Man cartoons, Steven
Spielberg movies and audio tapes such as Summer Hits ’88. And yet, somehow
he managed to turn out normal (well, kinda…). He started playing the drums at
age ten and after high school, studied music at Box Hill College, one of Victoria’s
most renowned music schools, where he earned an Advanced Diploma. Shortly
after completing the music degree, he turned his attention towards writing, and
he now prefers to pound the keyboard rather than the drums.
An avid movie, book and music fan, he also enjoys the occasional (*cough*) bit of
chocolate and cooks a mean spaghetti Bolognese. He also has a keen interest in
true crime, in particular the infamous Jack the Ripper murders of 1888, and most
of his fiction deals with true-life horrors, often using real-life crimes as a basis
for his stories.

His books have been published in Australia, the US, and Germany, and he’s been
nominated for the Aurealis, Ditmar, and Ned Kelly awards. He is a member of
the Australian Horror Writers Association, where he has been a member of the
judging panel for the Australian Shadows Award (2008), the AHWA Flash & Short
Story competition (2010) and a mentor in their mentor program. He still lives in
the wilds of Melbourne with his wife and German shepherd.

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Review by: Suzanne Delaney on Jan. 30, 2011 :
Absolutely brilliant. Really enjoyed this book. Well written and disturbing...just how I like them! My fave was 'Stolen Lives'.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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