The Turtle Boy

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School is out; summer has begun. For 11-year old Timmy Quinn, it is a time of magic and discovery.
But on the day he encounters a strange boy on the bank of Myers pond, everything changes.

For it soon becomes clear that dark secrets abound in Timmy's little community, secrets that come cupped in the hands of the dead, and in a heartbeat, summer becomes a season of terror, betrayal, and murder. More
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Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Words: 26,480
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452406084
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.

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Review by: Ken on May 11, 2013 :
I was really impressed by this novella. The story was engaging and drew on the comforts of childhood while weaving a dark murder mystery / ghost story.

It was a great introduction to an author that is new to me and has me wanting to read more.

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Review by: Sue Erickson on March 02, 2012 :
Loved this!! looking forward to more of this series.
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Review by: Shauna Klein on Nov. 18, 2011 :
I absolutely loved this book and can't wait to read more from this author.
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Review by: Bonnie Wyler on July 02, 2011 :
Kealan Patrick Burke's first entry in the Timmy Quinn series is a brilliant and disturbing ode to childhood curiosity, growing up, and the secrets adults keep. You're drawn in to the story from the very beginning, due to the amazing power Burke has in creating a scene, and developing rich characters that you truly care for. I savored every moment of this novella, and simply can't wait to continue the journey with "The Hides" and "Vessels."
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