The Monster Mash

Rated 4.83/5 based on 6 reviews
Mad scientists are nothing new to the Texas west, as the Yegua Kid discovers while crossing an alkali flat. More
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Language: English
ISBN: 9781370039609
About James Hold

"First you're an unknown, then you write one book and you move up to obscurity." — Martin Meyers

I published my first book in 2004. It became an immediate collector's item. I know this for a fact as I have several hundred copies collecting dust in my attic. Critics everywhere said it belonged right up there between Ernest Hemingway and Robert E Howard—on an alphabetical bookshelf.

My influences include Rocky & Bullwinkle, 1950s sci-fi movies, and silver-age comics.

I live in Texas with my Princess wife, and cats Rocky and Dusty. You can contact me at

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Review by: Bobb B on June 11, 2018 :
Should have had him see the crate.
Great story anyway.
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Review by: Wagner's Valkyrie on June 06, 2018 :
Just too funny and too silly. Loved it.
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Review by: Doctor Caronte 6 on May 09, 2017 :
Muy gracioso.
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Review by: Diego Forby on May 09, 2017 :
this may be a spoiler. i disagree with previous review. i can see where it fits into 'yegua kid' concept if you think of it as a delirium brought on by too much sun. it is very funny and the science is completely wacky.
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Review by: Michelle B on May 08, 2017 :
Just when you thought it was save to go into the water...
I honestly don't know what to make of this one. It is a funny satire, very funny, with YK and his horse meeting up with mad scientist Boris Karloff and his Peter Lorrie hunchbacked assistant. ("Yes master," he lorried.) And the monster itself features one of those terrific (awful) puns for which the author is infamous.
My problem is I've come to expect noirish, slightly supernatural, fatalistic outings from the Yegua Kid with maybe a hint of grim humor, but not necessarily guffaws. In this tale I almost expected the horse to talk like Mr Ed. Thankfully it did not.
As I said, the story is very funny, but it's more the sort of situation Mr. Hold's "Buck Stardust" character might encounter. And for that reason, for the first time ever, I am giving Mr. Hold's story only 4 stars. Not for content, but for placement.
Hopefully Mr. Hold will return the Yegua Kid to his rightful "weird southwest" setting for all future outings.
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Review by: Andre' Mwansa on May 06, 2017 :
Excellent. I'm sure the scientist and his man had to turn into sand(wonder what they can do with that? Probably save manure). Only it contains salt, what a einöde.
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