DEAD IS BETTER , DEAD IS BEST, DEAD IS GOOD
& DEAD IS BEAUTIFUL (2/24/19)
are dark, comic, unconventional mystery series
featuring the murdered Charles and
his canine companion in the afterlife, Rose.
DEAD IS BEAUTIFUL:
"Splendid... the best book yet in one of today's best-written and most imaginative series. There's nothing like it." -Timothy Hallinan
Interview with S. W. Lauden:
DEAD IS GOOD
makes Jeffrey Siger's Favorite Books of 2017 List
Verity Wilde's Summer 2017 Reading List
Eric Idle's Christmas 2017 Book List
Jeffrey Siger's Best of 2017
"DEAD IS GOOD is as smart, funny, moving and original as anything I've read in a long time. Maybe even longer." -Dennis Palumbo
"Starts with a bang and goes on surprising. Highly enjoyable and unique…"
"The Charlie and Rose stories are quite unlike anything else I read and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Hunt them down..." –GrabThis Book blog
"…the best book yet in a sold-gold series: funny, sad, suspenseful, and totally original…" -Timothy Hallinan
"Like 'The Wire" meets 'The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Highly recommended."
DEAD IS BEST
Bibliophile Bookclub's Top 13 Books & Series of 2016
Eric Idle's 2016 Christmas Book List
"These books are all kinds of awesome.
Charlie and Rose are dead and they are two of my favourite
characters in fiction this year."
"Charlie and Rose are the coolest, deadest crime fighting duo on the block."
"DEAD IS BEST... knocked my feet out from under me AGAIN. Short chapters, great characters, razor-sharp writing, and a lot of heart."-Timothy Hallinan
"Funny, poignant, all-around good story-telling. Plus there's a dog. You really can't ask for more than that. It's easy to see why people as diverse as Cat Warren and Eric Idle commend these books. I strongly recommend..." ––The Irresponsible Reader
"Gripping, redemptive & very funny. Another tour de force," --Derek Farrell, author of Death Of A Diva and Death Of A Nobody
DEAD IS BETTER:
"One of the most imaginative books I’ve read in a while... really satisfying."
--Terry Shames, Critically acclaimed, award-winning author of bestselling Samuel Craddock series
"...the freshest take on the crime novel I've read in years."–Paddy Magrane, author of the Sam Keddie thrillers, Disorder and Denial
"...like a Noir novel by Sam Beckett." -Derek Farell, author of Death Of A Diva
"A wonderful, original, hilarious, and brilliant book. I really enjoyed it. I think you’ll like it very much indeed… A must read." –Eric Idle, Python, lumberjack, reader and author.
"DEAD IS BETTER is a total delight, a terrifically original, always surprising, very funny..." ––Timothy Hallinan, award-winning author of For The Dead, The Fear Artist, Crashed, Little Elvises, The Fame Thief
"Highly recommend off-beat, grim, funny, moving, philosophical mystery 4 dog-lovers," –Cat Warren, journalist and author of What The Dog Knows
"...weird, unique, funny and sad all at the same time. An emotional read,
but a bloody great story!"–Bibliophile Book Club"Love this. Existentially-challenged narrator (and dog) investigate his own murder. Vividly evokes Hollywood & a dysfunctional family. (Is there any other kind?) Thought-provoking epigraphs include RD Laing. (Not dead yet, Ronnie.) Brilliant!"––Mark Ramsden
"...utterly magical - elegant, meditative, wise and a cracking good read!"––Paddy Magrane
Readers and bookstores can order directly from
Signed copies are available from these fine indies:
Book Carnival: www.annesbookcarnival.com
Mysterious Galaxy: www.mystgalaxy.com/
Poisoned Pen: https://poisonedpen.com