The Turtle Boy (Timmy Quinn, Book 1) by Kealan Patrick Burke

By Kealan Patrick Burke

Timmy Quinn: An eleven-year-old boy who can see lifeless people.

Available for the 1st time on Amazon Kindle, Kealan Patrick Burke's Bram Stoker Award-winning coming of age tale The Turtle Boy.

School is out and summer time has began. For 11 12 months previous Timmy Quinn and his ally Pete Marshall, the dreary city of Delaware Ohio turns into a spot of magic, hidden treasure and discovery.

But at the day they come across a wierd younger boy sitting at the financial institution of Myers Pond, a pond playground rumor says may well disguise turtles the dimensions of Buicks, every little thing changes.

For it quickly turns into obvious that darkish secrets and techniques abound within the little group, secrets and techniques which come cupped within the arms of the useless, and in a heartbeat, Timmy and Pete's summer season of ask yourself turns into a season of terror, betrayal and murder.


"Kealan Patrick Burke is likely one of the top writers in horror fiction this day. He has a the aggravating expertise for taking a look into the darker areas of the human mind--and the human soul--and construction tales basically designed to provide the reader an enduring dose of the creeps." - Jonathan Maberry, ny occasions bestselling writer of ROT & smash and useless OF NIGHT

"The Turtle Boy is clean in a fashion that almost all horror fiction isn't. it really is equivalent elements hopeful and surprising, blending rigorously drawn scenes of horror with passages that sing with blameless wonder." --Mark Justice, HELLNOTES

"The Turtle Boy is a literate and haunting novella and serves as a good show off for the amazing expertise of its author" --Drew Williams, SURREAL

"Creepy and atmospheric, it'll make you reminisce approximately your individual younger summers, but additionally make you examine them in a marginally various, darker light." - Ron Dickie, HORROR WORLD

"[a] anxious coming-of-age story..." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Burke masterfully recreates that magical time from adolescence: summer time vacation...More than an easy journey down reminiscence lane, the quick novel pulls readers alongside a depressing direction towards scary events." - SFREADER

"a exceptional mixture of formative years, magic, and horror...You will love this one." - booklet DEN

"All components mystery and horror and corresponding to Stephen King's The Body" - the simplest rattling artistic WRITING BLOG

"A boyhood romp during the desolate tract grew to become deadly...There is adequate rigidity and probability to maintain you glued to the web page (or, because it have been, your Kindle) if you root for the boy to resolve the secret along with his lifestyles intact" - PANDORA'S PEN

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"Strange and out-of-kilter, a chilly breeze come from nowhere on a sultry day; THE TURTLE BOY is a story that takes your hand and leads you to a creepy, unforgiving position, a spot you could by no means leave."
- Michael Marshall Smith, writer of THE STRAW males, and basically FORWARD

"Kealan Patrick Burke's THE TURTLE BOY is a story of darkish secrets and techniques that mixes skillfully etched characters with wealthy, evocative prose to create a haunting depiction of relationships shredded through violence and the supernatural. A hugely memorable and disquieting work."
- Chet Williamson, writer of moment probability, and ASH WEDNESDAY

"THE TURTLE BOY is a very good instance of the darkish American Pastoral--not the center of darkness, a lifeless finish of absolute depression, yet a extra shadowy realm that's both troubling for its mingling of the sorrowful and the sinister, of desires and the issues that kill dreams."
-Thomas Ligotti, writer of MY paintings isn't really but performed, and THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY

"At a time in Fabulist fiction whilst actual imaginative and prescient has been changed with nebulousness and affectation, Kealan Patrick Burke's THE TURTLE BOY is a startling breath of clean air whose intensely targeted kind borders on revelation; not just is that this tale frightening and atmospheric, yet it's additionally poignant and clever, and should hang-out either your days and goals for a long time. simply one of many best novellas I've ever learn in any genre."
- Gary Braunbeck, writer of IN SILENT GRAVES, and COFFIN COUNTY

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Author’s collection, gift of Tom Gaskins) carvings but forgot about them. It was not until 1978 that he finally sent a photograph of a group of the completed five knees to the Ripley International Ltd. office in Toronto but was told that they did not require any more at the time (Gaskins 1979). There was ample room for confusion and misunderstanding in all of this, and Tom Gaskins did not believe that anyone at Ripley ever intended to misrepresent how the “RIPLEY” knee was actually formed. During my investigation, a Ripley official reported to me that “This exhibit has been in the possession of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

New York: Houghton Mifflin. Loretto Chapel. d. Text of display card, photographed by author, 1993. ” 1960. Encyclopaedia Britannica. ” 1960. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Stieber, Tamar. 2000. Loretto staircase mystery unravels. New Mexico magazine. , 62–66. Flying Saucer Dogfight Chapter 7 Flying Saucer “Dogfight” Did an extraterrestrial craft actually fire on a police helicopter? If not, what was the nature of a UFO that two officers reported attacked them over Louisville, Kentucky, in 1993? Is this the case that proves the reality of alien invaders?

I was extended every courtesy in this, being provided a special work area and permission to fully examine and photograph the pages, which I did as part of a three-day stay at Lily Dale, August 7–9, 1998. 1 Several flourished signatures—“Ira Erastus Davenport,” “I. Erastus Davenport,” and “Ira E. Davenport,” with addresses of Buffalo and Chicago (the latter dated “1861”)—are found throughout the pages. These compare favorably (making allowances for variations over time) with the “Ira E. Davenport” signature on the January 19, 1909, letter to Houdini (previously mentioned).

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