By Roger Zelazny

The bestselling writer of the Amber sequence creates a pleasant and dramatic interval delusion populated via speaking canines and characters from renowned legend. Accompanying and amplifying the textual content are a chain of 31 full-page illustrations via one of many masters of unusual and terrible art.

Originally released in 1993.

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Manny removed his sunglasses and smiled up at the man. “Buenos dı´as, Antonio. ” “Sı´,” Antonio said. His voice was low and sullen. His deeply tanned arms were crossed loosely over his chest. It put his right hand right next to his gun butt. I used Manny’s body to shield me from sight and casually put my hands close to my own gun. ” Or was that the Marines? “You’ve become a strong, handsome man,” Manny said. “My grandmother says I must let you in,” Antonio said. “She is a wise woman,” Manny said.

I asked. She smiled, but her eyes were as flat and black as a shark’s. ” I sighed. The voodoo lady wanted to see how tough I really was. Why? Maybe there wasn’t a reason. Maybe she was just a sadistic powerhungry bitch. Yeah, I could believe that. Then again, maybe there was a purpose to the theatrics. If so, I still didn’t know what it was. I glanced at Manny. He gave a barely perceivable shrug. He didn’t know what was going on either. Great. I didn’t like playing Dominga’s games, especially when I didn’t know the rules.

Sweat glimmered across his face in the harsh light. “Do not try any other doors, sen˜orita. ” I nodded. ” An empty room and he was sweating. Nice to know something frightened him. But why this room and not the one with the mewling stench behind it? I didn’t have a clue. ” He made a gracious motion THE LAUGHING CORPSE 53 like a maıˆtre d’ showing me to a chair. I went where he pointed. Where else was I going to go? The hallway fed into a large rectangular chamber. It was painted the same startling white as the cell had been.

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