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By: John Kernow

The Haunting of Gaspard Feeblebunny

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Young Constable Gaspard Feeblebunny is unfortunate that one evening on a lonely road he sees Death attempting to harvest the soul of Percy Pargeter which has done a runner. It is doubly unfortunate that the new wizkid in the afterlife civil service decides that Death should have an assistant to handle such a mundane task as tracking down ghosts, because Feeblebunny is pressganged into service as a human subcontractor, though with some powers to assist with his task.

This is the beginning of a series of civil service bungles which leave the unhappy constable with a houseful of ghosts and the enmity of a psychotic Sergeant Hardcastle who is out to do him harm. Over time the ghosts are able to join their powers and take control of the young man’s life. This turns out to be a mixed blessing because though they cause mayhem, they also make him a very wealthy man with a series of ventures, not all of which are a spectacular success, particularly their establishment of his flat as a ScareBnB with neither his knowledge nor consent.

John Kernow was born in Cornwall and immigrated to Australia as a child. He was unspectacular academically. More impressive than his academic record was his ability to survive his western Sydney school physically unscathed. At university, he discovered that he had chosen one of the most boring subjects on the curriculum and that another was forcing him to read a well-known female author, most of whose characters he wanted to strangle. It was too much just to meet girls and he left university without graduating. He fell into engineering out of desperation and despite well intentioned warnings to avoid it like the plague. He managed both to stay sane and avoid discovery as a fraud by changing employers on a regular basis. Through that simple ploy he obtained employment in Australia, UK, the Middle East, and Asia. He now lives in Queensland with his wife and superannuated cat. His stated object as a writer is to amuse as many as possible and pay the cat’s vet bill.

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  • Goonhilda

    Love the descriptive writing style blended with offbeat and sometimes subtle humor. The characters are well-formed and relatable and make you care about what happens to them. All in all, a great read!

  • Brad

    Pratchett meets Milligan. A laugh-out-loud page-turner.

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