Graverobbers Wanted (No Experience Necessary) by Jeff Strand

Very married Andrew Mayhem (his name is very telling, as you’ll soon discover) father of two is in a dangerous state of mind known as financial desperation. A state of mind known for fostering some bad decisions. Oh, for example… Accepting $20,000 for finding a key that happens to currently reside somewhere on the person of a man freshly buried. That is the beginning of a madcap horrific adventure as Andrew and his friend are thrown into a mortal game of cat and mouse where the stakes couldn’t be higher.

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One moment I was cringing and the next moment I was snorting with laughter. And so continued that pattern until the final page was turned. It was a unique and wonderfully orchestrated dance between the truly horrific and absolutely hilarious.

Andrew Mayhem is such a likable yet slightly feckless character who could have been my next door neighbor. His intentions couldn’t have been any better, but he just stumbles into these impossible situations out of my worst nightmare.

I have to thank author Michele Bardsley, because I first heard of GRAVEROBBERS WANTED (NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY) in her book, WAIT TIL YOUR VAMPIRE GETS HOME, as one her characters in that book spend some time reading it. I may not have heard of Jeff Strand’s book otherwise and I can’t remember the last time I laughed so uproariously while being so horrified. I thought that was so cool for Michele to support another author that way. Kudos to her.

I couldn’t wait to turn each page. The continued plot twists were unrelenting and impossible to predict. The ending was literally jaw dropping and brought out the very best in Andrew Mayhem, the self depreciating amateur detective.

I can’t wait to read more by this talented author!

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