The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove

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Harper Collins, May 25, 2004 - Fiction - 320 pages
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The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos, so naturally—well, to be accurate, artificially—business is booming at the local blues bar. Trouble is, those lonely slide-guitar notes have also attracted a colossal sea beast named Steve with, shall we say, a thing for explosive oil tanker trucks. Suddenly, morose Pine Cove turns libidinous and is hit by a mysterious crime wave, and a beleaguered constable has to fight off his own gonzo appetites to find out what's wrong and what, if anything, to do about it.

  

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Review: The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove (Pine Cove #2)

User Review  - Dylan - Goodreads

Kind of funny. Kind of interesting. Kind of different. The Denver Post called it, "As funny as writing gets." Well, kind of not. And so, a little less than halfway through, I decided I didn't really ... Read full review

Review: The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove (Pine Cove #2)

User Review  - Robin - Goodreads

The off-season is usually a sleepy time in the scenic coastal town of Pine Cove, California. This fall, however, events conspire to make it a madcap emergency, combining crime, craziness, a man-eating ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
17
Section 4
27
Section 5
37
Section 6
47
Section 7
55
Section 8
60
Section 16
169
Section 17
180
Section 18
190
Section 19
200
Section 20
220
Section 21
229
Section 22
238
Section 23
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
139
Section 15
150
Section 24
257
Section 25
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Section 26
275
Section 27
284
Section 28
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About the author (2004)

Christopher Moore is the author of twelve previous novels: Practical Demonkeeping, Coyote Blue, Bloodsucking Fiends, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, Lamb, Fluke, The Stupidest Angel, A Dirty Job, You Suck, Fool, and Bite Me. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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