Play Dead (HC)

by Anne Frasier | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0739442767 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Tribefan of Wake Forest, North Carolina USA on 7/9/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by Tribefan from Wake Forest, North Carolina USA on Monday, July 09, 2007
From Publishers Weekly
Frasier (Sleep Tight, etc.) has perfected the art of making a reader's skin crawl, which is evident from this book's very first scene, in which a medical examiner discovers in the midst of an autopsy that the cadaver he's working on is really a live person. Set in Savannah, Ga., this exceptional thriller follows the hunt for the deranged person who's drugging people so that their minds remain wide awake even as their bodies resemble death. The creepiness factor increases when Frasier introduces homicide detective Elise Sandburg, who was abandoned in a cemetery as a baby and who knows Gullah spells and culture. Elise's partner, anti-social David Gould, is equally strange; his past holds secrets so dark he should be under psychiatric care. Formerly with the FBI, Gould currently lives in a rundown, foul-smelling apartment and sleeps with a prostitute who works for a voodoo priestess. As the two detectives follow leads to the priestess and the former college professor who researched the drug, they forge a tentative bond and come to terms with their own troubled pasts. Frasier's characters are not only fully realized, but fascinating to boot, and she evokes the dark, mystical side of Savannah with precision and skill. Appropriately, this unsettling tale closes with a grim children's rhyme and a spell for "Elise's Follow-Me-Boy Mojo."

Journal Entry 2 by Tribefan at on Friday, October 26, 2007

Released 11 yrs ago (10/26/2007 UTC) at

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A Book Obsessed Book Giveaway going to alsgal. Enjoy the books!

Journal Entry 3 by alsgal from Lewes, Delaware USA on Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Received from Tribefan today! Reserving for my Boxing Day Exchange partner.

Journal Entry 4 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, December 26, 2007
received from my Boxing Day partner. Thanks!!!

Journal Entry 5 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, November 22, 2012
Elise Sandburg and David Gould are homicide partners in the Savannah Police department. They are called in when a mortuary assistant finds out one of his clients is not really dead but like a 'zombie'. Someone is drugging people to resemble the dead but their minds are fully aware. Creepy!!

Elise is a native Savannahan. Her father is believed to be a famous root doctor but she was left in a cemetery as a baby to die. Elise knows about Gullah and the spells and culture.

David is a stand-offish Yankee. He is anti-social. David was a former FBI agent when something horrible went wrong. He is very strange.

All these factors make for an interesting dark and creepy mystery.


Journal Entry 6 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, January 16, 2013
mailed to Candy-is-Dandy who won this in a swap

Journal Entry 7 by wingcandy-is-dandywing at Great Bardfield, Essex United Kingdom on Friday, January 25, 2013
Part of a very appealing package from AceofHearts. Wow! Thanks. I obviously like your book choices.

Journal Entry 8 by wingcandy-is-dandywing at Great Bardfield, Essex United Kingdom on Monday, February 01, 2016
Time to move this on. Unfortunately I seem to have less time for reading and so many books.

Journal Entry 9 by wingcandy-is-dandywing at Fox and Raven pub in Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom on Monday, February 01, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (2/2/2016 UTC) at Fox and Raven pub in Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom

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At the Chelmsford bookcrossing meet.

Journal Entry 10 by wingcandy-is-dandywing at Buscall & Flynn's tearoom OBCZ in Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (2/10/2016 UTC) at Buscall & Flynn's tearoom OBCZ in Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom

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Not picked up at the meet last week so relocated to the bookshelves upstairs at this OBCZ tearoom.

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