Just Before Dark

Just Before Dark

Jack MacLane / Feb 28, 2020

Just Before Dark Lane loved to play in his uncle s junkyard He d spend hours hiding in the rusted old cars or digging through piles of old toys and other great stuff But best of all he was always allowed to go anywh

  • Title: Just Before Dark
  • Author: Jack MacLane
  • ISBN: 9780821732120
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lane loved to play in his uncle s junkyard He d spend hours hiding in the rusted old cars or digging through piles of old toys and other great stuff But, best of all, he was always allowed to go anywhere he liked Until his uncle s friend Frank got crushed to death in the big car junker in the back of the yard Everything changed after that.At night, you could hear weirdLane loved to play in his uncle s junkyard He d spend hours hiding in the rusted old cars or digging through piles of old toys and other great stuff But, best of all, he was always allowed to go anywhere he liked Until his uncle s friend Frank got crushed to death in the big car junker in the back of the yard Everything changed after that.At night, you could hear weird rattling noises echoing through the heaps of twisted metal Then, the accidents began Mean, ugly, terrible accidents that frightened Lane It was as if the junk itself was haunted, just waiting for dark to fall, when it would come horribly alive

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    About "Jack MacLane"

      • Jack MacLane

        A pseudonym used by Bill Crider.


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    1. Bill Crider (July 28, 1941 – February 12, 2018)Published under the pseudonym "Jack MacLane")"Keepers of the Beast" (Zebra, 1988)"Goodnight, Moom" (Zebra, 1989)"Blood Dreams" (Zebra, 1989)"Rest in Peace" (Zebra, 1990)"Just before Dark" (Zebra, 1990)


    2. File Under: Stories in which a sloppy hitman bungles the assassination of the judge presiding over his mob boss’s trial and is duly rewarded for his incompetence by being fed into a car compactor at the junkyard which fronts as the legitimate business for this ridiculous mob, at which point his spirit lingers in the junkyard with an insatiable thirst for vengeance and begins getting retribution on his former associates responsible for his horrific demise. With a story like that, disappointment [...]


    3. This was a fun, fast, delirious little gory shocker of a horror novel. Not great, but entertaining enough for what it was. I'm a little disappointed that this is the fifth and final horror novel that great mystery writer Bill Crider wrote under the Jack MacLane pseudonym. The MacLane novels are very entertaining and hit all the right 1980s horror notes. This one in particular read like it would have made a great 80s or early 90s horror film. Bring back the MacLane name, Mr. Crider and write some [...]


    4. Horror on the junkyard! I really liked this story. Quick paced, gory sometimes but always thrilling. Interesting idea of a killer coming back as a ghost to take revenge on his murderers.


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