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  1. carol. carol. says:

    I try to be fair in my reviews and give some time to reflection before I write up my thoughts It's only the exceptions at either end of the spectrum that get written immediately after reading Tuttle's storynovellasbooks were the exception to my reviewing exceptions I found the first a short story as a Kindle deal and followed with the next five within the week They were really really good solid satisfying reads But I distrusted my judgement there's so few reviews for these books with so few specifics Was I transferring feels from something else? Were these books an echo of another read? Perhaps But I'm re reading and remain convinced that Tuttle is a talented writer with solid storytelling skills He takes a fantasy world couples it with the plot and characters of an insouciant hardboiled mystery and arrives at a very satisfying interpretation of detective fantasyTuttle is able to blend a semi standard fantasy setting with deliberate world building without relying on cumbersome info dumps For readers that prefer every detail spelled out this could be frustrating but for those that enjoy putting the puzzle together it's very satisfying and encourages a feeling of discovery For instance in this story the 'half dead' are mentioned as part of the reason for city curfew It's a throwaway bit that adds world building and leaves the reader intrigued but isn't really explained because it isn't pertinent to the story Fortunately the half dead will be explained in the next story when they are relevant to the story being told I do have the impression feeling that the world is well constructed and the details develop through each story organically without being distracting Markhat no last name or is it first? is a former soldier that takes various odd jobs to survive He lives on the seedy side of town next to Mama Hog a fortune teller with a knack for involving herself in his business Markhat's got a chip on his shoulder a mile wide and has little respect for authority or money but sometimes he'll do the job even if he doesn't like you much Mama Hog sends an affluent widow woman Markhat's way when she looks for help dealing with her dead husband'Sixty five crown' she said her voice glacial to match her eyes 'Seventy if you vow to hold your tongue'I grinned 'Sixty five it is' I saidOne of the interesting things about the world is that despite being populated with fantastical people and creatures witches ogres vampires actual magic is uncommon Markhat's uite skeptical that the widow is being haunted and suspects human nature is the culprit Mama Hog tries to convince Markhat that revenants are real and he needs to be on the lookout for them 'You can't catch 'em coming out of the ground' said Mama 'they're like haunts that way Solid as rock one minute thin as fog the next''Sounds handy' I said 'Do their underbritches get all misty and ethereal too or is that one of the things man was not meant to know?'The city seems familiar pre industrialization a wide brown river separating the wealthy from the poor Markart heads across the river to the wealthy estates to take on the widow's job No potholes in the cobblestone streets no filth coking the gutters no bodies sleeping or otherwise sprawled on the sidewalks my what a gulf the Brown River spans Class consciousness is a common theme in detective noir and including it in the fantasy setting helps it feel a little real a little less utopian where elves and unicorns frolic under rainbowsThe story progresses uickly and the ominous atmosphere of a nearly empty manor is used well Supernatural and corporeal elements come together and make for an unusual ending It ends up being a satisfying mystery thriller with a little bit of a shiver at the finale much like ghost stories told around the campfire

  2. Milda Page Runner Milda Page Runner says:

    More horror than humour this time It's longer author allows himself some descriptions of the manor and the surroundings to create the atmosphere Still a very engrossing read but I preferred the fun romp of the first book I hope the humour will return in the next one Because I'm really hooked on this series by now ;

  3. ᴥ Irena ᴥ ᴥ Irena ᴥ says:

    35Not as humorous as the first one If not for Mama Hog's weird ways there would hardly be any humour at all Not that it makes this story bad or anything It is simply serious and sadder The horror element is stronger too I liked itA rich client of Mama Hog's needs Markhat's help The problem is the Finder is having trouble believing the widow's story Supposedly her late husband came back from the grave and now he is walking around House Merlat almost every night All but one of her servants have left herEventually Markhat agrees to find out who or what exactly is visiting the house

  4. Geoffrey Geoffrey says:

    This is a short tale that doesn't feel like just another short story It's a fantasy It's a horror It's a fairy tale It's a detective novel This novella actually crosses many different genres and styles and makes for an entertaining afternoon's readThe society and social structure of the town or Rannit is hinted at but not explored in any detail Religions curfews and trolls are presented as if they are common knowledge and that makes them intriguing I'm glad there are other books set in this world as I want to get to know it betterTuttle's writing style is tight and entertaining My first thought when I finished reading was it felt like reading some Poe only the lighter amusing version I really like that I didn't know where the story was going as well as not knowing who would live and who would die It's a lot like Neil Gaiman in that respect

  5. Mr. Matt Mr. Matt says:

    Wow I struggled to figure out how to describe exactly how great this book is The highest complement I guess is that I literally couldn't put it down It is a short book but I was on the edge of my seat through virtually the entire thingMarkhat finds himself hired to stop a Revenant from terrorizing a family Of course it isn't that simple Is the old lady losing it? Has her dead husband really come back from the grave? Or is there something else going on? I was left guessing struggling to unravel the threads even as the story advanced relentlessly By the time the picture cleared up Markhat was neck deep in trouble I ripped through the last chunk of the book as I neared the end I ignored the kids my wife everything I had to finish it Do yourself a favor and pick this book up

  6. Elyse Salpeter Elyse Salpeter says:

    Nothing is better than when you start reading a novel and all of a sudden you realize it's so much than you thought it would be I began Frank Tuttle's Dead Man's Rain and immediately was immersed in a world where the caste systems between the rich and poor were blatantly apparent I love how Tuttle describes the differences between the two sides of the track One side is dangerous and poverty stricken while the other has sweeping lawns and majestic homes His descriptions are incredibly visual and you can easily set yourself in the scene Markhat is a Finder from the poorer sector He's a man who discovers things In his worn weary land he is a man of reason who's seen the best and worst of peopleWithout giving away too much of the book he is tasked with helping a rich widow discover why her dead husband is haunting her There are so many interesting plot elements in this novel and you get sucked in It's reads well and has a great ending I'm very excited that this is the first book in a long series Highly recommend

  7. Tami Tami says:

    I liked this much than I thought I would enough that I will probably be seeking out other Markhat titles from this author in the future

  8. Trina Lore Trina Lore says:

    How did I forget to review the Markhat books?Ok well really they're novellas And SO much fun A fantastic cross between fantasy and hardboiled detective stories I know a lot of people complaincomment on the lack of worldbuilding I kind of like it because you get a little with each installment For the stories being told anything than what's given would be overly obvious exposition And since the stories are told from Markhat's POV that just wouldn't fit at ALLIt's hard to review specifically without giving away the plot If you like fantasy stories andor mysteries told with clever writing from the perspective of a smart ass hero this is the place to start literally this is the first Markhat story Again this as with all the Markhat tales is a novella and will only take a few hours to read But you'll be wanting when you finish

  9. Kathy (Kindle-aholic) Kathy (Kindle-aholic) says:

    I read this awhile ago so some details are hazy I do remember that I enjoyed it a lot I think I read it when I first got my Kindle so I was trying out all kinds of books and authorsThere was magic mystery and it all had a very noir feelThe MC was a PI I think this one was fairly short but it pulled me in and told the story

  10. Allison Allison says:

    Enjoyable read with a satisfactory ending In other words the bad guys get theirs Suspenseful and again a touch of the steampunk and this time the added element of an undead

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Dead Man's Rain ✸ Dead Man's Rain Epub ✻ Author Frank Tuttle – Can a haunted man help the dead find peaceMarkhat is a Finder charged with the post war task of tracking down sons and fathers gone suddenly missing when an outbreak of peace left the army abandoned w Can a haunted man help the dead find peaceMarkhat is a Finder charged with the post war task of tracking down sons and fathers gone suddenly missing when an outbreak of peace left the army abandoned where they stood But now it’s ten years on after the war and about all he’s finding is troubleThis time trouble comes in the form of a rich widow with a problem Her dearly departed husband Ebed Merlat keeps ambling back from the grave for nocturnal visits Markhat saw a lot during the war but he’s never seen anyone rich or Dead Man's PDF/EPUB ² poor rise from the grave and go tromping around the landscape But for the right price he’s willing to look into itAs a storm gathers and night falls Markhat finds darker things than even murder lurk amid the shadows of House Merlat This book has been previously publishedProduct Warnings This title is rife with the walking dead sarcastic butlers barking dogs and ghostly dances.

  • ebook
  • 84 pages
  • Dead Man's Rain
  • Frank Tuttle
  • English
  • 10 May 2014
  • 9781599980331