The Undertaker's Cabinet

The Undertaker s Cabinet In the town of Littleoak Moreton Sons have been burying the dead for over a century and Bobby Moreton has had enough When Richard Jacobs arrives and makes him an offer for the business the offer is

  • Title: The Undertaker's Cabinet
  • Author: DavidHaynes
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In the town of Littleoak, Moreton Sons have been burying the dead for over a century and Bobby Moreton has had enough.When Richard Jacobs arrives and makes him an offer for the business, the offer is so good he s tempted But there s something about Jacobs killer smile that doesn t feel quite right In fact it feels wrong, horribly wrong.There may be another way toIn the town of Littleoak, Moreton Sons have been burying the dead for over a century and Bobby Moreton has had enough.When Richard Jacobs arrives and makes him an offer for the business, the offer is so good he s tempted But there s something about Jacobs killer smile that doesn t feel quite right In fact it feels wrong, horribly wrong.There may be another way to save the business Sell the exquisite antique cabinet that s been waiting in the cellar for another chance to do what it was created for Bobby soon realises that s a bad thing, a very bad thing indeed

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    1. This was a pretty creepy read about an Undertaker business that started in the 1850's then was passed down from generations to the present time. Included in the business is a mysterious locked cabinet which becomes the focus point of the story. The book is creepy and mysterious weaving an atmosphere of not knowing what to expect next. I could hardly put the book down as I kept wanting to see what would happen next. Four stars for this one.

    2. Yes it took me seven months to read but not because I found the book boring but because I just suck at getting into the rhythm of reading on a regular basis. With that being said here are my thoughts on the book. I absolutely loved this book from the beginning to the end and with only a minor dislike but despite that small blemish I can easily say that this was another one of David Hayne's books I thoroughly enjoyed. Since his first book I read I have always enjoyed the style to which the author [...]

    3. Haynes writes fun bad guys. They are creepy and certainly demented but entertaining in the way one might find Hannibal Lecter or Reverend Kane entertaining. In fact, I'm not sure if it is a comment on Haynes' writing or my bent sense of fun but, I often find myself rooting for his bad guys.Another Haynes strong point is his representation of the seedier, seamier side of Victorian England. His description of Whitechapel gambling dens, Bethlem insane asylum and the dark, backroom operations of a L [...]

    4. This story is a little different to the author's recently released books in that it is mostly set in the present. Bobby Moreton's family undertaker business is going down the pan and he's fed up and wants out. But there's history and it wants to rear its ugly head.Part of the story is set where the first Moreton is setting up the business. The chapters switch back and fore giving hints of what happened and why the new undertaker is in town and wants Moreton for himself.The story starts off not t [...]

    5. The intriguing locked cabinet of the title stands in the basement of Moreton and Sons, Undertakers. The business is failing and Bobby Moreton is on the verge of selling. He changes his mind when a new and decidedly creepy undertaker comes to the town and makes to grab all the business. The story occasionally flashes back to the 1850s where we discover the origins of the Moreton family business and the obsession which led to the creation of the Undertaker’s Cabinet. The author has built a solid [...]

    6. I've been a huge fan of the author's work ever since reading The Ballet of the Bones and through all of his other books that I've read since, so I anticipated his latest release with a lot of anticipation. So much so that when it was released it jumped straight in at the top of my TBR list! I'm happy to say that the book was worth the wait and I wasn't dissapointed.To date the authors horror stories have been set in the Victorian era and all the natural oddities that comes with the time, this bo [...]

    7. I have previously read a number of David Haynes' interconnected Victorian Gothic horror short stories, a period and style that he handles with a fine balance of atmosphere and fear. The Undertaker's Cabinet, a full length novel draws in part on this era again, but is largely set in modern times, perhaps a little less successfully. I found it quite difficult to place Littleoak; it read like small town America but the characters seemed British. Or it may just because I was constantly being put in [...]

    8. Two brothers Funeral Directors are experiencing financial difficulties. I found it slow to start but it increases in tempo and soon you realise you are reading a true horror story.

    9. Internet's CabinetSpooky, creepy good read. Must read more by David Haynes. This guy can turn out a book that makes you want to sleep with the lights on.

    10. I cannot understand all the 4 and 5 star rating for this book which clearly misses the mark as far as horror is concerned. At 50% through the most horrific things you have met is a demented cat and the demented smile of Richard Jacobs. It picks up a little towards the end but Haynes had the threads of what could have been a fantastic storyline of only it had been told a little better.

    11. A rather macabre tale that has two time frames running alongside each other to good effect. However the characters lack any depth so it ends up feeling as though something is lacking. In effect it is easy horror.

    12. This was an interesting story flipping between two different periods of time. Completely different to the Macabre Collection by David, but enjoyable all the same.

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