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Secondhand Souls
A Dirty Job Series, Book 2
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In San Francisco, the souls of the dead are mysteriously disappearing—and you know that can't be good—in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore's delightfully funny sequel to A...
In San Francisco, the souls of the dead are mysteriously disappearing—and you know that can't be good—in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore's delightfully funny sequel to A...
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  • In San Francisco, the souls of the dead are mysteriously disappearing—and you know that can't be good—in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore's delightfully funny sequel to A Dirty Job.

    Something really strange is happening in the City by the Bay. People are dying, but their souls are not being collected. Someone—or something—is stealing them and no one knows where they are going, or why, but it has something to do with that big orange bridge. Death Merchant Charlie Asher is just as flummoxed as everyone else. He's trapped in the body of a fourteen-inch-tall "meat puppet" waiting for his Buddhist nun girlfriend, Audrey, to find him a suitable new body to play host.

    To get to the bottom of this abomination, a motley crew of heroes will band together: the seven-foot-tall death merchant Minty Fresh; retired policeman turned bookseller Alphonse Rivera; the Emperor of San Francisco and his dogs, Bummer and Lazarus; and Lily, the former Goth girl. Now if only they can get little Sophie to stop babbling about the coming battle for the very soul of humankind . . .

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  • Christopher Moore is the author of the novels Secondhand Souls, Sacré Bleu, A Dirty Job, and Lamb. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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  • Library Journal

    March 1, 2015

    People are dying in San Francisco, as they do everywhere, but here their souls are not being gathered for ascension. Even as frustrated death merchant Charlie Asher tries to stay calm while awaiting a new body, others join forces to figure out what's up, among them giant-sized death merchant Minty Fresh and the Emperor of San Francisco and his dogs, Bummer and Lazarus. What else would you expect as a follow-up to the New York Times best seller A Dirty Job? With a 250,000-copy first printing.

    Copyright 2015 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Washington Post "Writing should be fun. [Moore] takes that to a whole new level. . . .weird, expletive-laden, wildly entertaining . . . the perfect palate cleanser before the fall's literary entrées. . . . You just can't make this stuff up. But Chrisopher Moore can."
  • USA Today (3.5 out of 4 stars) "[F]antastically bizarre . . . wickedly entertaining . . . [a] rollicking ride. . . Moore creates a novel that pulses with its own glowing soul start to finish."
  • Huffington Post "[A] perfect way to end your summer reading, proving once again that Christopher Moore is one of a kind."
  • Bookreporter.com "Secondhand Souls is a romping tale... There are some great pairings of characters here, and their relationships hold the whole nutty sequel together."
  • New York Journal of Books "This novel is as zany, heartfelt, irresistible, and flat out as strange as it is billed....Secondhand Souls does not disappoint as a sequel and stands up as a solid novel filled with fun, humor, horror, and a fantastical cast of characters."
  • Dallas Morning News "Secondhand Souls isn't a book you savor. ...This is a binge-reading book, a crazy, fast-paced trip that leaves you satisfied, a little sleepy, and ready for the next installment. I mean, I can't wait to see what happens when Death goes through puberty."
  • Jenny Lawson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Let's Pretend This Didn't Happen "Disturbingly hilarious. And vice versa."

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