Secondhand Souls (Paperback)
Now out in paperback:
"I devoured Secondhand Souls, the sequel to A Dirty Job, and loved every clever, quirky minute of it! 7-year-old Sophie, the Luminatus, is missing her hellhounds, the souls of the dying are being stolen, and there is a congregation of ghosts residing atop the Golden Gate Bridge. It is left to the fervent death dealing heroes from A Dirty Job, along
with some new recruits, to make sense of it all in time to thwart the Morrigans and save San Francisco, along with a lot of souls. Oh, and the Squirrel People are not making this any easier. Moore’s writing is witty and incisive, and the characters, both human and
non-human alike are ripe with empathy, truly the Author Guy at his finest. Secondhand Souls was so much fun, I want to re-read A Dirty Job and start this long, strange trip all over again!"
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 . . .