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The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove

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The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove

By Christopher Moore

William Morrow & Company, Paperback, 9780060735456, 320pp.

Publication Date: May 25, 2004

Description

The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos, so naturally well, to be accurate, artificially business is booming at the local blues bar. Trouble is, those lonely slide-guitar notes have also attracted a colossal sea beast named Steve with, shall we say, a thing for explosive oil tanker trucks. Suddenly, morose Pine Cove turns libidinous and is hit by a mysterious crime wave, and a beleaguered constable has to fight off his own gonzo appetites to find out what's wrong and what, if anything, to do about it.