NORMAN E. MORRISON
Modern short stories by the master of Mystery • Thrillers
Science Fiction • The Cowchip/AL Series • The Choccolocco Valley Series
|Clang! A most satisfying, if short ringing sound, unlike bells but every bit as rousing. It was the sound of cast iron whacking a melon, only it was a large frying pan and it wasn’t a melon at all.Hailed as the best southern crime mystery since Huck Finn, and set near Cowchip/AL, you’ll find yourself swearing off bacon for a day or two after you read this delightful mystery tale in the Cowchip/AL series!
||Christmas in Cowchip is a fun and heartwarming read. It’s the modern fable of the most powerful man in the whole wide world who can have anything he wants, but has become melancholy. He has also become surly to his employees and friends at his RYO Corporation in Cowchip, Alabama.When he discovers a vast deposit of copper near town he sets about to grab it for himself and manages to alienate not only his friends but the whole town as well! Find out how he manages to extricate himself in this Cowchip Christmas tale that is sure to jerk a tear of joy from your eye. Rated PG, it’s a novella of 26,000 words. That means it’s a great evening of reading enjoyment!See the FULL review
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|Word comes from the top down that the Europa crew MUST be DOWNSIZED immediately! There is only one man for the job, Muttonhead Rex! Unfortunately, getting downsized on Europa means getting put on ice. Permanently. But how to convince the slackers to walk out an airlock? The solution is as hilarious as it is chilling! This is an exclusive Fableshop novella in two parts!
||Historic Cowchip Cafe in Cowchip Alabama was all about good food until the day the insane space alien came for a hamburger with extra hash brown potatoes.Your introduction to Cowchip/AL with a fine cast as they deal with space aliens in this delightfully heartwarming tale in the beloved Cowchip/AL series. Described as “quirky” by reviewers, whatever that means, this hearty blend of southern fried fare will stick to your ribs. Guaranteed to please or you can complain to the management! Shoes and shirt MUST be worn to be served!
|Aboard the RYO Corporation ice freighter The Three Virgins, lately out of Europa on its way to Mars, all agree. Whiney Willie MUST DIE!
Our heroes, Control Op’s Torgersen and Maloney have the enviable task of devising the perfect plan to do away with the snitty, stinky Chief Engineer who delights in driving everyone else crazy. You can expect the usual twist and turns along the way, because, after all, this is a Cowchip/AL series story set in the future….but it’s the same kinds of characters, doing the best they can, and meaning no harm, except to their foe, the hateful Engineer Melancho!
|Bold, precise, exciting, monstrous. That is some of the words usedto describe the tales of Cowchip and the RYO Corporation in Cowchip Alabama!
Six tales well calculated to keep you in stitches, suspense, and wonder from the mind of Norman Morrison, full time resident of the quaint little town of Cowchip Alabama. Spanning time, this is your ticket out of the mundane, out of the usual, out of this world! Beginning in 1969 and going out to hundreds of years in the future, you follow the progress of the RYO Corporation which was begun in Cowchip Alabama. Space aliens, mystery, murder most foul, heartwarming Christmases, and all with a generous helping of southern fried is what you will experience with this UNIQUE and FUN reading experience.
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