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Jack Ketchum

Peaceable Kingdom

Peaceable Kingdom

Doom in a plain carboard box. A snake in the grass. A captive with a rose tattoo. The innocent-looking letter in your mailbox that can kill you or set you free. The rifle hidden away in a young boy’s closet. Closing time in a Manhattan bar just days after 9/11. Punishment that actually suits the crime for a change. A parrot in a strip-joint. Sleazy bimbos and parted lovers. A UFO. A Western. A vampire for godsakes. Zombies. Fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, twins. Cats and dogs and a dancing lynx.

Welcome to the dark — and diverse — world of Jack Ketchum. Peaceable Kingdom is the ultimate Jack Ketchum short story collection, gathering together the complete contents of The Exit At Toledo Blade Boulevard (minus Winter Child and Henry Miller and the Push) plus 20 additional classics.


2003 Subterranean Press (Limited Hardcover Editions)
2003 Leisure Books (Mass-Market Paperback)
2011 Replika (Polish Translation, as Królestwo Spokoju)