The Drum, the Doll, and the Zombie
When Johnny Dixon, Professor Childermass, and Fergie Ferguson have a party for their friend Dr. Coote, they expect the evening to be a blast -- and it is! -- but not quite the way they have in mind. As Fergie pounds out a rhythm on a small drum, a howling wind shakes the house and something explodes. Soon Johnny, the professor, and Fergie are in a battle with the fearsome Priests of the Midnight Blood for Dr. Coote's life -- and their own.
"This ably devised bit of supernatural fun...is perfect for the pre-Stephen King set." - Booklist
About the Book
This is the ninth book in the Johnny Dixon series. It is the third book "completed" by Brad Strickland.
The only interior illustration that Edward Gorey is credited for creating is the frontispiece and not the sketch on page 125. Why? Strickland says, "I wanted a Voodoo symbol in one chapter, and rather than try to describe it, I sketched it out and sent it to [Gorey]. Mr. Gorey sent my sketch--MINE!--straight to the publisher with a note that said 'I couldn't do this any better. Run this.' I felt so elated."
Johnny and Fergie find a book by Zora Neale Hurston that discusses voodoo.
During their travels through New Hampshire Johnny and the professor see the historic buildings of Strawbery Banke.
The Peloponnesian Wars were not fought between Athens and a general named Peloponnesium.