Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight

Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight : The Derby Cavendish Stories

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I'm Derby Cavendish--that's pronounced Derby with an "ar" sound, not an "er" remember that for later. Ever since I was a boy, the forces of the otherworldly have been drawn to me like divas to a spotlight. But I'm ready for them. Bring it on, bitches.

He's the reason there are no zombies at Christmas, no fairy magic (the bad kind) at Gay Pride, and no werewolves (except one and he's a dear friend) at Hanukkah. He's Derby Cavendish, and for several years, celebrated author Don Bassingthwaite has been bringing him to life each holiday season.

Now for the first time, these flamboyantly funny, supernaturally saucy stories have been brought together in one fabulous, long-awaited collection. (Fruitcake faddler sold separately.) If you like your chills with giggles and glitter, Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight is for you!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 153 x 229 x 17.78mm | 171g
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • 1771483768
  • 9781771483766
  • 2,790,704

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Praise for Don Bassingthwaite "Rumours of these stories, previously only read live, had reached a near mythic level for those in the know, but not the GTA--those rumours pale to the notorious truth. Whether it's fruitcake zombies, overly possessive sweaters, or the holiness of a hockey arena, Bassingthwaite can skewer any tradition with Derby Cavendish's dry martini wit. Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight is sassy, salacious, and superb!"
--Chadwick Ginther, award-winning author of the Thunder Road trilogy

"If H. P. Lovecraft, P. G. Wodehouse, and J. K. Rowling somehow collaborated on a book together, it still wouldn't be as weird, witty, and wonderful as Don Bassingthwaite's collection of stylishly silly stories. Defending the world from the forces of darkness with bravery, brains, and bitchiness, Derby Cavendish is the hero we've always needed and deserved!"
--Scott Dagostino, manager of Glad Day Bookshop and book columnist at
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About Don Bassingthwaite

Don Bassingthwaite is the author of numerous fantasy and dark fantasy novels, including The Dragon Below and Legacy of Dhakaan trilogies. His short stories have appeared in Black Gate magazine, Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Fiction Writing, and the Lambda Literary Award-winning Bending the Landscape: Fantasy and Science Fiction anthologies. He lives in Toronto with too many books, a well-stocked spice cupboard, and his partner.
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37 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 38% (14)
4 43% (16)
3 8% (3)
2 11% (4)
1 0% (0)
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