About Rot Rods Short Stories

La Cruz looks like an average Southern California small town, but it has some dark secrets - and it has its guardians. They are the supernaturally adept drivers of Donovan Motors, including zombie greaser Roscoe, who stand between La Cruz and chaos with only their wits and some fast hot rods to help them.

Read on for monsters, muscle cars, magic and mayhem in this Fifties Fantasy.

A series of Rot Rods short stories will be published right here at Curiosity Quills, every Thursday.

Short Stories:

  • The Damned and The Dangerous : Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
  • I was a Teenage Mad Scientist : Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
  • Crystal Creeps : Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
  • Dragons of Manzanar : Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
  • Red Fever : Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
  • Last Ride of the Undead She-Vixens : Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3


Reviews for Rot Rods Short Stories

Dead Man's Drive by Michael Panush is perhaps one of the most originally entertaining novels I've ever had the pleasure of reading. Set in La Cruz, California in the 1950's, it was a time of hot rods, zoot suits, cool music, zombies, demons, werewolves, yetis---yes, you read that right! The book definitely has a magical realism feel-- the author pays such close attention to details-- the clothing, cars, even the language of the characters read authentic

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I am never disappointed when Michael Panush invents a new mash-up genre and this is perhaps his wildest yet.  What Panush does is take the 1950s world of hot-rods, Bobby-soxers and rock and roll and mixes in a heavy does of classic horror fare to produce DEAD MAN’S DRIVE.  Imagine the film AMERICAN GRAFFITI as done by Hammer Studios and you get the idea.It all takes place in a charming little California coastal town called La Cruz which, for whatever mystical logic, has become the epicenter weird doings. 

StarStarStarStarStar(5/5 Stars)

What's not to Love? Hot rods, friends & fun, thrills and chills, action, adventure, Satanism, Supernatural, "the good guys vs. the bad guys"---and a zombie with emotions!! What a cool book, and I sure hope it's a series. I consider this a Keeper.

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