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Grilled Cheese and Goblins: Adventures of a Supernatural Food Inspector

Friday, September 17, 2021

Grilled Cheese and Goblins: Adventures of a Supernatural Food Inspector (2018) Nicole Kimberling

Grilled Cheese and GoblinsThis is such a fun book. I mean, supernatural food inspector!

Keith could have epitomized the word “average.” Not good-looking or bad looking. Brown hair and eyes. Nothing beyond that to report. He was the kind of man nobody noticed for very long. And that worked out well for him when he was on an investigation, but was a constant source of mild unease for him the rest of the time.

After a cursory investigation, Keith had determined that the mermaid flesh was really manatee—also illegal, but not his department—and passed the case along to the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

There are so many things in these stories I just adore.

“Mass media doesn’t cover actual vampire deaths,” Keith remarked before he realized how callous his statement sounded.

“Have you seen a vampire movie?” DuPree demanded. “They’re horribly violent. Full of wooden stakes and decapitations.” DuPree choked on his last words. A sob escaped him.

I mean, really!

On the first page of the notebook she’d made a special note that Gunther, like all goblins, was sensitive to salt and could only abide the smallest amount on special occasions. Then she’d drawn a little, anatomically correct heart.

And side-eye to a disturbing children’s book.

“You know, the story where the mother secretly cuts off parts of her body to feed to her starving husband and children?”

“I’ve never heard of that—ever. I’m completely sure I would remember if I had ever heard that story,” Keith said. “It must be a goblin thing. Is it set on a craggy, snowy mountaintop under a blood-red sky?”

“It is, but . . . are you sure you don’t know that story? There’s a children’s picture book and everything,” Gunther said.

Keith just shook his head, partially to answer Gunther’s question and partially at the idea that he would have ever come across such a book. Though now that he thought of it, it did sort of resemble the plot of The Giving Tree.

Publisher: Blind Eye Books
Rating: 9.5/10




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