January 13th, 2013

Ode To Zombie Candy by Corinne O’Flynn

My good friend Corinne O’Flynn penned this “review” of Zombie Candy back in June 2012, when it first came out. I loved it so much I asked Corinne if I could reprint it here on the occasion of my Orangeberry Book Tour (see info at right). I hope you enjoy the poem as much as I did.

the broken heart caused by an unfaithful partner

Ode to Zombie Candy

by Corinne O’Flynn

Hubby’s home from his business trip

Then into his man cave for a zombie flick

You’ve tried to join him, but it doesn’t ring true

The zombies hold no allure for you

You unpack his bag, your chore since forever

But this time you’re totally shocked to discover

The feel of the fabric is foreign, that’s clear

As you pull out one tiny, black, lacy, brassiere

You don’t need a mirror to know it’s true

This little black number can’t belong to you

What now, you ask? Is it all over, then?

Enter your friend, dear Annie Ogden

We met Annie back in DOING MAX VINYL

After duty tours, her third was her final


She’s returned home with her very own set

of personal baggage that brings a cold sweat

Together they hatch and scheme and they plan

They can’t let him off the hook, this man

Let’s teach him a lesson, some shock and awe

To combat one black inappropriate bra

the tiny black bra one of Larry's lovers plants in his suitcase during a business trip, which is then found by Larry's wife Candace in the novel Zombie Candy, by bestselling author Frederick Lee Brooke

What happens next? You’re invited to read

A fun, dark, book, you’ll devour with speed

You’ll learn about so many things as you go

Like: never ever ask for some cilantro







Please visit Corinne on her blog. She’d love to meet you!


Frederick Lee Brooke launched the Annie Ogden Mystery Series in 2011 with Doing Max Vinyl and followed with Zombie Candy in 2012, a book that is neither about zombies nor sweets. The third mystery in the series, Collateral Damage, appeared in 2013. Saving Raine, the first book in Fred's entirely new series, The Drone Wars, appeared in December 2013, and was followed by its sequel, Inferno, in June 2014.

A resident of Switzerland, Fred has worked as a teacher, language school manager and school owner. He has three boys and two cats and recently had to learn how to operate both washing machine and dryer. He makes frequent trips back to his native Chicago.

When not writing or doing the washing, Fred can be found walking along the banks of the Rhine River, sitting in a local cafe, or visiting all the local pubs in search of his lost umbrella.

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4 thoughts on “Ode To Zombie Candy by Corinne O’Flynn

    1. Fred Post author

      You are so right, Andi-Roo, the poem totally captures the book. For me it was really special. Thanks for stopping by!!

    1. Fred Post author

      Damyanti, I fully understand your fear of zombies. In my book Larry, who loves his zombie movies, also learns to fear the real thing when he’s finally confronted by it. Nice to have you stop by.

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