The Earthworm That Blows No Trumpet

A Novel

by David Bruce Collins



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/18/2015

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 320
ISBN : 9781491761533
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 320
ISBN : 9781491761540

About the Book

Santa Cecilia is a medium-sized university town in the Texas Hill Country. The townies and gownies get along well enough, and most folks accept their neighbors of all colors, creeds, and orientations. The Unitarian Universalist church downtown is just another house of worship, albeit a bit more liberal than average for a Texas town. The UU’s enjoy their jobs (mostly), help their less fortunate neighbors, and raise healthy, intelligent children. It’s all just too good to last.

After a popular, outspoken intern minister arrives, important objects start disappearing, then reappearing. Accounts get hacked, windows get broken, and a well-known church member is found strangled. And then it gets really weird.

A large ensemble cast of members and friends put heads and hearts together to figure out who is sabotaging their beloved church—and why. Many of them don’t consider themselves religious, but they will defend this church to the death if necessary. In their struggle, they find unlikely allies, bizarre misdirections, great vegan Tex-Mex, killer margaritas, excellent weed, the joys and perils of polyamory, and Transylvanian hospitality that can’t be beat.

About the Author

David B. Collins has spent most of his life in Houston, Texas. He has worked as a high school Latin teacher, IT training consultant, résumé writer, and music retail specialist. In 2012, the Green Party of Texas nominated him for US Senator. A Small Town for Its Size—his first novel—is also available from iUniverse.