Gil's All Fright Diner is by A. Lee Martinez. An amazingly creepy and humorous first novel. Out in the middle of the desert is the small town of Rockwood where supernatural happenings are not unusual. In Rockwood sits Gil's Diner, currently owned by Loretta because Gil has mysteriously disappeared. Gil's has a serious zombie problem that keeps business away. Loretta's fortunes begin to change when Earl (a vampire) and his buddy Duke (a werewolf) arrive and agree to help her out. This story has everything, as the back cover so cleverly puts it, from "undead cattle, an amorous ghost, a jail bait sorceress, and the terrifying occult power of pig Latin." A must read for horror lovers with a sense of humor.
Ratings: 10th grade - 10 out of 10 - P (profanity) - V (violence) - AC (mature thematic content) - S (non-graphic sexual content).