Practical Demonkeeping Author:Christopher Moore The citizens of Pine Cove, a quaint California tourist town, gather at Augustus Brine's general store one morning to discuss why all the dogs were howling the night before. They are joined by a strange little Arab who says he is the King of the Djinns and seems to know what the commotion portends. — Meanwhile, out on the highway, young Travis O'... more »Hearn is heading into Pine Cove, sure that he has at last located the person with the incantaion he needs to rid himself of his eternal problem, Catch the demon- who has been his constant companion for the last seventy years. Catch, however, is perfectly happy with the manner in which he is being kept, and is sure that he can outmaneuver Travis. Since only Traavis can see him, unless he is in "eating mode", Catch's confidence is not misplaced. Of course,he has no idea that his immortal enemy the Djinn is in Pine Cove waiting for him. Or that the wizened Arab has selected wise Gus Brine to be his demon hunter.
Several townsfolk join in the hunt-a restaurant owner, a photographer, his wife (who is falling in love with Travis), an inept police officer. There might have been others but Catch has been satisfying his hunger rather indiscrimately and ...« less