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DEATH WARMED OVER
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Anderson’s worldbuilding skills shine through in his latest series, Dan Shamble, P.I. With this first book readers are introduced to a contemporary world where paranormal creatures live and work alongside regular humans. The pacing may be slow at times but, because the narrator is a zombie slowed down by his condition, it works. Readers looking for a mix of humor, romance and good old-fashioned detective work will be delighted by this offering.
Thanks to a rare concurrence of events dubbed “The Big Uneasy,” death isn’t an ending but a second chance at life for “unnaturals” like private investigator Dan Shamble. Together with his human partner, ghostly girlfriend and a politically incorrect cop, Dan’s determined to find out who killed him. Whether he’s trailing a suspect or reassuring a nervous vampire, Dan doesn’t let his condition get in his way, as he goes above and beyond the call of duty to protect and serve his unnatural clients. (KENSINGTON, Sep., 304 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed By: Karen Sweeny-Justice
Published: September 2012