Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday- January 28, 2009

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Jailbail Zombie
by Mario Acevedo
Publication Release Date: February 24, 2009

From Barnes and Noble:

Felix Gomez, vampire PI, tackles his gritty fourth adventure (after 2008's The Undead Kama Sutra), a blend of hard-boiled noir and contemporary horror. This time around, Felix is sent by his bosses at the Araneum, a "worldwide network of vampires," to destroy a nest of zombies outside of Denver and put their creator out of business. On the zombies' trail, Felix meets Phaedra Nardoni, the 16-year-old responsible for his hallucinatory flashbacks to his days as a soldier in Iraq. Phaedra, who is dying of Huntington's chorea, threatens Felix with more hallucinations unless he turns her into a vampire. Felix's moral dilemma is cut short when the zombie reanimator captures him and explains his plans for world domination and "zombies in space." Fans of splattery Hollywood-style horror will have fun with this tale of violence and mayhem.

1 comment:

  1. Since you enjoyed Acevedo's book, you might enjoy the post he wrote about blending the horror and mystery genres. He was among the guest posters on The Baltimore Sun's Read Street blog during the most recent Bouchercon conference. Here's the link: