Friday, September 27, 2013

Death Warmed Over: Dan Shamble Zombie P.I. by Kevin J Anderson

So I actually read half of the second book in the series before reading this one (oops!). Death Warmed Over introduces us to Dan Shamble- a Zombie P.I. He wasn't always a zombie. He was once alive until someone shot him in the head for getting too close to something. You meet his ghost girlfriend, Sheyanne (real name Anne but she was shy when she was alive so her stage name as a singer was Sheyanne). Also, their friend and co-worker Robin Deyer- a lawyer with lots of smarts. Together they all make up Chambeaux and Deyer business (P.I and lawyer and Sheyenne as the receptionist plus a ton of other jobs.) There is also McGoo- a human cop who also happens to be Dan's BHF- Best Human Friend. So how did all this happen? A book was brought to life by a virgins blood and some planets alined and BOOM! The Big Uneasy happened. Now all unnatural and natural beings live together. I think it's awesome and fun. Dan's sense of humor is great and there are some great cases he works on. We meet vampires, werewolves, goblins, zombies, evil humans who have a vendetta and more.
Death Warmed Over focuses on the beginning. Solving cases- mostly who killed Dan and Sheyenne. Which happens to be the bad guy who sells a unnatural cosmetic line and someone who turns into a zombie at the end after being electrocuted. Ironic, no?

I highly recommend this series if you like: zombies, humor, mysteries, and are looking for something fun to read.

5 out of 5 stars!