Reviewed by -- Lake
Book Review of -- Unnatural Acts (Dan Shamble, Zombie PI Book 2) by Kevin J. Anderson
My overall star rating --- 5
About the book:
To Be Dead Or Not To Be Dead
In the Unnatural Quarter, golems slave away in sweatshops, necromancers sell black-market trinkets to tourists, and the dead rise up--to work the night shift. But zombie detective Dan Shamble is no ordinary working stiff. When a local senator and his goons picket a ghostly production of Shakespeare in the Dark--condemning the troupe's "unnatural" lifestyles--Dan smells something rotten. And if something smells rotten to a zombie, you're in serious trouble. . .
Before his way of life, her, death, is destroyed, Dan wants answers. Along the way he needs to provide security for a mummified madame, defend a mixed-race couple (he's a vampire, she's a werewolf) from housing discrimination, and save his favorite watering hole, the Goblin Tavern, from drying up. Throw in a hairy hitman, a necro-maniac, and a bank robber who walks through walls, and Dan Shamble's plate is full. Maybe this time, the zombie detective has bitten off more than he can chew. . .
Book creation ratings:
Overall total -- 30 out of a possible 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with: 1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*
The review --
A Zombie PI book, how do you beat that? You can't. I love the fact that the cases are cool. The un-dead have lives too. There are good and also scumbags among the non-living as well as living. The humor is THICK and AWESOME! Awesome Voice to do the audible version. This is book 2, don't forget to read book 1 (Death warmed over). Includes 4 novels and a few short stories. Can't wait to read/listen to all of them. DON'T MISS OUT!
Genre -- possibly urban fantasy/paranormal
Age recommendations -- 18 plus
Sex content rating -- mild, hardly any.
Violence rating -- moderate
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