Dead Mann Walking

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Dead Mann Walking

A Hessius Mann Novel, #1

Hessius Mann is a former cop turned detective, but his story has an unusual twist. He was a cop found guilty of his wife's murder, executed, then it was discovered evidence in his trial had been suppressed, so Hessius Mann was brought back, as a zombie. The lucky zombies are a little slower, have slight memory problems, and very rarely go feral.

Hessius is approached by a client to track down a zombie who has just inherited a large amount of money. Plus somebody is chopping up zombies but keeping their heads. Hessius is determined to solve both of these cases, but when dealing with "LBs" or Live Bodies, a zombie could end up dead more than once.

"Dead Mann Walking" by Stefan Petrucha is an original twist on the zombie story. It looks at zombies from their viewpoint as a second class citizen, with an intriguing plot filled with humor, suspense, and a little bit of romance, and characters that are compelling and interesting. I am a huge fan of paranormal literature, and this would be a series I would eagerly enjoy. Fans of zombie fiction will consider this a must read.

Book Blurb for Dead Mann Walking

After Hessius Mann was convicted of his wife's murder, suppressed evidence came to light and the verdict was overturned-too bad he was already executed. But thanks to the miracles of modern science Hessius was brought back to life. Sort of.

Now that he's joined the ranks of Fort Hammer's pulse-challenged population, Hessius attempts to make a "living" as a private investigator. But when a missing persons case leads to a few zombies cut to pieces, Hessius starts thinking that someone's giving him the run-around-and it's not like he's in any condition to make a quick getaway...

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2011 5.00