Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland is witty, unique, and refreshing for the urban fantasy scene. Zombie books are a craze that Diana Rowland has contributed to in a way that is memorable.
Angle is a tough chick that also has a vulnerable side that is nicely revealed to the characters. This makes her like-able and relate-able. No one has experienced zombieism like Angel Crawford has.
Marcus Ivanov is a wonderful hero. Not only does he have huge contribution to Angel's existence, he generally cares for her. There is a lot more insight into the nature of their relationship, professional and personal.
The plot is well put together and keeps the reader excited to turn the page. There are not many slow parts between scenes of action. The type of zombie and the science that Rowland has created for this zombie disease is interesting and plausible.
Angel is still slowly adjusting to life as a zombie. Work at the Coroner's office keeps her busy, and she is enjoying where things are going with Marcus. But a murder at a nutritional science laboratory has Angel asking question, but no one else seems anything wrong. To add to the pressure, her criminal past is being brought to light and coming after her. The more she uncovers about the murders only brings more questions about who could be behind them and she fears where the answers will lead. She thinks the zombie hunters aren't gone. She needs to figure out who is behind the murders, because it is more than just her life at stake.
Angel is starting to settle into this whole “being a zombie” thing, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that’s right — the zombie mafia. Throw in a government conspiracy and a secret lab, and Angel’s going to need all of her brainpower — and maybe a brain smoothie as well — in order to get through it without falling apart.