Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 416 pages
Publisher: Angry Robot
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Matt Richter series
Source: Swapped through Paperbackswap.com
Rating: 4/5 stars
“The return of Matt Richter. Private Eye. Zombie.
MATT RICHTER’S GOING TO PIECES – LITERALLY.
You’ve got to keep your head to survive in the teeming undead city known as Nekropolis. It’s a pity crazed genius Victor Baron couldn’t manage that. Now everyone wants a piece of him.
Zombie detective Matt Richter and his glamorous she-vampire companion Devona are back on the case, with another wild and wonderful investigation.”
This was the second book in the Matt Richter series and was a good continuation of that series. I didn’t like this book quite as much as the first one but it was still entertaining.
The main story involves Matt losing his head (literally) and then being framed for a crime his body commits. Yes, it’s a storyline that could only happen to a zombie. There are many twists and turns to the story as Matt desperately tries to get things put together (his body and head) and figure out who is framing him.
The story seemed a bit lengthy for what happens and the way the story unfolds was kind of predictable. That being said I continue to enjoy all the quirky characters and the craziness that is the Nekropolis.
Overall I enjoyed this and would recommend to urban fantasy fans that like the bizarre and quirky with a dash of horror. I plan on reading the third (and final) book in the series, “Dark War”.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– Mount TBR Reading Challenge
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
– Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge
– Paranormal Reading Challenge