Dead Men's Boots
By Mike Carey
(Orbit, Mass Market Paperback, 9780446618724, 544pp.)
Publication Date: July 27, 2010
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You might think that helping a friend's widow to stop a lawyer from stealing her husband's corpse would be the strangest thing on your To Do list. But life is rarely that simple for Felix Castor.
A brutal murder in King's Cross bears all the hallmarks of a long-dead American serial killer, and it takes more good sense than Castor possesses not to get involved. He's also fighting a legal battle over the body - if not the soul - of his possessed friend, Rafi, and can't shake the feeling that his three problems might be related.
With the help of the succubus Juliet and paranoid zombie data-fence Nicky Heath, Castor just might have a chance of fitting the pieces together before someone drops him down a lift shaft or rips his throat out.
Or not. . .
M. J. Carey is a pseudonym.
"Carey transcends his comic roots in this quirky, dark and imaginative tale that compels readers to keep turning pages long after they should have gotten to sleep."—Kirkus on THE DEVIL YOU KNOW (starred review)
"Ingeniously multilayered. Castor's wisecracking cleverness in the face of weird nemeses makes him the perfect hardboiled hero for a new supernatural noir series."—Publishers Weekly on THE DEVIL YOU KNOW (starred review)