Bring Me Flesh, I'll Bring Hell (Paperback)

A Horror Novel (Vitus Adamson Series)

By Martin Rose

Talos, 9781940456096, 232pp.

Publication Date: October 28, 2014

List Price: 15.99*
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Description

Vitus Adamson is falling apart. As a pre-deceased private investigator, he takes the prescription Atroxipine hourly to keep his undead body upright and functioning. Whenever he is injured, he seeks Niko, a bombshell mortician with bedroom eyes and a way with corpses, to piece him back together. Decomposition, however, is the least of his worries when two clients posing his most dangerous job yet appear at his door looking for their lost son.

Vitus is horrified to discover the photo of the couple's missing son is a picture-perfect reproduction of his long dead son. This leads him to question the events of his tormented past; he must face the possibility that the wife and child he believed he murdered ten years ago in a zombie-fugue have somehow survived . . . or is it just wishful thinking designed to pull him into an elaborate trap?

Unfolding like a classic film noir mixed with elements of a B-movie, Bring Me Flesh, I'll Bring Hell is an imaginative spin on the hard-boiled detective genre and a new twist on the zombie novel. In Vitus Adamson, you will find a protagonist you can care about and invest in as he takes you through his emotional journey of betrayal and quest for redemption.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.


About the Author

Martin Rose writes a range of fiction from the fantastic to the macabre. Recent short work appears in anthologies such as Urban Green Man and Handsome Devil. More details are available at martinrose.org. He resides in New Jersey.


Praise For Bring Me Flesh, I'll Bring Hell: A Horror Novel (Vitus Adamson Series)

"Bring Me Flesh, I'll Bring Hell is the shot in the arm that the zombie genre needs! It's Dashiell Hammett meets Max Brooks, and James Ellroy meets John Hornor Jacobs—with just a touch of Cast a Deadly Spell thrown in for good measure. Vitus Adamson shambles on the scene as an undead Sam Spade of the very best sort. I think he can safely expect to 'live' in the annals of genre fiction for many years to come." —Scott Kenemore, bestselling author of Zombie, Ohio and The Grand Hotel

"It's hard to make a zombie novel stick these days. Harder still when it's a 'zombie detective' novel. Martin Rose nails it, however, with quick wit, razor-sharp Noir sensibilities and tight prose. Highly recommended!" — Kevin Lucia, author of Thing Slip Through and Devourer of Souls

"A spectacular debut! With Bring Me Flesh, I'll Bring Hell, Martin Rose announces his entry on the zombie playing field with absolute authority. Part Chandler, part Romero, but all Rose, this book is what zombie fans have been waiting for. I loved it!" —Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award–winning author of Dog Days and Plague of the Undead

"Bring Me Flesh, I'll Bring Hell is the shot in the arm that the zombie genre needs! It's Dashiell Hammett meets Max Brooks, and James Ellroy meets John Hornor Jacobs—with just a touch of Cast a Deadly Spell thrown in for good measure. Vitus Adamson shambles on the scene as an undead Sam Spade of the very best sort. I think he can safely expect to 'live' in the annals of genre fiction for many years to come." —Scott Kenemore, bestselling author of Zombie, Ohio and The Grand Hotel

"It's hard to make a zombie novel stick these days. Harder still when it's a 'zombie detective' novel. Martin Rose nails it, however, with quick wit, razor-sharp Noir sensibilities and tight prose. Highly recommended!" — Kevin Lucia, author of Thing Slip Through and Devourer of Souls

"A spectacular debut! With Bring Me Flesh, I'll Bring Hell, Martin Rose announces his entry on the zombie playing field with absolute authority. Part Chandler, part Romero, but all Rose, this book is what zombie fans have been waiting for. I loved it!" —Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award–winning author of Dog Days and Plague of the Undead