Dead Streets / Tim Waggoner
“Fans of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, fans of noir detective stories and fans of the just plain weird, rejoice! … [Nekropolis] is the first novel of a three book series and if this lays the ground-work, we can be assured of a wild ride through the next two!”
– SF Revu, on Nekropolis
Meet Matt Richter. Private eye. Zombie.
His mean streets are the city of the dead, the shadowy realm known as Nekropolis. In book one of the series, Richter battled werewolves, vampire lords and gigantic silverfish!
That was nothing to the trouble waiting for him on Nekropolis’ Dead Streets…
In the same series: Nekropolis
File Under: Urban Fantasy [Zombie Detective] [Undead City] [Crime Overload] [Off With His Head!]
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More praise for Dead Streets
“This is a fun book, it’s enjoyable for the very idea of the city, further explored here to great effect.”
– Stanleyriiks’ blog
“As a reading experience, Dead Streets is like driving a hilly road through the country while someone gives you a Wet Willy in your ear. The ups and downs give your stomach that fluttering feeling of excitement. And despite how his spit and polished gruesome descriptions poked at your brains, you can’t stop giggling.”
– Spine Busters
“Waggoner has really constructed a memorably freakish world in Nekropolis, where shapeshifters, vampires, zombies, ghosts and monsters of all sorts coexist in a Darwinist state of constant chaos. Magic mixes with science, giving rise to mass-produced Frankenstein monsters, cyber-augmented vampires, werecreatures sporting the genespliced attributes of multiple species, haunted cars that run on pure hate, and Baron’s line of fleshtech conveniences. It’s weird, a little disturbing, and works all too well for the setting.”
– The Green Man Review
“The follow-up, Dead Streets, is just as entertaining as its predecessor.”
“The book ends with an amazing implication and definitely left me looking toward to the next one.”
– Schrodinger’s Stoat
4 March 2010
416pp A-format paperback
£7.99 UK $tbc Aus
ISBN 978-0-85766-045-9 (new edition – available soon)
416pp mass-market paperback
$7.99 US $8.99 CAN
Praise for More praise for book 1 in the series…
“A very enjoyable mystery—with vampires, zombies, and shifters—set in a noir kind of town. The characters are well developed, the dialogue is realistic, and the story is faced-paced. If you enjoy Simon R. Green’s Nightside series, you will thoroughly enjoy Tim Waggoner’s Nekropolis. One can only hope that Mr. Waggoner will write more books about Matthew and the Nekropolis. I, for one, will certainly be one of the first in line to buy them.”
“enough action and mystery to keep readers mesmerized and on their toes.”
– Bibliophile Stalker
“Described in vivid detail, the different creatures such as the genetically enhanced shapeshifters and gangs of cyberpunk vampires, and the incidents within the story have a decided ick factor to them… I recommend this book for any crime, mystery, fantasy or horror reader who wants a taste of something a little bit different.”
– Barbara Martin
“The setting is a lot like Simon Green’s Nightside series with mystery, dark humor, and horror. Though I found myself enjoying this novel even more. The story is darker, a bit more complex, with likeable characters. It’s fresh and fun; and I didn’t want it to end. Fantasy and horror fans, don’t miss this fantastic release.”
“Nekropolis is an engaging read that had plenty to recommend it to me. I like detective tales and Nekropolis has all the elements this and uses them effectively. There’s a mystery to be solved and every question is answered with another question, just the thing to keep me reading (which it did). I wanted to find out what happened next and… I kept reading as Richter is a great character to spend time with. You may not care what happens to a city full of monsters but you will care that Richter has to solve the case before his body falls to pieces on him… Nekropolis is a solid and enjoyable read… if you’re a fan of detectives or zombies then you’ll get something out of it too.”
– Graham’s Fantasy Book Reviews