Book Review: Dead Streets by Tim Waggoner
I have a soft spot for pulp fiction noir styled detective novels so when I was given the choice of books to review I was always going to opt for the story of an Undead Detective who works the monster crowded streets of Nekropolis.
Matt Richter the Zombie Private Eye (un)lives in an alternate-reality city populated by monsters of every fictional contrivance possessed cars , were-whatevers, vampires ( which thankfully never sparkle ) and plenty Elder and Dark Gods. Nekropolis technologyÂ ranges from the conventional to reanimated body parts sewn together to create devices like mobile phones ,surgical operating tablesÂ or door entry speakers. WhilstÂ there is nothing new in this book when it comes to a genre and the plotÂ plods along like its undead protagonist, it is not until the end of the first act that you realise the story has an inevitability which willÂ keep you reading just to stay ahead of that plot Zombie. Sure your going to work out theÂ whom the villianÂ is but thats not going to stop you getting to the end of the book. Like all good pulp fiction your not in this to be invested in the characters your in it because the whole world feels, bloody gritty.
Dead Streets is like a lot of other books on my shelf in that it is the soul food of my reading. It isÂ the book equivalent of ‘mac n cheese’ and it is the sort of book your pack to read on the train then lend to a friend  .
Thanks for reading
Dead Streets by Tim Waggoner is available online and through Angry Robot Books
 don’t do that though because loaning books is copyright theft! 
 yes I have a sense of humour , who knew ?
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