Photo 19 Oct 14 notes Already Dead
by Charlie Huston

Manhattan is teeming with the undead, the island divided into  often-warring vampire clans such as the Society, the Hood and the  Enclave. The most powerful is the Coalition, whose goal is to protect  its members from public scrutiny and persecution. Rogue PI Joe Pitt (aka  Simon), who like all vampires is infected with a virus that requires  him to drink blood regularly, is hired by Marilee Horde, a prominent New  York socialite, to locate her runaway teenage daughter, Amanda, who may  be slumming with homeless goth kids in the East Village. Meanwhile, a  “carrier” is on the loose, infecting its victims with a bacterium that  turns them into brain-eating zombies. The Coalition wants Pitt to find  and destroy the carrier, since the carnage the zombies are causing  brings unwanted attention to the undead community. Huston has fun  playing with the conventions of the genre, creating his own hip update  that will appeal to fans of Quentin Tarantino and Buffy the Vampire Slayer alike. (Dec.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. - from Amazon.com

Mixes hardboiled detective fiction with the vampire mythos, not so much horror as dark fantasy because of the vampire tropes.

Already Dead

by Charlie Huston

Manhattan is teeming with the undead, the island divided into often-warring vampire clans such as the Society, the Hood and the Enclave. The most powerful is the Coalition, whose goal is to protect its members from public scrutiny and persecution. Rogue PI Joe Pitt (aka Simon), who like all vampires is infected with a virus that requires him to drink blood regularly, is hired by Marilee Horde, a prominent New York socialite, to locate her runaway teenage daughter, Amanda, who may be slumming with homeless goth kids in the East Village. Meanwhile, a “carrier” is on the loose, infecting its victims with a bacterium that turns them into brain-eating zombies. The Coalition wants Pitt to find and destroy the carrier, since the carnage the zombies are causing brings unwanted attention to the undead community. Huston has fun playing with the conventions of the genre, creating his own hip update that will appeal to fans of Quentin Tarantino and Buffy the Vampire Slayer alike. (Dec.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. - from Amazon.com

Mixes hardboiled detective fiction with the vampire mythos, not so much horror as dark fantasy because of the vampire tropes.

  1. fairytalecreatures reblogged this from horrorfictionreader and added:
    such a goddamn good book. i haven’t read a book i like this much in a while.
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