Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book and the audio drama in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.
If I haven’t already told you, I am a newbie die hard zombie fan. Hubby got me hooked on The Walking Dead television show a few months back and we watched seasons 1 and 2 in a matter of weeks and then finally was able to catch season 3 (which we watched in a matter of days!)
Now I am withdrawing until season 4 starts in October, but in the mean time, I am fulfilling my need by reading zombie books such as this…
When several of the city’s most respected citizens are inexplicably killed by what appear to be zombies, all Detective Terry Lane has to go on is a blue-gray glove, a Haitian pharmacy bill for some very unusual drugs and a death threat from a mysterious stranger.
Matters are soon complicated when a beautiful nightclub singer shows up who claims to have information that could solve the case, but whose motives are plainly suspect. Against his better judgement, Terry investigates her lead only to find himself sealed in a coffin en route to the next zombie murder – his own.
I’m not sure if I didn’t pay attention when I asked to review this or if I wasn’t clearly understanding or what exactly, but needless to say, when I received the package in the mail – I had no clue what it was for.
The title of the book was ringing a bell, but the look of everything felt so old that I wasn’t sure what was going on.
I mean, first of all, look at the cover. Does that not look old fashioned to you? And the feel of the book? The pages are jagged rather than straight. It was quite the odd predicament I found myself in.
Until I read the forward.
In the 1930s and 1940s, readers read pulp fiction – rough cut, pulpwood paper that held stories. Pulp fiction authors were considered no-holds barred entertainers and real storytellers that were interested in thrilling plot twists, horrific villains or white knuckle adventure.
It made total sense that I was being provided a little piece of history when holding and reading Dead Men Kill.
It was a short read – literally a matter of a few hours over two nights. (It didn’t help that I found it to be quite a page turner.)
I loved the story. It wasn’t your typically zombie story and it held thrill and excitement and mystery. I was actually excited as it neared revealing everything that I was able to piece the puzzle together (at the last minute but still!)
I highly enjoyed this and will be getting hubby to read this because I truly think he would enjoy this. I’m not sure there is anyone that wouldn’t enjoy it. It isn’t gross or gore-ish, but is a great, easy read.
About the Author:
With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 230 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and ’40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.
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Dead Men Kill is also available as an audio dramas.
The audio dramas are created using three-dimensional sound and a full Hollywood cast of actors. Like Old Time Radio on steroids! They often get used together when working with youth as they are very engaging and help increase comprehension if they read and listen at the same time.
I was provided a little “behind the scenes” of making an audio drama:
Have you ever seen an audio drama before? Which one?