Dead Men's Boots

By Mike Carey (Mass Market, 2010)
You might think that helping a friend's widow to stop a lawyer from stealing her husband's corpse would be the strangest thing on your To Do list. But life is rarely that simple for Felix Castor.



A brutal murder in King's Cross bears all the hallmarks of a long-dead American serial killer, and it takes more good sense than Castor possesses not to get involved. He's also fighting a legal battle over the body - if not the soul - of his possessed friend, Rafi, and can't shake the feeling that his three problems might be related.



With the help of the succubus Juliet and paranoid zombie data-fence Nicky Heath, Castor just might have a chance of fitting the pieces together before someone drops him down a lift shaft or rips his throat out.



Or not. . .
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $7.99 US

    • ISBN-13: 9780446618724

    • On Sale Date: 08/01/2010

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Mass Market, Electronic Book

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You might think that helping a friend's widow to stop a lawyer from stealing her husband's corpse would be the strangest thing on your To Do list. But life is rarely that simple for Felix Castor.



A brutal murder in King's Cross bears all the hallmarks of a long-dead American serial killer, and it takes more good sense than Castor possesses not to get involved. He's also fighting a legal battle over the body - if not the soul - of his possessed friend, Rafi, and can't shake the feeling that his three problems might be related.



With the help of the succubus Juliet and paranoid zombie data-fence Nicky Heath, Castor just might have a chance of fitting the pieces together before someone drops him down a lift shaft or rips his throat out.



Or not. . .

M. J. Carey is a pseudonym.
  • "This new outing won't disappoint. Carey's prose leaves the reader breathless, but that's the kind of ride he usually provides. His 3-D extravaganza engages all the senses, then deftly holds the punch line until dead last...Readers seeking a leisurely summer read won't find it in this irresistible tale, which will have them staying up much too late for the pleasure of "just one more chapter" before dousing the lights." (Kirkus Review on Dead Men's Boots).

  • "The Felix Castor novels are splashed with color and texture, their characters are larger than life (or death), and the stories are, well . . . out of this world. Castor is a remarkably believable character... A wholly engaging blend of the detective and fantasy genres." (Booklist on Dead Men's Boots).

  • "Carey transcends his comic roots in this quirky, dark and imaginative tale that compels readers to keep turning pages long after they should have gotten to sleep." (Kirkus on THE DEVIL YOU KNOW (starred review)).

  • "Ingeniously multilayered. Castor's wisecracking cleverness in the face of weird nemeses makes him the perfect hardboiled hero for a new supernatural noir series." (Publishers Weekly on THE DEVIL YOU KNOW (starred review)).

  • "It's Carey's knack for detail that draws you into this wicked world, and it becomes a feast for the senses."

  • "A darkly droll take on the circumstances of his world, which is just as familiar, intricate, and morally tangled as our own. B+"

  • "An imaginative spin on the hard-boiled detective...Devil mixes horror and humor in a way that spells good omens for future Castor novels."

  • "A treat for fans of supernatural fiction, and of private-eye yarns. Genre-bending at its best." (Bookslist (starred review)).

  • "Carey juggles characters and bits and pieces of plot like a man with a thousand arms, catching each word and positioning it in exactly the right place in this deftly crafted, can't-turn-the-page-fast-enough read."

      (Kirkus (starred review)).

  • A hugely entertaining read. Smart dialogue, good pacing and offbeat characters keep the pages turning." (Romantic Times Magazine).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

  • (Library Journal).

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Dead Men's Boots
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $7.99 US
  • Pages: 544
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780446618724
  • On Sale Date: 08/01/2010
Dead Men's Boots