Abracadaver

Abracadaver

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Price
$7.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780756409784
  • 336  Pages
  • DAW
  • Adult

Overview

R.I.P. = Reanimated, Infernal, and Pretty damn dangerous 

Struggling actress Esther Diamond, whose year got off to a rough start (what with incarceration, unemployment, and mystical death curses), finally catches a break when she lands an acting job.

She’s hired to reprise her guest role as prostitute Jilly C-Note on The Dirty Thirty, a TV crime drama about depravity and corruption in the New York Police Department. Esther’s ex-sometime boyfriend, NYPD’s Detective Connor Lopez, hates that show with undying passion — especially after Esther convinces her narcissistic co-star to shadow Lopez on the job, in order to add verisimilitude to his performance as a morally bankrupt cop.

But Esther’s fellow thespian is her best bet for keeping an eye on Lopez 24/7—and, more to the point, on Lopez’s new partner, Detective Quinn. Esther and her friend Max, a 350-year-old mage whose day job is protecting the city from Evil, suspect Quinn of being involved in the latest mystical mayhem to menace Manhattan…

Corpses suddenly aren’t staying quite as dead as they should.

While Max and Esther try to determine what Quinn’s role is in the supernatural reanimation of the deceased downtown, a dangerous foe with deadly intent changes everyone’s dinner plans one cold winter night…

Praise

“Esther’s books are always a mix of humor, scary paranormal adventures, a wacky group of supporting cast and an intense mystery to solve. I can’t wait to see what happens to Esther after the holidays.” - News and Sentinel (for Misfortune Cookie)

“It’s a fun, frequently goofy, holiday story with more than a touch of satire and just the right edge of supernatural horror to keep things exciting.” - Locus (for Misfortune Cookie

“[Resnick] spins a witty, fast-paced mystery around her convincingly self-absorbed chorus-girl heroine. Sexy interludes raise the tension between Lopez and Esther as she juggles magical assailants, her perennially distracted agent, her meddling mother, and wiseguys both friendly and threatening in a well-crafted, rollicking mystery.” - Publishers Weekly (for series)  

 “You have got to love Esther. She is such a fun character to read about. I always enjoy a good laugh and action at the same time, and Ms. Resnick always delivers.” - Night Owl Reviews (for series)

“This is one of my all-time favorite urban fantasy series, and I highly recommend it to any fan of the genre. Light-hearted, zany, suspenseful, surprising, and romantic.” - Sci Fi Chick (for series)
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