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Dead Things
Dead Things | Stephen Blackmoore
Necromancer is such an ugly word, but it's a title Eric Carter is stuck with. He sees ghosts, talks to the dead. He's turned it into a lucrative career putting troublesome spirits to rest, sometimes taking on even more dangerous things. For a fee, of course. When he left LA fifteen years ago, he thought he'd never go back. Too many bad memories. Too many people trying to kill him. But now his sister's been brutally murdered and Carter wants to find out why. Was it the gangster looking to settle a score? The ghost of a mage he killed the night he left town? Maybe it's the patrion saint of violent death herself, Santa Muerte, who's taken an unusually keen interest in him. Carter's going to find out who did it, and he's going to make them pay. As long as they don't kill him first.
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Guiltyascyn
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The story is pretty so-so so far, but quotes like this really breathe life into the book.

Honestly, the best part so far has been the emotional reactions the main male character has been having. In a sea of stoic badasses, watching a male character get upset for legit reasons has been refreshing.

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DrJAdMerricksson
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**This book was purchased with my own money, with no expectations for a review.**

A fierce story with sharp, sarcastic teeth that sink into you and drag you screaming along, bound beyond the veil of life and death. It was a dose of refreshingly original urban fantasy with (*gasp*) no vampires, or were-beasties, sparkly or otherwise. I am very much looking forward to the next books, to see how Carter grows.

🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻 Highly recommended

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DrJAdMerricksson
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lunch between speaker panels. charleydrake's guarding my kindle #supernatural supernatural con 2016

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DrJAdMerricksson
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Reading Dead Things at the Supernatural 2016 SF Con

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TindraTieren
Dead Things | Stephen Blackmoore
Mehso-so

It is really interesting seeing necromancy not as a sexy thing to be sought out, but as something that really messes you up, especially if you can't turn it off.

I am really torn on this one; part of me wants to see the protagonist grow up some, but there were enough parts where I really didn't like him to not be sure if I want to keep hanging around him.

I mean, this is a really good book, but I'm not sure I want to keep coming back.

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KevinHearne
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Bookshelf Review #8: Most of the time when you think of necromancers you think of black-shrouded cackling types or giant red eyes on towers, but Eric Carter isn't like that. He sees dead people and it messes him up. One of my favorite urban fantasy series, y'all. Book 3 comes out next year and I can't wait.

PatMichaels I read this off your recommendation a few years ago. It was fantastic. 3y
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