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In Mario Acevedo's follow-up to his delightfully irreverent 2006 debut, The Nymphos of Rocky Flats, undead private detective Felix Gomez is faced with his wildest -- and deadliest -- case to date: solving the brutal murder of a renowned porn star with more than a few enemies.
A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Gomez went to the Middle East a soldier and came back a vampire. Now he's working as a private investigator and using his newfound abilities (reading people's auras, hypnotism, superhuman strength, etc.) to aid him with his cases. Based in Denver, Gomez is shocked by a visit from an erotic film actress named Katz Meow, who lives and works almost 1,000 miles away in the San Fernando Valley. Referred to Gomez through a mysterious acquaintance, Meow offers the Chicano P.I. $100,000 to help solve the murder of her best friend and partner, Roxy Bronze (the star of the infamous Super-Vixen Skank Fest, Volume Eight). With a laundry list of potential suspects -- a sleazy porn producer, a spurned ex-husband, an unscrupulous councilwoman, and a shady televangelist, to name a few -- Gomez accepts the lucrative case and travels to the West Coast, where he slowly begins making inroads: that is, until he crosses paths with a highly territorial SoCal vampire clan…
For fans of genre-blending sagas -- like Jim Butcher's Dresden Files, Charlie Huston's Joe Pitt novels, and Simon R. Green's Nightside sequence -- who enjoy the mélange of mystery and fantasy, Acevedo's novels are an absolute must-read. Equal parts Raymond Chandler, Anne Rice, and Hugh Hefner, these laugh-out-loud-funny, darkly absurdist, and downright addictive novels will makes a fan out of anyone who reads them. The titles say it all… Paul Goat Allen