Zombie CSU:: The Forensic Science of the Living Dead

Zombie CSU:: The Forensic Science of the Living Dead

by Jonathan Maberry
Zombie CSU:: The Forensic Science of the Living Dead

Zombie CSU:: The Forensic Science of the Living Dead

by Jonathan Maberry


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In the tradition of bestsellers World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide, an irresistible, tongue-in-cheek guide to the forensic science of the walking dead.

Since Night of the Living Dead, zombies have been a frightening fixture on the pop culture landscape, lumbering after hapless humans, slurping up brains and veins and whatever warm, fleshy matter they can clench in their rotting limbs. But what if they were real? What would happen if, tomorrow, corpses across the nation began springing up out of their graves and terrorizing the living? Employing hard science and solid police work—not to mention jaw-dropping (literally!) humor—Zombie CSU is the only guide available to staying alive and avoiding the undead. At last readers can:
  • Investigate zombie crime scenes, collecting and analyzing evidence of zombie attacks
  • Examine the psychology of the zombie and develop a perp profile
  • Observe medical science pros as they probe felled zombies for forensic clues
  • Devise a zombie apocalypse survival scorecard and more!
  • Complete with lists of must-see zombie flicks from around the globe and tons of tips for kicking undead butt, Zombie CSU features hundreds of interviews with real zombie experts, forensics experts, detectives, filmmakers, and more.

  • "An indispensable tool for anyone tackling a festering corpse onslaught."

    "Candid, eye-opening, cutting-edge, startling."
    —Rue Morgue

    "Great fun...There are plenty of surprises in store for the reader and more than a few chills.."

    "Forewarned is forearmed. Buy it now before reanimated corpses come knocking on your door."
    —Mysteries Magazine

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780806541402
    Publisher: Kensington
    Publication date: 06/29/2021
    Pages: 416
    Sales rank: 493,830
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.20(d)

    About the Author

    About The Author
    Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling and five-time Bram Stoker Award–winning horror and thriller author, editor, comic book writer, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator, and writing teacher/lecturer. He was named one of the Today's Top Ten Horror Writers by Horror Novel Reviews. His award-winning young adult novel Rot & Ruin is an American Library Association top pick. His novels Extinction Machine and V-Wars are in development for TV, and Rot & Ruin is being developed for film. His books have been published in more than two dozen countries. He lives in Southern California. Readers are invited to visit him on Facebook and at jonathanmaberry.com.

    Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments ix

    Introduction 1

    Reading This Book 7

    But First a Word About Zombies 9

    1 The Murder Book: Investigating an Alleged Zombie Attack 27

    2 The Crime Scene Unit: Collecting the Evidence After a Zombie Attack 68

    3 On the Slab: Medical Science Examines the Living Dead 119

    4 The Predator Compulsion: Zombie Forensic Psychology 191

    5 Drop Dead: Police, Military, and Civilian Tactics for Destroying Zombies 214

    6 Spirits of the Dead: The Spiritual and Philosophical Implications of the Walking Dead 241

    7 Law of the Dead: Legal Ramifications of a Zombie Plague 258

    8 Dead Aim: The Zombie Fighter's Arsenal 281

    9 Zombie Self-Defense: A Guide to Kicking Undead Ass 298

    10 Live Feed: Reporting the Apocalypse 312

    11 To Die For: The Rise of Zombie Pop Culture 331

    12 Closing Arguments 372


    A Zombie Apocalypse Survival Scorecard 376

    B Artist Index 390

    C Answers to Gregg Winkler's Decaying Zombie Quiz 401

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