Dead Mann Running: A Hessius Mann Novel by Stefan PetruchaDead Mann Running: A Hessius Mann Novel by Stefan Petrucha

Dead Mann Running: A Hessius Mann Novel

byStefan Petrucha

Mass Market Paperback | September 4, 2012

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Just because a bullet has your name on it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t duck…

Either I’m stubborn, or it’s rigor mortis, but being dead didn’t stop me from being a detective or finding my wife’s killer. But it’s tough out there for a zombie, and lately it’s been getting tougher. These days the life-challenged have to register and take monthly tests to prove our emotional stability. See, if my kind gets too low, we go feral. I’ve been feeling a little down lately myself…

So when a severed arm—yeah, just the arm—leaves a mysterious briefcase at my office, my assistant, Misty, thinks figuring out where it came from will keep me on track. But this case goes deeper and darker than I imagined, and my imagination gets pretty dark. Turns out the people after it know more about my past life than I can remember, and even more about what I’ve become.
A lifetime fan of comic books, science fiction, and horror, Stefan Petrucha developed a love for all sorts of literary work in high school and college, eventually learning that the very best fiction always brings you back to reality, so really, there's no way out. At times he has been a tech writer, an educational writer, a public rela...
Title:Dead Mann Running: A Hessius Mann NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 6.75 × 4.17 × 0.94 inPublished:September 4, 2012Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0451464745

ISBN - 13:9780451464743

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Editorial Reviews

“Fast-paced zombie noir with a melancholy bite, a sure antidote for the blandness of traditional zombie fare.”—David Wellington, author of Monster Island: A Zombie Novel “Petrucha successfully portrays the walking dead as more than mindless, flesh-eating killing machines, thanks to careful details of zombie life, culture, and slang.”—Publishers Weekly “With a zombie noir feel to the tale, readers will enjoy the escapades of Hess, private investigator.”—Alternative Worlds “My old writing partner has brought the same magic to Dead Mann Walking that he injected into his run on the X-Files comics. A smashing good read.” —Charlie Adlard, artist The Walking Dead