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Undead As A Doornail By William F Aicher Book Information
Title: Undead As A Doornail
Author: William F Aicher
Genre: Vampires | Murder Mystery | Books Set In Paris | Suspense & Thrillers
ISBN: 1089408544 or 9781089408543
I would like to thank William F Aicher for sending me a free copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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Undead As A Doornail by William F Aicher Summary
Phoenix Bones is a little bit of a boozer who does animal control during the day–hello, cute raccoons and sissy guys–and monster-hunting at night. That’s right, you heard me correctly: monster-hunting…well maybe monster-killing, too. Parasitic fairies: smooshed. Vampires: exploded all over. Pop!
Phoenix is an enigma: his twin sister disappeared in youth, and he possesses an odd, immortal quality. While you can stab Phoenix through the heart to off him, eventually he comes back to life. That’s truly my worst kind of ex-boyfriend. More so, though, I wonder: Will whiskey have these effects on me?! *Glass clinks in the background.*
When Phoenix temporarily dies, he crosses over into another realm and can pretty much travel the world. He sounds like my fucking soulmate, right? Aicher came at me aggressively with this plot, clearly.
With the disappearance of a young girl, Phoenix lands in the catacombs of Paris in a vampire bloodbath to solve the mystery. His accidental sidekick, possessing drugs that my cat Sukha loves after a tooth extraction, joins him to find even more missing women.
Of course with vampires, there comes attraction, drugs, sex, and death. Lots of death. And barfing.
Can Phoenix solve the case without adding fangs to his immortality?
Undead As A Doornail Review
Aicher has yet to disappoint me. And thanks a lot: Now I have a new favorite indie series in my queue. Know that Phoenix Bones: International Monster Hunter will not be a just vamp series. The next book promises werewolves. Something tells me they aren’t like Jacob either…
I always dare to compare authors to related books knowing that they might cringe. But, I do it anyway cuz I am from New England and we are direct like that…
Undead As A Doornail is a mix of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse and Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series. You see a little world-building paired with memorable characters. You are drawn into the thrilling but not literature-dense plot: More than junk food but still a satisfying, quick read. I f’ing love it!
Undead As A Doornail is a tad grotesque, and Phoenix, man, you have a stomach like me. Weak as shit. I love his rough edges.
Even more appealing, you know that I appreciate a good book set abroad. Bones tries to eat his way through Paris and even heads to Bulgaria for some castle-spying. I feel the mood and destinations.
Not-in-your-face romance greets readers, but mostly you’ll fly right through the novel wondering how this will all end. And trust me, the story ends with a BOOM.
Hilarious, witty, and light, Undead As A Doornail will leave you laughing, gagging, and hoping for a new HBO series. I cannot wait for Book Two.
More About The Author, William F Aicher
William F Aicher is an independent author who not only champions and helps the indie author community but also self-publishes a diverse range of novels for adults. His titles are a mix of philosophical sci-fi and thrillers ranging from monsters to a look into the future.
Aicher has degrees from the University of Wisconsin in journalism and philosophy. Follow along with William F Aicher.
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