Friday, March 24, 2017

Slimy Underbelly


Today's post is on Slimy Underbelly by Kevin J Anderson. It is the fourth in his Dan Shamble, P.I. series. It is 304 pages long and is published by Kensington. The cover is dark blue with Dan in the center and tentacles coming up behind him. The intended reader is someone who has read the previous three novels, likes over-the-top humor, and quick reads. There is mild foul language, no sex, and comedy violence in this novel. The story is told from first person close of the main character. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From back of the book-There's something fishy going on in the Unnatural Quarter. Bodies are floating face-down, the plumbing is backing up, and something smells rotten—even to a zombie detective like Dan Shamble. Diving into the slimy underbelly of a diabolical plot, Dan comes face-to-tentacles with an amphibious villain named Ah'Chulhu (to which the usual response is "Gesundheit!"). With his snap-happy gang of gator-guys—former pets flushed down the toilet—Ah'Chulhu wreaks havoc beneath the streets. While feuding weather wizards kick up storms and a gang of thieving lawn gnomes continues their reign of terror, Dan Shamble is running out of time—before the whole stinking city goes down the drain.…

Review- Another funny Dan Shamble story.  This time we are really getting into classic horror with some other bits added in. I have had fun all this novels and this one is no different. The puns is are good in this one but I like puns. All the cases that Dan is working in this book are just over-the-top. We get stolen voices, lawn gnomes on the run, and weather wizards fighting to win the vote. The writing is fun and Dan is a really fun character to follow around this Unnatural Quarter. I hope this is not the last Dan Shamble but I think it is. If that is the case then this one is a good one to go out with.

I give this volume a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this book with my own money.