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Killing Pretty by Richard Kadrey

Killing Pretty

Part of the Sandman Slim Series
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A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.

Already the seventh volume in the blood and guts-strewn Sandman Slim series and Kadrey's imagination is still not running on empty as his high octane tales of the Los Angeles survivor from hell (literally) and his cohorts of inhuman fiends continue their battle with the heavens, demons, monsters, cosmic forces and hike between sky and Hades in their unceasing struggle. Someone has attempted to kill Death and Stark's services are called upon. Following a murky trail into the subterranean world of L.A., he is led to the one woman who outwitted Death. But is she friend or foe? Relentless, savage, witty and post modern, this technicolour fantasy series is an acquired taste but if you have an appetite for bad taste, healthy sarcasm and a tongue in cheek view of the balance between good and evil and all in between, it will delight. I chuckled all the way. ~ Maxim Jakubowski


Killing Pretty by Richard Kadrey

A smart, kick-arse Urban Fantasy from a new master of the genre. KILLING PRETTY is the seventh book in the fantastic Sandman Slim series. James Stark has met his share of demons and angels, on earth and beyond. Now, he's come face to face with the one entity few care to meet: Death. Someone has tried to kill Death - ripping the heart right out of him - or rather the body he's inhabiting. Death needs Sandman Slim's help: he believes anyone who can beat Lucifer and the old gods at their own game is the only one who can solve his murder. Stark follows a sordid trail deep into LA's subterranean world, from vampire-infested nightclubs to talent agencies specializing in mad ghosts, from Weimar Republic mystical societies to sleazy supernatural underground fight and sex clubs. Along the way he meets a mysterious girl -distinguished by a pair of graveyard eyes - as badass as Slim: she happens to be the only person who ever outwitted Death. But escaping her demise has had dire consequences for the rest of the world ...and a few others. For years, Slim has been fighting cosmic forces bent on destroying Heaven, Hell, and Earth. This time, the battle is right here on the gritty streets of the City of Angels, where a very clever, very ballsy killer lies in wait.


Praise for Sandman Slim:

'The best B movie I've read in at least twenty years. An addictively satisfying, deeply amusing, dirty-ass masterpiece, Sandman Slim swerves hell-bent through our culture's impacted gridlock of's like watching Sergio Leone and Clive Barker co-direct from a script by Jim Thompson and S. Clay Wilson.' William Gibson

'If Simon R. Green wrote an episode of Dog the Bounty Hunter, it would read much like Sandman Slim - violent, vivid, non-stop action of the supernatural kind. I couldn't put it down.' Charlaine Harris

About the Author

Richard Kadrey

Richard Kadrey has published five novels, including Sandman Slim, Butcher Bird and Metrophage, and more than fifty stories. He has been immortalized as an action figure, and his short story Goodbye Houston Street, Goodbye was nominated for a British Science Fiction Association Award. A freelance writer and photographer, he lives in San Francisco.

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20th July 2015


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HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


400 pages


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