by Nikki Hopeman
“Dexter meets Deadite in Nikki Hopeman’s HABEAS CORPSE — and what a treat this novel is. It’s rare that a debut novel can reignite a subgenre, but Nikki Hopeman’s book just might be the most clever zombie story to hit the shelves in quite some time. Hopeman writes a book with brains, in every way: fun and funny, gory and glorious, this witty tale of an undead ‘Riser’ who bends his unique talents toward investigating crime has single-handedly resurrected my interest in brain-sucking freaks. Such a clever premise. I can’t wait to read her next one… but till then I think I’ll happily just read this one again!” – Michael Arnzen, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of PLAY DEAD
“If George Romero had created CSI, the result might have been something like Nikki Hopeman¹s HABEAS CORPSE. A cross-genre blend of mystery, horror, and urban fantasy, with strong characterization and razor-sharp prose. I loved it! – Tim Waggoner, author of BONE WHISPERS
When a series of grisly murders terrorizes the Steel City, Theo-an undead “Riser” working as a forensic technician for the Pittsburgh police-decides to use his dark gift to hunt the killer. He finds a partner in his only friend, Dr. Henry Libitin, but Theo’s unique talent of experiencing the victims’ last moments comes with a shocking price.