Kill the Dead

Version: Unabridged
Author: Richard Kadrey
Narrator: MacLeod Andrews
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Published In: October 2010
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 13 hours
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James Stark, a.k.a. Sandman Slim, crawled out of Hell, took bloody revenge for his girlfriend's murder, and saved the world along the way. After that, what do you do for an encore? You take a lousy job tracking down monsters for money. It's a depressing gig, but it pays for your beer and cigarettes. But in L.A., things can always get worse.
Like when Lucifer comes to town to supervise his movie biography and drafts Stark as his bodyguard. Sandman Slim has to swim with the human and inhuman sharks of L.A.'s underground power elite. That's before the murders start. And before he runs into the Czech porn star who isn't quite what she seems. Even before all those murdered people start coming back from the dead and join a zombie army that will change our world and Stark's forever.
Death bites. Life is worse. All things considered, Hell's not looking so bad.

Reviews (2)


Written by John B. on March 15th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Much better than the first book but still too much self pitying and wining of the main character to my liking. Will see how the 3d one goes

Kill the Dead

Written by nab6215 from Altoona, PA on September 13th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I enjoyed Kill the Dead. I don\'t think I\'ve more metaphors in one book since Shakespear. In the dead mystery genre, author Richard Kadrey comes in between dance in the twilight Christopher Moore and dark brooding Jim Butcher. All three have a great sense of humor as well. As soon as I found this book was a part of a series, I ordered more. I hope the books come fast.

Author Details

Author Details

Kadrey, Richard

New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey has published nine novels, including Sandman Slim, Kill the Dead, Aloha from Hell, Devil Said Bang, Kill City Blues, Dead Set, Butcher Bird, and Metrophage. He has been immortalized as an action figure, his short story "Goodbye Houston Street, Goodbye" was nominated for a British Science Fiction Association Award, and his novel Butcher Bird was nominated for the Prix Elbakin in France. A freelance writer and photographer, he lives in San Francisco, California.