Synopses & Reviews
Another day, another apocalypse
James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has managed to escape Hell, renounce his title as Lucifer, and return to life in L.A. But he also lost the Qomrama Om Ya, an all-powerful weapon from the banished elder gods who are returning and searching for their lost power.
The hunt leads Stark to an abandoned shopping mall—a global shopping paradise infested with Lurkers and wretched bottom-feeding Sub Rosa families. Somewhere in this kill zone is a dead man with the answers Stark needs. All Stark has to do is find the dead man, recover the artifact, and outwit and outrun the angry gods—and natural-born killers—on his tail. But not even Sandman Slim is infallible, and any mistakes will cost him dearly.
You can enter, but can you leave?
“Hot damn, a new Sandman Slim novel! I will fight you for it if I have to.Yes, the series is just that good (P.S., I will fight VERY VERY DIRTY).” John Scalzi
“One of the great horror setups of all time.… If theres one thing Kill City Blues demonstrates, its that Kadreys still got a ton of material for Sandman Slim. I cant wait to read it all.” Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.com
“A deft mixture of urban fantasy and light comedy, the fifth Sandman Slim novel is sure to appeal to the authors growing fan base, not to mention readers of such writers as Jim Butcher, P. N. Elrod, and F. Paul Wilson.” Booklist
“The series is part fantasy, part gothic horror, part crime noir. Its filled with knowing winks about pop culture and told at a breathless pace that cant be bothered with actual chapters.” San Diego Union-Tribune
“We can savor every insight from a grand master of the blunt exposition.” Locus
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey has published ten novels, including Sandman Slim, Kill the Dead, Aloha from Hell, Devil Said Bang, Kill City Blues, The Getaway God, Dead Set, Butcher Bird, and Metrophage, and more than fifty stories. 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. The acclaimed writer and photographer lives in San Francisco, California.