Book Review: Deadtown by: Nancy Holzner



Publish Date:
December 29, 2009


Mass Market Paperback

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Vicky's demanding job keeping the city safe from all manner of monsters is one reason her relationship with workaholic (and werewolf) Alexander Kane is in constant limbo. Throw in a foolhardy zombie apprentice, a mysterious, demon-plagued client, and a suspicious research facility that's taken an unwelcome interest in her family, and Vicky's love life has as much of a pulse as Deadtown's citizens.

But now Vicky's got bigger things to worry about. The Hellion who murdered her father ten years ago has somehow broken through Boston's magical protections. This ruthless force of destruction has a personal grudge against Vicky, and she's the only one who can stop it before it destroys the city.

Review: Victory “Vicky” Vaughn is a demon-slayer, which means she makes a living by killing personal demons for those who pay for her services. She lives in Deadtown, a section of Boston, “Monsterchusetts”, reserved for paranormal creatures like vampires, werewolves, and zombies who are under government regulation and fighting for their rights. A client of Vicky’s has been killed by the same Hellion who killed her father years before and she needs to find out who summoned the demon to Boston (through the witch-shield) and how she can stop it before it kills again.

Deadtown is adventure, mystery, and urban fantasy all in one – and it’s a great read. I think Vicky’s a smart and savvy heroine, whose emotional baggage helps her fight the evils she encounters. The zombies are very different from what I consider the ‘normal’ zombie description: they are victims of a plague, who are still productive reanimated members of society (but they still have a thirst for blood). Deadtown and its cast of quirky characters is a funny and engaging story!!

Deadtown series: Deadtown (1), Hellforged (2), Bloodstone (3), Darklands (4)


  1. I stopped by your blog today. Happy New Year.

  2. Happy New Year to you and yours, Ann! Thanks for stopping by :-)


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