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Product Details

  • Series: Daw Book Collectors
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: DAW Trade; 1 edition (January 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756407028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756407025
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,284,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The gritty streets of CITY OF THE LOST are filled with snappy dialog, and fascinating characters, as well as a rollercoaster of a plot that doesn't slow down from beginning to end. This is the zombie crime novel we didn't know we were all waiting for."
(- Seanan McGuire, author of DISCOUNT ARMAGEDDON)

"CITY OF THE LOST is the best kind of paranormal noir: gritty, breakneck- paced, and impossible to put down. Joe Sunday is a new antihero to watch, and the next installment can't come soon enough."
(- Caitlin Kittredge, author of THE IRON THORN)

"Bruja, demons, bloodsuckers, the living dead and bucketloads of bloody magic - you'll find all of those in CITY OF THE LOST, but the real magic is how Blackmoore deftly breathes secret supernatural life into the City of Angels. This is an auspicious debut that's at turns violent, hilarious, and tragic. Can't wait make a return trip to Blackmoore's voodoo version of L.A." 
(- Chuck Wendig, author of BLACKBIRDS)

"For a debut author, Stephen Blackmoore knows perfectly well how to snatch up his readers and barrel away with them from page one. In Joe Sunday, he's created the perfect hard-boiled anti-hero - an inexorable protagonist who's short on tongue-wagging and long on visceral brutality, yet is totally sympathetic due to his singular narrative voice. Oh, yeah. He's also dead. CITY OF THE LOST is one hell of a fast and thoroughly enjoyable ride. The perfect book for fans of crime noir, urban fantasy, and horror. One of my favorite reads of the year."
(- John Hornor Jacobs, author of SOUTHERN GODS)

"The funhouse reflection of L.A. Blackmoore conjures is at once vibrant, seedy, and mysterious - streets so mean, they feel as though plucked straight from Chandler's DT nightmares. CITY OF THE LOST effortlessly blends the grit with the fantastical, and paints a world in which magic is to be feared - but not nearly so much as the people behind it."
(- Chris F. Holm, author of DEAD HARVEST)

From the Back Cover

Sunday's a thug, an enforcer, a leg-breaker for hire. When his boss sends him to kill a mysterious new business partner, his target strikes back in ways Sunday could never have imagined. Murdered, brought back to a twisted half-life, Sunday finds himself stuck in the middle of a race to find an ancient stone with the power to grant immortality. With it, he might live forever. Without it, he's just another rotting extra in a George Romero flick.

Everyone's got a stake, from a psycho Nazi wizard and a razor-toothed midget, to a nympho-demon bartender, a too-powerful witch who just wants to help her homeless vampires, and the one woman who might have all the answers -- if only Sunday can figure out what her angle is.

Before the week is out he's going to find out just what lengths people will go to for immortality. And just how long somebody can hold a grudge.

More About the Author

Stephen Blackmoore is a pulp writer of little to no renown who once thought lighting things on fire was one of the best things a kid could do with his time. Until he discovered that eyebrows don't grow back very quickly.

He is the author of the urban fantasy novels CITY OF THE LOST, DEAD THINGS and the upcoming BROKEN SOULS.

His short stories and poetry have appeared in Plots With Guns, Needle, Spinetingler, Thrilling Detective, Shots, Demolition, Clean Sheets , Flashing In The Gutters and a couple of anthologies with authors far better than he is.

He is represented by Allan Guthrie at Jenny Brown Associates

You can even stalk him on Twitter (@sblackmoore) or check out his website at http://stephenblackmoore.com/ .

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By MyBookishWays on January 3, 2012
Format: Paperback
Whew! Lemme tell ya, if you're in the mood for some down and dirty noir action with your supernatural fun, City of the Lost is where it's at! Joe Sunday is your all around tough-as-nails L. A. enforcer who knocks heads and makes a pretty good living at it. All of this comes to a rather abrupt hault when his main employer hires him to knock off someone that is way off the normal meter. When he witnesses his best friend and co-worker kill himself (in a rather spectacular way), he knows things are a bit...off kilter. Sure enough, his newest mark is out for blood, and takes Joe out. But wait, Joe's not dead. Now, Joe is a zombie; not the rambling, rotting type, but if he doesn't do certain, er, things, the rotting definitely will commence, unless he gets his hands on a stone that may hold the key to immortality.

Told in Joe's wry voice, City of the Lost grabs you hard on page one and keeps you rapt until the last page. Backed by a supporting cast including a young bruja that counts a bar tending demon as a friend, and a cop with his own agenda, Joe must fine the stone and figure out how to fix his little problem, before it fixes him. On his tail is an ancient man that's been chasing the stone's secret for hundreds of years, a beautiful woman that he may or may not be able to trust, a Nazi doctor that wants the stone for his own, and his henchmen, a skull cracker that has a sharp-toothed midget (we're not talking human here) on a leash. Stephen Blackmoore writes like an old pro, and doesn't flinch from some of the more violent characteristics of his anti-hero. He's really, really good at writing gray characters, and yet manages to infuse his creations with humanity, even if they aren't themselves human, which is a neat trick.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By CFH on February 17, 2012
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Full disclosure: I blurbed this book. Even fuller disclosure: I blurbed this book because I was lucky enough to read it early, and it totally blew me away.

The LA Blackmoore conjures in his novel is at once nightmarish and utterly believable. His characters are so well drawn, you'll see 'em when your eyes are closed. And my God, what a story.

If you dig old-fashioned pulp, or tales about the seamy side of the City of Angels, this book is for you. If you dig zombies and magical McGuffins, this book is for you. But those may damn it with faint praise. The fact is, this is a cracking good book, and if you're a fan of cracking good books, then do yourself a favor and pick up a copy today. Oh, and clear your schedule, 'cause once you start, there's no turning back...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve Weddle on March 5, 2012
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This book is chock-full of so many fantastic characters, it's tough to know where to start.

Tough-guy Joe Saturday finds himself kinda undead, or at least unkillable, and in the middle of a centuries-long quest for a magical stone. If this were all there were to the book, it would be a matinee of great fun, maybe one of those odd movies on the sci-fi channel every so often. But this book is so much more than that -- thanks to a well developed and detailed cast of characters -- the cool, demon bartender; the hippie/Red Cross-ish vampire, the Nazi wizard.

The story is so full of momentum, you'll be carried along with everyone else. Great stuff.

Here's hoping this is the first in a long series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sabrina Ogden on February 16, 2012
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I've never met a zombie that I didn't like.

That is so not true. Zombies are gross, disgusting. They stink like rotten meat baking in the desert sun, and they're always oozing all kinds of bodily fluids while dripping flesh all over the freakin' place.

I've never met a zombie that didn't make me puke... would be more accurate.

Well, not until I met Joe Sunday, that is!

One look at the cover for City Of The Lost and I knew, just knew, that I was going to fall in love with Joe Sunday. I mean, come on... look at him. Look. At. Him. He's a hottie... with a perfectly kissable jaw line, messed up hair that my fingers long to touch, eyebrows with a sexy but distinctive arch, and a hole in his chest large enough to see the street lamp just down the road from where he's standing.

Yeah, about that -

Joe Sunday is your average "leg-breaker for hire," the kind of guy that most of us wouldn't date, and definitely not the kind of guy that if you did choose to date, you'd take home to meet your Mamma. We first meet up with Joe at Henry's Bar and Grill checking up on his friend, and coworker, Julio. Julio had been sent by their back-stabbing boss, Simon, to retrieve an ancient stone from some guy named Giavetti. But ever since meeting with Giavetti, Julio's been acting a little strange. Mumbling about his hands not being his hands, breaking his bottle of beer, attacking the bartender, attacking Joe, and ending the very first scene in this novel by jamming the broken bottle into his throat and... dying, I'd say Julio isn't quite himself anymore.

Now, Julio's behavior and death doesn't just have Joe asking questions, it has his boss, Simon, confessing to knowing and killing Giavetti back in his younger days.
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