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Wow! You follow Detective Terry Lane atan action packed, fast moving pace as he works to solve the mystery of who is responsible for the serial killings of high profile citizens in the city. The description of the murderers is baffling. Voo Doo, zombies, poison, blazing guns and flying fists. All in the style of the 1930s era or pulp fiction.

At the end is also a bit of a glossary to translate the jargon of the era, but you don't really need it.

A great taste of the Golden Age of Pulp Fiction. ( )
  ChazziFrazz | Jun 23, 2016 |
It was a quick, entertaining read.

I know that this is pulp fiction from ages ago, so I didn't go into this book looking for the greatest piece of literature ever written. I was looking for it to be entertaining and not much depth. That's what's here. So all in all, I was satisfied.

What didn't really get me into the story was the main character. For a detective, who's trying to take down an apparent zombie master and his undead minions, he shouldn't have gotten himself captured multiple times and knocked out so often in only just over 100 pages. Also, I knew who the bad guy was in the first few chapters. It wasn't a case of the reader knowing more than the character, either. All the facts were in his face.

But still, it was a good way to spend the afternoon. ( )
  Robert.Zimmermann | Oct 15, 2015 |
This 1934 story appeared early in Hubbard's remarkable career. Part zombie story, part crime story, Hubbard successfully fused genres long before such devices were commonplace. Told in ten brisk chapters, the story is a prime example of Hubbard's trademark pacing, strong characters, and flair for suspense. The protagonist, Detective-Sergeant Terry Lane is a quintessential Hubbard hero - intelligent, savvy, and quick to act. Fans of the Golden Age are sure to enjoy this ghoulish delight from America's Master Storyteller. For those that prefer audio books you'll not be disappointed. Each audio book features a multicast performance with music and sound effects reminiscent of radio's golden age. ( )
  TPMCNULTY | Jun 16, 2014 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I won this book on Librarything early reviewers and it was okay. It's an audiobook with a full cast, which is always fun. However, it is a little dated. I guess if you like pulp detective fiction, which I have not read much of, you might like this. It just doesn't have much depth. I like a mystery with a bit more complexity. The characters are fairly two dimensional, and the ending is pretty easy to predict. For a quick listen, though, it was entertaining, and that's what pulp fiction is all about, so it gets 2 1/2 stars instead of two. ( )
  kat610 | May 26, 2014 |
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Good old fashioned mystery adventure written for the days of the pulp magazines.
Full Cast audio drama like listening to the old time radio shows these stories were based on. ( )
  hredwards | May 8, 2014 |
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Frightful fun from yesteryear.
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A rollicking horror yarn [that] taps into the current craze for zombies...heart-pounding."
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Detective Terry Lane is investigating the murders of several prominent citizens who appear to have been killed by zombies, when a beautiful nightclub singer, claiming to have a lead, double crosses him.

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