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Killing Pretty by Richard Kadrey
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Killing Pretty

by Richard Kadrey

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Series: Sandman Slim (7)

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I never thought I'd see Jimmy Stark grow up and own his shit. I look back from this book to the first and I am amazed at his growth as a person. He's still the same dick we know and love, but he's thinking past the current moment. This book gives the series new life. ( )
  tldegray | Sep 21, 2018 |
Interesting twist to the series with this one: Stark is now a private eye. Believe it or not, it works. ( )
  ssimon2000 | May 7, 2018 |
Another enjoyable romp in Sandman Slim's world. ( )
  brakketh | Sep 10, 2017 |
Stark investigates the murder of Death, which is preventing people from dying around the world. (Supposedly not everyone knows about the supernatural in this universe, but it’s hard to imagine why not.) Nazis and vampires turn out to be involved. Reasonably clever. ( )
  rivkat | Jan 11, 2017 |
This series just refuses to lose speed. Big things have changed for Stark. Maybe that's how it stays fresh, but it certainly hasn't jeopardized what makes me love it. This continues to be pure, brutal, and sometimes gruesome, incredibly dark fun. ( )
  Unreachableshelf | Feb 2, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0062373102, Hardcover)

Sandman Slim investigates Death’s death in this hip, propulsive urban fantasy through a phantasmagoric LA rife with murder, mayhem, and magic.

James Stark has met his share of demons and angels, on earth and beyond. Now, he’s come face to face with the one entity few care to meet: Death.

Someone has tried to kill Death—ripping the heart right out of him—or rather the body he’s inhabiting. Death needs Sandman Slim’s help: he believes anyone who can beat Lucifer and the old gods at their own game is the only one who can solve his murder.

Stark follows a sordid trail deep into LA’s subterranean world, from vampire-infested nightclubs to talent agencies specializing in mad ghosts, from Weimar Republic mystical societies to sleazy supernatural underground fight and sex clubs. Along the way he meets a mysterious girl—distinguished by a pair of graveyard eyes—as badass as Slim: she happens to be the only person who ever outwitted Death. But escaping her demise has had dire consequences for the rest of the world . . . and a few others.

For years, Slim has been fighting cosmic forces bent on destroying Heaven, Hell, and Earth. This time, the battle is right here on the gritty streets of the City of Angels, where a very clever, very ballsy killer lies in wait.

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"Sandman Slim investigates Death's death in this hip, propulsive urban fantasy through a phantasmagoric LA rife with murder, mayhem, and magic. James Stark has met his share of demons and angels, on earth and beyond. Now, he's come face to face with the one entity few care to meet: Death. Someone has tried to kill Death--ripping the heart right out of him--or rather the body he's inhabiting. Death needs Sandman Slim's help: he believes anyone who can beat Lucifer and the old gods at their own game is the only one who can solve his murder. Stark follows a sordid trail deep into LA's subterranean world, from vampire-infested nightclubs to talent agencies specializing in mad ghosts, from Weimar Republic mystical societies to sleazy supernatural underground fight and sex clubs. Along the way he meets a mysterious girl--distinguished by a pair of graveyard eyes--as badass as Slim: she happens to be the only person who ever outwitted Death. But escaping her demise has had dire consequences for the rest of the world...and a few others. For years, Slim has been fighting cosmic forces bent on destroying Heaven, Hell, and Earth. This time, the battle is right here on the gritty streets of the City of Angels, where a very clever, very ballsy killer lies in wait"--… (more)

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