Pay Me in Flesh (Mallory Caine, Zombie-at-Law #1)
Meet Mallory Caine. Attorney at law. Zombie at large. She's not like those "Living Dead” losers you see in the movies. She doesn't slobber, drool, or lurch-she's smart, stylish, and sexy. Sure, she's a zombie and a lawyer but, hey, a girl's got to eat. When Mallory's not in the courtroom, going head to head with her ex-boyfriend, killer-prosecu...more
It was kind of a fun read--Jim Bell has a good sense of humor, and he keeps it clean, which I appreciate. However, I did not appreciate bad theology--demons are not the spirits of evil people after they die--nor did I appreciate the lecture about the second day of Genesis. It's germaine to the story, ...more
By K. Bennett
Pinnacle Fiction (paperback) (also available in e-book)
Book Review by Linda S. Brown
With so many witty one-liners, the reader of PAY ME IN FLESH: MALLORY CAINE, ZOMBIE AT LAW might easily be distracted from the storyline while snickering at the jokes. A review could quite easily be comprised simply of some of those snappy jokes. For example, Mallory’s philosophy: "Making people squirm on the witness stand is one of the things I ...more
Update: I have since learned that the error-filled ebook that I received, may be just a fluke. This may or may not be the case, as I can not really say for sure. I also have to mention that K. Bennett is actually a pen name for James Scott Bell, who is a very nice man btw. That might also explain why I found the romance subplot rather weak. For those who know me, know that I try to avoid reading male authored books at all cost, because they are usually quite inept with creating good r ...more
Now, in this version of zombies, apparently she doesn't look like a zombie. When we first meet he ...more
I've been gaining a larger appreciation of the zombie genre lately. I saw the name of this book and was intrigued. When I read the description I was scratching my head. 'A lawyer by day that goes on the hunt for brains at night? How can THAT work??'
Well it works..and it works well!
Mallory Caine is just your every day lawyer. Defending her clients to the best of her ability, her in court skills rivaled only by her unquenchable hunger for human flesh. Brains in particular. Se ...more
This one surprised me, in a totally good way! I imagined a quick, fun, read, and it was, but there was also some unexpected depth that caught me off guard. Mallory Caine is an L.A. defense attorney, and she’s also a zombie. Not of the shambling kind, though. Turns out, someone shot Mallory, but what should have killed her, didn’t, and she found herself one of the walking dead, forced to eat brains to survive. Mallory does ...more
Her client is accused of murder. But Mallory knows her client—who happens to be a vampire—didn’t do it. So it’s off to court, where Mallory defends a vampire. Meanwhile, she is trying to find out who tried to kill her, ...more
Anyway, this is not supposed to be about the author specifically, but about his book, a paranormal legal thriller. A hybrid book. The legal side of this book I have no offense with, he's a lawyer it reads a bit like a light-hearted John Gris ...more
But then, neither is being a zombie.
Mallory died about a year ago, but was brought back to life by some unknown person and now survives as a zombie in the Hollywood Hills. Her own murder (not that anyone knows that was what it was) is unsolved and now she discovers that ...more
"Hungry For Justice - And Brains": Meet Mallory Caine. Attorney at law. Zombie at large. She's not like those "Living Dead" losers you see in the movies. She doesn't slobber, drool, or lurch - she's smart, stylish, and sexy. Sure, she's a zombie and a lawyer but, hey, a girl's got to eat. When Mallory's not in the courtroom, going head to head with her ex-boyfriend, killer-prosecutor Aaron Argula, she's in the seedy streets of Hollywood, hunting brain after brain. That is, unt ...more
…probably the funniest adult novel I’ve read—ever!
Mallory Caine, attorney-at-law, woke up in the morgue—as a zombie. Now she just has to keep her skin from falling off, figure out whose mind-controlling voice is in her head, stop the sword-wielding nutjob who has her in his sights, and avoid eternity in hell. Oh, and then there’s the little challenge of procuring an occasional cranium of brain soup. Ivy League educated, please.
Neither Zombie L ...more
What I didn't do was laugh through this book. "Pay Me In Flesh" is about a lawyer in Los Angeles who finds, after being shot, that she was brought back from the dead and is now a zombie, or undead. While defending a vampire on a murder charge, she searches for the person who turned her into a zombie.
The end of the book left a lot of unresolved issues ...more
MALLORY CAINE IS AN ATTORNEY-AT-LAW WHO FINDS HERSELF REPRESENTING A YOUNG FEMALE VAMPIRE IN A MURDER TRIAL. BUT, THAT IS NOT THE BEST PART!!! A YEAR AGO, MALLORY CAINE WAS MURDERED & BROUGHT BACK FROM THE DEAD!!! YOU GUESSED IT FOLKS!!! MALLORY CAINE IS A ZOMBIE!!!
NOT ONLY IS SHE TRYING TO PROVE THAT THIS YOUNG VAMPIRE DID NOT COMMIT MURDER, BUT MALLORY ALSO IS TRYING TO KEEP HERSELF & OTHER ZOMBIES ALIKE ALIVE! WELL SORT OF ALIVE, WELL OKAY MAYBE UN-DEAD ...more
I had so many questions after reading this book that I jumped right into the sequel -- so I could find out more about what's happening in Mallory's world. L.A. is basically being ...more
But Bennett/James Scott Bell managed to make what could have been a flat idea and turned into something that is almost smart and certainly worth a beach read.
While the bigger plot story that is woven in is certain fine, and sets the whole thing up nicely for a multi-book sequel, it might have actually worked better to break it up over (at least) the f ...more
I like the supernatural aspect of the book with vampires, shape shifters and demons. There's something special about Mallory and I'm looking forwar ...more
I picked up this book because the premis seemed interesting and I'm kind of vampire'd out. However, every horrible cliché written about zombies and vampires (ugh, why is there a vampire in this book) is in this book. All the characters are completely under-developed, the story line is weak and that writing is boring.
I just, I'll write a proper review when I can figure out where to begin, but this is one series I will not be cont ...more
The premise is a bit cheesy, but the author hints at bigger picture things to come. A light, quick read with a touch of humor. I will probably at least take a look at the next book in the series to see if the author delivers on som ...more