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Pay Me in Flesh (Mallory Caine, Zombie-at-Law #1)

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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-prosecu

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Kindle Edition, 321 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Pinnacle Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Marliss
I know this doesn't sound like Christian fiction, but it is. K. Bennett is a pseudonym for James Scott Bell. The story is about a zombie lawyer defending a vampire in a murder case. It gets weirder.

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,
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Mark Young
This urban fantasy novel, Pay Me In Flesh, brings legal thrillers to a whole new dimension. In novelist K. Bennett’s debut horror novel, defense attorney Mallory Caine must defend a shape-shifting client accused of murdering an LA cop. Witty, hard-fighting Caine—facing off with her handsome hunk of an ex-boyfriend, prosecutor Aaron Argula— seems to be the only person in the entire city of Los Angeles who believes her client is innocent. She must battle unnatural and almost insurmountable odds to ...more
Steph
3 1/2 Stars

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
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Linda
PAY ME IN FLESH: MALLORY CAINE, ZOMBIE AT LAW
By K. Bennett
Pinnacle Fiction (paperback) (also available in e-book)
August 2011

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
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Mir_b
I LOVE LOVE LOOOOVE THIS SERIES (trilogy) :D It's about a defense lawyer named Mallory Caine, who is killed and then reanimated as a zombie. She's sassy and snarky and has to be a hooker on the side to make ends meet (as in to get her meals...brains). There's demons, ghosts, and so much more! The way one of my friends put it as is "a book where the author crammed every awesome thing into". I read this series a bit oddly, I found the second book at the library so I read it and loved it. Bought th ...more
Tasula
This book was a lot of fun, a snarky, brave heroine (who happens to be a murderous, brain eating zombie, but she can't help it) struggles to survive as a lawyer in Los Angeles, where some very strange things start happening, many of them centered around her. A nice adventure.
Sue
Read it in one day! Loved it: loved the humor, the pace, the subject(s) -- much more than I thought I would. Can't wait to read the other two; gonna gobble them up.
Merrie Destefano
Fast-paced, paranormal legal thriller. Lots of fun. Zombie lawyer ends up defending a vampire client. Lots to love in this book!
MsMica
great surprise....

"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
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Joseph R.
I've heard a lot of bad jokes about lawyers through the years, especially from lawyers themselves. It's a profession that gets a lot of attention if not always a lot of respect. In all the iterations of the 21st century zombie craze, it seems logical that someone would write a book about a zombie lawyer. Not a lawyer who defends zombies, but who is a zombie herself. Meet Mallory Caine, zombie at law.

Now, in this version of zombies, apparently she doesn't look like a zombie. When we first meet he
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Kristi
Mallory Caine just wants to live her life quietly, at least as quiet as a lawyer in L.A. can. Being hit on by lascivious judges, pursued by an ex-boyfriend and having a killer roaming the streets is not helping in that department.

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
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Jill Williamson
Here we have Mallory Caine, attorney at law, who also happens to be a zombie. She’s not your typical rotting, drooling, walking-like-Frankenstein zombie, though—no one seems to know she’s a zombie at all. And her ex-boyfriend is hitting on her, so she must not smell like a zombie.
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,
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Kristin  (MyBookishWays Reviews)
You may also read my review here: http://www.mybookishways.com/2012/04/...

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
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Matt Schiariti
L.A Law. Zombie Style.

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
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Alice Liu
Despite its somewhat masculine title, "Pay Me in Flesh" features a female protagonist, Mallory Caine, who has found herself in an undead predicament...namely her undeath. As a zombie and a legal counsel for a friend framed for murder, Mallory's defense strategy involves bringing the her friend's own vampiric nature into the public eye. In doing so, Mallory finds herself navigating a changing and ever-growing supernatural landscape of gods, demons, an omnipresent Voice in her head that tries to c ...more
Jacqui Talbot
Mallory Caine is not your typical defense attorney. She’s a zombie with an appetite for justice…and brains. When her client, a vampire prostitute named Traci Ann is charged with the murder of a corrupt police officer, Mallory takes the case without a second thought. Even though few of her clients are innocent, Mallory knows that Traci Ann didn’t kill the cop…because she did. To complicate matters, she has to go head to head in a courtroom battle with a very attractive ex-boyfriend who whets her ...more
Cheri Williams
Fast paced, action packed and snort-out-loud funny…

…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
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Carol Preflatish
Until I read "Pay Me In Flesh," my only knowledge of zombies was from watching the movie, "Shaun of the Dead" and I laughed through the whole thing.

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
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Jolene
Aug 24, 2013 Jolene rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ANY ONE WHO LOVES A GOOD
AN EXCELLENT BOOK I MUST SAY!!!

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
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John
This book ended up not being what I expected, which didn't turn out badly, just not what I expected. OK, so it is about a zombie lawyer, and the description makes it sound almost like a spoof. I know, who would ever think that a zombie lawyer book would be anything but excruciatingly earnest, right? In any case, as I started reading I found the book to be darker and more serious than I had expected. There were certainly moments of levity, but even those seemed to have a bit of an edge to them. T ...more
Timothy Tobolski
Reminded me a lot of early David E Kelley, back when he did less proselytising and more snappy banter to build characters. I'm not giving anything away by saying there's a lot more to this than just a zombie lawyer: there's more zombies, vampires, potential werewolves and a hint of higher powers using our world like a giant chessboard. Had a very noir sense to the writing, very terse, very quick-paced. There was plenty of room for schmaltz and drippy romance but Bennett thankfully avoided that e ...more
Carycleo
3.5 stars. This started out so well. Mallory is a criminal defense attorney and a zombie, which is a very funny premise. Being a zombie hasn't cut into her social life or her professional life much. She just needs to kill people and eat the brains, of course. From this great start, it slipped at lot by the end, with relationship and family complications that seemed to bog the story down and be setting up a series and taking it all too seriously. It seemed like Bennett began a kind of satirical s ...more
Stéphanie
An awesome beginning to a series. Mallory Caine is an awesome protagonist even if she can be found regularly walking the streets, waiting for her next brain fix. Because, as a zombie, she can't live without brain. The fact that she's a lawyer is quite comical because truthfully, many would assume most lawyer are undead.

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
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Sarah
Surprisingly enjoyable fast & good read. I admit I was skeptical when I picked the book up - the zombie lawyer hook sounded a bit too cutesy.

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
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Allison
I like most gothic fantasy or urban fantasy as I think it is better known now, but I had never tried a zombie book, probably because their aren't many of which I am aware. That may be because the whole eating brains thing kind of puts a damper on the rest of the book, or at least it did for me. Yes, she only eats scummy people, but still. Otherwise the story and world building were pretty average for this genre. I would probably read a follow on if it were dropped in my lap or on discount for Ki ...more
MommyDearest
I liked this book more than I expected to. It's not a typical zombie book. Mallory seems to be a totally normal person except that she had been murdered and someone brought her back to life. She doesn't look like a zombie, she thinks, she feels and her vocabulary consists of more than just moaning "braiiiiinnnnss". However she does have to eat brains.

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
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Brian Maicke
A free Nook Friday book. I probably would not have picked this one up otherwise, but I was pleasantly surprised. The book was a somewhat different take on the zombie/vampire/supernatural, focusing on the story of a lawyer who happens to have been turned into a zombie.

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
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Tammy
The main character, Mallory Caine, is a struggling attorney dealing with an ex-boyfriend who wants her back while trying to solve a murder. Her murder. Mallory deals with that pesky brain-eating detail by, well, eating brains. Between some brain munching and a really good skin cream she keeps herself in human shape, while trying to figure out not only who killed her but who brought her back and wants her to serve them. When a friend of hers is arrested for a murder Mallory committed, Mallory has ...more
Chasity Palmer
Well... I am disappointed, really. The book was going exactly where I was not expecting (which I like) and the author brought in all this new information and then BOOM. It ended. In the middle of everything. There was no resolution for any part of the plot. So while I enjoyed the book very much, the ending killed it for me.
No pun intended, of course.
Heather
Quite possibly the stupidest book I've ever read, next to Twilight.

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
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