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In a sprawling urban landscape where magic is as common as technology, Zack Monday is a hard-working private detective, street-smart, resourceful, and clever. When a dead man walks into his office to solve the mystery of his own murder, will our hero be able to track down the hard truths that no one wants found? Along the way Zack must confront thugs, corrupt cops, ghosts, ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by Cherrytree Publishing (first published November 13th 2011)
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Diana Gagliardi

Monday is fun again!


As a fan of urban fantasy as well as old style noir I found _Monday and the Murdered Man_ a near perfect combination of thugs, patsies, bosses, dames, gumshoes, magic and all the things that you hope you will find when you crack open a book. The initial premise- helpin...Read More

As a fan of urban fantasy as well as old style noir I found _Monday and the Murdered Man_ a near perfect combination of thugs, patsies, bosses, dames, gumshoes, magic and all the things that you hope
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Bruce
A good first novel and apparently the start of a series being "Book One of the Fifth World Series" (in which the Chicago Cubs beat the Detroit Tigers). Actually it is not a book about baseball or Monday night football, it is a murder mystery in which the P.I. is hired by a dead man. Sounding like a movie noire, reading like a Mickey Spillane novel with perhaps a character based on a different Mickey Spillane, (yes one was a writer, the other a mobster) one is put in a somewhat mid 20th century m ...more
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
Monday and the Murdered Man deftly melds urban fantasy with detective noir in this entertaining self published novel by Andrew Kirschbaum. Zach Monday is a private investigator whose latest client is a revenant, a man raised from the dead bent on avenging his own murder. Unusually the revenant can't remember who he is, nor the circumstances leading to his death and wants Monday to find out. Despite his distaste for his clients rotting flesh, Zach agrees to take the case only to find himself in t ...more
Diana Gagliardi

Monday is fun again!


As a fan of urban fantasy as well as old style noir I found _Monday and the Murdered Man_ a near perfect combination of thugs, patsies, bosses, dames, gumshoes, magic and all the things that you hope you will find when you crack open a book. The initial premise- helpin...Read More

As a fan of urban fantasy as well as old style noir I found _Monday and the Murdered Man_ a near perfect combination of thugs, patsies, bosses, dames, gumshoes, magic and all the things that you hope
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Bonnie Lamer
Some people think being a private detective is all about following around people who are busy cheating on their significant others. Zack Monday is not that kind of private detective. He’s the kind of man that doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty, his body beaten up, or being involved in magic that’s not exactly safe – as long as he solves the case in the end. It’s this dedication to his job that makes him the perfect private detective to solve his dead client’s murder case.
Zack finds himself in
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Arachne8x
Mar 15, 2012 Arachne8x rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who like urban fantasy and noir first person accounts of PIs
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Erin Price
Jan 13, 2012 Erin Price rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of noir detective stories, AU fantasy,
Shelves: fantasy, nook, 2012
A lovely little noir story set in an alternate universe with technomagic, goblins, faeries, and even the occasional extraplanar visitor. It's not quite a mystery in the traditional sense, since we don't get enough information to foresee the end, only to follow along, but what an exciting adventure to be tagging along on! I did actually snicker when I realized how he was going to get himself out of his Old City pickle. It's nice to see a protagonist who doesn't take himself too seriously and I'm ...more
Robert
Excellent blend of mystery and modern fantasy in which our non-magic-using private detective is hired to solve the murder of the corpse that just walked into his office. Our protagonist and his author keep us nicely grounded despite this alternate world openly including faeries, goblins, and sorcery, as well as other elements both divinely and infernally inspired. The characters are richly enough realized that I forgot that this is the first book.
A great debut.
Tim
Fun little noir/pulp/fantasy detective novel. I'm looking forward to Andy's next book in the series.
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Andrew Kirschbaum was born in Nebraska in 1967. Education, employment, and an overseas war kept the Kirschbaum family on the move for the next ten years, living in Nebraska, Iowa, Nevada, and Florida before settling in Massachusetts. A basic ineptitude at anything not related to reading and writing his native language led to a B.A. in English Literature from Brandeis University and a short-lived c ...more
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