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Missing, Presumed Undead is Elmore Leonard meets Dashiel Hammett meets Terry Pratchett with China Mieville peering through the window (they got along fine until Terry spilt his tea all over Elmore's Italian sports jacket...). It has an intriguing mystery driven plot, dipped in funny syrup and set in a classical fantasy-style world with the mood and magic driven "technology ...more
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Published January 1st 2005 by Double Dragon Publishing
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This story follows a minotaur detective named Frank and his trusty side kick. And here is why I got hooked – the story is from the sidekick’s POV. And his helper? None other than an enchanted blade named Rhys, who, if it wasn’t obvious, is also a self-aware blade. It’s such a fresh, different POV that I was immediately intrigued.

It wasn’t just the POV. The story, which follows the disappearance of a young lady’s body (presumably through someone with necromancer skills), gives us a delicious mix-
Graham Tapper
A superbly funny and very quirky "detective" novel. A strange mixture of 30s classic gumshoe and fantasy that just seems to work. You might think this unlikely when you learn that the lead character is a minotaur and his sidekick is a letter opener! Trust me on this.

Only available as an eBook download. You can get it from Fictionwise or from the publishers, Double Dragon Publishing.
I love reading fantasy and I love crime noir, so once I saw the cover of Missing, Presumed Undead I had to read it. I mean, seriously, who wouldn't pick up and read a book with a minotaur detective, complete with fedora, on the cover. It is told from the point of view of the trusty side-kick Rhys, who just happens to be an enchanted knife in the possession of Frank, our minotaur detective. I loved the way this novel took the usual grungy city setting of crime noir and gave it a substantial fanta ...more
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To be safe, I won't be recording my thoughts (if I choose to) here until after the AA are over.
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