I Ate the Sheriff: Mallory Caine, Zombie at Law
Pinnacle, 2012 (2012)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
f you can handle bizarre characters and a totally
plot, this novel may be a nice change of pace from your usual literary fare. As the title indicates, the heroine of the odd series is a drop-dead gorgeous Los Angeles attorney who also just happens to be a zombie.
allory has a lot on her plate in this latest installment of the series. First, she's the prime suspect in the murder of a Los Angeles County sheriff who was killed and then
on Mulholland Drive. Since she has been working on suppressing her undead desires in a 12-step zombie recovery group, I think we can assume Mallory didn't nibble on the cop. But she's going to have to convince the jury that she can control her
erewolf Steve '
' Ravener (Mallory's latest client) also has a pack of problems which he hopes she can solve. Steve's spouse has run off with a rival pack and he needs a good lawyer, whose bite is worse than his bark, to help him obtain visiting rights if not outright custody of his cubs.
h, yes, there's also a small problem involving a snake goddess charming Mallory's mother and she'll need to deal with this family situation as well. Plus, if this isn't enough to grapple with, the Devil's son has made Mallory a proposal she may well find very hard to refuse.
ound totally crazy? It is, but that's what makes
I Ate the Sheriff
such an engaging read. If your friends see you reading this novel, though, be prepared for comments like '
You can't be serious?
', and you'll probably have to spend time trying to explain the title!
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