Matt Richter
Created by Tim Waggoner

These are my first thoughts:

Someone must have heard that zombies are the new vampires...

Because otherwise, I can't see much point in foisting MATT RICHTER, Zombie P.I., upon the world.

I'm not a zombie reader, so I'm not really qualified to discuss how well the author adheres to the tropes of that shambling sub-genre of brain-dead walking corpses, although he tosses in enough magical mumbo jumbo, sci-fi woo-woo and fan-boy geekiness to cover all bases. It's when he crosses over into our turf and we're supposed to also accept a cogent (but dead) private peeper with a decaying corpse for a body that my eyebrows raise.

And when I'm told he shambles down the mean streets of some burg called Nekropolis full of vampires, werewolves and various mutants courtesy of science and sorcery that my WTF senses really start tingling...

Granted, those are just my first impressions. I'll get back to you when I finish the book...

Ah, I couldn't do it. Just not my cup of rotting flesh, I guess.

But enough foks must have liked it -- it received generally favourable reviews and a couple of sequels have quickly followed, capped by the release of an omnibus edition collecting all three novels, entitled Nekropolis Archives: Omnibus (2012).

Tim Waggoner's novels include The Lady Ruin series and the Blade of the Flame trilogy, and he's written tie-in novels for such media darlings as Supernatural, Stargate: SG-1, Doctor Who, A Nightmare on Elm Street, the Defender videogame and Xena the Warrior Princess. His articles on writing have appeared in Writer's Digest, Writers' Journal and other publications, and he teaches composition and creative writing at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio.


  • "Vivid description and characterization, as well as a complex, intricately crafted setting reminiscent of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter universe, keep the pages turning at a rapid rate as Richter embarks on an enthralling tour of the dead city, from the vampire-filled streets of Gothtown to the bustling clubs and seedy dives of the Manhattanlike Sprawl."
    Publishers Weekly on Nekropolis




Preliminary report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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