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Killing Pretty: A Sandman Slim Novel
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Sandman Slim volume 7.
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Sandman Slim investigates Death's death in this hip, propulsive urban fantasy through a phantasmagoric LA rife with murder, mayhem, and magic.

James Stark has met his share of demons and angels, on earth and beyond. Now, he's come face to face with the one entity few care to meet: Death.

Someone has tried to kill Death—ripping the heart right out of him—or rather the body he's inhabiting. Death needs Sandman Slim's help: he believes anyone who can beat Lucifer and the old gods at their own game is the only one who can solve his murder.

Stark follows a sordid trail deep into LA's subterranean world, from vampire-infested nightclubs to talent agencies specializing in mad ghosts, from Weimar Republic mystical societies to sleazy supernatural underground fight and sex clubs. Along the way he meets a mysterious girl—distinguished by a pair of graveyard eyes—as badass as Slim: she happens to be the only person who ever outwitted Death. But escaping her demise has had dire consequences for the rest of the world . . . and a few others.

For years, Slim has been fighting cosmic forces bent on destroying Heaven, Hell, and Earth. This time, the battle is right here on the gritty streets of the City of Angels, where a very clever, very ballsy killer lies in wait.

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Sandman Slim investigates Death's death in this hip, propulsive urban fantasy through a phantasmagoric LA rife with murder, mayhem, and magic.

James Stark has met his share of demons and angels, on earth and beyond. Now, he's come face to face with the one entity few care to meet: Death.

Someone has tried to kill Death—ripping the heart right out of him—or rather the body he's inhabiting. Death needs Sandman Slim's help: he believes anyone who can beat Lucifer and the old gods at their own game is the only one who can solve his murder.

Stark follows a sordid trail deep into LA's subterranean world, from vampire-infested nightclubs to talent agencies specializing in mad ghosts, from Weimar Republic mystical societies to sleazy supernatural underground fight and sex clubs. Along the way he meets a mysterious girl—distinguished by a pair of graveyard eyes—as badass as Slim: she happens to be the only person who ever outwitted Death. But escaping her demise has had dire consequences for the rest of the world . . . and a few others.

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      • source: Cory Doctorow on KILLING PRETTY
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        "Kadrey's done amazing work keeping one of literature's great anti-heroes in adventures this long, and Killing Pretty proves that he isn't slowing down." — Cory Doctorow on KILLING PRETTY

        "If your tastes trend to noir grit and L.A. cool, Slim is your man." — Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog on KILLING PRETTY

        "Kadrey's fantastic seventh Sandman Slim installment rivals the first." — RT Booklovers Magazine, Top Pick on KILLING PRETTY

        "Six years after stumbling into Sandman Slim's seedy, seamy world, I'm still hungry to go back every time. To get lost in it. I have yet to be disappointed. But if this is escapism, it's the most masochistic kind I can imagine." — NPR Books on KILLING PRETTY

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        April 27, 2015
        Urban fantasy fans who place a premium on humor are most likely to enjoy Kadrey’s seventh Sandman Slim novel (after The Getaway God). Slim, aka James Stark, is one of the nephilim—half human, half angel—who’s working as a PI in Los Angeles. His powers are pretty impressive; before the book begins, he’d killed “a weasely fragment of God who, if he’d lived, would have ruined the universe.” That, understandably, has annoyed the angelic host, who joins a lengthy roster of Stark’s foes. Thwarting Stark’s hope of returning to more mundane cases, Kadrey gives him another daunting challenge: someone dragged Death into a human body and cut out his heart, killing him, and Stark’s boss, Julie Sola, wants him to find out whodunit. Julie hopes that finding Death’s killer will restore some normalcy, as after the assault “no one is dying anywhere.” There’s little sense of menace or looming darkness, but plenty of over-the-top entertainment. Agent: Ginger Clark, Curtis Brown Ltd.

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        June 15, 2015

        James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, is trying to go legit. After saving the universe again (in The Getaway God) he has taken a job with a former member of the Golden Vigil and is trying his hand at being a private detective. But Stark's life will never be normal, especially since he has Death sleeping in his storage room. It seems a neo-Nazi cult is trying to set up their own version of Death, and trapped the current Death in a mortal body. It's up to Stark to stop the group and put Death back where he belongs. VERDICT Even though his new boss is always asking Stark to walk the straight and narrow, series fans shouldn't fear that he's going soft. There's still plenty of the violence and mayhem that Stark attracts without even trying. [See Prepub Alert, 2/15/15.]--MM

        Copyright 2015 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        June 1, 2015
        Kadrey appears to have wrapped up the epic-size story arc of James Stark, also known as Sandman Slim, who's spent the past six books protecting the world from all manner of supernatural evil. But that doesn't mean we've seen the last of Stark; you just never know with urban fantasy. The new novel reads like a stand-alone, more of a noir mystery with supernatural elements than a pure fantasy. Yes, Stark is a private eye now, and his first case is a whopper: he's hired to find out who killed Death. Partnered with a mortal girl who once beat Deathhe came for her, but she escapedStark probes the dark corners of L.A., trying to track down the perp. The Sandman Slim novels have always had a noirish feel to them, but here the author really embraces the mood (the first line of the book is I break his wrists so I don't have to break his neck ). Fans of Chandler, Cain, and Goodis will feel right at home here, even if they don't usually read urban fantasy, and Kadrey's readers, naturally, will dive in headfirst.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2015, American Library Association.)

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        February 15, 2015

        Sandman Slim is back, and Death needs his help--after all, the guy defeated Satan. To find out who tried to kill Death, or at least the body Death has been inhabiting, our hero wends his way through subterranean L.A.'s chancier haunts. Wouldn't you know that along the way he meets a woman who's as tough as he is. With a 75,000-copy first printing.

        Copyright 2015 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Someone has tried to kill Death—ripping the heart right out of him—or rather the body he's inhabiting. Death needs Sandman Slim's help: he believes anyone who can beat Lucifer and the old gods at their own game is the only one who can solve his murder.

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