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Ghost Train to New Orleans: The Shambling Guides Series, Book 2
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COULD YOU FIND A MUSEUM FOR A MONSTER?OR A JAZZ BAR FOR A JABBERWOCK?
Zoe Norris writes travel guides for the undead. And she's good at it too — her new-found ability to talk to cities seems to help. After the success of The Sbambling Guide to New York City, Zoe and her team are sent to New Orleans to write the sequel.
Work isn't all that brings Zoe to the Big Easy. The only person who can save her boyfriend from zombism is rumored to live in the city's swamps, but Zoe's out of her element in the wilderness. With her supernatural colleagues waiting to see her fail, and rumors of a new threat hunting city talkers, can Zoe stay alive long enough to finish her next book?
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Mur Lafferty. (2014). Ghost Train to New Orleans: The Shambling Guides Series, Book 2. Orbit.

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Work isn't all that brings Zoe to the Big Easy. The only person who can save her boyfriend from zombism is rumored to live in the city's swamps, but Zoe's out of her element in the wilderness. With her supernatural colleagues waiting to see her fail, and rumors of a new threat hunting city talkers, can Zoe stay alive long enough to finish her next book?
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Work isn't all that brings Zoe to the Big Easy. The only person who can save her boyfriend from zombism is rumored to live in the city's swamps, but Zoe's out of her element in the wilderness. With her supernatural colleagues waiting to see her fail, and rumors of a new threat hunting city talkers, can Zoe stay alive long enough to finish her next book?
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      • source: Publishers Weekly on The Ghost Train to New Orleans
      • content: Lafferty's writing has an easy style that draws the reader in... She manages to shape the well-worked clay in entertaining new ways.
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      • source: Mur Lafferty's debut novel is a must-read book for those who like their urban fantasy fast, furious, and funny. Terrific stuff!—Kat Richardson on The Shambling Guide to New York City
      • content: Mur Lafferty's debut novel is a must-read book for those who like their urban fantasy fast, furious, and funny. Terrific stuff!—Kat Richardson on The Shambling Guide to New York City
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      • source: This is a great start to what promises to be one of the gems of the comic urban fantasy crown. The Shambling Guide sets the wonderful world of the supernatural—and the slightly more esoteric world of travel guide publishing—on its...
      • content: This is a great start to what promises to be one of the gems of the comic urban fantasy crown. The Shambling Guide sets the wonderful world of the supernatural—and the slightly more esoteric world of travel guide publishing—on its ear, and the result is nothing short of delightful.—New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire
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      • source: An engagingly funny, and fun, romp through NYC. You'll love Zoe... to bits—New York Times bestselling Tobias S. Buckell on The Shambling Guide to New York City
      • content: An engagingly funny, and fun, romp through NYC. You'll love Zoe... to bits—New York Times bestselling Tobias S. Buckell on The Shambling Guide to New York City
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      • source: Cory Doctorow on The Shambling Guide to New York City
      • content: Shows exactly why so many writers have been buzzing about Mur Lafferty for so many years: an unbeatable mixture of humor, heart, imagination, and characterization. I want to live in Mur's New York.
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      • source: Paul Cornell on The Shambling Guide to New York City
      • content: Without Mur Lafferty, the SF genre would be a much duller place. Mur is constantly inventive, always great fun and deserves every success.
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      • source: Wit, style and plenty of sardonic dialogue, like Douglas Adams writing an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.—Financial Times
      • content: Wit, style and plenty of sardonic dialogue, like Douglas Adams writing an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.—Financial Times
      • premium: False
      • source: If Buffy grew up, got therapy and found a real job, it would look like this.—Scott Sigler
      • content: If Buffy grew up, got therapy and found a real job, it would look like this.—Scott Sigler
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      • source: Well-written and immersive...a travel series you'll definitely want to stick with.—SFX
      • content: Well-written and immersive...a travel series you'll definitely want to stick with.—SFX
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      • source: Now THIS is the urban fantasy heroine we want.—i09 on The Shambling Guide to New York City
      • content: Now THIS is the urban fantasy heroine we want.—i09 on The Shambling Guide to New York City
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      • source: Adam Christopher on The Shambling Guide to New York City
      • content: A wild ride through the secret side of New York City, Mur Lafferty's mighty debut is urban fantasy the way it should be: fast, funny, with bags of action and characters you'll love. A total delight from cover to cover.
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      • source: James Patrick Kelly, Hugo and Nebula Award Winner
      • content: Zombies and vampires and golems, oh my! The Shambling Guide to New York City rounds up the biggest cast of the undead and never-quite-alive ever to appear in a single novel, along with a wisecracking heroine whose picture belongs over the dictionary entry for spunky. This is a comic tour-de-force by a writer who lives and breathes popular culture. Mur Lafferty is throwing a monster party and you're invited.
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      • source: Kaaron Warren
      • content: Mur Lafferty is a bright, shining light in speculative fiction. She brings a warm, humourous and startling fresh voice to the genre in The Shambling Guide to New York City.
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      • source: Connie Willis
      • content: Looking for a very different kind of travel guide? One that shows you the real Manhattan? The one the tourists haven't discovered yet, but the vampires and the watersprites have? Then The Shambling Guide to New York City is just what you need!With really interesting restaurant recs and sightseeing suggestions, and unusual (to say the least) takes on the Statue of Liberty and Grant's Tomb, it's got everything you need to know for the trip of a lifetime—or longer! And with the smart and intrepid Zoe to show you around, how could you possibly get in trouble? I give it 5 Michelin stars and 8 Zombie Planet Thumbs Up (with real thumbs)!
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      • source: Publisher's Weekly
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        December 16, 2013
        Zoë Norris (introduced in The Shambling Guide to New York City) writes travel books for the coterie, America’s community of supernatural entities. Zoë is human, but her boss is a vampire, her bestie is a death goddess, and at least one of her coworkers wants to eat her. Dispatched with her team to create a guide book for exotic New Orleans, Zoë finds betrayal, disquieting revelations, power, and danger. Team members go rogue and demon dogs stalk the streets while Zoë learns more about the history of her fellow citytalkers and sleepwalks into a confrontation with one of New Orleans’s deadliest figures. Lafferty’s writing has an easy style that draws the reader in, and while many of the elements are familiar from other urban
        fantasies, she manages to shape the well-worked clay in entertaining new ways.

      • premium: True
      • source: Library Journal
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        February 15, 2014

        In the first book of this series (The Shambling Guide to New York City) Zoe Norris took a job at Underground Publications editing an unusual series of books: travel guides for the zombies, vampires, and other supernatural creatures, collectively known as the "coterie." Her initiation into the secret world of the monsters living in the shadows continues as Zoe decides that the second guide they release will be for New Orleans, a haven for many coterie. The trip to the Big Easy is harder than expected as some of Zoe's coworkers are waiting for her to fail and her boyfriend is coming along to find a cure that will prevent him from turning into a zombie. Zoe is also concealing that she is one of a very rare group of human coterie that can speak to the spirit of cities, and New Orleans has been waiting for a citytalker just like her. VERDICT Funny, smart, and original, this outing, with its appealing characters and unusual take on urban fantasy tropes, is a delightful addition to the series.

        Copyright 2014 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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