Slimy Underbelly

Slimy Underbelly Flushing Out EvilThere s something fishy going on in the Unnatural Quarter Bodies are floating face down the plumbing is backing up and something smells rotten even to a zombie detective like Dan Sh

  • Title: Slimy Underbelly
  • Author: Kevin J. Anderson
  • ISBN: 9781617731143
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Paperback
  • Flushing Out EvilThere s something fishy going on in the Unnatural Quarter Bodies are floating face down, the plumbing is backing up, and something smells rotten even to a zombie detective like Dan Shamble Diving into the slimy underbelly of a diabolical plot, Dan comes face to tentacles with an amphibious villain named Ah Chulhu to which the usual response is GesundheFlushing Out EvilThere s something fishy going on in the Unnatural Quarter Bodies are floating face down, the plumbing is backing up, and something smells rotten even to a zombie detective like Dan Shamble Diving into the slimy underbelly of a diabolical plot, Dan comes face to tentacles with an amphibious villain named Ah Chulhu to which the usual response is Gesundheit With his snap happy gang of gator guys former pets flushed down the toilet Ah Chulhu wreaks havoc beneath the streets While feuding weather wizards kick up storms, and a gang of thieving lawn gnomes continues their reign of terror, Dan Shamble is running out of time before the whole stinking city goes down the drain Includes Bonus Story

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    1. Although this book features some admittedly painful puns I still relished it. This is a very light read with lots of chuckles, an amazing cover and a likeable main character, how can you go wrong?I look forward to reading more books in this series and it has the added bonus of each book being able to be read as a standalone. 3.5/5 but rounded up to 4 stars because I would love to live in the Unnatural Quarter.Note: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.This book is curre [...]

    2. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales (darkfaerietales/)Quick & Dirty: While I love zombies, this book about a zombie detective ended up being a bit too over the top for me in its use of puns and jokes.Opening Sentence: It was a cold and snowy afternoon in the Unnatural Quarter.The Review:Undead life is never boring for zombie detective Dan Chambeaux. All of a sudden, he finds himself bombarded left and right with cases. There’s an opera singing ogre who has lost his voice, a lawn gnome gan [...]

    3. Audio book read by Phil GiganteThe cases don't solve themselves so Dan 'Shamble' is back with a whole new set of cases to solve in the unnatural quarter. Many familiar faces make appearances as in previous novels but this can be read on it's own with no prior knowledge of the series. If you can't tell from the cover and premise, this is a supernatural humor novel with a diverse cast of supernatural creatures chock full of puns that could even make your crazy uncle groan. If that sounds like some [...]

    4. I hadn't read the three previous books in the series so I didn't know what to expect when I started reading Slimy. I really appreciate the world Anderson has built, the variety of characters and how he spends time fleshing all the species out. The puns, play on words and jokes show real effort. However, it took a lot of time away from Dan/Beaux's various investigations, which go on and on and on since so little of his time is spent on each case.If you enjoyed the previous books, you'll probably [...]

    5. I like this series! These are just plain fun to read. I can sometimes get bogged down in "serious" reading and these really lighten my mood. I love our zombie hero, his "Spooky" girlfriend, his dedicated lawyer partner and all the random fun and crazy characters he meets along the way!As a fan of Lovecraft, I especially enjoyed this installment in the Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. series! After being stuck on the couch with a bum knee, this was just the thing I needed to keep my spirits up!

    6. Today's post is on Slimy Underbelly by Kevin J Anderson. It is the fourth in his Dan Shamble, P.I. series. It is 304 pages long and is published by Kensington. The cover is dark blue with Dan in the center and tentacles coming up behind him. The intended reader is someone who has read the previous three novels, likes over-the-top humor, and quick reads. There is mild foul language, no sex, and comedy violence in this novel. The story is told from first person close of the main character. There B [...]

    7. This is the first book I've read/listened to in the series and I really enjoyed it. I didn't feel lost starting on this book at all and I can't imagine that the reading order matters much. I don't normally care much for private detective stories, but this isn't a normal P.I. book. It's silly and whimsical, with a semi-deadpan delivery that makes the jokes and puns all the more entertaining. The story tracked a few different cases and, by far, the Mr. Big Gnome arc was my favorite. The voice work [...]

    8. Loved it. Same review as the first three. It's full of eye-rolling dad jokes. Though there are a few more innuendos in this one. With a weather wizard named Thunder Dick who's running for office, it's kind of hard to avoid the dick jokes. And KJA wasn't even trying. I can't wait for the next.

    9. Lots of good humor in this one. I wish there were more (full-length) installments to this series, I've really enjoyed it.

    10. Totally loved this one. Audiobook is excellent. Phil Gigante showed a greater range of voices on this one. Alas, this is his last audiobook in this series. Moving on.

    11. Getting a little repetitious with lots of small cases turning into lots of trouble and overly lucky solutions.

    12. Full review at thebookshelfgargoyle.wordpress (Sept 5th)I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley.Slimy Underbelly by Kevin J Anderson follows zombie detective Dan Chambeaux (“Shamble” to his friends) on a few cases with a definite supernatural twist. Dan lives in the Unnatural Quarter, home to all manner of supernatural and/or formerly living residents whose existence came to be after an accident with a Necronomicon. Now undead, not-human and ordinary folk rub along to [...]

    13. Slimy Underbelly is the fourth book in Kevin J. Anderson’s Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. series. As shown on the cover, it stars a zombie detective named Dan Chambeaux (aka Shamble). Each book in the series is a comical detective story as Dan tries to solve cases involving a wide variety of monsters. One of the cool aspects of the series is how accessible each book is. Author Kevin J. Anderson makes sure new readers can dive into any book in the series without missing out on key plot points. And wh [...]

    14. Once the reader has acclimatised themselves to the culture shock of devouring a story of this nature, it soon becomes a highly entertaining, snort-of-derision-filled reading experience. Its value as a standalone novel is enhanced by the fact that this is book four of a famous series, and a book lover ignorant of its fame can pick up this volume and enjoy it as much as a series veteran.The first few chapters are spent introducing the reader to Dan Shamble, Zombie PI via an ever increasingly inter [...]

    15. This review and others are available on my blog. Kevin J. Anderson's Slimy Underbelly is a comic monster mash up noir. Dan Chambeaux, more commonly known as Dan Shambles, is a zombie P.I. in the Unnatural Quarter dealing with cases ranging from a Troll Opera singer's stolen voice, allegations of campaign misconduct between dueling weather wizards, and a budding mad scientists stolen inventions. Meanwhile there is a rampaging gang of garden gnomes and a tentacled villain named Ah’Chulhu (to whi [...]

    16. 2.5 starsKevin J. Anderson's Dan Shamble, Zombie PI series has received "2 decaying thumbs up" from Jonathan Maberry, one of my favorite authors, so I had already purchased (but not yet read) the first three books when I stumbled upon Slimy Underbelly on NetGalley. This gave me the push I needed to start the series, and I read them all in order (alternating with "palate cleansers" in other genres to avoid the possibility of familiarity breeding contempt by the time I got to Slimy Underbelly).My [...]

    17. 'Slimy Underbelly' by Kevin J. Anderson is the 4th installment in the Dan Shamble P.I. series. For those who don't know, Dan is a zombie detective working in New Orleans in what is now known as the Unnatural Quarter.In a world full of monsters, or at least a corner of one city, you have to have someone you can rely on for help. Dan Shamble, who used to be alive and human, has set up shop and takes all cases. In this outing, he takes on a few different cases. An operatic ogre has had his voice st [...]

    18. This book comes out tomorrow and I am so glad I obtained an early copy. I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The Dan Shambles series is one I always try to remain pretty current on. They are such fun, mindless read - and I mean mindless in a good way. Anderson has created a wonderful world in the Undead Quarter. Each new book is filled with more excited supernatural creatures. Every installment in the series pretty much has a large mystery for Detective Dan to so [...]

    19. This is one of those types of books that has such a different style that you will either really enjoy it or it won't suit your particular taste. I'm in the second category, but that doesn't mean that others who enjoy lighter fare in a novel which tries to make them laugh all the way through it won't find this absolutely good reading. This is my first time reading one of the Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. novels and while I thought it was an interesting combination of humor and detection, it didn't hav [...]

    20. This book is #4 in Kevin J. Anderson's "Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I." series, and as the book title says, it follows the cases of Dan Chambeaux, a deceased (and reanimated) P.I. who lives in New Orleans' "Unnatural Quarter," with the help of his (also deceased, but now a ghost) girlfriend/manager of his office Sheyenne, and human Robin Deyer, a lawyer and partner in their investigational team of Chambeaux & Deyer P.I.In this new book "Slimy Underbelly," Shamble gets called to find out why a juni [...]

    21. I saw this book in the library in the science fiction section, and the cover caught my eye. It's definitely not science fiction. Of the two main, overarching genres of speculative fiction, this definitely falls into fantasy, although it has tentacles in other genres as well. It's and absurd, comedic, supernatural, zombie detective story. The protagonist is dead, to begin with. So is his girlfriend. He's a zombie. She's a ghost. Along with their partner (a lawyer who isn't dead), they investigate [...]

    22. The Unnatural Quarter is bubbling, right up through its manhole covers, as all manner of amphibious creatures work to concoct all sorts of nefarious plots right beneath the surface. As the sewers literally explode with all the nasty effluent, and a gang of thieving lawn gnomes terrorizes several local businesses above, Dan Shamble, Zombie PI, must successfully get to the bottom of all the muck before the half-breed son of a Senior Citizen God from another dimension brings down the entire Quarter [...]

    23. Not all zombies are obsessed with eating brains. Dan Chambeaux, for example, has kept his life much like it was when he was alive. He’s still a P.I though he’s now set up in the Unnatural Quarter. He has the same girlfriend (she is also dead and now exists as a ghost). He’s also somewhat famous in that the new book trend is stories about the not so human folk. Dan does have to keep explaining he’s the REAL one or yes, that book series really is about him. A lighthearted kind of series ev [...]

    24. I received a prerelease e-copy of this book through NetGalley with the expectation that I will post a review on their site and others (my blog, , Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn, Twitter, , etc.).I requested this book as I have read several others written by Kevin J. Anderson. This book did not disappoint. I will give you my opinions on this book without giving away the total plot line. I hate it when reviewers do that and if I read the review first I tend not to read it.The book revolves around a [...]

    25. A witty monster mash detective story featuring the case files of zombie detective Dan Chambeaux. He's your typical average wiseguy except he's dead. Ten years ago something happened to the world and some people woke up a little different than others. Dan woke up in his grave, dusted himself off and got back to the business of helping those in need. Whether it's future super villains or frog demons opening up a new spa for the masses of monsters who could use stress relief, Dan's your man. With h [...]

    26. • I received an ARC of this via netgalley and the publisher for an honest review 3 Slimy Stars I have not read the previous three books in this detective series detective dan series. It reads like a standalone and if you have a craving for sci fi and supernatural creatures like lawn gnomes Dan is a crime fighting detective…zombie… hmm It is filled with puns and bizzare oddities but as easy as the book is to read (no intense angst, romance etc) the constant bad jokes get a little crazy. HOW [...]

    27. I came across this little gem while I was perusing the audio book collection at my local library. The name caught my eye and so I had to turn it over and read the summary and I was hooked. It has everything I enjoy; zombies, humor, crime and detectives. I have a 40 minute commute to work and I need entertainment. Anderson's book was exactly what I needed. I was laughing through out the story. The depth of curious and odd characters was just awesome. I was swapping cds as fast I as I could, eager [...]

    28. I had mixed feelings about this book. There are some characters that have visions and goals (i.e. mad scientist-in-training) and are so unique and compelling, that I either really enjoyed their shenanigans or I grieved their demise. However, there were also some fairly shallow and flat characters that I just found annoying. Without depth, the characters' actions just became redundant and predictable (stereotyped), and the investigations of their cases seemed to meander. The humor in Slimy Underb [...]

    29. I have a hard time defining Slimy Underbelly. What I can say about it is that it is great fun to read. Much of it seems to be very tongue in cheek. Dan Shamble is a zombie detective who arrived back on the scene after an event that changed things on Earth. He is joined with other paranormal characters who live in the Unnatural Quarter. Look for fun characters, unusual events, new mysteries,and just a plain fun read. It amazes me how Kevin Anderson changes his writing style to match the story. I [...]

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