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Dead Things

(The first book in the Eric Carter series)
A novel by

Stephen Blackmoore's dark urban fantasy series follows necromancer Eric Carter through a world of vengeful gods and goddesses, mysterious murders, and restless ghosts.

Necromancer is such an ugly word, but it's a title Eric Carter is stuck with.

He sees ghosts, talks to the dead. He's turned it into a lucrative career putting troublesome spirits to rest, sometimes taking on even more dangerous things. For a fee, of course.

When he left LA fifteen years ago, he thought he'd never go back. Too many bad memories. Too many people trying to kill him.

But now his sister's been brutally murdered and Carter wants to find out why.

Was it the gangster looking to settle a score? The ghost of a mage he killed the night he left town? Maybe it's the patron saint of violent death herself, Santa Muerte, who's taken an unusually keen interest in him.

Carter's going to find out who did it, and he's going to make them pay.

As long as they don't kill him first.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Blackmoore can't write these books fast enough to suit me. Broken Souls is hyper-caffeinated, turbo-bloody, face-stomping fun. This is the L.A.-noir urban fantasy you've been looking for." - Kevin Hearne

"Eric Carter's adventures are bleak, witty, and as twisty as a fire-blasted madrone, told in prose as sharp as a razor. Blackmoore is the rising star of pitch-black paranormal noir. A must-read series." - Kat Richardson

"Demons and dark magic and gods of death: what's not to like? Blackmoore's hard-charging prose hits like a bullet fired from a cursed gun.... Fast becoming my favorite urban fantasy series, Broken Souls is a welcome addition to the necromancer chronicles of Eric Carter. Read this book. Read it now." - Chuck Wendig

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Used availability for Stephen Blackmoore's Dead Things

Paperback Editions

February 2013 : Paperback

Title: [(Dead Things)] [Author: Stephen Blackmoore] published on (February, 2013)
Author(s): Stephen Blackmoore
Publisher: DAW BOOKS
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2013 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Dead Things (Eric Carter)
Author(s): Stephen Blackmoore
ISBN: 0-7564-0774-5 / 978-0-7564-0774-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

February 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Dead Things (Eric Carter Book 1)
Author(s): Stephen Blackmoore
Publisher: DAW
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA