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The Wrong Dead Guy

(2017)
(The second book in the Another Coop Heist series)
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In this fast-paced sequel to The Everything Box - the second entry in New York Times best-selling author Richard Kadrey's comedic supernatural series - chaos ensues when Coop and the team at DOPS steal a not-quite-dead and very lovesick ancient Egyptian mummy wielding some terrifying magic.

Coop, a master thief sort of gone legit, saved the world from an ancient doomsday device - heroism that earned him a gig working for the Department of Peculiar Science, a fearsome top-secret government agency that polices the odd and strange. Now Woolrich, Coop's boss at the DOPS, has Coop breaking into a traveling antiquities show to steal a sarcophagus containing the mummy of a powerful Egyptian wizard named Harkhuf. With the help of his pals Morty, Giselle, and a professor that's half cat, half robotic octopus, Coop pulls off the heist without a hitch.

It's not Coop's fault that when DOPS opened the sarcophagus, they didn't find the mummy they were expecting. Well, it was the right mummy, but it wasn't exactly dead - and now it's escaped, using a type of magic the organization hasn't encountered before. Being a boss, Woolrich blames his underling for the screwup and wants Coop to find the missing Harkhuf and make it right, pronto.

Digging into Harkhuf's history, Coop thinks the mummy is hunting for an ancient magical manuscript that will help him bring his old lover back to life. Which wouldn't be so bad if she wasn't a warrior sorceress hell-bent on conquering the world with her undead armies. Coop would very much like to run from the oncoming chaos. It's one thing to steal a mummy but another to have to deal with head-hunting bureaucrats, down-on-their luck fortune-tellers, undead mailroom clerks, and a rather unimpressed elephant. Unfortunately there's nowhere to run. If he wants the madness to stop, he's going to have to suck it up and play hero one more time. But if Coop manages to save the world again, he's definitely going to want a lot of answers. And a raise.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Praise for this book

"[The Everything Box is] a rolling bouncy-house of a caper tale." - Christopher G Moore


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Hardback Editions

February 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Wrong Dead Guy (Another Coop Heist)
Author(s): Richard Kadrey
ISBN: 0-06-238957-2 / 978-0-06-238957-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

December 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wrong Dead Guy (Another Coop Heist)
Author(s): Richard Kadrey
ISBN: 0-06-238958-0 / 978-0-06-238958-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Wrong Dead Guy (Another Coop Heist series, Book 2)
Author(s): Richard Kadrey
ISBN: 1-4708-5650-6 / 978-1-4708-5650-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Wrong Dead Guy (Another COOP Heist)
Author(s): Richard Kadrey
ISBN: 1-4708-5651-4 / 978-1-4708-5651-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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February 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Wrong Dead Guy (Another Coop Heist series, Book 2)
Author(s): Richard Kadrey
ISBN: 1-4708-5652-2 / 978-1-4708-5652-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Wrong Dead Guy
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February 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Wrong Dead Guy
Author(s): Richard Kadrey
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February 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Wrong Dead Guy
Author(s): Richard Kadrey
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Title: The Wrong Dead Guy
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Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Wrong Dead Guy (Another Coop Heist)
Author(s): Richard Kadrey
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU