Tuesday, July 03, 2012


Generally, I would say I'm not a fan of zombie stories, but I am a fan of historicals, so when I saw this one, I know I needed to know more. I'm really excited about this one. It sounds like it adds a nice twist to fairly glutted market, so I'm expecting great things.

Book back cover blurb:

The year is 1876, and there’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance

About Susan:

Susan Dennard is a reader, writer, lover of animals, and eater of cookies.

She is a writer turned marine biologist turned writer again. Among the traits she shares with her heroine Eleanor are a weakness for Shakespeare quotes, a healthy appetite for baked goods, and an insatiable curiosity. Sadly, Susan does not get to wear a corset or wave a parasol on a daily basis.
She lives in Germany with her French husband and Irish setter, and you can learn more about her crazy thoughts and crippling cookie-addiction on her blogtwitterfacebook, or GoodreadsSomething Strange and Deadly is her debut novel.


  1. I will be taking a look at this one. I'm not a big zombie fan, but this does sound interesting. Plus, it takes place in Philly (city close to me). Thanks.

  2. It sounds like the zombies are only tangential - so count me in!


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