Already Dead: A Novel

Already Dead: A Novel by Charlie Houston

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Those stories you hear? The ones about things that only come out at night? Things that feed on blood, feed on us? Got news for you: they’re true. Only it’s not like the movies or old man Stoker’s storybook. It’s worse. Especially if you happen to be one of them. Just ask Joe Pitt.

There’s a shambler on the loose. Some fool who got himself infected with a flesh-eating bacteria is lurching around, trying to munch on folks’ brains. Joe hates shamblers, but he’s still the one who has to deal with them. That’s just the kind of life he has. Except afterlife might be better word.


From the Battery to the Bronx, and from river to river, Manhattan is crawling with Vampyres. Joe is one of them, and he’s not happy about it. Yeah, he gets to be stronger and faster than you, and he’s tough as nails and hard to kill. But spending his nights trying to score a pint of blood to feed the Vyrus that’s eating at him isn’t his idea of a good time. And Joe doesn’t make it any easier on himself. Going his own way, refusing to ally with the Clans that run the undead underside of Manhattan — it ain’t easy. It’s worse once he gets mixed up with the Coalition — the city’s most powerful Clan — and finds himself searching for a poor little rich girl who’s gone missing in Alphabet City.


Now the Coalition and the girl’s high-society parents are breathing down his neck, anarchist Vampyres are pushing him around, and a crazy Vampyre cult is stalking him. No time to complain, though. Got to find that girl and kill that shambler before the whip comes down. . and before the sun comes up.

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Charlie Houston

A book by Charlie Houston

Charlie Huston American writer. Born in Oakland, California. He currently lives in New York. Houston works in the genres of noir detective and crime novel. He appeared on the literary horizon in 2005. He began with a detective-crime cycle about the cute anti-hero Hank Thompson, "who makes his way through a false identity, his past and a new life for himself." The series has now evolved into a trilogy of the novels Caught Stealing (2004), Six Bad Things (2005) and A Dangerous Man (2006). The author says that the creation of this trilogy was influenced by the books of Charles Bukowski, James Elroy and Cormac McCarthy. Charlie Houston managed to sell the film rights to Caught Stealing to Crossroads Films before the publisher signed a contract with him to publish the novel. The second cycle of Houston, which tells about the private investigator-vampire Joe Pitt, already combines mysticism and detective story. According to the author, the Joe Pitt cycle is almost a deliberate imitation of Chandler`s style. Currently, this cycle consists of the novels "Deadly" (2005), "No Dominion" (2006), "Half the Blood of Brooklyn" (2007) and "Every Last Drop" (2008). Charlie Houston also published the off-cycle crime novel "The Shotgun Rule" (2007). It is "the story of a gang of teenagers who broke into a California suburb in the 1980s where they shouldn`t have and stole what was best left alone." In January 2009, the writer is to publish another off-cycle novel "The Mystic Arts of Erasing all Signs of Death". This is the story of a beginner eliminator of traces of incidents and crimes. Two stories by Houston, united by the same heroines, were published as part of the anthologies A Hell of a Woman (2007) and Expletive Deleted (2007). In addition, Houston is the author of about a dozen Moon Knight issues published by Marvel Comics in 2006-2007. Currently, Charlie Houston has already retired from this project, but continues to provide advice on the plot of the series.  Science fiction laboratory , official site .

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Charlie Huston American writer. Born in Oakland, California. He currently lives in New York. Houston works in the genres of noir detective and crime novel. He appeared on the literary horizon in 2005. He began with a detective-crime cycle about the cute anti-hero Hank Thompson, "who makes his way through a false identity, his past and a new life for himself." The series has now evolved into a trilogy of the novels Caught Stealing (2004), Six Bad Things (2005) and A Dangerous Man (2006). The author says that the creation of this trilogy was influenced by the books of Charles Bukowski, James Elroy and Cormac McCarthy. Charlie Houston managed to sell the film rights to Caught Stealing to Crossroads Films before the publisher signed a contract with him to publish the novel. The second cycle of Houston, which tells about the private investigator-vampire Joe Pitt, already combines mysticism and detective story. According to the author, the Joe Pitt cycle is almost a deliberate imitation of Chandler`s style. Currently, this cycle consists of the novels "Deadly" (2005), "No Dominion" (2006), "Half the Blood of Brooklyn" (2007) and "Every Last Drop" (2008). Charlie Houston also published the off-cycle crime novel "The Shotgun Rule" (2007). It is "the story of a gang of teenagers who broke into a California suburb in the 1980s where they shouldn`t have and stole what was best left alone." In January 2009, the writer is to publish another off-cycle novel "The Mystic Arts of Erasing all Signs of Death". This is the story of a beginner eliminator of traces of incidents and crimes. Two stories by Houston, united by the same heroines, were published as part of the anthologies A Hell of a Woman (2007) and Expletive Deleted (2007). In addition, Houston is the author of about a dozen Moon Knight issues published by Marvel Comics in 2006-2007. Currently, Charlie Houston has already retired from this project, but continues to provide advice on the plot of the series.  Science fiction laboratory , official site .