Critical Praise for Habeas Corpse
“An original and exciting take on the zombie genre. Ms. Hopeman has rewritten the rules and created an engaging tale with compelling characters who just happen to be dead. An excellent read.² -Scott A. Johnson, author of Deadlands and The Stanley Cooper Chronicles
“Nikki Hopeman’s Habeas Corpse is a treat for zombie fans and mystery readers!” -Lucy Snyder, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Spellbent
“Dexter meets Deadite in Nikki Hopeman’s Habeas Corpse — and what a treat this novel is. It’s rare that a debut novel can reignite a subgenre, but Nikki Hopeman’s book just might be the most clever zombie story to hit the shelves in quite some time. Hopeman writes a book with brains, in every way: fun and funny, gory and glorious, this witty tale of an undead ‘Riser’ who bends his unique talents toward investigating crime has single-handedly resurrected my interest in brain-sucking freaks. Such a clever premise. I can’t wait to read her next one… but till then I think I’ll happily just read this one again!” — Michael Arnzen, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Play Dead
“If George Romero had created CSI, the result might have been something like Nikki Hopeman¹s Habeas Corpse. A cross-genre blend of mystery, horror, and urban fantasy, with strong characterization and razor-sharp prose. I loved it!” Tim Waggoner, author of Bone Whispers and Like Death
Years after the Event, Risers have become a way of life. The resurrected dead may be your cashier, lawyer, or local postman. Theo Walker is a riser who works with forensics. But Theo has a dark secret, and it allows him to see a pattern in the recent, grisly murders that have plagued Pittsburgh. Now Theo is the only one who can stop a serial killer before it¹s too late.
This is not the run-of-the-mill apocalyptic zombie novel. It’s a graphic murder mystery with an undead twist. Fun for fans of horror and thrillers.