Mark Simmons, who never met a wisecrack, pun, or pop culture reference he didnt like, explores different degrees of deadness in his latest Christopher Cjesthe novel. Poor Chris . . . if hes not being made unwilling ruler of the vampires, hes discorporated and floating through walls. Lupe the Werewolf, Suki the cat/vampire, the voluptuous Deidre, and, oh yes, Teresas head . . . all are back for this lates event-packed romp through a vivid world that leaps into existence every time we open a Simmons book. Charlaine Harris . . . manages to combine enough wacky hilarity to satisfy a Terry Pratchett fan, and a plethora of puns guaranteed to make a Piers Anthony buff groan. . . . Mark might even have created himself a new genrecybercafe. Mercedes Lackey . . . vampire Chris Haim has more problems than merely protecting his secret . . . a jealous werewolf can ruin your whole day. Plots and subplots and vignettes abound . . . fans of the early Terry Pratchett or Eric Flint's Joe fantasies will enjoy the humorous bits. Publishers Weekly [Chris Cjesthe] is back for a new and even greater (and funnier) adventure. . . . Snappy dialogue, lots of amusing details, a clever plot, and a generally witty sense of humor combine to make this one of those rare novels that combine levity and the supernatural in just the right balance. Chronicle Readers who desire something off beat but humorous in their fantasy/horror literature will want to read Dead on My Feet [prequel to Habeas Corpses]. . . this book is fun. Midwest Book Review [Dear on My Feet] works because it is simply over the top . . . I love the way Mr. Simmons plays with the standard action scenesfor instance a philosophy discussion during a car chase. . . . Philadelphia Weekly Press
Wm. Mark Simmons is the author of six novels; his first, In The Net of Dreams, was a finalist for the Compton Crook Award and made the Locus "Best" list in 1991. For Baen, he inaugurated a new fantasy series, which began with One Foot in the Grave, followed by Dead on My Feet, and now by Habeas Corpses. Simmons has worked as a teacher, actor, director, musician, and entertainer, hosting his own shows on both television and radio while winning awards as a journalist and copywriter. He currently manages a public radio station in Louisiana and hosts a classical music program.