Booklist Raves About DYING IS MY BUSINESS

I had a feeling the Publishers Weekly review was a fluke. Here is Booklist‘s far more positive take on Dying Is My Business:


Dying Is My Business.
Kaufmann, Nicholas (Author)
Oct 2013. 368 p. St. Martin’s/Griffin, paperback, $15.99. (9781250036100). St. Martin’s/Griffin, e-book,
$9.99. (9781250036094).

What would you do if you couldn’t die? When you get killed, you awake a few minutes later, good as new. Well, if you’re Trent, the narrator of this nifty mix of horror and urban fantasy, you’d go to work for Underwood, a Brooklyn gangster whose connections on both sides of the law might just lead you to the answers you desperately need—not just the reason why you can’t die but why your memory only goes back a year and, of course, your real identity. Trent’s latest job involves taking an antique box away from some homeless folks and delivering it into Underwood’s hands—as usual, no questions asked. But unfortunately, there are lots of questions, such as what’s in the box, who are the winged creatures guarding it, and whether Trent will choose the right side in what appears to be an ancient war between the forces of good and evil. Filled with characters that should appeal to urban fantasy readers—a zombified werewolf is a standout—and told with a real sense of style and wit, the book should have no trouble amassing an enthusiastic readership.
— David Pitt


The zombified werewolf was a standout with my first readers, too. His name is Thornton. Everybody loves Thornton.

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