The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty


The Shambling Guide to New York city is the first book in the Shambling series by Mur Lafferty. Zoe Norris is a book editor who moves back to New York and is desperate for a job, any job. Which is how she finds herself the editor for a publishing company run by a vampire which caters to the supernatural creatures of the world. The first order of business is to make a guide to NYC for sprites, death-gods, monsters, golem-makers, zombies, incubi and whatever other supernatural creature you can think of. Turns out the world, and New York, is full of them!

Zoe has to come to terms with an entirely different world and beings living right in front of the humans noses, hiding in plain site. No sooner has she gotten acquainted with her coworkers when her boss hires a new CR (Coterie Resources, instead of Human Resources), a construct (think Frankensteins monster) with the head of Zoe´s dead ex boyfriend. The new CR seems to have it out for her and from there things only get stranger. From there things are off to a running start and never stop. There´s action, humor, war and a little bit of romance with Zoe and the rest of the interesting characters.

The second book about Zoe in the Shambling Series is called The Ghost Train to New Orleans and is set to come out in March 2014.