A MAN’S GOTTA EAT WHAT A MAN’S GOTTA EAT
Chuck T-Bone is a private detective—A P.I. A gumshoe. A dick.
He also happens to be a zombie, in a world where the zombies have taken over, and “fresh meat” is a rare commodity. Where you go into a diner to order an elbow joint with a side of toes. But nothing’s really changed—the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, at least until they fall apart altogether.
When a curvaceous member of a famous crime family walks into his office, he’s forced to reopen a case he’d just as soon forget. It’s the one that introduced him to the dame who stole his heart—and got him killed. Trouble is, if it happens again, this time it’s for good.
It’s gory goodness for fans of The Big Sleep and Shaun of the Dead, with a dash of Zombieland thrown in for good measure.
Editorial Reviews for A Man’s Gotta Eat
“A fun, hard-boiled zombie story with tongue firmly planted in rotted cheek, A Man’s Gotta Eat is perfect for Halloween.” —Stephen Blackmoore, author of Dead Things
“L.A. is a mighty strange place, but it’s even stranger when seen through the eyes of the dead; and that’s just what Dana Fredsti’s done for us in A Man’s Gotta Eat What a Man’s Gotta Eat. Fredsti’s humor, her dark, dark humor, is on fine display in this zombie noir novella featuring a private detective with a healthy appetite for revenge. There were times I nearly split my sides with laughter, and others I just sat there shaking my head in stunned appreciation for Fredsti’s storytelling talents. Sometimes I found myself doing both at the same time. This is a writer who knows her craft. Read this and tell me you don’t agree. I dare you!” —Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Savage Dead and Dead City
Dana Fredsti’s A Man’s Gotta Eat What a Man’s Gotta Eat is a wickedly entertaining serving of zombie noir. With this novella, Fredsti had created a blood-and-guts stew of humorous hardboiled horror that will make you laugh and cringe at the same time. Don’t miss it!” —Tim Waggoner, author of the Nekropolis series
There’s something out there in the dark.
There’s always something watching.
There’s always something reaching for you.
And sometimes there’s someone you can call. Someone you can hire. Someone who knows these dark streets and back alleys. Someone who knows how things work in this part of town. Private eyes who are often as dark as the things they hunt. Investigators who know how to look in the shadows for the things that go bump. Good guys but not always nice guys.
Hardboiled Horror collects fifteen original tales of noir mystery shot through with elements of horror and the supernatural. Occult detectives, paranormal investigators, seedy P.I.s, amateur sleuths and ghost hunters tackle the cases no one else can handle.
The killer lineup includes Heather Graham, Kevin J. Anderson, Rachel Caine, Scott Sigler, Seanan McGuire Alethea Kontis, Jonathan Maberry, Chris Ryall, Dana Fredsti, Jim Beard, Jacopo della Quercia, John Gilstrap, Jon McGoran, Josh Malerman, Max Allan Collins & Matthew V. Clemens, Lois H. Gresh and Nancy Holder.
Edited by New York Times bestseller and five-time Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry.
NOTE: My story Corrosion introduces Artie Chase, ex-goddess turned P.I. Artie inhabits the same universe as Lee Striga, the protagonist of Spawn of Lilith.
In this anthology, six horror authors revisit some of their most infamous zombie characters, resurrecting the undead.
Contributing authors to Z Resurrected are some of horror’s best, who have each carved a distinct path in the world of zombies: Dana Fredsti, Tom Leveen, Joe McKinney, Eric A. Shelman, Mark Tufo, and T.M. Williams.
NOTE: My story Pinky Swear is now available as a standalone eBook! Join Ashley, Griff, and JT as they go on a dubious rescue mission across San Francisco. The story takes place shortly after the events of Plague World.
HORROR ANTHOLOGY 2015
The best and brightest in independent horror, collected here and now for your reading pleasure!
Chokepoint by Jonathan Maberry
You’ll Never Be Lunch in This Town Again by Dana Fredsti
Death Bringer Jones by Thomas M. Malafarina
Kitties and Zombies, Oh My! by Catt Dahman
Pleasure Island by Wesley Thomas
Regret by Amanda M. Lyons
Note: My story, You’ll Never Be Lunch in This Town Again, follows a first time director as he tries to finish his masterpiece during a zombie outbreak. First published in Mondo Zombie (Cemetery Dance).