# Monday, January 09, 2006
I’m a big fan of both the detective and the Vampire genres, so it’s pretty cool to see them both together.  In his new novel, Already Dead : A Novel, Charlie Huston combines the two seamlessly.  The protagonist, Joe Pitt, is the archetypal hard boiled gumshoe/tough guy who just happens to also be a Vampire.  I was impressed that Huston manages to stay true to both traditions without losing anything in the process.  And if you happen to be into zombies, there are some of those two.  Only they’re zombie Goth girls.  Better and better.  A good fast page turner.  Be warned, however, that in the tradition of the hard boiled detective, it can get pretty graphic, so probably not for the weak of stomach.