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* Flashback Friday * Braineater Jones by Stephen Kozeniewski

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It's been almost a year since I shared Braineater Jones, a quirky, zombie-filled private detective novel by Stephen Kozeniewski. At the time, it was one of those books I wasn't really sure about reading and ended up enjoying.

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Genre: Mystery, Thriller/Suspense, Noir,
Format: eBook, Print, Audio
Publication Date: October 9, 2013

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Braineater Jones wakes up face down in a swimming pool with no memory of his former life, how he died, or why he’s now a zombie. With a smart-aleck severed head as a partner, Jones descends into the undead ghetto to solve his own murder.

But Jones’s investigation is complicated by his crippling addiction to human flesh. Like all walking corpses, he discovers that only a stiff drink can soothe his cravings. Unfortunately, finding liquor during Prohibition is costly and dangerous. From his Mason jar, the cantankerous Old Man rules the only speakeasy in the city that caters to the postmortem crowd.

As the booze, blood, and clues coagulate, Jones gets closer to discovering the identity of his killer and the secrets behind the city’s stranglehold on liquid spirits. Death couldn’t stop him, but if the liquor dries up, the entire city will be plunged into an orgy of cannibalism.

Cracking this case is a tall order. Braineater Jones won’t get out alive, but if he plays his cards right, he might manage to salvage the last scraps of his humanity.
Braineater Jones is not your typical zombie horror, it's an intelligent and well-thought out mystery novel. Kozeniewski does an excellent job of conveying the plot's tone and setting using detailed descriptions, 1930's slang, and wit.

Reviews of Braineater Jones

Here's a blurb from my review:
... if you don't mind some sex and violence, aren't opposed to zombies that use their brains instead of eating them, 1930's slang and slurs; and enjoy mystery and wit; Braineater Jones by Stephen Kozeniewski is definitely worth grabbing. - On My Kindle Book Reviews
Here are some editorial reviews from Amazon:
I liked this book a LOT. It was smartly written, the mystery was compelling, but the real shine was in the characters...Kozeniewski has some imagination. - Kate Moretti, author of New York Times Bestseller THOUGHT I KNEW YOU
I can't for the life of me think of any reason to give this book less than five stars. - Jacqueline Druga, bestselling author of THE FLU
Braineater Jones is a winning novel that deserves the attention of all readers! - Phillip Tomasso, bestselling author of VACCINATION
Within the first few lines of Braineater Jones, I knew I was going to get everything I hoped for and then some. - Christine Morgan, "The Horror Fiction Review"

Find Braineater Jones Online!

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About Stephen Kozeniewski

Stephen Kozeniewski, author. Courtesy of Goodreads.
Stephen Kozeniewski, author. Courtesy of Goodreads.
Stephen Kozeniewski lives in Pennsylvania, the birthplace of the modern zombie. During his time as a Field Artillery officer he served for three years in Oklahoma and one in Iraq, where, due to what he assumes was a clerical error, he was awarded the Bronze Star. He is also a classically trained linguist, which sounds much more impressive than saying his bachelor’s is in German.

Connect with Stephen Kozeniewski!

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If you enjoy zombies and intelligent, noir mysteries, make sure to check out Braineater Jones by Stephen Kozeniewski and tell us what you think of it in the comments!

 Braineater Jones by Stephen Kozeniewski at Red Adept Publishing