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Habeas Corpus is a genuinely different type of story. It mixes noir themes with modern ones in a comedic fashion that entertains. I would recommend Habeas Corpus to those who enjoy detective novels, the undead, or puns in general.
I can say that while these type of stories are not my regular fare, it kept me entertained, and wanting to know how it ends. At times, the novel touched on serious topics while also being lighthearted and comedic - lampooning common detective and undead tropes.
I wasn't sure if the main character should really ever had a job as a detective, because he largely finds nothing out on his own, but rather by others filling him in on what is going on. Very little sleuthing seemed to occur. If the fact that Sam was a failure at his profession was intended to be pronounced, then it was underlined and set in italics. I felt bad for him by the last quarter of the book.
This book made me hungry. Much of the story unfolds over food. I was beginning to get as hungry as one of the undead by the end of it, or at the very least, haunt a local IHOP.
Habeas Corpus is an entertaining read that doesn't go longer than it needs to. I wouldn't quite call it a detective novel as clues are not presented to the reader in a fashion where you can connect the dots. Or, at least, I couldn't.
Its worth a read for lovers of every genre. There are plenty of laughs and serious moments. The subject is new, and unlike anything I have read to-date. Its refreshing to read and I would look forward to another installment set in the same world that explains more about it and the characters in The City.
You'll want to pick it up, and so, you can find it here. You can also find Rob Johnson on Facebook.