Friday, September 26, 2014

Book Review: I Ate the Sheriff by K. Bennett

I Ate the Sheriff by K. Bennett

I Ate the Sheriff is the third novel in the Mallory Caine, Zombie-at-law, series, and presumably the last. Mallory Caine is still fighting the good fight in court for the accused and in her dining choices as she tries to go cold turkey from human flesh. Now that unnatural beings like zombies, werewolves, and vampires are recognized by society and local authorities, she has the option to attend Zombies Anonymous and buy cow brains as a substitute for the human kind. But that's not enough to keep her out of trouble now that her ex-boyfriend, district attorney Aaron Argula, is putting his dad's plans in motion to take over not only their home town of Los Angeles, but also the whole world. His dad is, of course, Satan.

The book retains the same humorous tone of the previous two novels even while flirting with an apocalyptic ending. The ending happens a little too quickly, tying up all the various plot threads in a few pages. It reminded me of the last episode of Pushing Daisies where they finished out every story line for every character in less than 45 minutes. It just seemed forced. Especially since some of the plot lines seemed more like comedy filler (Pat Sajak the werewolf comes to mind) than integral to the story. On the other hand, it is a light comedy and I am probably expecting too much.

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