The best zombie and monster books with alternate realities

C.A. Verstraete Author Of Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter
By C.A. Verstraete

The Books I Picked & Why

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

By Seth Grahame-Smith

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Why this book?

One of my favorite “monster” books offers an unusual, but plausible, “unknown-until-now” history of one of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln. This is a gripping tale of intrigue, exposing an undercover world of vampires that I couldn’t stop reading about! This is definitely one of those books I (and you) also won’t hesitate to reread with pleasure. And you can’t beat being introduced to another character who knows how to use an axe!


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Zombie-In-Chief: Eater of the Free World: A Novel Take on a Brain-Dead Election

By Scott Kenemore

Zombie-In-Chief: Eater of the Free World: A Novel Take on a Brain-Dead Election

Why this book?

Whatever your take on politics and elections, I thought this was a truly original addition to the zombie world. Funny, and often true-to-life in an alternate reality, this book offers another interesting and sometimes horrific view of the crazy world of politics in a year that was far from the norm.


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The Love-Haight Case Files, Book 1: Seeking Supernatural Justice

By Jean Rabe, Donald J. Bingle

The Love-Haight Case Files, Book 1: Seeking Supernatural Justice

Why this book?

I can’t recommend a more fun and imaginative book than this one where lawyers Thomas Brock and Evelyn Love represent the new (and sometimes newly dead) supernatural residents of San Francisco’s famous Haight-Ashbury district. I love the touches of humor and the unique monsters, from ghouls to zombie-like creatures, ghosts, and even a talking gargoyle! Who’d think the law could be so interesting and even funny? But even the dead (or undead) deserve justice! Love these characters!


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Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter

By A. E. Moorat

Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter

Why this book?

If you love reading about English royalty and history as I do, then it’s not too hard to let go of reality and let the legendary Queen of England, Queen Victoria, take on an even larger role in her vast empire. I can’t think of anyone I’d rather see keep the kingdom free from zombies and demons than a strong-willed Queen willing to vanquish evil with her scepter.


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The Vampire's Violin

By Michael Romkey

The Vampire's Violin

Why this book?

While there are better-known vampire novels from the classic Dracula by Bram Stoker, to Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, this was a story that mesmerized me with a perfect combination of history, music, and vampires. In this story of one vampire’s unquenchable desire to possess a particular violin, I found the supernatural elements and historic details as riveting as the haunting music this priceless violin is said to make.


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