Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Beneath the Skin: The Sam Hunter Case Files, by Jonathan Maberry (author), Ray Porter (narrator)

Blackstone Audio, December 2016

Sam Hunter used to be a police detective, but he got kicked off the force for excessive force. Bad things tended to happen to child molesters and others who preyed on the truly innocent. Their injuries were strange, too--as if they'd gotten mauled by a dog.

Now Sam is a private detective in Philadelphia, and he attracts an interesting clientele with interesting problems. Problems they can't even explain to the police.

Problems better addressed by a werewolf.

Sam is a monster who protects people from other monsters.

This is a collection of five short stories, in which we get to know Sam, his rough around the edges facade, and his strong, humane values. In the process, Sam is also learning more about the weirdness of the world and the monstrous things lurking in it that even a werewolf suspected. The stories cover the sad, the terrifying, and the sweet. There are vampires and Lovecraftian horrors.

Oh, and other werewolves, too.

I would have said that I had no patience for werewolf stories, but I really enjoyed these, and I'd like to read or listen to more of them.

Recommended.

I bought this audiobook.