Abracadaver: An Esther Diamond Novel—Demons and Corpses and Actors Oh My

cover for Abracadaver, an Esther Diamond Novel, by Laura Resnick
Abracadaver, an Esther Diamond Novel, by Laura Resnick

The seventh in the Esther Diamond books by Laura Resnick, Abracadaver is every bit as fun and inventive as I’ve come to expect of this series. A lighter take on Urban Fantasy that I find refreshing after all the gruesomeness that permeates the genre. As much as I enjoy such stories, not every Urban Fantasy needs dismemberment or tortured protagonists—and I do love my tortured protagonists. Esther isn’t tortured. She’s practical.

1—A Normal Heroine

Esther is a normal woman—as normal as an actor can be, anyway. She’s not a martial arts specialist, she’s not an expert with a gun, she doesn’t have great and powerful magic—or any magic at all. Most of her knowledge of the supernatural comes from what she learns from her new friend (in-universe, it’s only been a little over a year since the first book), Dr Zadok, and what information she can find in his specialized bookstore. Continue reading “Abracadaver: An Esther Diamond Novel—Demons and Corpses and Actors Oh My”