Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 805 ratings

Death Warmed Over Publisher's Summary

Ever since the Big Uneasy unleashed vampires, werewolves, and other undead denizens on the world, it’s been hell being a detective — especially for zombie P.I. Dan Chambeaux. Taking on the creepiest of cases in the Unnatural Quarter with a human lawyer for a partner and a ghost for a girlfriend, Chambeaux redefines “dead on arrival".

But just because he was murdered doesn’t mean he’d leave his clients in the lurch. Besides, zombies are so good at lurching. Now he’s back from the dead and back in business — with a caseload that’s downright unnatural. A resurrected mummy is suing the museum that put him on display. Two witches, victims of a curse gone terribly wrong, seek restitution from a publisher for not using “spell check” on its magical tomes. And he’s got to figure out a very personal question — Who killed him?

For Dan Chambeaux, it’s all in a day’s work. (Still, does everybody have to call him “Shamble”?) Funny, fresh, and irresistible, this cadaverous caper puts the P.I. in R.I.P…. with a vengeance.

©2012 Kevin J. Anderson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Death Warmed Over

    • Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I., Book 1
    • By: Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 240

    Ever since the Big Uneasy unleashed vampires, werewolves, and other undead denizens on the world, it’s been hell being a detective — especially for zombie P.I. Dan Chambeaux. Taking on the creepiest of cases in the Unnatural Quarter with a human lawyer for a partner and a ghost for a girlfriend, Chambeaux redefines “dead on arrival". But just because he was murdered doesn’t mean he’d leave his clients in the lurch. Besides, zombies are so good at lurching. Now he’s back from the dead and back in business.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Meh

    • By Kimberly on 03-22-13

    Regular price: $19.99

  • Book 1.5

    • Stakeout at the Vampire Circus

    • Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. Series
    • By: Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Zombie P.I. Dan Shamble and his ghost girlfriend are called to the Vampire Circus when a fortune teller’s cards go missing. Not exactly the glamorous life, but the stakes escalate when a vampire trapeze act goes dead wrong, and Shamble discovers even more skeletons in the closet than the ones that live there. As he shuffles for clues through an unnatural cast of carnies, he faces a slate of suspects that could freak out even the most daring detective - a werewolf lion tamer, a fat lady with an enormous secret, an undead ringmaster…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short amusing story

    • By Mandy R on 07-12-17

    Regular price: $4.19

  • Book 2

    • Unnatural Acts

    • Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I., Book 2
    • By: Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    In the Unnatural Quarter, golems slave away in sweatshops, necromancers sell black-market trinkets to tourists, and the dead rise up - to work the night shift. But zombie detective Dan Shamble is no ordinary working stiff. When a local senator and his goons picket a ghostly production of Shakespeare in the Dark - condemning the troupe’s “unnatural” lifestyles - Dan smells something rotten. And if something smells rotten to a zombie, you’re in serious trouble… Before his way of life, er, death, is destroyed, Dan wants answers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It was okay.

    • By Wizzle808 on 04-22-16

    Regular price: $19.99

  • Book 2.5

    • Road Kill

    • A Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. Story
    • By: Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Another chilling mystery for zombie P.I. Dan Chambeaux - this time, an original audio short set in a truck stop.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun road trip with zombie P.I.

    • By tru britty on 06-12-15

    Regular price: $4.19

  • Book 3

    • Hair Raising

    • Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I., Book 3
    • By: Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    The fur really flies when a serial scalper stalks the supernatural citizens of the Unnatural Quarter, targeting werewolves - and what’s sadder than a chrome-domed lycanthrope? Zombie P.I. Dan Shamble is on the case, trying to stop an all-out gang war between full-time and full-moon werewolves. As he combs through the tangled clues to hunt down the bald facts, things get hairy fast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • zombies really do make good detectives

    • By Margie on 09-02-17

    Regular price: $19.99

  • Book 3.5

    • Naughty and Nice

    • Dan Shamble, Zombie PI, Book 3
    • By: Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Dan Shamble, zombie PI, finds himself tackling a bizarre Christmas case when Santa Claus himself becomes a client, hiring Dan to recover some very precious stolen North Pole property. If you like werewolves, vampires, evil elves, zombies, as well as a lot of belly laughs, curl up with this story and some eggnog.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Cute, but...

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-27-18

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 4

    • Slimy Underbelly

    • Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I, Book 4
    • By: Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    There's something fishy going on in the Unnatural Quarter. Bodies are floating face-down, the plumbing is backing up, and something smells rotten - even to a zombie detective like Dan Shamble. Diving into the slimy underbelly of a diabolical plot, Dan comes face-to-tentacles with an amphibious villain named Ah'Chulhu (to which the usual response is "Gesundheit!"). With his snap-happy gang of gator-guys - former pets flushed down the toilet - Ah'Chulhu wreaks havoc beneath the streets.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Phil Gigante is genius in this series

    • By Sheryl on 09-22-14

    Regular price: $19.99

  • Book 5

    • Working Stiff

    • The Cases of Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.: Volume 5
    • By: Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    Back from the dead - and back on the case! Even being murdered doesn't keep a good detective down, and in the Unnatural Quarter - inhabited by ghosts, vampires, werewolves, mummies, and all sorts of creatures that go bump (or thud!) in the night - a zombie PI fits right in. Dan Chambeaux, aka "Shamble", solves a string of madcap cases with his ghost girlfriend Sheyenne, his Best Human Friend Officer Toby McGoohan, and his firebrand lawyer partner Robin Deyer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Undead Detective lifeless narration

    • By David on 10-27-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

    • Tastes Like Chicken

    • Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.
    • By: Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Don Abad
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Dan Shamble, zombie P.I. faces his most fowl case yet, when a flock of murderous feral chickens terrorizes the Unnatural Quarter. Also in the caseload, Dan deals with the sinister spokesman for Monster Chow Industries, a spreading contamination that drives vampires berserk, a serial-killer demon from the Fifth Pit of Hell, a black-market blood gang led by the nefarious Ma Hemoglobin, a ghost fighting a hostile takeover of his blood bars...and a cute little vampire girl who may, or may not, be his daughter.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I still miss Phil

    • By Vorthe on 10-13-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Services Rendered

    • The Cases of Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.
    • By: Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Back from the dead, and back on the case! Dan Chambeaux was a human private investigator in the Unnatural Quarter...Even though he was killed in a back alley when a case went sour, Dan “Shamble” is still on the case. Even death won’t keep a good detective down. Now, teamed up with his partner Robin Deyer, a bleeding-heart human lawyer who wants justice for all monsters, his ghost girlfriend Sheyenne, and his BHF (Best Human Friend) Officer Toby McGoohan, Shamble solves a host of bizarre mysteries...Dan Shamble puts the P.I. back into R.I.P.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • redo with Phil Giganty

    • By Lyrita on 05-28-19

    Regular price: $19.95