Bone Street Rumba

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 591 ratings

Half-Resurrection Blues Publisher's Summary

First in a brand new urban fantasy series

"Because I'm an inbetweener - and the only one anyone knows of at that - the dead turn to me when something is askew between them and the living. Usually, it's something mundane like a suicide gone wrong or someone revived that shouldn'ta been."

Carlos Delacruz is one of the New York Council of the Dead's most unusual agents - an inbetweener, partially resurrected from a death he barely recalls suffering, after a life that's missing from his memory. He thinks he is one of a kind - until he encounters other entities walking the fine line between life and death. One inbetweener is a sorcerer. He's summoned a horde of implike ngks capable of eliminating spirits, and they're spreading through the city like a plague. They've already taken out some of NYCOD's finest, leaving Carlos desperate to stop their master before he opens up the entrada to the Underworld - which would destroy the balance between the living and the dead. But in uncovering this man's identity, Carlos confronts the truth of his own life - and death...

©2015 Daniel José Older (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Half-Resurrection Blues

    • Bone Street Rumba, Book 1
    • By: Daniel José Older
    • Narrated by: Daniel José Older
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 364
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 340
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 344

    Carlos Delacruz is one of the New York Council of the Dead's most unusual agents - an inbetweener, partially resurrected from a death he barely recalls suffering, after a life that’s missing from his memory. He thinks he is one of a kind - until he encounters other entities walking the fine line between life and death. One inbetweener is a sorcerer. He's summoned a horde of implike ngks capable of eliminating spirits, and they’re spreading through the city like a plague.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny, Sharp Urban Fantasy

    • By Alex on 10-18-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Midnight Taxi Tango

    • Bone Street Rumba, Book 2
    • By: Daniel José Older
    • Narrated by: Daniel José Older
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    The streets of New York are hungry tonight...Carlos Delacruz straddles the line between the living and the not-so alive. As an agent for the Council of the Dead, he eliminates New York's ghostlier problems. This time it's a string of gruesome paranormal accidents in Brooklyn's Von King Park that has already taken the lives of several locals - and is bound to take more. The incidents in the park have put Kia on edge. When she first met Carlos, he was the weird guy who came to Baba Eddie's botánica, where she worked.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific new voice(s) in urban fantasy

    • By Paula on 01-09-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Battle Hill Bolero

    • Bone Street Rumba, Book 3
    • By: Daniel José Older
    • Narrated by: Daniel José Older
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Trouble is brewing between the Council of the Dead and the ghostly, half-dead, spiritual, and supernatural community they claim to represent. One too many shady deals have gone down in New York City's streets, and those caught in the crossfire have had enough. It's time for the Council to be brought down - this time for good.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining!

    • By obsidian dusk on 02-13-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Salsa Nocturna: Stories

    • By: Daniel José Older
    • Narrated by: Daniel José Older
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    A 300-year-old story collector enlists the help of the computer hacker next door to save her dying sister. A half-resurrected cleanup man for Death’s sprawling bureaucracy faces a phantom pachyderm, doll-collecting sorceresses, and his own ghoulish bosses. Gordo, the old Cubano who watches over the graveyards and sleeping children of Brooklyn, stirs and lights another Malaguea. Down the midnight streets of New York, a whole invisible universe churns to life in Daniel José Older’s debut collection of ghost noir.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging Supernatural Detective Stories

    • By William Emmons on 03-07-16

    Regular price: $19.95