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Undead As A Doornail By William F Aicher – Paris Vampire Book

Are you looking for a vampire book set in Paris?  Undead As A Doornail by William F Aicher is the first in the Phoenix Bones: International Monster Hunter series.


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Undead As A Doornail By William F Aicher Book Information

Title: Undead As A Doornail
Author: William F Aicher
Genre: Vampires | Murder Mystery | Books Set In Paris | Suspense & Thrillers
Indie Published: August 2019
Pages: 282

We would like to thank William F Aicher for sending us a free copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Undead As A Doornail by William F Aicher Summary

Phoenix Bones is a little bit of a boozer who does animal control during the day — hello, cute raccoons and wimpy guys — and monster-hunting at night. 

That’s right, you heard us correctly: monster-hunting…well maybe monster-killing, too.  Parasitic fairies: smooshed.  Vampires: exploded all over.  Pop!  

Phoenix is an enigma: his twin sister disappeared in youth, and he possesses an odd, immortal quality.  While you can stab Phoenix through the heart to off him, eventually he comes back to life. 

That’s truly our worst kind of ex-boyfriend.  More so, though, sd wonder:  Will whiskey have these effects on us?!  *Glass clinks in the background.*

When Phoenix temporarily dies, he crosses over into another realm and can pretty much travel the world.  He sounds like our soulmate, right?  Aicher came at us aggressively with this plot, clearly.

With the disappearance of a young girl, Phoenix lands in the catacombs of Paris in a vampire bloodbath to solve the mystery.  His accidental sidekick, possessing drugs that my cat Sukha loves after a tooth extraction, joins him to find even more missing women.

Of course with vampires, there comes attraction, drugs, sex, and death.  Lots of death.  And barfing.

Can Phoenix solve the case without adding fangs to his immortality?

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Undead As A Doornail Review

Aicher has yet to disappoint us.  And thanks a lot: Now we have a new favorite indie series in our queue. 

Know that Phoenix Bones: International Monster Hunter will not be a just vamp series.  The next book promises werewolves.  Something tells me they aren’t like Jacob either…

Undead As A Doornail is a mix of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse and Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series.  You see a little world-building paired with memorable characters.

You are drawn into the thrilling but not literature-dense plot:  More than junk food but still a satisfying, quick read.

Undead As A Doornail is a tad grotesque, and Phoenix, man, you have a stomach like us.  Weak.  We love his rough edges.

Even more appealing, you know that we appreciate a good book set abroad.  Bones tries to eat his way through Paris and even heads to Bulgaria for some castle-spying.  We feel the mood and destinations.

Not-in-your-face romance greets readers, but mostly you’ll fly right through the novel wondering how this will all end.  And trust me, the story ends with a BOOM.

Hilarious, witty, and light, Undead As A Doornail will leave you laughing, gagging, and hoping for a new HBO series.  We cannot wait for Book Two.

More About The Author, William F Aicher

William F Aicher is an independent author who not only champions and helps the indie author community but also self-publishes a diverse range of novels for adults. 

His titles are a mix of philosophical sci-fi and thrillers ranging from monsters to a look into the future. We also reviewed Aicher’s The Unfortunate Expiration of Mr. David S. Sparks.

Aicher has degrees from the University of Wisconsin in journalism and philosophy.  Follow along with William F Aicher.

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Kal @ Reader Voracious

Saturday 5th of October 2019

Oh hey this book sounds like something I would enjoy, adding it to my monster of a TBR! Great review, book bestie!


Wednesday 9th of October 2019

I can only imagine how monster that list is too! Thank you. Aicher is hilarious!


Thursday 26th of September 2019

Okay, this book sounds incredible! I want to buy it right now! I like the fact that it has Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse character feels to it! I want to know more about these parasitic fairies!


Friday 27th of September 2019

Haha! As a hilarious and sarcastic *spooky* book, I can definitely see you enjoying Aicher's newest series. Check on Amazon if you grab a copy since usually he runs some discounts and/or Kindle Unlimited has the title free.

Macey @ Brine & Books

Wednesday 11th of September 2019

Hey, I've been here long enough to recognise this authour's name! That's kinda cool :') I don't know that this book would be my cup of tea--though it does sound excellent, don't get me wrong--so I love the inclusion of other books I might be more drawn to (maybe?!) that are somewhat similar to this title.


Thursday 12th of September 2019

Yesssss!! William Aicher is pretty cool and big in the world of writing. Honestly, knowing what you like to read, I think you can skip this one just because I agree: it probably won't be your cup of tea, which is totally cool. I don't think you'd love Evanovich either but maybe Harris if you are looking for something fun (she runs a librarian mystery series and Shakespeare one that you might like more). Xxx

Kathy | Tasty Itinerary

Monday 9th of September 2019

I'm sold! As soon as I read this review, I downloaded it to my Kindle library. A perfect read with the fall rolling in. I may even get to read it on my upcoming trip, but it will be #3 on the booklist as I have to other reads I'm excited for. Dead as a Doornail will be a great break from the romance.


Monday 9th of September 2019

I feel like you will read Undead As A Doornail and think, yup, Phoenix might actually be Christine in male form. He barfs like me, swears like me, drinks like me, loves sexy vamps like me, and wants to eat his way through Paris JUST LIKE ME.

This one is definitely perfect for a cruise or vacation. It's light but a good light. Cannot wait to hear what you think! The pressure is ON, especially since one of my recs wasn't exactly your fav (and rightfully so).

Entertainingly Nerdy

Monday 9th of September 2019

I have this book saved on my TBR pile. But that pile is so high I haven't gotten the chance to get to this one yet!


Monday 9th of September 2019

When you get to Undead As A Doornail, I promise it will be worth it! My list is SO high too--I completely understand.