Dead Inside

Dead Inside
(Dan Deadman Space Detective #2)
by Barry J. Hutchison (2017)

Dan Deadman is having one of those days. After saving the grim and gritty alien city of Down Here from something big, mean and mind-bendingly horrible, Dan is looking forward to unwinding in the closest available bar. Annoyingly, the universe has other ideas.

Instead, Dan finds himself investigating a cheating husband, two horrible murders, and the potential enslavement of everyone in the galaxy. With his caseload stretching his woefully limited detective skills, his car in pieces, and the whole ‘being dead’ thing not doing him any favors, Dan has no choice but to ask his friends for help….

The second in the series seems to have lost some of the spark of the first. Where there was witty banter before, now it feels flat.

It’s not that it’s bad, just an average read.