When last I checked, there were approximately one gajillion zombie books on the shelves at my local Barnes & Noble. There are zombie survival guides, zombie haiku and, one of my favorites, The Zen of Zombie. So with all of the zombie-related books on the shelves (and we won’t even get into the plethora of novels featuring the undead), how do you know which one to spend your hard-earned (and these days, incresingly disappearing) money on?
Well… you don’t.
But if you’re going to just jump in and grab a random zombie book, you could do worse than Zombie CSU: The Foresics of the Living Dead by John Maberry.
Maberry, a Bram Stoker Award-winner, interviews scientists and forensic experts, and detectives to ask “What if?” From Amazon:
Employing hard science and solid police work not—to mention jaw-dropping (literally!) humor—Zombie CSU is the only guide you need to make it through alive—not undead. At last you can:
Investigate zombie crime scenes, collecting and analyzing evidence of zombie attacks, and create a “murder book”
Examine the psychology of the zombie and develop a perp profile.
Observe medical science pros as they probe felled zombies for forensic clues.
Devise a zombie apocalypse survival scorecard and more!
Of course, like any zombie book worth its weight, Zombie CSU also includes a list of must-see zombie movies as well as tips on killing zombies yourself. ‘Cuz you can’t answer “What if?” if you’re not also gonna tell people “What next.”