Many tourists use travel guides to help check experiences off their bucket lists when visiting a new place. In the case of Mur Lafferty’s latest novel though, these tourists have already kicked the bucket.
Lafferty, a Durham author, will be promoting the release of her novel, “Ghost Train to New Orleans” tonight at Flyleaf Books.
The novel is the sequel to her 2013 work, “The Shambling Guide to New York,” and continues to follow main character Zoe, a living woman who writes travel guides for the undead. The urban fantasy takes place in a realm where humans and monsters live alongside each other, a situation that creates chaos and as well as humor.
attend the lecture
Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today
Location: Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
“I’ve always liked more humorous takes on horror — I was a bigger fan of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ than the ‘Night of the Living Dead,’” Lafferty said. “I like the idea of monsters having somewhat human personalities, and with that comes somewhat human problems.”
Linnie Greene, marketing manager for Flyleaf Books, said “The Shambling Guide to New York” gained popularity due to its unusual premise, masterful writing and creativity in breaking genre-defining boundaries.