Deceased and Residing in Oakland is a mystery thriller in the tradition of American Crime Fiction, set twenty-five years after the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. San Francisco is a city under siege — it’s heaving with refugees and it’s seething with crime — but it’s still a city. It’s got cops and courts and commerce, and it’s got one burned out cop in particular living a careful life a bay away from the rot that still stalks the suburbs, looking for a heartbeat.
Philip James is a commercial advertising writer and ghost writer of fiction and non-fiction. He wrote Dead and Residing In Oakland to satisfy a taste for a higher volume take on the unselfconscious narrative of some of his favorite writers, in particular Raymond Chandler, Chester Himes and Ross MacDonald.
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