Zombie Apocalypse! Acapulcalypse Now
By Stephen Jones and Alison Littlewood
'THE DEATH' TAKES A HOLIDAY . . .
The Hotel Baktun is an exclusive vacation complex that is about to open on the coast of Acapulco, Mexico. Owned by a mysterious multi-millionaire businessman, it is shaped like an ancient Mayan pyramid and its halls are lined with rare and expensive artefacts.
For Stacy Keenan, the hotel's new Head of Security, things are already chaotic as the locals continue to put the finishing touches to the festivities while VIPs begin to arrive for the grand opening. When a Russian cruise ship turns along the shore and disgorges its cargo of flesh-eating zombies, the guests and staff soon fragment into various factions as they struggle to withstand the spread of HRV (Human Reanimation Virus).
As the armies of the dead conquer all that stand before them, and the human survivors prepare for a final battle against an unstoppable enemy, a horror even more ancient and terrible is revealed when 'The Death' comes to Paradise . . .
Stephen Jones (Author)
Stephen Jones is the winner of three World Fantasy Awards, four Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Awards and three International Horror Guild Awards, as well as being a multiple recipient of the British Fantasy Award and a Hugo Award nominee.
A former television producer/director and genre movie publicist and consultant, he has written and edited more than 130 books, including the Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome, A Book of Horrors, Curious Warnings: The Great Ghost Stories of M.R. James, Psycho-Mania! and The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror and Zombie Apocalypse! series.
Alison Littlewood (Author)
Alison Littlewood is the author of A Cold Season, which was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club, where it was described as "perfect reading for a dark winter's night". Her second novel, Path of Needles - a dark blend of fairy tales and crime fiction - was recently short-listed for a British Fantasy Award. Her third, The Unquiet House, is a ghost story set in the Yorkshire countryside.
Alison's short stories have been picked for The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror and The Best Horror of the Year anthologies, as well as The Best British Fantasy 2013 and The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 10. Other publication credits include the anthologies Zombie Apocalypse! Endgame, Resurrection Engines, Terror Tales of the Cotswolds, Where Are We Going? and Never Again.
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17 Sep 2015
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An over the top tale of a deluxe holiday resort in the shape of a Mayan temple overrun by the dead, full of laughs as well as scares - as all the best zombie stories are . . . another treat from the supremely skilled Littlewood. Amidst a sea of derivative zombie fiction, the Zombie Apocalypse series has always stood out as one trying to do something different, and this new volume from Littlewood is a fine continuation. — James Everington, This is Horror
A great new take on the classic zombie plotline with plenty of unexpected twists and turns along the way, as it draws in influences from Mayan culture making for an unusual and surprising take on this tale of survival against the undead. — Leona Turford, Starburst
This really is a very different read from Alison Littlewood's more usual folk horror, and you can tell that she had a lot of fun writing it from the sheer joy of her prose . . . An ideal holiday read, although maybe best saved for the flight home. I give Zombie Apocalypse! Acapulcalypse Now a 555/666. — Horror Hothouse