The Shambling Guide to New York City

Author: 
Mur Lafferty
Blurb: 
A travel writer takes a job with a shady publishing company in New York, only to find that she must write a guide to the city - for the undead! Because of the disaster that was her last job, Zoe is searching for a fresh start as a travel book editor in the tourist-centric New York City. After stumbling across a seemingly perfect position though, Zoe is blocked at every turn because of the one thing she can't take off her resume --- human. Not to be put off by anything -- especially not her blood drinking boss or death goddess coworker -- Zoe delves deep into the monster world. But her job turns deadly when the careful balance between human and monsters starts to crumble -- with Zoe right in the middle.
A dark haired woman in a red skirt strides towards the reader on a New York street, monsters and mischevious creatures in the background
Representation
Some information on the characters in the book.
Female protagonist: 
Yes
Protagonist of Colour: 
No
Queer relationship: 
No
Disabled protagonist: 
No
Publication
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Publishing date: 
2013
ISBN: 
9780356501901
Publisher: 
Orbit Books
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Beware: one of the central characters in the book, the main character's coworker, is a incubus with the ability to coerce people into sleeping with him. This doesn't get treated very seriously as being sexual assault by the other characters in the book or even by the author.

It's a shame - the book's funny and our main character Zoe is a really entertaining protagonist, but I just finished it feeling fed up because I felt like the story was trying to tell me that the creepy rapist guy wasn't that bad, really. And: no. No thanks.

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