chef of darkness

Industrial spy Marlow Willard is tasked with his greatest challenge: steal the ingredients to create zombies from a crazed chef gone mad with power in the wilds of British Columbia’s southwest.

How far is Willard willing to go, how much risk does he dare take, what grotesque ungulates will he face, to meet the wishes of his clients? Does he have the strength and wits to defeat this unsanitary enemy? What exactly do zombie cows eat?

Answer these questions, and more, as you journey up the Fraser River with Marlow, face with him peril after perilous peril, finally to face his faceless nemesis, the chef of darkness.

Author’s Note:

The hints are not particularly subtle. This is a parody of Apocalypse Now!, with many a nod to Heart of Darkness. But there is also one source of inspiration you are probably not going to catch, and that is the funniest book ever written: Don Quixote.


What I loved: The zombie action. There’s some great gore and really good use of zombies in this book. Inventive and original, bound to entertain zombie fans.

The idea of a rogue Michelin star chef pleased me to no end. While the conceit didn’t land every time, I think this is a brilliant idea.

Zombie cows. Enough said.

Zombie Inkpot

Apocalypse Cow is a gory and funny tale about what happens when experimenting goes too far and we end up with zombie cows roaming the wilds of British Columbia. The author’s bio and the book’s blurb give just a snapshot of the more hysterical content you can find inside.


I’m a huge fan of roller coaster rides through “what the hell did I just read,” and I got that in this book. The super clever title too.

Ryan Kanaley

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Cover art & design by Fay Lane.