Ritually murdered corpses

That grabbed you, didn’t it? That is part of the first line from the blurb on Kim Harrison’s latest book, A Perfect Blood.  I will admit that I have never read Harrison’s work.  But I had to chuckle at the phrase “ritually murdered corpses.”  I know she writes about demons, vampires, and the like, but still– can a corpse be murdered? One of the reviews I read implied that the corpses were demonic in nature.  Okay, but couldn’t she have said “ritually murdered demons”? And if it’s a demon, a human, and a vampire found dead (or semi-dead, or all-the-way dead), one might say, “Corpses are turning up in Cincinnati, all ritually brutalized . . . .”  Well, this overly picky editor is going to go brew up some green tea.

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