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I first got hooked on Elrod's adventures about Jack Flemming, an average decent guy who becomes a vampire, in my late teens. My aunt had them on the bookshelf, it seemed a short read for a time killer, but ended up being so entertaining that I added all of Elrod's books to my collection and am finally to the point where any newly released novels I end up getting in hardback.
The setting of the books is in the 1920's-30's, in the height of the mob's power. The series is written in first person, which is refreshing in itself, but Elrod takes a story with the standard "dime novel" detective cliche's and dresses them up into something that's really interesting and doesn't feel rehashed at all.
Give this one a shot, I doubt you'll regret it, and more than likely you'll end up picking up the rest of them before they can pump out the audio books.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
While I was totally new to this series, I decided hey, what the heck; and I'm glad I did. What a fun little ride. Is it a great work of literature, no. Will this be a timeless vampire story, again sadly no, but it is worth a read. It's fun, unique, and totally different than anything in this genre, it is much more a film noir sort of story than a vampire tale, but it is enjoyable. I wasn't thrilled with the ending, but then I find that the ending of a book, no matter how good, is still the end, and if you like a book, then you hate to see it coming. It was a little trite, but still enjoyable enough for me to go on and read the rest of the series. Wonder why audible doesn't have at least one or two of the others in this series?!
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
This turned out to be an entertaining read. FOND AS I am of all things vampire, this seemed a must-try. It's gripping, and the main character's voice comes through loud and strong in the first person narrative. I could have wished that the hero had fought back a bit more, and I wasn't overly keen on the heroine, but this is still a book I would recommend to anyone who enjoys mystery and the supernatural. Let's hope there will be more titles from this series on audio soon.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Purchasing the second book now! well written and narrated. all round great book! Looking forward to the rest. go on treat yourself to thisnfantastoc story.