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Bloodlist (Vampire Files No. 1) by P.N. Elrod

Bloodlist (Vampire Files No. 1) by P.N. Elrod
Genre:Urban Fantasy, Mystery
Paranormal Element: Vampire
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Review of the audio book from the library, reader: Barrett Whitener

As a young teen I was a closet fan of the Sam Spade type mysteries. I went through a Nancy Drew period even! So, what better way to bring back childhood memories, and still stimulate my paranormal interest by having a who-done-it murder mystery and slap fangs on the protagonist.  Mafia bosses, depression era mannerisms, sexy, sultry club singers and text-book vampires are all combined in a mystery of vampiric proportions, who could ask for anything more? This book was a pure delight and I will admit that I was pleasantly surprised.

When Jack Fleming washes up on the Lake Michigan shore with a bullet hole in his chest and a new taste for blood he knows things haven't been going his way lately. Once a pretty hot-stuff reporter from New York, Jack set his sites on Chicago and greener pastures only to find that Chicago's mob infestation might be a little hazardous to his health. Now, with a new set of fangs, a private investigator as an unlikely ally and some green in his pocket, Jack Fleming has a mission, find out who killed him, and why.

Larger than life characters paired with a thrilling mystery, Bloodlist (Vampire Files No. 1) left me with a thirst (har har) for more and a burning desire to sport a trench coat. I really hate to say that I was surprised, but I was. This was a audio download from the great Jefferson Parish Library - and I hadn't heard much at all about the book or author. I love new introductions.

So, if you like a good mystery and have a thing for the solar challenged...give this one a try, you just might find a great new series.

Adult content, but nothing overwhelmingly risque. If you are a fan of murder mysteries and early 19th century historicals this one is for you.

1/20 books


Cade Crowley said...

I've been meaning to read this one for a while. I'm glad that you enjoyed it so much!

♫♥LovLivLife Reviews♥♫ said...

Sounds like something my sister would read!=) I will have to see if she read it if not buy it for her. I'm not much of a mystery/ thriller person w/o the romance!=)

LJ said...

Sounds like a great mix of paranormal and historical mystery. I'll have to check this book. Thanks!

BLHmistress said...

I used to love Nancy Drew but once I hit my mid teens I fell in love with Romance so not sure if I would want to try this but never say never is my saying.

Christina said...

I have had this book and most of the other ones in my TBR forever just never got around to them. I might have to dig this out and dust it off.

Tea and Tomes said...

I have this series on my bookshelf, and have had it there for years, but never quite managed to get around to reading even the first page of the first book. I'm going to have to correct that at some point!

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