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Murder in Vein: A Fang-in-Cheek Mystery

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A book by Sue Ann Jaffarian

The sight of the blood covered fangs exploded from her deep memory like a ball   through a plate glass window. The man had bitten Bobby, torn into him like a barbequed rib on the Fourth of July. Vampires. Vam-pires. Real live—er, dead … see full wiki

Author: Sue Ann Jaffarian
Genre: Mystery
1 review about Murder in Vein: A Fang-in-Cheek Mystery

Vampires, Blood Lust and Murder

  • Aug 16, 2010
I'm a fan of Sue Ann Jaffarian's other mystery series, but don't tend to read vampire stories so wasn't sure what I would think, but I loved this whodunnit, which delves into the world of vampires and vampire envy. Madison Rose finds herself shocked to discover that vampires are real, and that she almost died because of them. She goes to live with her new vampire "grandparents," who wind up becoming the only family she has, only to become the target of those who think if they kill her, they are on the fast track to permanent (as opposed to retractable) fangs. Jaffarian sends up vampire envy while introducing a whole new cast of characters, including a vampire council, with her own twist on the genre. She manages to make this a believable world, as she did with Ghost a la Mode, and Madison is an engaging heroine who is by turns wary and curious about the undercover community that takes her in. If you're a Jaffarian fan, you'll definitely want to check this out, and if you're a newcomer to her work, you'll enjoy the sly humor as well as the covens, clubs and coffins that populate Murder in Vein.

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