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Publisher's Summary

Jack Fleming was an investigative journalist in Prohibition-era Chicago until he got shot by an unknown assassin, bitten by his vampire girlfriend, and then became one of the undead. Now, this nice-guy nosferatu has a bunch of crazy vampire hunters on his trail, armed with crosses, silver bullets, and sharp wooden stakes.

He doesn't know how they found out about him or why they are "out for his blood," but it's not a problem for this street-wise gumshoe, until someone starts shooting. Jack himself may be bulletproof, but his friends are not. And Jack is determined to get some answers, even if it kills him - again. It's a case of the living versus the undead. But who's hunting whom?

Investigate more Vampire Files.
©1990 P. N. Elrod; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Elrod s got it down. A blend of the hard-boiled detective novel and the vampire tale...good-natured fun." (Locus)

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  • Cliff
  • madison, MS, United States
  • 04-23-15

Not as good as the first, but still pretty good

The title says it all. The novel is good and entertaining but just lacks a bit of the grittiness of the first novel. We do get to learn more about the main character and some of the past of the woman who made him a vampire. This one is a lot less dark and a lot more predictable than the previous book, hence the lower rating .

You could read this one as a stand alone but it will be more enjoyable if read following the first novel. Once again, the main character is pretty much the only supernatural element of the story. That's not a bad thing, just how it is. The main character does come off a bit more sappy and weak than in the first one but still makes a good main character. I hope the author toughens him up a bit in later stories.

Alll in all, it is still a very good book and definitely worth a listen. Just be aware there are about 12 novels in this series so if you get hooked you may be buying a lot of books. ;)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Awesome detective story

I love vampires and I love suspense, P N Elrod does a wonderful job of combining both. Terrific book and I can't wait until you get more of the Vampire Files on the site.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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vampire's and mystery's

A good story that brings together classical elements such love,Los, mystery, and vampires to create memorable characters and a interesting concept

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Awesome!

I liked the story and how the author takes you to the time period. The reader also puts you in Jack's shoes which I love! Makes me want more!

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  • Damon
  • South Riding, VA, United States
  • 04-02-13

Left me wanting more...

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I've wanted to get into P. N. Elrod for awhile since she has been involved with the same various collections of short stories that one of my favorite authors (Jim Butcher!!) contributes to as well. I'm very glad I took the chance and gave this series a listen! Think old style black and white private investigator with a supernatural twist. I don't want to spoil any of the story line but I was so taken in by the main character and his very human side kick that the ending left me hooked NEEDING to find out what happens next. The series continues by another narrator but is just as good. I do wish the books were longer (each is only 6-7 hours in length) but so far well worth the credit.

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Vampire Files are good entertainment

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The Vampire files are typical P N Elrod: light escapism without insulting your intelligence. The hero's character is charming, the other main characters interesting, and the story was never boring. A good listen and worth the credit.

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Great book

Love Elrod's work. The narrator gets better as they go on. Great if you like vampires and noir or anything with good 1930s feel.

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  • J
  • 05-15-14

Great Series

Would you listen to Lifeblood again? Why?

Yes ....Good story telling through out.<br/>

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lifeblood?

Good twist at the end...

Have you listened to any of Barrett Whitener’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes.. Narrates with good range ...

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

VPI (vampire private eye)

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