The Devil You Know
by P.N. Elrod
What's more fun than one vampire on a case?
Two--especially when they don't like each other!
Wise-cracking, street-savvy vampire gumshoe Jack Fleming teams up with the wickedly genteel Jonathan Barrett, Gentleman Vampire, who's found a body on his Long Island estate and has no idea what to do about it.
Clues take Jack back to his old stamping grounds in the newspaper world, only slightly hampered by Barrett, who has his own ideas on how to conduct a murder investigation.
Before you can say "machine gun" both are up to their fangs in mobsters, murder, and mayhem in this fast-paced mystery adventure set in post-Prohibition New York.
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The Devil You Know is a (nearly) direct sequel to book three of the Vampire Files, "Bloodcircle", and is full of spoilers for that novel. While this story can be read on its own, you will enjoy it more if you have read "Bloodcircle" first. You have been warned!
For the sake of nervous parents, this book's rated at having adult content; some of the characters occasionally employ salty language.
Praise for P.N. Elrod's Other Books:
This entertaining first installment in a new series by the author of The Vampire Files offers deft touches of wit, beauty and suspense. – Publisher’s Weekly.
“Elrod knows how to pace the action without resorting to caricature. These characters, including the vampires, believable...a pleasure to know!” – Library Journal
“Clever characterization, wicked wit, and palatable mayhem...[an] entertaining detective romp.” --Publisher’s Weekly
"Filled with snappy action and sharp dialogue, and featuring a likable hero, Elrod’s latest is certain to be a hit with the fang-loving crowd.” – Booklist
"Characters are well-drawn, the good and the bad ... The book's chief joys are the voice of Jonathan and the portrayal of Tory life during the American revolution." - LOCUS
What Writers Say About P.N. Elrod's Books:
P.N. Elrod ups the stakes (pun intended) in this latest, and best installment of the Jack Fleming saga. Chills, thrills, and dark doings in ‘30s Chicago, heralded by the arrival of a darkly fascinating new vampire character with a deadly secret. Elrod takes her universe into unexplored territory with Dark Road Rising.” – Rachel Caine, author of the Morganville Vampire series
“The book is as dark and decadent as blood and chocolate. The writing pops, and Jack Fleming is a narrator to die for.” --Caitlin Kittredge, author of the Nocturne City series.
“The setting is captivating, the characters are original, and the plot will leave you hungry for more.” --Lori Handeland, author of The Nightcreature series
“Dark Road Rising kept me up all night. A satisfying, smart, genuinely savvy read—with a lot of bite!” --Lilith Saintcrow, author of the Dante Valentine series.
- P.N. Elrod, May 2011
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