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Author: P. N. Elrod Narrator: Barrett Whitener Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Vampire Files Release Date: January 2006 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481563697

Publisher Description

Flavoring the hard-boiled detective story with a taste of the supernatural, this is the first book in the highly entertaining Vampire Files series.

“I’ve always had a weak spot for strange ladies. One very beautiful girl had even warned me that she was—get this—a vampire. But did I listen? No.

“Before you know it, I’m being chased by an ugly thug with a gun, and a bullet blasts its way through my back, and—believe it or not—nothing happened. I survived! How? You guessed it. I, Jack Fleming, ace reporter, have been transformed into a vampire.

“Which has its advantages. You never die, you never grow old, you sleep all day…and best of all, you can hunt down your own murderer.”

Being turned into a vampire takes some getting used to, and when an astute private investigator spots Jack during his transition period, he arranges a meeting and recruits him. Working together, they take on the criminal world and set out to catch Jack’s killer.

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  • “Elrod and Whitener take listeners on a fun moonlit ride through the mean streets of old Chicago.”

    - Daily Yomiuri
  • “The pace is fast…intriguing…an updated version of the old pulp novels.”

    - Science Fiction Review
  • “An entertaining blend of the detective story and the supernatural.”

    - Science Fiction Chronicle
  • “Four stars…a lot of fun.”

    - Rave Reviews

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " it was pretty straightforward, no real twist at the end. I don't like that he just accepted his newly dead status. /shrug i know these are supposed to be some huge series, but i won't be reading anymore (i listened to an audiobook, loved the narrator, very Noir, and sounded like Cas from Supernatural!) "

    - Paula, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Having a very hard time reading this book. Too plodding. It should be interesting, but everything is a discussion with little action. "

    - Patricia, 1/25/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " You know, I tried really, really hard to like this book. It didn't happen. From the "I'm bored even thought it's happening to me" tone to the "hey, would you look at that, I've a giant hole in me. Huh, whaddaya know?" bit... I just couldn't get into it. "

    - Ambyr, 1/21/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was too slow for me, which made it hard to get threw. "

    - Kaira, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Interesting idea for a book in theory but the plot moved so slowly & the characters were so slow to react that I forced myself to listen to this book until the end. I am not one to abandon books ;) "

    - Nicole, 1/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A supernatural detective novel? Yes, please. "

    - Fran, 1/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really clever combination of 20s gangster mystery and paranormal fiction "

    - Kendra, 12/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A pretty traditional 1930s-era crime novel, with the twist that the protagonist is a vampire. "

    - Stacy, 12/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Pretty good listen and I'm intrigued. I'll probably check out the next in the series. "

    - Eileen, 12/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Really much more a PI story than vampire fiction. But I guess some people like it... "

    - Titus, 11/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Not the best vampire novel i've ever read, but certainly good. Original plot and liked the setting in the 30s, it added a different concept to it. "

    - Tera, 11/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " My local library is short on PN Elrod books. They only offer this on as an audiobook. I liked it as such. "

    - Veronica, 11/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " fun read for mystery/vampire genre "

    - Juanita, 11/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Fast read, thin book, fun story as is the whole series. "

    - Arctic, 6/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Ms. Elrod, you were one of the first...and still one of the best urban fantastists. Ate this series like candy. "

    - Arlene, 5/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " one of the best Vampire series with great characters, Elrod is a great storyteller. "

    - Fester, 4/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " So-so, I listed to the audio version, very droning. "

    - BJ, 3/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was a thumping good noir read, with delightful, down-to-earth characters, wonderful description, and amazing writing. P. N. Elrod has not got the credit she deserves as a wonderful writer. Pick this book up, you will not regret it. "

    - Leah, 1/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " What a delightful find - I enjoyed this book immensely. A great addition to the genre. "

    - Dalton, 12/19/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A good detective and vampire - what more could you ask for? "

    - Peggy, 9/14/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Finished the last of many books in the series and have enjoyed the characters and the 1930's gangster setting.A bit of a light read, but liked the characters. "

    - Zelda, 9/8/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I believe i have discovered a new series to read! "

    - Amy, 4/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This audio book was a little stilted at times. The story was a little cliche but good. "

    - Dana, 4/5/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not bad for a first in series. Bloodlist had a Chicago-1920's-mobster feel, and was much more plot driven rather than emotionally driven, which was a fresh change for me in this genre. There were some long moments, but the ending was great. "

    - Elizabeth, 1/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I really like this book as well. It is more of a detective type story with the main character waking up as a vampire. He searches how he became that way and who killed him. "

    - Susan, 12/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Vampires - good. Detectives - good.Vampire detective? Awesome! "

    - Rick, 9/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Vampire P.I.? Gangsters? Nightclub singers? YES PLEASE. "

    - Guin, 5/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Noir Vampires how could it be boring? Slow pacing, too much detail about things that do not add to atmosphere which is required for both noir and vampire. "

    - James, 2/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Excellent book. Chock full of humor, adventure, romance, and awesomeness. "

    - Jonaht, 12/13/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Chandleresque hard-boiled detective fiction meets vampires. The combination actually works pretty well. "

    - Trish, 9/18/2009
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A completely different take on the vampire genre - but good mystery reads nonetheless. "

    - Heather, 8/4/2009
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was good but not what I was in the mood for. The stories are set during the depression and are basically noir mysteries that happen to have a vampire protagonist. No romance to speak of, very little humor, solid mysteries but just not my style these days. "

    - Cathy, 5/9/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A vampire P.I. in 1930's Chicago. How much more fun can you get than that? "

    - Laura, 4/4/2009
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is a pretty clever concept. They're not particularly scary, but are quite enjoyable. "

    - Julie, 9/10/2008

About the Author

Patricia Nead Elrod began her writing career doing gaming modules for the company that created “Dungeons & Dragons.” A lifelong fan of vampire stories, gangster films, and pulp magazines, she is the author of numerous books including the Vampire Files and the Gentleman Vampire series. She lives in Texas with her dogs and books.

About the Narrator

Barrett Whitener has been narrating audiobooks since 1992. His recordings have won several awards, including the prestigious Audie Award and numerous Earphones Awards. AudioFile magazine has named him one of the Best Voices of the Century.