Vampyres of Hollywood
Vampire novels are a big thing these days. I admit it. I enjoy reading horror stories and I am always looking for a good vampire book that has a different twist; a new angle. This new book, by first time author Barbeau, did not disappoint. Besides being a good who-dunnit, it draws upon the premise that several famous Hollywood actors were vampires: Orson Wells, Peter Lorre., Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Rudolf Valentino, Mary Pickford, Jack The Ripper. . .the list is endless! The Hollywood queen vampire is Ovsanna Moore, who has truly had to reinvent herself over the last 500 years. A vampire hunter is killing off several of her studio's stars and business partners. The ancient vampires have given her less than a week to find the hunter and destroy him before they are forced to destroy her to save themselves. The hero is Beverly Hills Police detective, Peter King. He is a Warm. A human. He is in charge of the multiple murder case and through his investigation, is uncovering too much information regarding Ms. Moore's past. His boss has given him less than a week to bring in the killer. Time is not on either side. Survival reaches new levels. This campy novel reads fast and has a quick hook. It will be interesting to see if there is a sequel.