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Fright Court (Fright Court #1)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  505 Ratings  ·  41 Reviews
Sarah Anderson has found her dream job: Clerk of Court for the District of Columbia Night Court. Dream job, that is, until she’s attacked in the open courtroom by a vampire defendant. And until she’s forced to take self-defense lessons from her boss, the enigmatic vampire James Morton. And until she learns that she can’t share the truth about any of that with her best frie ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 22nd 2011 by Mira
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J.M. Jeffries Jeffries
Nov 23, 2011 J.M. Jeffries Jeffries rated it it was amazing
Fun book with a surprise that totally took me in an unexpected direction. I'm hoping this isn't the only book because it seems there so much more story to tell.

Sarah Anderson had spent several years going from one unsatisfying job to another until she applies for a job as the Court Clerk of the Night Court in Washington D.C. If you're thinking of the old TV series Night Court, you're right. The difference is that the judge and most of the court personal are vampires and other assorted magical cr
Melissa Graff
Nov 14, 2011 Melissa Graff rated it liked it
I loved the Girls Guide to Witchcraft books. I really like Mindy Klasky's voice and find her books are really easy to read in the way its really easy to listen to your best friend tell you stories about her life over a couple drinks. While the tone was the same in Fright court and the parts I thought would be predictable weren't I just didn't love it as much as I loved the other books.
Jennifer Holzapfel
Jan 27, 2017 Jennifer Holzapfel rated it it was amazing
Great supernatural mystery series. Fright Court is the night court in D.C. Sarah Anderson is the new night clerk, and her first night she is attacked by a witness, having her throat ripped out by a vampire. Her new boss James grabs her up and feeds her his own blood to heal her. She is petrified and he tries to erase her memories, but it will not work. He becomes her personal trainer from two to three every morning in the hidden basement of the court house. She refuses to leave her job since she ...more
Feb 03, 2017 Marcus rated it really liked it
This is a story about all the mythological creatures that you can think off that are involved in trying to live a normal life under the nose of humans. They have set up a judicial system to try their criminals and this is the plot of this book and where it gets interesting. Imagine the worst criminal that you can think of and give him the special attributes of a 400 year old vampire and you will scratch the surface of this endearing story. There's suspense, action, drama, and a love interest.
Feb 02, 2017 Gabriella rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
An interesting book which puts into focus a new idea of night court and does not discriminate against the main character for her OCD. Instead, she uses it, makes herself stronger and becomes the main fighter to keep the night court open despite attacks from a rogue vampire and her own doubts. A good read, a little long but worth the story in the end. Nothing is wasted.
Tara Christensen
Feb 22, 2017 Tara Christensen rated it really liked it
This was a great light reading paranormal book. It was interesting from the beginning to suck you in. Great love triangle with some mystery stirred in.
Arta Auzāne
Oct 26, 2016 Arta Auzāne rated it really liked it
was ok :)
Shirla Ghadaki
Jan 09, 2017 Shirla Ghadaki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Totally enjoyed this book and it is the beginning of a new series. Sarah Anderson never really fit in anywhere...not in school nor in any of her many jobs. That is, until she was hired to be a clerk for the night court in D.C. There she discovers that the supernatural world exists and that she really is needed to bring chaos into order for the vampire realm. One sees Sarah develop from a little bit insecure to realizing that she is totally an awesome woman. There are two men in her life and she ...more
Nov 10, 2014 Kym rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, hated-it
Genre: Contemporary comedic (?) paranormal
I think this book is supposed to be funny, but is isn't for me. The female protagonist, Sarah Jane Anderson, an OCD law school drop-out, has just gotten a job as Court Clerk in Night Court. Turns out that after about 2am, it turns to supernatural court. She is freaked out because, apparently, this was not on the job description. She gets bitten by a witness in a hearing and her boss, James Morton (Director of Security), saves her life. He is unable to me
Crys (The Hodgenator)
I am a huge fan of Klasky's witchy Jane Madison series, so when I saw this, I knew I would have to read it. After all, I enjoy a good vampire story that isn't full of bloody details.

This novel did not disappoint. Sarah Anderson was a fun character, one I met in 'Capitol Magic' and I was curious to see where Klasky would take her here. Could Sarah stand on her own in her own novel? Yes. Yes she can.

I enjoyed the pacing of this novel the most. I saved reading this for my treadmill/elliptical time
Jan 21, 2015 Maggie rated it really liked it
New series about the other non-witch beings in the Eastern Empire, namely vampires, griffins, sphinx, sprites, etc. Sarah is starting her new job as Court Clerk of the DC Night Court & is attending her first trial with her boss, James Morton. She watches the judge drink warm blood, fangs out, while the marble floor tiles pull back to reveal a staircase & the defendant, both attorneys, and various unorthodox tools (silver & stakes) to take care of the defendant. What happened next lea ...more
Feb 01, 2014 Dianna rated it did not like it
This character brings too stupid to live to new heights. She makes selfish, mind boggling decisions and seems stunned when they don't work out like she expects. She thinks that a defensive apology should put everything to rights and is indignant if she is not trusted and forgiven again immediately. The book has way too much telling and not enough showing (other than the TSTL part...I mean really, let's take a walk by ourselves at 2 in the morning and decide to take the short cut through the unli ...more
Kim Power
Apr 04, 2016 Kim Power rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A new world to enjoy

I discover d this author in an anthology and have read six of her books straight. That has to tell you something. Although there are patterns recurring: the taciturn hero, the charming young man, his competition, and a heroine discovering her powers, the tone and world building in the Jane Madison series and and this novel is different. Sure, the later JM series mention the Night Court, Sarah appears only the once in a very minor appearance. I liked this book a great deal, an
Apr 10, 2012 Missyb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book starts with a BANG! Then it slows a little. It does pick up, and other characters are added into the mix. The pull between Sarah & James builds throughout the book, and sort of concludes towards the end. It was a great twist with Chris, James, & Richardson. Good book, action, very little romance, good twists & drama. Hopefully there will be a second book. I'd like to read more about the night court, and James & Sarah. The court issues with Brauer & Schmidt never rea ...more
Apr 12, 2014 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
This books lived up to what I thought would happen since I last wrote in. It had a bit of humor and was light reading. This is what I need right now in my life. I recommend this book to all vampire lovers and non-lovers. Sarah enjoyed working at the Night Court until all the events that took place happened.The fact that she had to hide the court to a reporter added to the fun. Poor Chris.
Read this and enjoy. Now onto Book 2"Capitol Magic".
Feb 09, 2016 Delta rated it did not like it
Shelves: z2016
I felt like I was playing catch-up for the entire book. In the first chapter you are thrown into a conflict that most books would have somewhere in the middle, or in the sequel. You don't even get to meet the main character before you're suppose to worry about her safety. I spent the rest of the book trying to figure out who Sarah is and why I should care about her.
Jul 12, 2012 Shamekia rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
Oh how I love paranormal-romance-comedy. And Mindy Klasky is one of my go-to authors for this genre. If I want to have a good time from page 1 to the end then I pick up one of her books.

I won't bore you with spoilers and teasers, but I will recommend this book (and any of her others) if you like fun, girly beach reads that are easily devoured.
A delightful romp from Mindy set in the same fictional universe as her Jane Madison series. In those novels the concentration is upon witches and I don't recall vampires being mentioned - yet it seems they do.

The link between that series and this novel is the presence of The Cake Walk bakery and descriptions of cupcakes that made my mouth water.

Mar 06, 2012 Diane rated it really liked it

Book was pretty good, about girl who takes a job as a night clerk at the court house. The night court is actually doing trials on supernatural beings. Head of security is a really hot vampire. There's also a journalist evolved. Two guys and girl. Seeing a love triangle starting up here somewhere. Have to wait till the second book to see how that progresses.
Aug 04, 2015 Traci marked it as maybe
I really enjoyed the Jane Madison series when I read it years ago, and this seems like a fun book in the same world. The only thing that makes me hesitant is some of the reviews I read seemed to think it was to be a series but I am only able to find this book and a novella cross-over with Jane.
Nov 23, 2015 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely not Bella and Edward but fun. I gave an extra star because, unlike most of these stories, the author can put together sentences using grown-up words. Most of the tales in this genre sound like they are written by a high school sophomore.
Apr 16, 2012 Drea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very cute. I really like Mindy Klasky's writing for a good, cute story. I too wonder if this is a beginning novel in a series featuring Sarah. I think it would be interesting to find out how things progress. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Stevie Carroll
Aug 02, 2011 Stevie Carroll rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So far I've only read this in its serialised form, and feel as if I should reread it as a novel before reviewing it fully. However, I loved the world-building and the characters and would love to see more of both at some point.
Jul 10, 2012 April rated it liked it
Not a bad little story. I very nearly put it down while reading the first couple of chapters as it seemed like it wasn't quite polished and I was worried that the rest would be as awkward. However, I persevered and the rest felt much more polished and put together for me.
Apr 04, 2013 Amy rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Sarah's character is a very original addition to the urban fantasy genre- a Sphinx! Characters were actually interesting, as opposed to so many urban genre clones. Story was addictive and I can't wait to read the next in this series. :)
Lisa Maddison
Dec 31, 2012 Lisa Maddison rated it really liked it
I was surprised with how much I enjoyed this book, I was a little worried that I won't like it because it started off slow. But it was a good storyline and fun characters.
Mar 29, 2012 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
This was a fun read. Mindy kept the action going through the entire book, not just the conclusion. The characters were varied and well developed, and I loved that it was clean.
Allyson Bright
An incredibly fun read with many twists and turns. A great vampire story that also makes you laugh out loud. :)
Jun 06, 2014 Dallass rated it liked it
Perhaps it's the headcold talking, but I found it to be somewhat predictable and not as great as I'd built it up to be.
Mar 29, 2014 Ukgardenfiend rated it liked it
a novel idea of the hidden court judging the hidden people in our society. and the vampire is always sexy - I wonder why?
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Mindy Klasky learned to read when her parents shoved a book in her hands and told her that she could travel anywhere in the world through stories. She never forgot that advice.

Mindy's travels took her through multiple careers, including copyright lawyer and law librarian. Mindy now writes full time. Her books fall in a number of genres -- including traditional fantasy, urban fantasy, and category
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