Verse of the Vampyre (Poetic Death Mystery, #2)
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Verse of the Vampyre (Poetic Death Mystery #2)

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  86 ratings  ·  8 reviews
As Halloween comes to the English village of Innisdale all manner of trickery leads to intrigue and mortal danger....American schoolteacher and literary scholar Grace Hollister has extended her stay in the Lake District to do research and act as advisor to a local production of "The Vampyre," a play written by Lord Byron's doctor. But when accidents begin befalling the cas...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 28th 2004 by Pocket Books (first published 2004)
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This book was irritating. I actually had to go and check the ratings I gave the other books in the series because I didn't understand why I was reading a third one in a series with a character that irritated me SO much (I read them out of order).

Because Grace? Was irritating. She's a teacher in the US. Or she was, until she jetted off to England then stayed for a sabbatical.

Why did she stay? Because she fell in love with a local jewel thief.

Nevermind that she had a boyfriend back home. He's bori...more
Mark Baker
Grace has stayed behind in the Lake District to get to know Peter better. However, a round of burglaries is making him withdraw. And Grace is working as a consultant on a play that is plagued with problems. Should she have stayed behind? Another fun caper with two likable leads.

Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.
The second in the Poetic Death Mystery series - just the right blend of drama, tension, romance and the beautiful English lake district scenery.
Having now read all three, I can say I appreciated all the Byronic allusions, but the romance was very sitcom-ish. Breezy reads.
I liked book #1 better, but still enjoyed this one.
Fun. I really like Peter.
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Author of the Poetic Death series and the Mantra for Murder series.
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