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A Chill in the Blood (Vampire Files #7)

3.96  ·  Rating Details  ·  644 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
A delicious new novel of the The Vampire Files -- in which our undead detective finds himself caught in the middle of a Chicago gangland war!
Mass Market Paperback, 327 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Ace (first published June 1st 1998)
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Kathy Davie
Aug 30, 2010 Kathy Davie rated it it was amazing
1930s noir and a vampire with a heart who interacts with the mob.

P. N. Elrod is amazing in her depiction of the time period. You can see, smell, feel, and hear it as you read.
Feb 27, 2013 Deb rated it really liked it
P.N. Elrod takes her vampire hero, Jack Fleming, through all kinds of trials, as he tangles with Chicago's mob 1920s-era underworld. In this outing, Fleming tries to rein in Angela Paco, the daughter of Frank Paco, now disabled; Sullivan, the New York mob's new guy in town; and his own friend Gordy, the least dangerous (or at least sanest) of the lot. Mix in Merrill Adkins, the Fed who let Baby-Face Nelson slip through his fingers, and the plot-counterplot action boils over.
This series is a fin
Pam Bales
Jan 22, 2016 Pam Bales rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, vampire
Number 7 in Jack Fleming Vampire PI stories, this a a great read for fans of vampire novels.
Jun 09, 2015 Kati rated it it was ok
Not really a standalone story, just a continuation of the previous book, so more Angela Paco and Opal and the whole mob trouble. The plot mostly ran in circles with Jack mediating between Angela and Sullivan and I got quite bored with that. The only interesting parts were those linked to Escott and Shoe. I really hope this mob storyline is finally over and the next book in the series will be about something else, something new. As much as I love the characters, it feels like the story is not rea ...more
Dec 14, 2015 Katie rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own, fantasy
Another in the solid series of Vampire Files. It's nice to know that someone can write about vampires without focusing on the whole, "oooh, I'm so hot, all the ladies wanna sleep with me." He's a regular joe who has gained some special powers (nearly indestructible, hypnosis) but is struggling to deal with all the well as having gotten himself inadvertently wrapped up in business of gangs & mobsters. Fun & easy reads
May 12, 2009 Janet rated it it was ok
I have reluctantly realized that the further I get into the series, the less actual plot there is. This latest offering had Jack and Escott running around trying to keep from being killed. For over 300 pages. That was it. I’d like to see them get back to solving cases
Aug 26, 2009 Olivia rated it really liked it
I'm not sure what it was about this book but I just couldn't get into it. This hasn't been a problem with any other in this series. And there was plenty of action so I shouldn't have been bored... but I was.
Mar 03, 2010 Cathi rated it it was ok
Actually didn't even finish this one. Just more of the same from the other books. I thought it'd start being individual cases for him to work on, but it's still just him running from the mob.
Kenneth Flusche
Apr 24, 2012 Kenneth Flusche rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Chicago 1938 trivia, not so hot vampire and mob stairio-type really should start series at begining as seems to start in middle of a story but action picks up and ends resonably.
Mar 19, 2013 Kimberly rated it really liked it
I love this story line. However, I felt this book was more filler (I hope) for the books to come. It didn't really get exciting until after 100 pages in as well.
May 12, 2013 Kelly rated it liked it
Eh it was ok , I kinda had a lot of mixed feelings all through it but it was a new author for so maybe but it just didn't seem like my cup of tea:(
Tricia (McAllister) Houseman
I usually like this series of books, but this one just could not pull me in ... decent book
Jan 10, 2009 Michelle rated it really liked it
This book starts a bit slow, but really gains speed at the end--a fun read.
Mar 31, 2011 Helen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
excellent, seemed like a series finale
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Patricia Nead Elrod is an American fantasy writer specializing in novels about vampires. Her work falls into areas of fantasy and (in some cases) mystery or historical fiction, but normally not horror, since her vampires are the heroes. -Wikipedia
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