“I’ve always had a weak spot for strange ladies. One very beautiful girl has even warned me that she was — get this — a vampire. But did I listen? No.
Well, 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.” (From Book Cover)
Paperback Info: ISBN 0441067956, Ace Books, 1990
“As nosferatu go, I’m basically a nice guy. Sure, I need a little blood now and then, but I never meant to hurt anyone. Too bad some people don’t feel the same about me.
Now I’ve got a bunch of crazy vampire-hunters on my trail, armed with crosses, silver bullets, and sharp wooden stakes.
How did they find out about me? Why are they — pardon the expression — out for my blood? I don’t know, but I’m going to get some answers even if it kills me… Again.” (From Book Cover)
Paperback Info: ISBN 0441067956, Ace Books, 1990
“As a vampire, I have a number of handy skills — I can hypnotize mortals, walk through walls, and shrug off bullets like insults. The one thing I haven’t been able to manage, so far, is to find the woman who made me what I am. Until now. Maybe.
Her trail has led me to the palatial estate of a wealthy widow — and a two-hundred-year-old gigolo with a taste for young blood. He claims not to know where my long-lost lady is — or who is trying to kill me — but then again, you can never trust a vampire. I should know.” (From Book Cover)
Paperback Info: ISBN 0441067174, Ace Books
Art in the Blood
“I’m a vampire, not an artist, but I know what I like. And I don’t like murder. So when the career of a talented young artist is fatally cut short, I know I won’t sleep easy in my coffin until I find the killer. But the world of high art — with its big money, bigger egos, and expensive forgeries — makes even bloodsucking seem simple. And safer. Dead artists can live forever. An undead detective may not be so lucky” (From Book Cover)
Paperback Info: ISBN 0441859453, Ace Books, 1991
Fire in the Blood
“Even the dead have to work for a living. This time, a priceless heirloom bracelet’s been stolen from the wealthy Sebastian Pierce. And guess who’s been hired to find it? I’ll give you a hint: Me. Pierce has plenty of hard cash, a soft heart — and a hot-blooded daughter named Marian. Marian has big eyes for yours truly — and a very jealous boyfriend. And me? I have a night job I can really sink my teeth into.” (From Book Cover)
Paperback Info: ISBN 0441859461, Ace Books
Blood on the Water
“There’s a new crime boss in town and he’s gunning for a vampire. So are the police. Lucky me. What’s worse, my thirst for the red stuff is getting out of control. I’m not sure what scares me more: the mob… or the darkness gnawing at my gut. When Chicago gets this hot, even a vampire can get burned.” (From Book Cover)
Paperback Info: ISBN 044185947X, Ace Books, 1992
A Chill in the Blood
“A Chill in the Blood is the seventh book in P.N. Elrod’s noir detective series, the Vampire Files, and it picks up where Blood on the Water left off. Jack and his mysterious partner, Charles Escott, are caught between Angela Paco and Sean Sullivan. She’s out to run her dad’s gang now that Frank’s gone gaga, and he’s a big boy sent in from New York to end the local gang war before it attracts too much attention. ” (from Amazon.com)
The Dark Sleep
“The novel that vampire fans have been thirsting for…the newest addition to P.N. Elrod’s popular series The Vampire Files. Called “fast…intriguing,” by Science Fiction Review, and “good-natured fun” by Locus, P.N. Elrod’s series The Vampire Files has captured the imaginations of vampire fans and mystery readers alike. Jack Fleming, a vampire detective, makes his “living” on the mean streets of post-prohibition Chicago. As he struggles to fight the gangsters at large, he is also trying to sustain an ordinary life. At least, as ordinary as it can get when you’re a vampire… Death hasn’t ended Jack Fleming’s problems. His girlfriend Bobbi has caught the attention of a famous radio star, who promises to open doors for the lovely singer-including the one to his bedroom. His current case-retrieving incriminating letters from the ex-lover of a rich, foolish young socialite, looks simple until bullets start flying. Now Jack’s mortal partner is in the hospital. Who’s behind the gun? The ex-lover? The radio star’s goons? An old enemy? Jack has to find out the truth-before the lives of those he loves are put at risk… ” (from Amazon.com)
“Spiked with “a flavor of the supernatural” (Science Fiction Chronicle), P. N. Elrod’s series, The Vampire Files, goes one step beyond detective noir. Its hero is Jack Fleming, a private detective on the right side of the law-but on the wrong side of the living-in post-prohibition Chicago. This vampire-turned-gumshoe will take on mobsters, monsters, and everything in between. Now, in Lady Crymsyn, Fleming tries to find a good-time girl gone bad, who may have been the victim of a premature burial…” (from Amazon.com)
“P. N. Elrod’s novels of The Vampire Files turn the seductive shadows of the noir novel into sanctuary for fiction’s most unusual private investigator–vampire Jack Fleming. In Elrod’s newest novel, Jack takes to Chicago’s cold, violent streets to find a blackmailer who’s onto the detective’s unnatural secret…” (from Amazon.com)
Hardcover Info: ISBN 0441010091, Ace Books, 2003
Song in the Dark
“Nearly tortured to death by a New York gangster, Vampire P.I. Jack Fleming gave the punk his just desserts. But now the mob bosses want revenge.” (from Amazon.com)
Hardcover Info: ISBN 0441013236, Ace Hardcover, 2006
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