Shelby Cort has had enough of working for a big-city police department. Ricard De Chaux, the notorious le docteur la mort and ex-Paramount for the Undead in France, has been escaping for years and now reluctantly works his way back into human society. They meet in the small town of Shadow Bay, Michigan—Shelby as Sheriff and Ric as the new county medical examiner.

When dead bodies start to pop up in unlikely places and the killings go unsolved, Shelby comes under attack from town officials, the media, and her own co-workers. She finds an ally in the new ME, both grateful for his support and drawn by his exotic good looks.

But what Shelby doesn't know is that the killer isn't human. What she also doesn't know is that the cool, collected Dr. De Chaux is by night Doctor Death, the new Overlord of the local Undead, whose top priority is to protect his new charges. Doctor Death hides one piece of evidence after another from the Sheriff, as all the while Ric fills Shelby's off-duty time with longing and passion.

When the killer goes after Shelby and all Ric's secrets are on the line, where will his allegiance fall?


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"SHADOW IMAGE is a fantastic vampire romance."
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 11, 2002

Shadow Bay is a small, peaceful town in Michigan where murder is not supposed to happen, but still, Sheriff Shelby Cort examines a body discovered in an old privy hole. Meeting her at the crime scene is the new county medical examiner Ricardo "Ric" De Chaux. He immediately finds blunt Read more...

"Enjoyable visit with modern vampire culture"
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted October 3, 2002

A long-haired, motorcycle riding vampire and an SUV driving sheriff must make inroads in the investigation of recent murders and keep the peace. Each is working for their own reasons; each with their community seemingly against them and each not quite trusting the other. Shadow Bay, Michigan USA is Read more...


Shadow Image
by Jaye Roycraft

Imajinn Books
July 1, 2002
ISBN #1893896781
EAN #9781893896789
232 pages
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