"Words can't do justice to this great book"
Murphy, Kentucky Police Detective Brandy Mather answers the
call from nearby Jackson Purchase State University that a
corpse of an old man has been found serenely sitting in the
office of Professor Everett Land. The body contained
identification of the professor, but the teacher is in his
forties, not a nonagenarian like the deceased. Dental
records later confirm that the dead person is Land, but how
did he double in age seemingly overnight?
While at the University, Brandy meets computer science
teacher Dan Martin, who explains he helped Everett with a
web site. Dan assists Brandy by accessing Land's records
in hopes of finding a clue. While working together, Brandy
and Dan fall in love with one another. However, Dan is not
what he pretends to be and soon Brandy questions her sanity
as she wonders if she loves a clever killer or something
out of a horror novel like a vampire?
BLOOD WILL TELL is an exciting romantic police procedural
vampire tale that is filled with action, strong sleuthing,
and a fresh perspective on the blood-eating creatures of
the night. The tale starts with action as the mystery
opens rather quickly with the puzzler how does a middle
aged person become geriatric in seemingly hours? From that
powerful opening gamut, the plot smoothly blends elements
from the two genres into a brilliantly conceived, cohesive
tale. With superb lead characters and a complete support
cast, fans of supernatural mysteries or just vampiric tales
will want to read Jean Lorah's terrific novel that shows
talent will tell.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 14, 2003