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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Fanged by Wade J. McMahan

Fanged (A Richard Dick Mystery)by Wade J. McMahan
Publisher: Untreed Reads
Genre: Suspense/Mystery, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (31 pgs)
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Stephantois

Count Earl Duke is three hundred years old, and a vampire…arguably the world’s most pitiful vampire, but a vampire nonetheless. Private investigator Richard Dick becomes embroiled in a lethal investigation when Count Duke suddenly drifts into his Chicago office.

In this latest laugh-out-loud release in the worldwide bestselling Richard Dick mysteries series, Count Duke hires Dick to recover blood stolen from his high-tech blood cellar. From there on, Dick confronts the deadly “Grand Fang” himself, Professor von Schweinzturd, and his equally dangerous associate, the beautiful seductress, Serafina. Dick makes a ghastly discovery during his perilous, undercover investigation of the storeroom at the local chapter of the Vampires Lodge.

Just when you think everything’s been written about vampires, you stumble upon a short story like Fanged.

I have to admit I do have a weakness for PI stories and especially ones with some humor thrown in. While it did have some clich├ęs of both PI and vampire stories, overall it’s humor won me over. What’s stranger than a vampire hiring a PI to find out who stole his stash of blood? And why does he need a stash in the first place?  He’s a toothless vampire.

The dialogue was great, lots of witty banter and the pacing fast. It kept me turning the pages and I definitely want to read more stories featuring Richard Dick.

If you like a good story, a good laugh and like some paranormal elements thrown in, check out Fanged.

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