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 clichés 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.