Review: A Vampire In Edinburgh (Cassandra Bick 1.8) by Tracey Sinclair

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Review: A Vampire In Edinburgh (Cassandra Bick 1.8) by Tracey Sinclair

It’s August in Edinburgh, and the world’s biggest arts festival has once again brought thousands of visitors to this historic city as actors, comedians and musicians from all over the globe come to showcase their talents for an international audience. But this summer, something is using the chaos of the Fringe to hide a far worse crime than bad theatre, and the hunter Cain must team up with new friends and old enemies to stop a bloodthirsty killer who is targeting the visiting performers. This year, there are more things to worry about at the Fringe than just getting a bad review…

A Vampire in Edinburgh is a Dark Dates short story (Cassandra Bick Chronicles)

Title: A Vampire In Edinburgh
Author: Tracey Sinclair
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: A Vampire In Edinburgh, Dark Dates, Wolf Night, Angel Falls
Series: Cassandra Bick Chronicles #1.8
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: A Vampire In Edinburgh, Dark Dates, Wolf Night, Angel Falls
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: November 6, 2013
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 80
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: one-flame
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Cain and Laclos are on the hunt in this latest novella in the Cassandra Bick Chronicles. Something is rotten in Denmark…well actually Edinburgh. The Fringe festival is in full swing but something, or someone is killing off visiting performers. With a little help from a new friend, it’s up to the boys to figure it out before someone else gets killed.

I love when Cain and Laclos team up together. You know Laclos just wants to tap that tushy of Cain’s which brings the bad boy flirt out in full force. Cain would much rather kill the pesty menace but restrains himself for Cassandra’s sake. Anyhow, the boys are back together trying to find out what is going on in Edinburgh. There’s a bit more mystery and bumbling around in this short than the previous ones but still plenty of humor as fitting for any book in this series. I really enjoyed seeing Cain operate without too much of the burden of his getting dumped. Although, he’s not exactly a people person so being surround by crowds is definitely a test for Cain, which offers up quite a few laughs. Laclos is as ever fascinated with Cain as he struggles to puzzle out what he is. His growing explainable attraction has me smirking since I know what his problem is.

Along for the ride is a new character: hunter Dionne (Warwick, not Celine). That’s a funny running joke that of course Cain doesn’t get yet Laclos does. She’s not too keen on having Laclos assist in their hunt but while she is equally attracted and curiously wary of Cain, she can’t say no. There’s no shortage of interesting situations these three find themselves in and Laclos being used as bait, and his attire as bait – SNORTS! I was delightfully surprised when they figure out the whodunit. Seriously I didn’t see that coming but looking back to all the clues, how I didn’t figure it out…but then neither did the boys.

A Vampire in Edinburgh should not be read as a stand-alone. There’s a lot going on in the background with this lust/hate relationship between Cain and Laclos and without it, a reader would be lost. As one addicted to this series I would recommend reading all the books in order. However, make sure to savor them and read them slow. Not sure when the next novel comes out and the last one ends on quite the OMG cliffy.

 

 

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