A Taste of the Nightlife

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Charlotte Caine isn't called "the Vampire Chef" because she's a member of New York's undead community-she just cooks for them. Her restaurant, Nightlife, is poised to take the top slot in the world of "haute noir" cuisine.

But when a drunk customer causes a scene, a glowing review from the city's top food critic doesn't seem likely-especially when that customer winds up dead on Nightlife's doorstep. Now, with her brother under suspicion for the murder, Charlotte has to re-open ...

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Overview

Charlotte Caine isn't called "the Vampire Chef" because she's a member of New York's undead community-she just cooks for them. Her restaurant, Nightlife, is poised to take the top slot in the world of "haute noir" cuisine.

But when a drunk customer causes a scene, a glowing review from the city's top food critic doesn't seem likely-especially when that customer winds up dead on Nightlife's doorstep. Now, with her brother under suspicion for the murder, Charlotte has to re-open her restaurant and clear her brother's name-before they both become dinner.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451234070
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Series: Vampire Chef Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 494,478
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted May 9, 2011

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    Fantasy author Sarah Zettel provides readers with a delightful riveting urban fantasy amateur sleuth tale

    In a world much different than this one; humans know vampires, weres, witches and warlocks exist. However, the paranormal species do not have the same rights as humans as they must register, but share most all the other liberties. Although vampires can drink human blood, it must be freely given and not sold as a commodity. There exists special clubs and restaurants that cater to the nocturnal creature crowd where vamps can drink and meet friends while mundane food is also served.

    One such restaurant is Nightlife, an up and coming in place that serves "Noir Cuisine". Chef Charlotte Caine and her vampire brother Chet own the place. One evening a drunken warlock Dylan Maddox causes trouble with spells and almost burns down the joint; shortly afterward Dylan is found murdered in Nightlife's foyer. Charlotte later finds a vial of human blood and fears her brother is involved. She des not turn the vial over to the police. Instead the dead man's brother Brendan a security expert and Antole the restaurant critic join Chef Charlotte in investigating what happened though that means walking the thin red line of were-vamp politics.

    Fantasy author Sarah Zettel provides readers with a delightful riveting urban fantasy amateur sleuth tale. The whodunit is complex while the cast range from quirky to dangerous and to charming (except in Caine's kitchen). The twisting story line is fast-paced while containing plenty of biting action and humorous interludes. Readers will want to stop for a bloody drink and A Taste of the Nightlife if only in their thoughts.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    Good first

    Picked this up on a whim and for the most part I really enjoyed the story but not the characters. I am not sure however if I am interested enough to read the next.

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  • Posted October 21, 2011

    Highly recommended must read!

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    In Zettel's paranormal novel, Charlotte Caine, The Vampire Chef, and her "fanged" brother Chet, runs Nightlife, a new restaurant that's poised to take the top slot in the new world of cuisine for all. But when a drunken customer causes a scene, casts a spell, and almost burns the building to the ground, a five-star review isn't likely forthcoming from the local food critic. And when said customer turns up dead, Chet falls under suspicion. Aided by a warlock, and pursued by the local paranormal cop, Chef Charlotte has to clear her brother's name, re-open the restaurant and hopefully stay alive in the process. The first installment of The Vampire Chef Mystery series is wonderfully refreshing.

















































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