P.N. Elrod's picked 15 of her favorite short works for this multi-genre collection spanning 15 years of publication.
Also included is a never before published VAMPIRE FILES story, featuring her urban fantasy vampire PI, Jack Fleming!
Each story has been polished afresh for this anthology, with pages of new material added.
More information -- and previews of the stories! -- may be found at her website http://www. vampwriter .com/E-EXCERPTS.htm
1. A Night at the (Horse) Opera (Vampire Files, Fleming)
2. The Breath of Bast (Vampire Files), Ecsott)
3. Bossman (Original mystery, no vamps)
4. Slaughter (Vampire Files, Fleming & Gordy)
5. The Devil's Mark (Original historical vampire)
6. You'll Catch Your Death (Vampire Files)
7. Izzy's Shoe-In (Historical mystery introducing Izzy DeLeon, fearless girl reporter)
8. The Quick Way Down (Vampire Files, Fleming and Gordy)
9. The Scottish Ploy (Original romance/mystery)
10. Grave-Robbed (Vampire Files, Fleming)
11. The Company You Keep (Vampire Files, Gabriel Kroun)
12. Death in Dover (Jonathan Barrett before he got vamped, historical mystery)
13. Drawing Dead (ALL NEW VAMPIRE FILES, Fleming)
14. King of Shreds and Patches (Hamlet from a different point of view, mystery)
15. Fugitive (Science fiction/space opera)
16. BONUS STORY! The Wind Breathes Cold (Quincey Morris: Vampire)
About the Author
Elrod's sold more than 22 novels to Ace, Baen, Benbella, and Tor, and as many short stories to various publishers since 1990.
She's edited several theme anthologies for St. Martin's Griffin, including the award-winning My Big, Fat Supernatural Wedding, My Big, Fat Supernatural Honeymoon, and Strange Brew. She's worked with the top names in the genre, including Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, Charlaine Harris, Lori Handeland, and Lilith St. Crow.
This year she was awarded with the prestigious Pioneer Achievement in Vampire Fiction from RT Book Reviews Magazine at the Booklovers Convention in Los Angeles.
She is represented by Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency http://www.knightagency.net/
Elrod's most recent sales:
A new urban fantasy collection for St. Martins Griffin-- Hex Symbols
A three-book Steampunk series for Tor-- On Her Majesty's Psychic Service.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I quite enjoyed reading the short stories and novellas in this collection. It provided a little more insight to some of my favorite Vampire Files characters, as well as giving me a taste of the author's style in other venues.
P N Elrod collected a group of short stories with characters from her Vampire Files series as well as unrelated stories. I am partial to the Vampire Files because it was my first exposure to Vampire stories. However, the other stories in the collection are equally enjoyable. I was entertained 100% of the time reading this Omnibus.