Synopses & Reviews
Includes an original Sookie Stackhouse story
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK!
TALES OF PARANORMAL R and R BY
JEFF ABBOTT L. A. BANKS JEANIENE FROST
CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN CHRIS GRABENSTEIN CHARLAINE HARRIS
TONI L. P. KELNER KATIE MacALISTER A. LEE MARTINEZ
SHARAN NEWMAN LILITH SAINTCROW SARAH SMITH
Because everyoneand everythingneeds a break from the routine, Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner offer postcards from the edge of the paranormal world
It really can be an endless summerif youre immortal. Though a vampire would be ill-advised to take a cruise to Bermuda, the possibilities for getting away from it alland maybe snacking on some unsuspecting touristare many
With thirteen talesincluding a weekend getaway in Mississippi for Sookie Stackhouse and her vampire friend PamHarris and Kelner bring together a stellar collection of tour guides who offer vacations frightening, funny, and touching
for the fanged, the furry, the demonic, and the grotesque.
"Harris and Kelner's third short-story anthology sends paranormals on vacation. Some of the 13 journeys are romps: Harris dispatches Sookie Stackhouse on a weekend getaway with an errand to a strip club that involves more than Sookie bargained for, in 'Two Blondes.' Katie MacAlister gives Guardian Aisling Grey's demon servant a trip to remember in 'The Perils of Effrijim.' And A. Lee Martinez's 'The Innsmouth Nook' B&B caters to an unusual crowd, to say the least. Other tales are chilling: Jeff Abbott's tabloid journalist pursues the 'Safe and Sound' return of a missing tourist; Christopher Golden observes the a hotel's 'Thin Walls' for connections between a mourning man and a succubus; and Chris Grabenstein's 'The Demon in the Dunes' stresses the perils of smoking. Sarah Smith, Daniel Stashower, L.A. Banks, Lilith Saintcrow, and Sharan Newman also contribute quality work, and readers will find this collection a great sampler for discovering authors they'll want to follow. (Aug.) Zookeeper Iris Oakley, who lost her husband in her first outing (2008's Night Kill), returns to Finley Memorial Zoo near Vancouver, Wash., for a second harrowing adventure that meshes the complexities of animal care and human failings. Early one morning, Iris discovers her boss, Kevin Wallace, face down in the elephant enclosure, apparently being mauled. What first appears to be a dreadful accident is revealed by autopsy to be a murder and merely the first incident to bedevil the little zoo. Although she's six months pregnant, several colleagues suggest that Iris should look into other disturbing events, including the theft of a zoo van and the body of a tiger. Fascinating details of zoo life--the impending birth of clouded leopards, collecting urine samples from elephants--lend color. Man again proves to be the most dangerous animal, and Iris needs all her cunning to discover the rogue behind the violence in a follow-up that should win Littlewood more fans. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
Praise for the editors previous collections
“Exceptional authors…A captivating collection.”—Darque Reviews
“Entertaining and worth reading. This excellent collection will appeal to
the growing legion of paranormal fans.”—Library Journal
“Experienced genre hands ensure the high quality.”—Booklist
“Fresh, interesting tales… [that] star some of the more famous series
characters like Sookie Stackhouse.”—Alternative Worlds
The editors of Wolfsbane and Mistletoe and Many Bloody Returns deliver a new collection-including a never-before-published Sookie Stackhouse story.
New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Katie MacAlister, Jeaniene Frost-plus Lilith Saintcrow, Jeff Abbott, and more-send postcards from the edge of the paranormal world to fans who devoured Wolfsbane and Mistletoe and Many Bloody Returns.
With an all-new Sookie Stackhouse story and twelve other original tales, editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner bring together a stellar collection of tour guides who offer vacations that are frightening, funny, and touching for the fanged, the furry, the demonic, and the grotesque. Learn why it really can be an endless summer-for immortals.
"New York Times"-bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Katie MacAlister, Jeaniene Frost--plus Lilith Saintcrow, Jeff Abbott, and others--send postcards from the edge of the paranormal world to fans. Includes a brand-new Sookie Stackhouse story and 12 other original tales.
About the Author
is the author of the #1 New York Times
bestselling paranormal fantasy series featuring Sookie Stackhouse (the basis for the HBO series True Blood
®), the New York Times
bestselling mystery series featuring lightning-struck corpse locator Harper Connelly, and other acclaimed novels.
Toni L. P. Kelner is the author of the Where Are They Now?” mysteries and the Laura Fleming mystery series. She has won an Agatha Award and a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, and has been nominated for the Anthony and Macavity awards.