(originally posted on October 23, 2005)
What can I say? I really dug this book, which is touted as "Bram Stoker meets Raymond Chandler" but calling it Vamp Noir works just fine. Joe Pitt's an undead PI working in and around the East Village, which is a really nice touch. There's clan fights, unrequited love, horrible family secrets and lots of blood, and Huston makes it all work because his voice comes through clear as day in every line of dialogue and description. Look for it in -- wait for it -- early January.