I love Barbara Monajem's Bayou Gavotte series, so I snatched up this novella as soon as I saw it. It has Barbara's trademark humor, a family conflict, and a old murder, all flavored with Mardi Gras history and Barbara's unique spin on vampires.
The hero, Gerry, goes to Bayou Gavotte at the insistence of the aunts who raised him. To their dismay, his grandfather left everything to young, female vampire named Mirabel and nothing to them. They think she is a gold digger and are positive she must've murdered the old man. Gerry reluctantly agrees to investigate. While his initial contacts with Mirabel lead him to wonder if his aunts are right, he soon has doubts. Adding to his suspicion are Mirabel's furtive actions, which arise not from wanting to get away with murder but from wanting to hide from her mobster ex-boyfriend until his fickle but obsessive attentions settle on someone else.
The pace is great, and the hero and heroine are engaging. The mystery has all the necessary clues but kept me guessing until the end. I went into this story expecting to enjoy it, and I did. Thoroughly.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 285 KB
- Print Length: 74 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00K0LC2GY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 7 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,184,184 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)