Cheryl's Pick: "The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires" by Grady Hendrix
Book clubs, amateur sleuths, and vampires. It's all here. A neighborhood women's book club that reads true crime is just too serious for Patricia, so she starts her own. Then she meets her new neighbor, James. She begins to question him and who he really is, especially when unnatural things start happening. The other members of the club and their husbands decide they want no part of Patricia's questions and theories. She is obviously crazy! James is very likable and persuasive.
As the unsung hero of the book, Patricia eventually convinces everyone that maybe James isn't what he seems. With lots of good, solid female characters, social injustice, and some horror, "The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires" is not your typical vampire book.
Book reviewed by Cheryl Gillig, Neighborhood Reads Bookseller