by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Series: The Librarian's Vampire Assistant #1
From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff comes a Horribly Sunny Mystery, The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant.
NOBODY MESSES WITH HIS LIBRARIAN. . .
Who killed Michael Vanderhorst’s maker? It’s a darn good question. But when the trail brings Michael to hellishly sunny Phoenix, Arizona, his biggest problem soon becomes a cute little librarian he can’t seem to stay away from. He’s never met a bigger danger magnet! Even her book cart has it out for her. And is that the drug cartel following her around, too? “Dear God, woman! What have you gotten yourself into?”
Things go from bad to worse when local vampires won’t play nice.
Can this four-hundred-year-old vampire keep his librarian safe and himself out of hot water? Can he bring his maker’s killer to justice? Yesterday, he would’ve said yes. But yesterday, he didn’t have a strange connection with a librarian. Yesterday, people weren’t trying to kill her.
The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff grabbed my attention through Facebook Ads. A librarian, and a vampire? Yes, please. This was a cute paranormal mystery with suspenseful aspects and hints of romantic infatuation.
- A coffee drinking four-hundred-year-old vampire who dresses in suits and barely looks legal arrives in Phoenix Arizona to retrieve his maker’s ashes. He also wants to know how and why his maker was murdered. While getting a latte, he watches a young woman nearly knock herself out at the counter, knock over a stack of lids and play frogger crossing the street. It turns out she is a librarian, and when he ducks in to get out of the sun she thinks he is applying for the assistant library position. He applies for the fun of it, having no intentions of accepting because he is intrigued by this clumsy, sweet librarian.
- We are treated to two mysteries that weave themselves together. The first is who killed Michael Vanderhorst’s maker and the second is who attacked the librarian and why. I thought the author did an excellent job of pulling these threads together.
- The vampires in this world while hidden from society actual eat, drink coffee and don’t turn to ash in direct sunlight.
- We gain some insight into the hierarchy of the vampire world.
- We get some humor thanks to banter between Michael and his saucy assistant.
- The murder mystery’s how and whys had an exciting twist.
- Weird things happen at airport car rental agencies.
- Michael is four-hundred years old and looks wet behind the ears. When one has lived as long as Michael, you expect a certain amount of wisdom. While his mannerisms and speech reflected this, as did his knowledge on subjects he often acted like a typical twenty-one-year-old.
- I loved his snarky assistant but a scene at his studio apartment left me disappointed in her. She deserved better, and I expected more from her.
- There is an infatuation of sorts that develops, and it has Michael making huge decisions. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel it.
- I would have liked more involvement in the investigations.
The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant was a fun “cozy” type mystery with paranormal elements, and I am curious to see what the next book in this series brings.A librarian, and a vampire? Yes, please. The Librarian'sVampire Assistant by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff was a cute paranormal mystery with suspenseful aspects and hints of romantic infatuation. Click To Tweet
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