The Undead Detective Bites by Jennifer Hilt

February 27th, 2019 Kimberly Review 21 Comments

27th Feb
The Undead Detective Bites by Jennifer Hilt
The Undead Detective Bites
by Jennifer Hilt
Series: Undead Detective #1
Genres: Paranormal
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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Unlucky. Unrelenting. Uncanny.

Silverthorne, like any other vampire, loved a good pandemic. And why not? She’d lived through several of them in the past century. But now she’s playing for the good guys as a medical examiner. A paranormal street drug doing terrible things to her kind creates a different kind of challenge—returning to Nowhere, Nevada where the murderer leaves her a trail of grisly shifter corpses in this hick mountain community where she vowed to never return.

Her suspects? A sumo wrestling sibling, the ex wife of the sheriff (and her former lover) plus her estranged and oh so very psycho vampire maker.

Soon Silverthorne is tracking a killer who wants nothing less than everything she holds dear in her undead life. Good thing paranormal murder most foul is Silverthorne’s specialty.

paranormal snarky mystery fangtastic

Paranormal meets Cozy Mystery in The Undead Detective Bites by Jennifer Hilt as we head to Nowhere to investigate an unusual street drug and its effects on the paranormal community. Bodies are piling up, people are missing and the sheriff smells divine. I had fun with this tale.

A street drug in LA known as GLYTR is killing humans. Hattie’s maker informs her that paranormals in Nowhere are using. Medical examiner Hattie Silverthorne heads to the paranormal community one she hasn’t stepped foot in, in over ten years and for good reason. The chance of researching an outbreak proves to be a tempting fruit.

Hattie arrives at night with her personal assistant, Ben (human), and Mr. Figgles, their Shih Tzu.  Things are about to get crazy when her Maker towing a newly made vampire, and a fellow medical examiner looking to make his mark. Hattie is prepared to deal but can she handle the local sheriff? He is a sexy shifter who also happens to be Hattie’s soul mate? One the vampire council forbid her to see….yep. All in the name of science and research?

I loved the different characters. Hattie is snarky, smart and fearless. Sure Ben feeds her, but you can tell these two form a family with their canine friend. Her maker, townfolk and the sexy sheriff added to the tale. While some felt cliche’ their interactions felt genuine as did their motives.

The Undead Detective Bites is a fast-paced tale offering a simplistic world that delivered a mix of humor, mystery, and a touch of romance. It’s just how you would expect a paranormal cozy to be. Think early Danielle Garrett. The tale ended with a cliffhanger but they solved the actual case. I will pick up the next one when it releases. I am curious to see how the story progresses. 

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21 Responses to “The Undead Detective Bites by Jennifer Hilt”

  1. Olivia-Savannah Roach

    I love a smart and sassy character like Hattie. I also love this cover and the font used for the title <3 It's beautiful! I think that this one sounds good and it's interesting that the pandemic – through the use of the drug – is kind of reaching the vampires this time round so she really has more motive because of the higher stakes!

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  2. Daniela Ark

    I used to read lotsa paranormal detective stories two years ago and loved them! Like First Grave! I should mark this one down because I’m feeling the craving again 🙂

  3. Lily B

    cozy mixed with paranormal can be fun and light 😀 I love a good snarky character, glad you enjoyed this one

  4. Angie Elle

    Oh my gosh. This does sound like a fun story. And I am always on board for a forbidden relationship.

    Great review. I’m glad you enjoyed this one!

  5. Carla

    This one sounds very intriguing. I am not a huge vampire or shifter enthusiast, but I might just have to check this one out. Broaden my reading so to speak. Wonderful review Kimberly.