Tanya Huff?s darkly thrilling Blood novels introduced readers to vampiric P.I. Victoria Nelson. Here are Tanya?s best short stories featuring Vicki and other unforgettable characters from her world?
Note: This ebook consists of 9 short stories previously published as the 2008 collection, Blood Bank.
In Another Fine Nest, something sinister lurks in the subway, preying on travelers and sucking their blood. Vicki thinks she knows what?s behind it. And when Mike Celluci gets bitten, she?ll have to stop them dead.
A paranoid struggling writer begs Mike for help, claiming someone has hacked his computer and threatened him with death. But when Mike asks Victoria to look into it, she discovers that sometimes, when murder is concerned, all you need is some serious Critical Analysis.
In Sceleratus, Henry Fitzroy, the vampiric son of Henry VIII, is marking an anniversary. But he is anything but happy about it. Because it?s the day when, long ago, someone he truly loved was taken from him?and when he unleashed his fury on the Holy Inquisition.
In the light-hearted So This is Christmas, the holiday season is no time to celebrate in Vicki?s mind. But then her mind then takes her on a nocturnal stroll through a twisted, humorous dream in which she?s visited by three ghosts?get it?
Without Vicky, Fitzroy soon realizes he is feeling lonely?and advertises for a companion in a singles column. But the responses evoke some unfamiliar feelings in the vampire who desperately wants Someone to Share the Night.
In The Cards Also Say, Vicki is warned by a Romani someone is trying to kill her. Which is no real surprise to Vicki. After all, it?s not the first time she?s been in mortal danger?but this time, it may be the last?.
A very old, very powerful vampire is hunting in Vicki?s territory, which is something she cannot abide. But she?s not yet strong enough to take him down. So, it will take something more than vampiric strength if she?s going to survive in This Town Ain?t Big Enough.
In The Vengeful Spirit of Lake Nepeakea, Vicki and Mike must try to solve a mystery unlike any they?ve tackled before?by uncovering a lake monster. But are the locals pulling a hoax for drive off a property developer, or could the creature actually be real?
In Regency England, Henry Fitzroy the life of a bawdy, reckless bounder. But when he saves a government official from being killed, he finds himself drawn into a world of intrigue, spycraft, and the Napoleonic Wars in which the lives of thousands of British soldiers are at stake in What Manner of Man.
Full of thrills, danger, love, and laughs, these short stories will leave any Tanya Huff fan begging for more..