Crime Bites and So Do I is a police procedural with a supernatural twist. The writing style of the novel is short chapters, which is a style I have really enjoyed in the past, so this is not unfamiliar territory for me. The writing is clean and easy to read. Alexis is the primary protagonist, she is the lead detective on a case of serial murders where the victims are bled dry, and was previously the lead on a series of similar cold case murders, so the current case is turned over to her. As the case progresses it appears the murders are becoming more and more personal and intended to get her attention. Interwoven in the tale is the supernatural twist of vampires and the next thing you know she is partnered with a vamp and the human population is suddenly faced with the fact that vampires exist. Of course there is much more going on, but this cannot be expounded upon without spoilers and I will not go there. Crime Bites and So Do I has a wonderful premise and a great tale to tell, however, for me it felt a bit flat. The world building, at times, was not quite believable for me, nor are the characters' reactions to this sudden fantastical change in their reality. I was having a hard time putting my thoughts into words when I read a post that described how a story could be underwritten. This turned on a light bulb for me - that is what is missing. This story came off like Dragnet's Joe Friday's request of just the facts and in my opinion a little more fleshing out could have made this a much more interesting read. As it stands it is not a bad read, it is just not remarkable when the potential is there. This book was received from the author with a request for my honest review without any compensation whatsoever, other than the joy of reading a new book.
(reviewed 17 days after purchase)