A Vampire in the Vatican 'Brotherhood of the Sword'

Rated 4.97/5 based on 37 reviews
Luciano Martinelli is fifty-two years old and an Inspector in the Vatican City Police. It’s been an easy life for him until one day he investigates five murders, all taking place inside the Vatican. This starts his journey into a world of evil and deceit, of pagan rituals and murder. Larger sample is available in 'The Unusual Cases of Inspector Martinelli Book 1'. More

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TiraGP reviewed on July 14, 2017

The author really knows a lot about the inner workings of the Vatican and the Catholic church. I'm surprised nobody has written a story like this before, putting Vampires in the Vatican. The ever-present contrast between the detective, the priests and the bloodsuckers makes for some great suspense, surprises and action.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)
Carol Shoar reviewed on July 13, 2015

An excellent mystery that had me hooked from the beginning. I like the Inspector, he does what is necessary to get the job done.
He hunts out the vampires in the Vatican even though they are trying to kill him. They do manage to kill a few others along the way.
Bodies keep turning up (and body parts) but it's not written in a gruesome way, very realistic.
A believable story that I enjoyed all the way to the end.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
Kevin Lokten reviewed on July 4, 2015

A lot of mystery and intrigue in this story. Very believable and quite frightening in parts.
A very good detective story with a lot of analysis and a great ending.
I enjoyed it very much.
(reviewed 38 days after purchase)
C. Bryce reviewed on May 3, 2015

I joined Smashwords to read this authors work after I met her. I have not been disappointed yet.
This is a wonderful and very realistic story.
Some of it is funny but in a normal everyday way.
I enjoyed it very much.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
Stanley Willow reviewed on April 4, 2015

I agree. This story flows nicely and didn't get boring at any time.
I like the Inspector, he gets the job done one way or another.
I like his analysis of different murders and how he works it all out in the end.
I laughed at the lemons part and felt very sad when some one close to him was killed.
Easy to read and follow.
Good book.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
Vito Veii reviewed on April 2, 2015

Looking for a story with mystery and intrigue with well-developed Characters, that will scare you, and have you wondering what is going to happen next. Then look no further. Here are the continuing adventures of Inspector Luciano Martinelli of the Vatican police. Follow the likable inspector and his friends as they seek to wipe out the vampire threat in the Vatican.
Further, the writer did an excellent job in keeping the story flowing and making me feel as if I was in the story, which kept me hooked right to the end.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
CarolynP reviewed on March 13, 2015

Well I've found an author that gives pure story with no clutter.
A Vampire in the Vatican was an exciting read for me.
LOTS of story and everything moved quickly.
I agree it's funny and sad and full of surprises.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Rowland Somers reviewed on March 7, 2015

I have to agree with the other reviewers, it's a great story. The Inspector is an interesting guy that just wants to get the job done. I didn't find it slow at the beginning, it jumped straight into the first five murders. I like the way the Inspector handles things as the story moves along. Easy to read with no bog down which is what I like. Great story and a few surprises and shocks. Very funny in parts and serious in others.
I recommend this read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
DumbBlonde reviewed on Nov. 21, 2014

Good story. Easy to read and lots of different things happening throughout. Kept me interested to the very end.
Most enjoyable.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Kevin Fontain reviewed on May 19, 2014

Bought this book ages ago and didn't get around to reading it until today. Great story. I really like the characters and the storyline moves along nicely. The end was a big surprise.
Highly recommended.
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)
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