The Devil You Know

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Vampire PI Jack Fleming travels to Long Island to attend a funeral.

Problem: There's more than one body in the grave.

Delving into his past, Jack follows clues leading to an old murder, new betrayals, and a hard look at the man he was vs. the vampire he's become. More

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About P.N. Elrod

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P.N. Elrod is best known for her ongoing urban fantasy series, The Vampire Files, featuring vampire PI Jack Fleming. Set in post-Prohibition Chicago, Jack's first big case was to solve his own murder! There are twelve novels and counting from Ace Science Fiction.

Elrod's sold more than 22 novels to Ace, Baen, Benbella, and Tor, and as many short stories to various publishers since 1990.

She's edited several theme anthologies for St. Martin's Griffin, including the award-winning My Big, Fat Supernatural Wedding, My Big, Fat Supernatural Honeymoon, and Strange Brew. She's worked with the top names in the genre, including Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, Charlaine Harris, Lori Handeland, and Lilith Saintcrow.

In April of 2011 she was awarded with the prestigious Pioneer Achievement in Vampire Fiction from RT Book Reviews Magazine at the Booklovers Convention in Los Angeles.

She is represented by Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency

Elrod's most recent sales:

A new urban fantasy collection for St. Martins Griffin-- Hex Appeal release: June 2012

A three-book Steampunk series for Tor-- On Her Majesty's Psychic Service.


Praise for P.N. Elrod’s works:

“Elrod knows how to pace the action without resorting to caricature. These characters, including the vampires, believable...a pleasure to know!” – Library Journal

“Clever characterization, wicked wit, and palatable mayhem...[an] entertaining detective romp.” --Publisher’s Weekly

Filled with snappy action and sharp dialogue, and featuring a likable hero, Elrod’s latest is certain to be a hit with the fang-loving crowd.” – Booklist

“Elrod crafts some of the snappiest mysteries around that just happen to feature one of the most well-realized vampire characters in current fiction. The pacing never flags and the plotting never disappoints.” --Crescent Blues

“Mixing genres is always a difficult task, but it is one P.N. Elrod has mastered in her Jack Fleming novels. She tells and exciting story with all the elements of a classic mystery and blends in the proper amount of vampiric fantasy, resulting in a good story that will keep readers going until the end.” --Tulsa World

Interesting twists, good period detail, fine characterizations and snappy dialogue.” --Publisher’s Weekly.

This entertaining first installment in a new series by the author of The Vampire Files offers deft touches of wit, beauty and suspense. – Publisher’s Weekly.

"Fascinating subplots, humor and action." - Starlog

"Characters are well-drawn, the good and the bad ... The book's chief joys are the voice of Jonathan and the portrayal of Tory life during the American revolution." - LOCUS

P.N. Elrod ups the stakes (pun intended) in this latest, and best installment of the Jack Fleming saga. Chills, thrills, and dark doings in ‘30s Chicago, heralded by the arrival of a darkly fascinating new vampire character with a deadly secret. Elrod takes her universe into unexplored territory with Dark Road Rising.” – Rachel Caine, author of the Morganville Vampire series

“The book is as dark and decadent as blood and chocolate. The writing pops, and Jack Fleming is a narrator to die for.” --Caitlin Kittredge, author of the Nocturne City series.

“The setting is captivating, the characters are original, and the plot will leave you hungry for more.” --Lori Handeland, author of The Nightcreature series

“Dark Road Rising kept me up all night. A satisfying, smart, genuinely savvy read—with a lot of bite!” --Lilith Saintcrow, author of the Dante Valentine series.

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Review by: Jan Pailthorp on July 9, 2012 :
Absolutely wonderful! I really enjoyed the relationship between Jack and Jonathan. The story is well- plotted and fast-paced. Jack is as witty as ever. I look forward to Ms. Elrod's next work of creativity and imagination.
(reviewed 8 months after purchase)
Review by: thiotes on Jan. 18, 2012 :
Good story as usual.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)
Review by: Ron H. on Dec. 4, 2011 :
Not since my days as a poor young airman in the USAF, I went to a store and found a book called "Bloodlist" by P.N. Elrod, and fell in love with all the characters, the whole scene, have I found such creative heaven!
Now through all the many books in the series and the Barrett series we get yet another chance for the 2 to meet, and it is awesome. I cannot spoil the plot, but the adventure Jack and Johnathon go through is a roller-coaster of fun, fear, and action of epic proportions. Even some sadness as it unfolds. P.N. Elrod is the queen of this world, she owns it and her writing is like a cold drink of water in a desert of terrible novels in the world.
My only negative feeling is its over and I have no more to consume. I want more, I would love to see further meeting between Jack, and Johnathon, I want more educating between the 2 to each other, and more adventure.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: TexasRed79109 on June 22, 2011 :
Immensely Entertaining! If you are a fan of detective novels set in the 1930s, or a fan of vampire novels, or a fan of just plain good, entertaining writing, READ THIS! Elrod sets the protagonists of two series into the same work and the clash of characters works great. Elrod has a knack for creating characters so real you can see them, even smell them, and this little book is a prime example.
The genre could be described as a murder mystery or a crime novel, except that the detective and another main character are vampires. The setting and language are classic while the plot keeps you guessing.

If you are already a P. N. E;rod fan, you will love seeing Jonathan Barrett and Jack Fleming in cahoots. If you are not already an Elrod fan, you will be after reading this gem.
(reviewed 26 days after purchase)

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