Monday, June 6, 2011

Hard Day's Knight by John G. Hartness

Hard Day's Knight
by John G. Hartness

Published: 2010
Publisher: CreateSpace
Genre: Mystery, Vampires, Zombies
Paperback: 196 pages
Rating: 5

Description from the amazon:
In the first volume of The Black Knight Chronicles, detectives Jimmy Black and Greg Knightwood investigate a series of mysterious disappearances with the help of the friend, Father Mike.

The investigation is hampered by interference from the police, a dozen marauding zombies, a middle-aged necromancer, and the fact that our heroes can only look for clues by night.

Because they're vampires.

Vampire detectives kicking zombie butt all over town, what could be better?

Amusing quote:
People think being a private detective is all fast cars and loose women, but it's mostly divorce photos (not even the hot ones) and paperwork. Of course, people think being a vampire is all seductive glances and string quartets, and they never think about blood-in-a- bag and SPF ten million.
- page 67, chapter 14

The Black Knight Chronicles:
Hard Day's Knight
Back in Black
Knight Moves - due Summer 2011
book 4 - tba
book 5 - tba

My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): mojo
Hilarious. This is not a comedy but the banter and feel of the story kept me smiling throughout.

The main characters are young vampires (not your usual 100+ year olds) and the story revolves around modern day dork types (not your usual hunky schmexy emo vamps).

I had a good time following along with this vampire detective duo. Looking forward to more investigations with them.

--~ eBook Giveaway courtesy of author ~--

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* review copy courtesy of author

* read John's guest post, Crystal Ball Gazing

* part of Fairy Tales in Bruges (the sequel) event

* also part of Hard Day's Knight blog tour - visit other stops for more details and goodies about this book


  1. Maybe worth a read. Sounds like it could go either way for me.

  2. I've been trying to scale back on the contests I enter b/c I'm swimming in books but, uhm, you've totally sold me. The quote you shared is *hilarious*. Dorky vampires might be awesome.

  3. Another great stop on the tour. Love the quote!

  4. Sounds like an interesting twist on the typical vampire novel. I love books that make me laugh - especially good banter.


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