The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires tells the story of a women’s book club that must protect their suburban community from a sinister creature with a taste for blood. Drawing inspiration from Fried Green Tomatoes, Steel Magnolias, and Dracula, this rollicking paranormal thriller is full of page-turning action and sharp humor that will delight fans of Neil Gaiman, Charlaine Harris, and Christopher Moore.
While members of a women’s book-discussion club are at home discussing a Bram Stoker favorite, a mysterious stranger lurks in the woods surrounding their neighborhood, hunting for unsuspecting prey. Soon, one woman disappears. Can this group of friends band together to fight back against the forces of evil?
Vampires are real and lurking among us. And the only thing standing between them and their next meal are a handful of book club members—and their mysterious new member who happens to be an expert on slayers. With romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires is a delightfully over-the-top roller coaster ride that will keep you entertained until the very last page.
This funny, fast-paced novel from the author of Horrorstör is a deliciously clever send-up of traditional southern vampire stories. After a string of murders in a secluded North Carolina community, a book club decides that the only way to survive is to slay their new neighbor, who turns out to be an even more dangerous threat than initially anticipated.
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Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula in this Southern-flavored supernatural thriller set in the ’90s about a women’s book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who turns out to be a blood-sucking fiend.
Patricia Campbell had always planned for a great life. Still, after giving up her career as a nurse to marry an ambitious doctor and become a mother, Patricia’s life has never felt smaller. The days are long, her kids are ungrateful, her husband is distant, and her to-do list is never really done. The one thing she has to look forward to is her book club, a group of Charleston mothers united only by their love for true crime and suspenseful fiction. In these meetings, they’re more likely to discuss the FBI’s recent siege of Waco as much as the ups and downs of marriage and motherhood.
But when an artistic and sensitive stranger moves into the neighborhood, the book club’s meetings become speculation about the newcomer. Patricia is initially attracted to him, but when some local children go missing, she suspects the newcomer is involved. She begins her investigation, assuming that he’s a Jeffrey Dahmer or Ted Bundy. What she uncovers is far more terrifying, and soon she–and her book club–are the only people standing between the monster they’ve invited into their homes and their unsuspecting community.