Book Reviews of Blood Trail (Vicki Nelson, Bk 2)

Blood Trail (Vicki Nelson, Bk 2)
Blood Trail - Vicki Nelson, Bk 2
Author: Tanya Huff
ISBN-13: 9780886775025
ISBN-10: 0886775027
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 153 ratings
Publisher: Daw Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Book #2 of Victoria "Victory" Nelson Private Detective, and vampire Henry Fitzroy, bastard son of King Henry VIII...solving crime in Toronto.

This one was ok, mixing it up with some Werewolf stuff- pretty good, but not great. I really thought that the 4th and 5th books in this series (Blood Pact and Blood Debt) were the BEST...unusual for a series to get so much BETTER as it went along!
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Modern day setting, vampire and police investigator assist some werewolves. An interesting enough treatment, I usually love this author but just don't like this heroine .
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A more adult vampire book. I was skeptical because I wasn't a fan of the show on Lifetime, but the book is much better.
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Great premise! An ex-cop (removed from the force because she is going blind) becomes a private eye with a vampire for a partner. In this book, they try to find the serial killer who has been killing members of a werewolf family. This was The Best and most fascinating rendition of werewolves that I have ever read. A page turner that was really hard to put down... and I'm sorry, but I'm not giving up my copy ;)
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I really enjoy these Vicki Nelson books. She's one smart cookie with two lovers - a vampire and a cop. In this one, she's investigating a murder plot that involves werewolves. This is a first for Vicki who didn't even know werewolves existed until this case came up. Now she is hooked and they are her best friends. You find friends in the strangest places. Isn't life sweet?

The characters are great and who could resist werewolf cubs?
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For centuries werewolves had peacefully coexisted with ordinary humans in Canada, but now death had invaded the peaceful retreat of their Ontario farm. Someone had learned their most closely guarded secret. Someone knew they were werewolves and was determined to destroy them all.
The only one they could turn to for help was Henry Fitzroy, a vampire (and writer of bodice-rippers.) But Henry couldn't abide the light of day, so he called upon Vicki Nelson, ex-policewoman to help him help the werewolves.
Dark secrets, bloody death, silver bullets flying . . .
A really fine occult thriller
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Excellent!!!!!
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For centuries, they had peacefully coexisted with ordinary humans in Canada. But now death had invaded the peaceful retreat of their London Ontario farm. For someone had learned their most closely guarded secret. Someone knew they were werewolves and whoever it was was determined to destroy them all. The only one they could turn to for help was Henry Fitzroy, a Toronto-based vampire and writer of bodice rippers. But, forced to hide from the light of day, Henry couldn't hunt down the killer alone. So he called upon Vicki Nelson, ex-policewoman and now a private investigator. Vicki and Henry had successfully worked together before, and once she met the wers, he knew she'd have to take the case.
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Really enjoyed this series.
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Silver Bullets
For centuries, they had peacefully coexisted with ordinary humans in Canada. But now death had invaded the peaceful retreat of they London, Ontario far. For someone had learned their most closely guarded secret. Someone knew they were werewolves and whoever it was was determined to destroy them all.

The only one they could turn to for help was Henry Fitzroy. a Toronto-based vampire and writer of bodice rippers. But, forced to hide from the light of day, Henry couldn't hunt down the killer alone. So he called upon Vicki Nelson, ex-policewoman and now a private investigator. Vicki and Henry had sucessfully worked together before, and once she met the wers, he knew she'd have to take the case.

Yet as silver bullets continued to take their ghastly toll, Henry and Vicki began to fear that even their combined talents might not prove enough to trace the blood trail of destruction to its source before it was too late.....
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Book 2 in the series.
From the back of the book:
For centuries, they had peacefully coexisted with ordinary humans in Canada. But now death had invaded the peaceful retreat of their London, Ontario farm. For someone had learned their most closely guarded secret. Someone knew they were werewolves and whoever it was was determined to destoy them all.
The only one they could turn to for help was Henry Fitzroy, a Toronto-based vampire and writer of bodice rippers. But, forced to hide from the light of day, Henry couldn't hunt down the killer alone. So he called upon Vicki Nelson, ex-policewoman and now a private investigator. Vicki and Henry had successfully worked together before, and once she met the wers, he knew she'd have to take the case.
Yet as silver bullets continued to take their ghastly toll, Henry and Vicki began to fear that even their combined talents might not prove enough to trace the blood trail of destruction to its source before it was too late...

Book series made into a TV series on the Lifetime Network in March 2007.
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Interesting series thus far. Vicki is a one tough lady. I like the writing style and the plots are always interesting.
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Great Vicki Nelson book
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No one addressed my issues with this book, so I feel compelled to write this. This book was not really to my taste and I'm not sure what all of the other reviewers loved about it. This book kept being suggested as a detective mystery with a supernatural love triangle. It delivers on NONE of that.
First, it is not a mystery for very long. Parts of the book are written from the killer's point of view, just like the first book, and you are given his name pretty quickly. You also get perspective from a second bad guy that shows up, so the mystery is right out the window. If they are instead going for suspense, it is just a frustrating story. Characters don't communicate with each other (I wanted to kick Peter at the end of the story), Vicki (the main character) insists again and again that she thinks that the ONLY suspect she has (who IS in fact the killer) is just too nice a guy to be a killer, and her jealous cop love interest is too busy trying to grill a six year old about Vicki's love life to actually keep anyone safe.
That brings me to the other issue, the love triangle. It's a total dud consisting of not much other than jealousy and male posturing. There is no sex or intimacy actually written about in these pages. There are no words of love, no kissing, Huff just writes that two people walk into a bedroom together at night, and two people walk out hours later to eat breakfast. That's it. That's what every sex scene is like. There is no mention of love or romance either. They all only talk about the case. This really kept me from investing at all in either of Vicki's romantic relationships. Who cares which one she ends up with? Henry is given little personality and all Mike does is yell and get in the way. The only "sensual" scenes are between a pair of twins, a brother and sister werewolf pair that are maturing and going into a animal-like "heat" that the adults are trying to prevent from turning into incest. They talk about it constantly in the book. I found it really gross that Huff would write about how these siblings lusted for each other, but could not write one word about how Vicki felt anything beyond friendship, camaraderie, and frustration for Mike.
Vicki Nelson is a fine character, and she deserves a better book.