Frasier's latest rivets with suspense and paranormal elements as vampires -- both real and imagined -- become a force to be reckoned with. She masterfully creates the perfect atmosphere for suspicious death and compelling mystery in this nail-biting thrill ride.
Medical examiner and coroner Rachel Burton, meanwhile, investigates a new murder in which the victim was drained of blood. When she learns from her police chief father that her childhood friend Evan is the primary suspect, Rachel protects him from the police, even after someone else goes missing, and Evan and Graham search for the killer. (Onyx, Sep., 384 pp., $7.99)