Monday, October 8, 2007

Dead of Night-J.D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Ruth Ryan Langan and Mary Kay McComas

Dead of Night
J.D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Ruth Ryan Langan and Mary Kay McComas
Jove, Nov 207, $7.99
ISBN: 9780515143676

"Eternity in Death" by J.D. Robb. In the middle of the twenty-first century, NYPD Lieutenant Eve Dallas struggles with a murder that implies the culprit is a vampire. While she scoffs tat that theory, her husband Roarke and Peabody believe a bloodsucker did the crime.

"Amy and the Earl's Amazing Adventure" by Mary Blayney. They will find the answer to their enigma first hand when Amy Stevens and Simon West wonder how a coin minted in 1808 appears in an 1805 painting.

"Timeless" by Ruth Ryan Langan. Modern day urbanite Laurel Douglas explores an ancient Scottish castle when somehow she is transported into the past; everyone including laird Conal MacLennan assumes Laurel is his missing wife.

"On the Fringe” by Mary Kay McComas. Bonnie knows her marriage is collapsing, but a magical carpet takes her to the world of what could have been where the grass no longer seems as green to the lass.

Although the Eve Dallas futuristic vampiric police procedural seems out of place with three time travel romances, DEAD OF NIGHT is an entertaining paranormal anthology containing four well written novellas. Readers will enjoy this collection as good as the previous compilation by this Jovian quartet (see BUMP INTO THE NIGHT).

Harriet Klausner

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