The Dark Sleep Chapter 1 (Vampire Files #8)

The Dark Sleep Chapter 1 (Vampire Files #8)


Genres: MysteryFantasy

Status: Full

Updated date: 07:00:06 11/08/2022

Description "The Dark Sleep Chapter 1 (Vampire Files #8)"

Chicago, April 1937 Normally I wouldn't be caught dead-or even undead-in this kind of eatery anymore, but my partner Charles Escott needed my help with a case. He had a skittish client who insisted on being along for the ride and wanted someone to hold her hand and keep her out of trouble-that is to say, out of his hair-while he worked. I looked across the table at Mary Sommerfeld, and tried to give her a reassuring smile, but she wasn't having any of it. She kept darting nervous glances to her left, my right, and several times I had to stop myself from doing the same. If I wanted to see what was going on there, I could use the pocket mirror cupped in my palm. "Keep your eyes on me," I muttered. "Try to eat something." After all, I'd bought her the more expensive fifty-five-cent dinner (beverage extra), and I hated to see good food going to waste. I assumed it was good, anyway. My judgment on fine dining was no longer reliable. The only thing that didn't smell nauseating to me in this joint was my untouched coffee. "But he's not doing anything," she muttered back. I took her to mean my partner. "Mr. Escott's had lots of experience at this kind of thing. Give him time, he'll come up aces for you." She grimaced and seized a fork, glared at it, and made a point of wiping it thoroughly