Hendrix, Grady
Feb 21, 2020

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires begins with a normal description of the affluent life of a bored southern housewife.  Just before you think it is another dysfunctional family story, Patricia Campbell, one of our five book club members and main character, is attacked by an elderly neighbor while putting out the garbage at night. The elderly neighbor is put in the hospital, as is Patricia.  Then a handsome relative of the neighbor comes to stay at the house and help out. Patricia being the lovely southern lady she is feels she should take over a casserole and help out if possible. Patricia befriends James Harris and the book is kicked up to a higher speed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I really enjoyed the character and plot development. It felt well written but with a bit of humor.  Since I have to work I had to read in chunks but still got it read in under a week.

A good read for those of us who enjoy some surprises in our reading, and a vampire of sorts.

Reviewed by Library Staff