Home Improvement

Undead Edition

"Home Improvement Undead Edition" is a great collection of stories from many familiar names in the urban fantasy genre. This anthology deals with the paranormal occurrences that happen while performing home repairs that can be both humorous and terrifying. All of these stories are entertaining but there are two that stood out for me. One is "Gray" by Patricia Briggs, about a vampire that finds that it is difficult to return home again. The second is "Blood on the Wall" by Heather Graham, which finds a police detective in the middle of a murder investigation that starts with finding blood on a family crypt in the cemetery. This was a wonderful treat to read and after I finished this anthology, I wanted to go pick up more books by these authors.

Book Blurb for Home Improvement

The editors of the New York Times bestselling Death's Excellent Vacation bring home a new collection...with a never-before- published Sookie Stackhouse story!

There's nothing like home renovation for finding skeletons in the closet or otherwordly portals in the attic. Now, for any homeowner who's ever wondered, "What's that creaking sound?" or fans of "how to" television who'd like a little unreality mixed in with their reality shows, editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner return with an all-new collection of the paranormal perils of Do-It-Yourself.

Sookie Stackhouse resides in these pages, in a never-before-published story by #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris. And New York Times bestselling authors Patricia Briggs, James Grady, Heather Graham, Melissa Marr, and nine other outstanding writers have constructed more frightening and funny fixer-upper tales guaranteed to shake foundations and rattle readers' pipes.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2011 4.25