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Item - The Vampire Genevieve 3: Beasts in Velvet

(reissue)
Series: Warhammer Fantasy Fiction
Contained In: The Vampire Genevieve (Collection)
Author: Yeovil, Jack (pseudonym used by Newman, Kim)
Illustrator: Hanford, Martin (reissue cover)
Dates: September 30, 1994
June, 2002 (reissue)
ISBN: 0743443071 / 9780743443074 (reissue)
Length: 286 pages (reissue)
User Summary: Someone or something is murdering women in Altdorf; some hope to solve the crimes while others hope to benefit from the distraction.
Demian's Thoughts: Calling this a Genevieve novel is a bit of a stretch -- the vampire has little more than a cameo appearance in the story, which is carried instead by a fairly diverse cast of aristocrats, investigators and victims. As always, Newman provides an engaging read, transferring the tropes of the gory, sexually-charged psychothriller to the fantasy world of Warhammer with more credibility than one might think possible. In spite of skillful handling, it's still a bit of a stretch, and the whole package is not quite as satisfying as most of Newman's other work. That doesn't mean it's not fun to read, and completists who seek it out won't be too disappointed.

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