The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires: A Novel

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Horror & Ghost Stories
Paperback Published on: 25/05/2021
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The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires
Never underestimate a book club!
This is an absolute page turner and a compulsive read, so if you are in the mood for something dark and vampiric, buckle up for the ride, baby! Think the a... READ MORE
Beth at Chesterfield
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires
Desperate Housewives Meets Dracula
The charming suburban town of Mount Pleasant in South Carolina seems like the last place in the world where anything bad could happen. Or anything at all, ... READ MORE
Ollie, Senior Bookseller
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires
The main characters growth was so relatable! I love Grady Hendrix
I LOVE GRADY HENDRIX. Honestly I have devoured every single one of his books. But I was super excited for this one. I am a vampire fan girl. Twilight. Morg... READ MORE
Robyn Drummond


“This funny and fresh take on a classic tale manages to comment on gender roles, racial disparities, and white privilege all while creeping me all the way out. So good.”—Zakiya Dalila Harris, author of The Other Black Girl

Now in paperback, Steel Magnolias meets Dracula in this New York Times best-selling horror novel about a women's book club that must do battle with a mysterious newcomer to their small Southern town.

Bonus features:
• Reading group guide for book clubs
• Hand-drawn map of Mt. Pleasant
• Annotated true-crime reading list by Grady Hendrix
• And more!

Patricia Campbell’s life has never felt smaller. Her husband is a workaholic, her teenage kids have their own lives, her senile mother-in-law needs constant care, and she’s always a step behind on her endless to-do list. The only thing keeping her sane is her book club, a close-knit group of Charleston women united by their love of true crime. At these meetings they’re as likely to talk about the Manson family as they are about their own families.

One evening after book club, Patricia is viciously attacked by an elderly neighbor, bringing the neighbor's handsome nephew, James Harris, into her life. James is well traveled and well read, and he makes Patricia feel things she hasn’t felt in years. But when children on the other side of town go missing, their deaths written off by local police, Patricia has reason to believe James Harris is more of a Bundy than a Brad Pitt. The real problem? James is a monster of a different kind—and Patricia has already invited him in.

Little by little, James will insinuate himself into Patricia’s life and try to take everything she took for granted—including the book club—but she won’t surrender without a fight in this blood-soaked tale of neighborly kindness gone wrong.

  • Publisher: Quirk Books
  • ISBN: 9781683692515
  • Number of pages: 424
  • Weight: 522g
  • Dimensions: 226 x 152 x 28 mm

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The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires
Enjoyable, but a few dark themes
I LOVED THIS BOOK! I loved every single minute of this book. This is my favourite book so far this year. The first few pages of this book had me smiling, ... READ MORE
Stacey Smith
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires
Haunting yet addictive!
This book was like a warped, rotten onion! There were so many layers to the story and with each turn of a page I didn't know what was going to happen next.... READ MORE
Jordy B