Title: How to Party with a Killer Vampire
Author: Penny Warner
Series: Party Planning Mystery #4
Release Date: October 4th 2011
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Mixing fun and fundraising seems like the perfect job for Presley Parker, which is why she started her event-planning business to raise money for charities. But when a film soiree goes awry, it could mean THE END for her business… Presley Parker’s event planning business is really rolling. Her newest gig is a film wrap party for big-time producer Lucas Cruz. He’s celebrating his latest release—a vampire parody—by throwing a lavish party in a graveyard. It’s a pretty gloomy venue for Presley, but she’s hoping to make it so much fun that partygoers won’t even notice there are more dead than living guests… And the number of dead grows when an entertainment reporter crashes the party, trying to dig up dirt on an actor, and literally digs his own grave. Presley’s reputation is seriously on the line if she doesn’t unearth the killer soon. But with a growing list of shady characters and crew members, someone has to match the role of murderer, or it’s going to be Presley who won’t make the cut…
I love cozy mysteries, and the Party Planning Mystery series is one of my favorites.
This time, Presley Parker is organizing a vampire party at a cemetery to promote the new Hollywood movie. It's going to be fantastic, with hot actors and awesome special effects, except that a dead body is found the night before the party.
Presley is such a fun character. She's independent and has a need to resolve every mystery, specially the ones that involves her parties. She wants to discovers who is responsible for this death, and of course she has the help of Detective Luke and her boyfriend, Brad.
I loved to read more of Brad. He's a very realistic boyfriend, even with his weird job. But I wanted to read more of Presley's friends from her company, it was a shame they didn't appear very much, but maybe in the next books?
Also, I didn't know who was the killer. It did surprised me in the end, which isn't easy to do.
I really like the party tips every book in this series has. This one, of course, has tips to your vampire party, which would be cool if you are organizing a Breaking Dawn party...
Overall, How to Party with a Killer Vampire didn't disappointed me. It was easy to read and fun, and I highly recommend this series.
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