The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman

The Lesser Dead - Christopher Buehlman


That ending surprised the heck out of me!

Joey Peacock may look sixteen but don’t let his youthful looks fool you. He’s a street savvy vampire who has been sucking blood from the femoral arteries of charmed ladies for decades. He has a wicked sense of humor and I truly enjoyed his ugly/funny/scary take on the day to day life and goings-on when one is cursed to live as a vampire. 

“Any vampire that turns a kid under thirteen needs to be taken out sunbathing.”

Joey spends his time feeding his need nd sharing stories of his past and he’s pretty hilarious. Things start out rather light-heartedly but eventually take a very sinister turn as he encounters a group of very young vampires and the blood starts to splatter everywhere. 

If you like your vampires gritty and bloody read this. You will not be sorry. I don’t want to give away too much and I’m lazy so that’s all I’m going to say.

I listened to the audiobook which is expertly read by the author after reading my friend Char’s fantastical review. How could I not? It was everything she said it would be. Sarcastic, imaginative, gross and so much bloodsucking fun. Honestly, how can you resist a book whose hero is named Joey Peacock?


This book will fulfill my "Chilling Children" square when it gets called.



My Bingo Card is looking like this:


My Markers:

Called and Read


Called But Not Yet Read


Read Not Called