The Falstaff Vampire Files

ABOUT Lynne Murray

Lynne Murray
Lynne Murray knew she wanted to write a novel featuring a fat heroine with a take-no-prisoners attitude when the book hit the wall. She threw the novel she was reading when she reached a page where the book's heroine sneers at a fat character. It was one fat joke too many. She had to do so More...


In this fresh revisioning of the vampire genre, Sir John Falstaff is undead & misbehaving in San Francisco. Middle-aged psychologist Kris Marlow doesn't believe in vampires, but when she's attacked by a horde of murderous monsters, she must seek help from the most famous rogue in history, who once drank ale and now drinks only blood. "Alternatively funny & creepy, with a little sexy romance thrown in for good measure," says John Miller, author of Jackson Street & Other Soldier Stories, Coyote Moon & Tropical Heat. Library Journal says "Murray combines rich storytelling with humor to spin a fun, exciting tale."
In modern-day San Francisco, Sir John Falstaff, the charming rogue made famous by Shakespeare in his play Henry V, is a centuries-old vampire who has lost none of his captivating manner, especially where ladies are concerned. Seeking his assistance is widowed psychologist Kristin, who has stumbled into a vampiric quagmire through the machinations of her two-timing boyfriend, who wants desperately to become a vampire and have the power to change the world. At his side he wants the young Mina, rather than the older Kristin, who happens to be Mina's shrink. Then there is Violet, the carefree neighbor who writes vampire romance novels and feeds the neighborhood's stray cats, and Bram, who spends his time researching vampire cults. Murray (Bride of the Living Dead) combines rich storytelling with humor to spin a fun, exciting tale."