Wednesday 22 May 2024

Book Review: The Vampire of Kings Street by Asha Greyling (Paranormal Mystery)

The Vampire of Kings Street
Asha Greyling
17 September 2024
272 pages
eBook - PDF
Paranormal Mystery
ARC via NetGalley

Having a resident vampire is just the thing for upper-class New Yorkers–besides being a status symbol, they make excellent butlers or housekeepers. The only thing they require in return is a drop or two of blood and a casket to shut out the dawn’s early light.

Tolerated by society only if they follow a strict set of rules, vampires are seen as “less than”–and as the daughter of immigrants, Radhika knows firsthand how this feels. Accused of murder, her undead client Mr. Evelyn More, knows that the cards are stacked against him.

With the help of a journalist friend and a diminutive detective inspector, Miss Dhingra sets out to prove her client’s innocence and win his freedom. Failure will mean Mr. More’s death, the end of her dreams of becoming a successful attorney, and the loss of the vampire Miss Dhingra has begun to call her friend.


I read The Vampire of Kings Street while grappling with neck pain, but even the discomfort while reading didn't stop my enjoyment of this book. It feels like there's been a bit of a dearth of good vampire fiction in recent years, so it was great to come across such a fun vampire tale. The mystery element to the story worked well and held my interest throughout, and both Radhiki and Evelyn were engaging characters I could really get behind. The pacing of the story was good and the prose easy reading. I would definitely read more by this author in the future, especially if it's another vampire tale like this one. I am giving it 4.5 stars and I recommend it to fans for vampire fiction after something different from the standard paranormal romance fare.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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