Title: Those Who Hunt the Night by Barbara Hambly

Those Who Hunt the Night
(James Asher #1)
by Barbara Hambly

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“Lydia?”

But even before the shadows of the stairwell swallowed the last echoes of his wife’s name, James Asher knew something was desperately wrong.

The house was silent, but it was not empty.

He stopped dead in the darkened front hall, listening. No sound came down the shadowy curve of the stairs from above.

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They paused at the foot of the steps, Asher lifting the lamp nearly to the low ceiling beams to illuminate the cellar around them. Its glare smudged the dusty boards of a nearly empty coalbin in light and caught the fraying edges of translucent curtains of cobweb, thick with dust.

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Human James Asher is coerced by Simon Ysidro, a several hundred year old vampire, into investigating the murders of vampires in London. Set in the early 1900s, it features the old timey vampires as opposed to the new breed so often written about today. It’s quite refreshing.

This is a reread. I first read Those Who Hunt the Night over twenty years ago, anxiously awaited a sequel and finally forgot about it until reminded by the recent publications in the series. I am finding the reread as fascinating as the original reading and already have the second book lined up in the TBR pile.
Hambly’s James Asher series:
1. Those Who Hunt the Night (1988, published as Immortal Blood in the UK)
2. Traveling with the Dead (1995)
3. Blood Maidens (2010)
4. The Magistrates of Hell (2012)
5. The Kindred of Darkness (2013)
6. Darkness on His Bones (2015)

Visit Barbara Hambly’s website for more information on this and her other series.

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13 comments on “Title: Those Who Hunt the Night by Barbara Hambly

  1. Sounds really scary…which can be a good thing! Thanks for sharing…and here’s mine: “A PLACE WE KNEW WELL”

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  2. Shaina says:

    I can definitely get behind the creep factor here. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

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  3. I love the tone of the writing, both in the opening and the teaser you shared. Very creepy. I have been wanting to give Hambly a try for awhile now. This sounds like a good series.

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  4. Diane says:

    Sounds like a creepy fall choice:) enjoy

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  5. Both the teaser and intro grabbed me attention.

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  6. fuonlyknew says:

    That cover is perfect. Matches the noirish feel of the writing. Love it!

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  7. Liz Dexter says:

    Too scary for me! I’m weeping over Laurie Penny’s dispatches from the front line of youth dissent against the current politics at the moment. And about to start a book about Viking history …

    Liked by 1 person

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