Sunday, 31 October 2010

Armchair Novel Review - The Immortals

The Immortals
A Talyor Jackson Novel
J.T. Ellison
Paperback, 400 pages

I wanted to put this review up for Halloween, the novel definitely has some other-worldly undertones and is perfect for the season. A detective novel, one of a series of Taylor Jackson novels and the first I have read, the book starts with a ritualistic slaying and branding of several high school students in Nashville. The lieutenant, Taylor, is a top-notch female detective who has just been re-instated in her position. With her team back together, she must delve into the world of Goths, vampires, witchcraft and mysticism, and solve this case before they lose anymore victims to Samhain, the Blood Harvest.

As I mentioned, I haven't read any of the other Taylor Jackson novels, but I didn't feel like I had missed anything or was at any disadvantage jumping into the fifth book of the series, in fact the references to past cases really made me want to pick up the earlier ones too  - but the book does stand alone as an intriguing mystery and a great novel to curl up on the couch with. With all the lights on of course!