You've never read a novel quite like Grady Hendrix's The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. It's equally funny and frightening, with a little gruesome detail mixed in. We can't wait to hear author Grady Hendrix discuss his vampire novel set in a Charleston suburb. The book releases that same day, so feel free to click and pre-order below; we deliver to Huntsville addresses and ship all over the country.
This virtual event is offered in partnership with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. Admission is free, but you must register. Attendance is limited.
Tuesday, April 7, 2:00 pm CST
If you register to attend, we will email you on Tuesday morning the link and password to attend this virtual event, via Zoom. Join us from the comfort of your armchair!
About the book:
Steel Magnolias meets Dracula in this '90s-set horror novel about a women's book club that must do battle with a mysterious newcomer to their small Southern town, perfect for murderinos and fans of Stephen King.
Patricia Campbell's life has never felt smaller. Her husband is a workaholic, her teenage kids have their own lives, her senile mother-in-law needs constant care, and she's always a step behind on her endless to-do list. The only thing keeping her sane is her book club, a close-knit group of Charleston women united by their love of true crime. At these meetings they're as likely to talk about the Manson family as they are about their own families. One evening after book club, Patricia is viciously attacked by an elderly neighbor, bringing the neighbor's handsome nephew, James Harris, into her life. James is well traveled and well read, and he makes Patricia feel things she hasn't felt in years. But when children on the other side of town go missing, their deaths written off by local police, Patricia has reason to believe James Harris is more of a Bundy than a Brad Pitt. The real problem? James is a monster of a different kind—and Patricia has already invited him in. Little by little, James will insinuate himself into Patricia's life and try to take everything she took for granted—including the book club—but she won't surrender without a fight in this blood-soaked tale of neighborly kindness gone wrong.
About the author:
Grady Hendrix is a novelist and screenwriter based in New York City. He is the author of Horrorstör, My Best Friend's Exorcism, Paperbacks from Hell, and We Sold Our Souls, all of which received critical praise from outlets including NPR, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, the A.V. Club, Paste, Buzzfeed, and more. He has contributed to Playboy, The Village Voice, and Variety.