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The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires

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The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
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Apr 07, 2020 | ISBN 9781683691433

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Included in The New York Times Book Review’s 2020 Summer Reading issue!
A Barnes & Noble Best Fiction Book of 2020
Amazon Best Mystery & Thriller of 2020 So Far 
Amazon Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2020 So Far

#1 April 2020 LibraryReads Pick
April 2020 Indie Next Pick
Amazon Best Book of April 2020
Library Journal Editors’ Pick for April 2020
The A.V. Club Best Book of April 2020
POPSUGAR Best of April 2020
Goodreads Big Book of Spring 2020

“Ghosts of the past have also inspired one of the most rollicking, addictive novels I’ve read in years: THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB’S GUIDE TO SLAYING VAMPIRES by Grady Hendrix, a tale of housewives battling vampires that is sweetly painful, like hard candy that breaks a tooth.”—Danielle Trussoni for The New York Times Book Review

“A delight…its incisive social commentary and meaningful character development make The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires not just a palatable read for non-horror fans, but a winning one.”—USA Today, 3.5 out of 4 star review

“The novel is a charming testament to friendships and life’s imperfections, with dashes of rot and savagery to earn its keep in horror literature….It’s a rollercoaster [that] lands as a vampire story concreted in vileness and Southern charm.”—Fangoria

“[Hendrix] remains excellent at staging page-turning sequences of excitement and anxiety…[and] a master of adding little details that fill in the landscape of his Southern-fried world.”—The A.V. Club

“[A] clever, addictive vampire thriller….This powerful, eclectic novel both pays homage to the literary vampire canon and stands singularly within it.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Hendrix cleverly sprinkles in nods to well-established vampire lore, and the fact that he’s a master at conjuring heady 1990s nostalgia is just the icing on what is his best book yet. Fans of smart horror will sink their teeth into this one.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Hendrix has masterfully blended the disaffected housewife trope with a terrifying vampire tale, and the anxiety and tension are palpable…a cheeky, spot-on pick for book clubs.”—Booklist, starred review

“A vampire’s hunger for blood may be insatiable, but this masterpiece novel ladles out ample thrills, chills, and relevant examples of sociopolitical injustices to satisfy any literary appetite.”—Foreword Reviews, starred review

More praise for Grady Hendrix:

“National treasure Grady Hendrix follows his classic account of a haunted IKEA-like furniture showroom, Horrorstor (2014), with a nostalgia-soaked ghost story, My Best Friend’s Exorcism.”—The Wall Street Journal, on My Best Friend’s Exorcism

“Pure, demented delight.”—The New York Times Book Review, on Paperbacks from Hell

Horrorstör delivers a crisp terror-tale…[and] Hendrix strikes a nice balance between comedy and horror.”—The Washington Post, on Horrorstör

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