Paperback 368 pages (August 3, 2006)
It's nice to see that Orbit has started republishing Moore, as this is his third novel, copyrighted back in '95. Here, he addresses the vampire novel. Within 5 pages, our San Francisco heroine has been attacked by a vampire and killed. Life goes downhill from there.
OK, actually, it doesn't, since (a) she no longer has one, and (b) her killer was very considerate and left her $100,000 as a starter. She then has to come to terms with being a vampire (and there aren't many around - possibly only her and the vampire that converted her), find out what's going on, get a minion, work out what her limitations are (a very amusing process, as her minion/boyfriend is determined to go through every vampire book he can find, and try every ability. No, she can't turn into a wolf. Not even with dog-biscuits as a reward.), and ultimately come to terms with her situation.
I'd say that this is the best of Moore's first three novels. His depiction of the Animals - a night shift bunch of shelf stackers in a Safeway supermarket - is laugh-out-loud funny, especially the turkey bowling.
Darkly comic, but with a real feeling for his characters.