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Undead and Unappreciated
by MaryJanice Davidson

Category: Fiction / Horror
0 pages; ISBN: 0425204332

Rating: 9/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner


Undead and Unappreciated
MaryJanice Davidson
Berkley, Jul 2005, $21.95
ISBN: 0425204332

Betsy, Queen of the vampires, detests everything about her new life except the midnight sales. The worst part of being an undead is she desires the king her alleged spouse Eric Sinclair, but on the other hand wants nothing to do with him or his minion.

Her dad arrives to inform Betsy that she is not to come to her evil stepmother’s baby shower, which is why the event is being held during the day; Sinclair offers to go in her place. Her flustered dad lets slip that his spouse had a child when Betsy was thirteen and her father was still married to her biological mother. Apparently, the child is her stepsister.

They visit step-mom and Eric hypnotizes her into revealing a little more information about Betsy’s half-sister starting with abandoning the infant on the floor of a hospital lobby. As Betsy investigates with the unwanted help of Eric, her gay roommate and two other vampires, they begin to find a devilish trail towards the long lost half blood relative.

The third “Un” and “Un” contains all the wacky fun from the previous two tales (see UNDEAD AND UNWED. and UNDEAD AND UNEMPLOYED), but retains a brisk sparkle due to the delightful amateur sleuth investigation. Betsy is her usual irreverent self still wondering how she became queen and why she cannot escape Eric’s lure though a late shoe sale still solaces the soul (that is if she has one). MaryJanice Davidson is at her humorous biting best with this devilish tale of our favorite vampiress since Vampirella started seeking a blood relation.

Harriet Klausner


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