I don't know how I missed this series, but I'm so glad I found it, recently.
This book is a perfect blend of detective, vampire, and noir. With only two of those, it would still be a great read. Elrod offers well-developed plots, humor, fresh descriptions, and comparisons that transport you into Jack Fleming's world of vampire survival. He's tough and smart but gets into trouble because he tries to give humans a break. You'll love the dry wit of his dignified, British, business partner, Escott and Jack's main squeeze, Bobbi an independent, talented woman who cares for Jack but also wants a career.
The mob-ridden Chicago of the 1930's is the perfect setting to tie all this together, and Elrod did her homework. The language, clothing styles, locations, and weapons are accurate and appropriate.
Others have already given wonderful details about the plot of this book, so I'll just add: Buy it. You won't be disappointed. The entire series is fantastic and could be adapted for movies or weekly TV shows!
I didn't want it to end, but I couldn't stop reading!