Nancy Drew meets ... the Vampire?! Really!?
I hear people talk about seeing Eclipse at midnight. And I'm all like "Really, was it a total eclipse of the moon or the sun? How come I never heard about that, I listen to the radio?" The blank look on their faces explains it all - yeah, the radio in your sasquatch cave. They are talking about the movie Eclipse, the third book in the Stephenie Meyer Twilight series about how vampires and werewolves can't get along - I hear that's a big problem.
Yes, vampires are hot, hotter than a steaming cup of chai on a cold day in the sasquatch cave. Every bookshelf I scan, virtual or otherwise, has a new vampire series. There are vampires, and trampires, werewolves, witches, warlocks, pixies, zombies - we are fascinated with the undead, those who refuse to die and those fighting centuries old blood feuds.
But Nancy Drew?! Leave her out of it. That's what I thought when I heard about the latest Nancy Drew book Nancy Drew Vampire Slayer. Nancy's strength is in sussing out clues, going where the police chief fears to go, being thrown down flights of stairs and cornering the bad guy like a werewolf corners a, er ... vampire. Sure, over the years, Nancy has fought eco crime on behalf of the environment, she's found bad guys on movie sets and basically been in every setting imaginable, but leave her out of the vampire/ werewolf craze. She's does not carry a stake in her clutch purse and she is not about deading the undead. Apparently, in the book there is a vampire in town, but is he a "real" vampire (hate to break this to you, but vampires aren't real ...?)
Dead Frog on the Porch has been called Nancy Drew for the iPod generation - but no worries, no vampires will be on the scene with twin protagonists Cyd and Jane anytime soon. Mind you, Dead Vampire on the Porch ... catchy title ... ;-j