Jack Bone is at it again in Paul Dalzell's haunting new vel, Everything Hurts. As a cop-turned-private investigator with a vampire girlfriend, Bone is used to living life on the edge. But when a slew of college girls turns up dead from heroin overdoses, his investigation takes him to places darker than he could ever imagine. The first stop? Crime boss Alfie Rice, who gives Bone and his assistant, Lucy Laughton, the inside track on local heroin dealers. It's in this sordid world where they also learn about the existence of the urban legend kwn as Candyman, a drug-related serial killer rumored to prey on incent students. Along the way, Bone makes the acquaintance of Lucy's vampire great-grandmother, Eugenie-who just so happens to be the Grand Duchess of Transylvania. Meanwhile, Lucy's vampire twin sister, Mina, proves helpful to the investigation with her hyptic and telepathic abilities. A compelling exploration into the Gothic origins of vampire mythology, Everything Hurts provides a decidedly adult look into the evolution of the blood-sucking mythological creatures that have fascinated the world for centuries.
Paul Dalzell was born and raised in West Yorkshire, England. His proximity to Whitby, where the legend of Dracula was originally brought to England, helped inspire him to write two vampire-themed novels, The Last Dream before You Die and its sequel, Everything Hurts. Having lived and traveled extensively in the Pacific Islands and Asia, Dalzell now works in the fisheries management industry and lives in Hawaii with his partner.