Beatrice Cayzer delivers another murder mystery in Vampire Murders in Morocco. Happy Harrow, a Kentucky hills jockey who moonlights as a sleuth, is married to Rick Harrow, an Eton-educated English racehorse trainer. Their training stables and home are in Epsom, England, a delightful and picturesque area.
Their newest owner, Achilles Pinot, a tycoon of France’s perfume industry gave them a completely pre-paid two-week vacation in Morocco with their three small children. The gift had one condition, he asked them to chaperone his adored niece Pricilla. Happy quickly discovered that chaperoning the young and provocative Priscilla was not easy. She was constantly picking up men off the street and inviting them to come to her room either early in the evening or after midnight. The hotel recently developed a sinister reputation that appeared in the media after a teenage girl had been murdered there. The murder was attributed to a vampire because the girl had two holes on her throat that resembled pointed teeth marks.
More vampire-style deaths follow at the doomed hotel. The media has created a frenzy that does not let up. To get to the truth, Happy enlists her friend Maheen Palazzo to serve as her Dr. Watson-like aide; Sherlock Holmes-style to help solve the murders. The saga travels back and forth to many cities in Morocco, Agadir, Essaouira, Marrakesh, and Rabat.
“The best jet you could travel to Morocco is this book because it takes you there between its covers.” Julia Hansen, stepdaughter of Count de Lazar de Szorgany, last direct descendant of the Count de Szorgany reputed to be the legendary Transylvania nobleman on whom the character of Dracula was based
“I thought this book was about horses but it’s really about sex and reasonable doubt.” Mrs. John R. McLean, much-admired daughter-in-law of the last owner of the Hope Diamond
“Stunning!” Peter Koppe, popular actor
“A great combination of horses and sex.” Nicholas Coolidge
“Bea gets better with time like a great wine.” Socialite Rutilia Burck, former President of Palm Beach Red Cross