Fangs and Stilettos

Anthony DiFiore. inGroup Press, $14.95 paper (256p) ISBN 978-1-935725-07-7
While people blame the fashion world for all sorts of ills, they usually don't suspect that it is, in fact, run by supernatural creatures. But in this novel from DiFiore, otherworldly creatures—ranging from sorcerers to werewolves and vampires—are bound to fashion by an ancient curse. The woman ostensibly responsible for enforcing that curse, Candice Brown, is determined to break it at any cost and devises a plan to publicly assassinate a designer at fashion week, hoping the subsequent investigation will force the "supernaturals" out of hiding. The protagonists of this illogical novel are almost willfully shallow (and not in a charming way), and readers will find it almost impossible to keep track of the characters' goals. Additionally, the book's conclusion is abrupt and unclear, leaving readers to wonder if the author is planning a sequel.
Reviewed on: 10/01/2012
Release date: 05/01/2012
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