cover image Virtual Virgin

Virtual Virgin

Carole Nelson Douglas. Pocket, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-1-4391-6779-3

Paranormal investigator Delilah Street and company return to the supernaturally occupied Las Vegas of 2013 in their engaging fifth adventure (after 2010’s The Silver Zombie). Having acquired the Silver Zombie, Delilah now applies her investigative skills and silver-working magical talents to discovering more about her identity, her past, and several mysterious women in her life, including her mother and her mirror-twin. She also inflicts her well-meaning assistance on her lover, Ric Montoya, as he confronts certain dangerous parties interested in his zombie-raising abilities and the coveted Metropolis robot zombie that calls him “master.” Delilah’s snappy voice owes much to her passion for the era of the silver screen, and readers will love spotting all the film references peppering this strong urban fantasy. (Dec.)